• Lewis B. Schwellenbach papers, 1916-1958

    United States secretary of labor, United States senator from Washington, jurist, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, and scrapbooks relating primarily to Schwellenbach's career in the Senate and with the Department of Labor.

    • Contributor: Schwellenbach, Lewis B. (Lewis Baxter) - Schwellenbach, Lewis B.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910

    United States president, vice president, secretary of state, and senator from New York. Correspondence, drafts of writings, speeches, and messages to Congress, autobiographical material, notes, legal record book, estate record book, and other papers pertaining to slavery and the antislavery movement, banking and the Second Bank of the United States, party politics in New York State and at the national level relating to the ...

    • Contributor: Van Buren, Martin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frank Maloy Anderson papers, circa 1895-circa 1961

    Author, historian, and educator. Correspondence, memorabilia, and research notes for Anderson's books, articles, lectures, and classes, especially in preparation for an unfinished study of the secession crisis, "The Two Hundred Days of 1860-1861."

    • Contributor: Anderson, Frank Maloy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Riggs family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Restrictions apply. Family and business correspondence, diaries, writings, financial records, biographical and genealogical papers, printed matter, and other papers of Riggs family members. Includes papers of Elisha Riggs (1779-1853) relating to family affairs, travel in Europe, sales of land in Illinois, and the development of his New York mercantile business; papers of Elisha Riggs, Jr. (1826-1881) relating to travel in Great Britain, the firm ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    John Wills Greenslade correspondence transcripts, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material. Chiefly transcripts of correspondence of Greenslade and his first wife, Marie Taylor Greenslade, relating to his career in the U.S. Navy. Documents his service during the Philippine American War, 1900-1902; Banana Wars in the Caribbean, 1902-1914; as commander of the USS Housatonic (Minelayer) during the North Sea mine barrage, 1918; and as commander of the ...

    • Contributor: Greenslade, John Wills
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945

    United States secretary of state, United States representative and senator from Maine, and journalist. Family and general correspondence, speeches, writings, diaries, memoirs, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting Blaine's public career.

    • Contributor: Blaine, James Gillespie
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    George S. Patton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, speeches and lectures, military papers, reports, orders, notes and notebooks, scrapbooks, military publications and other printed material, maps, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Patton's military career as a student at the U.S. Military Academy (1904-1909), member of John J. Pershing's Punitive Expedition into Mexico (1916), aide-de-camp to Pershing and later tank commander in Europe ...

    • Contributor: Patton, George S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Grosvenor family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, subject material, financial papers, printed matter, and personal miscellany of various members of the Grosvenor family, principally of Amherst and Millbury, Mass., and Washington, D.C. The bulk of the papers relate to Gilbert H. and Elsie M. Grosvenor's personal and family life in Washington, D.C., Bethesda, Md., and Baddeck, Nova ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    James R. Schlesinger papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Restrictions apply. Classified, in part. Correspondence, memoranda, writings, notebooks, subject files, appointment books, telephone logs, printed matter, photographs, and other papers chiefly concerning Schlesinger's service as U.S. secretary of defense and U.S. secretary of energy. Also documents his years as chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; assistant director of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget, later U.S. Office of Management and Budget; and ...

    • Contributor: Schlesinger, James R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jonathan D. Meredith papers, 1795-1859

    Lawyer, army officer, and businessman of Baltimore, Md. Family and general correspondence, legal files, financial papers, and other material relating chiefly to Meredith's associations with the Savings Bank of Baltimore and the Bank of the United States; the War of 1812; impeachment proceedings against James Hawkins Peck; shipping and trade with Europe and South America; and settlement of the estates of Charles Carroll and ...

    • Contributor: Meredith, Jonathan D.
    • 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
  • Manton Marble papers, 1838-1916

    Editor and publisher. Correspondence, drafts of articles and letters, financial papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other material relating to Marble's career as editor and owner of the New York World, and as a senior member of the national Democratic Party.

    • Contributor: Marble, Manton
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John L. McCrea papers, 1898-1984

    Naval officer, aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and insurance executive. Correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and photographs relating primarily to McCrea's career as a naval officer.

    • Contributor: McCrea, John L. (John Livingstone) - McCrea, John L.
    • 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
  • Everett Strait Hughes papers, 1903-1975

    Army officer. Correspondence, diaries, and orders concerning Hughes's career in ordnance and general staff work in the United States Army, including during the Mexican Punitive Expedition, World War I, and World War II.

    • Contributor: Hughes, Everett Strait
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • George S. Patton papers, 1807-1979

    United States Army officer. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, speeches and lectures, military papers, scrapbooks, military publications, maps, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Patton's military career as a student at the U.S. Military Academy (1904-1909), member of John J. Pershing's Punitive Expedition into Mexico (1916), aide-de-camp to Pershing and later tank commander in Europe during World War I, and commander of forces ...

    • Contributor: Patton, George S. (George Smith) - Patton, George S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944

    Artist and inventor. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers. Includes letters from Samuel Finley Breese Morse to his family describing his studies in England during the War of 1812 and his subsequent struggle to support himself as a portrait painter in the United States; correspondence and other papers relating to Morse's invention of the telegraph, law suits over patents, ...

    • Contributor: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Bancroft-Bliss families papers, 1788-1928

    Correspondence, diary, legal and financial papers, article and book galleys, invitations, and printed material of members of the Bliss and Bancroft families, including George Bancroft (1800-1891); his wife, Elizabeth Davis Bancroft (1803-1886), her first husband, Alexander Bliss (1792-1827); and their son, Alexander Bliss (1827-1896).

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Kendrick-Brooks family papers, 1831-2000

    Club women, civil rights activists, educators, entertainers, and family members. Correspondence, social club records, writings, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Ruby Moyse Kendrick's activities with the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs; Hattie Kendrick's civil rights activism in Cairo, Illinois; Antoinette Brooks Mitchell's expatriate life in England and France with her husband, jazz musician and restaurateur Louis A. Mitchell; and Charlotte Kendrick ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Denby family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Chiefly correspondence and related material exchanged among Denby family members. The bulk of the letters are between Charles Denby (1830-1904), his wife Martha Fitch Denby, and their children Graham, Charles (1861-1938), Harriet, Wythe, Edwin, and Thomas Garvin. Also includes letters from Martha's mother Harriet Satterlee Fitch and father Graham Newell Fitch. Includes courtship correspondence (1850s) between Charles Denby, a lawyer in ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • Carl W. Ackerman papers, 1833-1970

    Journalist, educator, and public relations consultant. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, family papers, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers relating chiefly to Ackerman's career as a journalist and dean of Columbia University School of Journalism.

    • Contributor: Ackerman, Carl W. (Carl William) - Ackerman, Carl W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Sol M. Linowitz papers, 1778-1999

    Lawyer, businessman, diplomat, and consultant to United States presidents. Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, interviews, an oral history, organizational records, reports, photographs, printed matter, clippings, and travel files documenting Linowitz's career as an attorney, executive for Xerox Corporation, ambassador to the Organization of American States, co-negotiator of the Panama Canal treaties, and presidential representative to Middle East peace negotiations.

    • Contributor: Linowitz, Sol M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    F.W. Lander and J.M. Lander papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, writings, military dispatches and telegrams, notes, reports, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, and other papers relating chiefly to Lander's activities surveying and exploring overland routes through the West and to his Civil War service in Virginia and Maryland under George Brinton McClellan and Chas. P. Stone. Documents his work as chief engineer and superintendent of the Fort Kearney, South Pass, and ...

    • Contributor: Lander, F. W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material