• Frank Stanton papers, 1908-2006

    Broadcast executive. Correspondence, memoranda, subject files, speeches and writings, minutes of meetings, drafts, testimony, typescripts, reports and studies, interviews, transcripts, awards and citations, press clippings and releases, printed matter, and miscellaneous items relating primarily to Stanton's career as president and vice chairman of the board of directors of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.

    • Contributor: Stanton, Frank
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Arthur family papers, 1817-1972

    Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, writings, printed matter, clippings, and miscellaneous material chiefly of Chester Alan Arthur II (1864-1937), sportsman and rancher, and Chester Alan ("Gavin") Arthur III (1901-1972), author and bohemian, son and grandson respectively of President Chester Alan Arthur (1829-1886).

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Adee family papers, 1824-1966

    Journals, correspondence, poetry, speeches and writings, newspaper clippings, genealogical records of the Adee and Graham families, and miscellaneous family material, including papers of Alvey A. Adee, chief of the Diplomatic Bureau at the United States Department of State and assistant secretary of state; Augustus Alvey Adee, United States Navy surgeon; and David Graham Adee, author and lawyer

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Elijah Walker Halford papers, 1848-1938

    Soldier and newspaper editor. Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed matter relating primarily to Halford's career as private secretary to President Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893.

    • Contributor: Halford, Elijah Walker
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Edward Russell papers, 1864-1941

    Author and journalist. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, writings, subject files, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating principally to Russell's writings and to his activities on behalf of various progressive reform causes.

    • Contributor: Russell, Charles Edward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Carrie Chapman Catt papers, 1848-1950

    Feminist, lecturer, and author. Correspondence, diaries (1911-1923), drafts of speeches and articles, subject files, biographical papers, newspaper clippings, printed material, and other papers, chiefly 1890-1920, relating primarily to Carrie Chapman Catt's efforts on behalf of the women's suffrage movement, feminism, and the cause of international peace.

    • Contributor: Catt, Carrie Chapman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Grosvenor family papers, 1827-1981

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, subject material, financial papers, printed matter, and personal miscellany, chiefly 1872-1964, of various members of the Grosvenor family, principally of Amherst and Millbury, Mass., and Washington, D.C.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • About this Collection -- Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The online collection, containing approximately 7,400 items (38,000 images), spans the years 1841-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1862 to 1865. Many of Douglass's earlier ...

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Date: 1900
  • Montgomery C. Meigs papers, 1799-1971

    Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters.

    • Contributor: Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham) - Meigs, Montgomery C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Clara A. Whitney papers, 1872-1975

    Diaries reflecting Whitney's life in Japan with her parents, American educators William C. Whitney and Anna L. Whitney, detailing Japanese social life and customs and the Whitney's travels through Europe and Asia. Includes writings and other material relating to her family and to the household of her father-in-law, Japanese naval officer Katsu Kaishū.

    • Contributor: Whitney, Clara A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frederick Douglass papers, 1841-1967

    Abolitionist, diplomat, journalist, and orator. Correspondence, diary, speeches and writings, financial and legal records, and a subject file pertaining to the career of Frederick Douglass.

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Denby family papers, 1850-1911

    Correspondence between members of the Denby family. Includes letters of Charles Denby (1830-1904), a lawyer and diplomat; Charles Denby (1861-1938), a diplomat; and Edwin Denby, a member of the United States Congress and secretary of the navy. Relates to the Civil War, diplomatic life in China, and the Spanish-American War.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926

    Lawyer and private secretary to Jefferson Davis. Correspondence, diaries, reports, memoranda, manuscripts of articles, speeches, and books, and other papers of Harrison; of J. B. Harrison, lawyer and newspaper editor; Samuel Jordan Harrison, merchant; Mrs. Burton Harrison (formerly Constance Cary), author; Fairfax Harrison, lawyer and president of the Southern Railway; and of Francis Burton Harrison, lawyer, United States representative from New York, and governor ...

    • Contributor: Harrison, Burton Norvell
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Orr papers, 1890-1939

    Educator. Correspondence, diaries, reports, writings, and memorabilia relating primarily to Orr's service as education adviser on a special mission for the YMCA in Europe. Includes articles and papers of his first wife, Charlotte Pettis Orr.

    • Contributor: Orr, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Low-Mills family papers, 1767-1971

    Prominent family engaged in China trade. Correspondence, diaries, journals, writings and genealogical material documenting the Low, Mills, Hillard, and Loines families from the early years of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Of special interest are papers concerning the family's activities in the China trade and the journal of Harriet Low Hillard documenting her stay in Macau, 1829-1834.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Matthew Simpson papers, 1829-1927

    Methodist clergyman, educator, editor, and orator. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, notes, scrapbooks, copies of speeches, sermons, and writings, and miscellaneous printed material relating to Simpson's early life in Ohio and Pennsylvania, his presidency of Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University), editorship of the Western Christian Advocate, and service as a Methodist Episcopal bishop.

    • Contributor: Simpson, Matthew
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Warren Williams family papers, 1839-1895

    Importer of Boston, Massachusetts. Diary, account book, travel journal, family portraits, scrapbook, letter, and printed matter.

    • Contributor: Williams, John Warren
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Wills Greenslade correspondence transcripts, 1900-2010

    Naval officer. Transcripts of correspondence, biographical material, and electronic files relating to Greenslade's career in the United States Navy.

    • Contributor: Greenslade, John Wills
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Oscar Terry Crosby papers, 1878-1947

    United States assistant secretary of the treasury, public utilities executive, explorer, and author. Correspondence, diaries, subject files, speeches and writings, clippings, and printed material relating primarily to Crosby's activities with the Commission for Relief in Belgium, his work at the Treasury Department, 1917-1918, interest in international finance, post-World War I German reparations and Allied debts, the establishment of an international peace tribunal, and travels ...

    • Contributor: Crosby, Oscar Terry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • George Brinton McClellan papers, 1783-1898

    Army officer and governor of New Jersey. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, memoranda, telegrams, notes, writings, printed copies of speeches, articles, and books relating primarily to McClellan's Civil War service, particularly the Yorktown and Maryland campaigns.

    • Contributor: McClellan, George Brinton
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William W. Coblentz papers, 1883-1960

    Author and physicist. Correspondence, diary, writings, bibliography, notes, notebooks, biographical material, awards, photographs, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other material relating chiefly to Coblentz's work in the fields of infrared spectroscopy and to the application of radiometry to astronomical problems.

    • Contributor: Coblentz, William W. (William Weber) - Coblentz, William W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ira Eaker papers, 1917-1989

    United States Army air corps officer, aviation pioneer, aircraft industry executive, and newspaper columnist. Part I consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries, reports, meetings minutes, printed material, and other papers documenting Eaker's military career in the aeronautical section of the United States Army, particularly his experiences in World War II. Part II consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries speeches, writings, and scheduling and subject files pertaining ...

    • Contributor: Eaker, Ira
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Mira Lloyd Dock papers, 1814-1951

    Horticulturalist, conservationist, educator, and clubwoman. Correspondence, printed matter, speeches and writings, clippings, photographs, maps, and other papers relating primarily to Dock's efforts in forestry, conservation, gardening, park development, and nature study in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the United States as well as in Germany and England.

    • Contributor: Dock, Mira Lloyd
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Lyman Bryson papers, 1893-1978

    Radio and televison broadcaster, author, and educator. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, articles, lectures, writings, transcripts of broadcasts, subject files, business and financial records, biographical material, appointment books, newspaper clippings, and other papers documenting Bryson's public relations work for the American National Red Cross and the League of Red Cross Societies following World War I, his subsequent work in adult education, and his role in developing ...

    • Contributor: Bryson, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frederick Joseph Libby papers, 1846-1973

    Clergyman and pacifist. Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, and subject files pertaining to the career and activities of Frederick Joseph Libby, executive secretary of the National Council for Prevention of War.

    • Contributor: Libby, Frederick J. (Frederick Joseph) - Libby, Frederick J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material