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  • Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873

    Diplomat and lawyer. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, notes, reports, legal and financial papers, writings, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Trist's tenure as U.S. consul in Havana and his role in negotiating the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War. Other topics include Trist's business interests, particularly his sugar plantations in Cuba and Louisiana; the establishment of the University ...

    • Contributor: Trist, Nicholas Philip
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1795
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    Blair family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, lectures, writings, legal files, financial records, military records, biographical and genealogical material, printed matter, photographs, and other papers of Blair family members. Family correspondents include many members of the immediate Blair family as well as extended relations such as Mary Elizabeth Woodbury Blair, Gustavus Vasa Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury Fox, Elizabeth Blair Lee, Samuel Phillips Lee, Minna Blair Richey, and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Ebenezer Jackson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly letters of Jackson to his wife Charlotte Fenwick Pierce Jackson and his son Ebenezer, Jr., relating to Jackson's operation of the Fenwick and Tattnall plantations near Savannah, Georgia. Topics include Jackson's views as a New Englander running slave-operated plantations in the South, family relations with the plantation slaves, Jackson's involvement in the Yazoo land claims, local history of Savannah and the surrounding area, ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Ebenezer
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Zora Neale Hurston plays, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manuscript plays written by Hurston which were deposited in the Library of Congress Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944. Most of the plays remained unpublished and unproduced until they were rediscovered in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997. Includes four very short plays, sketches or skits, and six full-length plays. Most are light-hearted if not outright comedies, and several include song lyrics without ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection consists of Sidney Robertson Cowell's personal papers that document her life and work. It includes correspondence with family, friends and colleagues, inlcuding husband Henry Cowell, Ansel Adams, Ernst Bacon, Suzanne Bloch, Bertrand Bronson, Frank Brown, John Cage, Adrian Dornbush, Sam Eskin, Warde Ford, Grete Franke, Alfred Frankenstein, Lou Harrison, H. Wiley Hitchcock, Maud Karpeles, John Kirkpatrick, William Lichtenwanger, John Lomax, Dorothy Maynor, ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1901
  • National Urban League records, 1900-1988

    Civil rights organization. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, speeches, reports, surveys, statistical data, financial and legal records, scrapbooks, printed material, and other records relating to the programs and policies of the league and its affiliates.

    • Contributor: National Urban League
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1900
  • Benjamin B. French family papers, 1778-1940

    New Hampshire politician, clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and Commissioner of Public Buildings in Washington, D.C. Journals, personal correspondence, writings, and miscellaneous papers chiefly relating to family matters and including commentary on political events and social life in Washington in the nineteenth century. Other prominent family members represented in the papers include Francis O. French, banker, and Amos Tuck, congressman.

    • Contributor: French, Benjamin (Benjamin Brown) - French, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1778
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    Lyman Trumbull correspondence, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly letters (1855-1872) received by Trumbull on political matters, together with a number of drafts or copies of replies. Subjects include the elections of 1856, 1860, 1866, and 1872; Illinois politics; appointments and patronage; the Kansas-Nebraska Act; secession; the Civil War; Reconstruction; civil rights legislation; and the Liberal Republican movement of 1872. Correspondents include William H. Bissell, Montgomery Blair, Orville Hickman Browning, John Dean ...

    • Contributor: Trumbull, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Daniel O. Drennan papers, 1775-1904

    Military aide. Copies of correspondence, military dispatches, reports and other documents, as well as original letters, newspaper clippings, notes, architectural drawings, memorabilia, and printed matter collected by Drennan during his service as military secretary to Philip Henry Sheridan from 1865 to1888.

    • Contributor: Drennan, Daniel O., Approximately - Drennan, Daniel O.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1775
  • Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785

    Army officer. Correspondence, letterbook, militia lists, documents relating to the Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes, and military reports documenting Greene's military career with emphasis on his involvement in the Continental Army campaign in the Southern Department.

    • Contributor: Greene, Nathanael
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1775
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    Civil Rights History Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    One hundred and eight filmed oral history interviews with 136 participants in the civil rights movement in the United States and related documentation, created by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, 2010-2013. The oral histories were conducted by historians Julian Bond, Taylor Branch, David P. Cline, Emilye Crosby, John Dittmer, Will Griffin, Hasan Kwame ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992

    Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) was a folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, writer, and wife of composer Henry Cowell. The collection consists of her personal papers which document all aspects of her life and work. The collection includes correspondence relating to personal and professional matters; fieldwork reports, fieldnotes, song lists and other materials from her field recording projects and trips; ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cowell, Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1901
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    James O. Harrison papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, notes, notebooks, biographical material, legal and financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Harrison's personal and professional life, including his law practices in Eatonton, Ga.; Lexington, Ky.; Vicksburg, Miss.; New Orleans, La.; and Richmond, Va. Also documents his work with Lexington, Ky., public schools, and his role as executor of Henry Clay's estate. Correspondents include William T. ...

    • Contributor: Harrison, James O.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Frederick D. Patterson papers, 1861-1988

    African-American educational administrator and advocate. Correspondence, journal, writings and speeches, notes, reports, organizational records, clippings, printed materials, memorabilia, and miscellaneous items relating chiefly to Patterson's efforts, following his retirement as president of Tuskegee Institute in 1953, to preserve and develop African-American institutions of higher learning.

    • Contributor: Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass) - Patterson, Frederick D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1861
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    Nicholas Philip Trist papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, writings, notes, reports, legal and financial papers, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Trist's tenure as U.S. consul in Havana and his role in negotiating the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War. Subjects include national politics, the presidential election of John Adams, political and military affairs in Mexico, John Slidell's mission to Mexico, Winfield Scott's command of ...

    • Contributor: Trist, Nicholas Philip
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • John J. Crittenden papers, 1782-1913

    United States attorney general, United States senator, and governor of Kentucky. Chiefly correspondence and some legal papers, speeches, and state papers relating to Crittenden's career in politics and government.

    • Contributor: Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan) - Crittenden, John J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1782
  • Benjamin F. Whitten papers, 1848-1945

    United States Army officer. Correspondence, family papers, military records, financial and legal records, and miscellaneous items relating primarily to Whitten's service in the Union Army during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Whitten, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), Approximately 1836 - Whitten, Benjamin F.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1848
  • Alexander Jeffrey McKelway papers, 1814-1942

    Clergyman, reformer, and Southern secretary of the National Child Labor Committee. Correspondence, telegrams, speeches, articles, notes and drafts of a biography of St. Clair McKelway, longtime editor of the Brooklyn Eagle and uncle of Alexander, family papers, financial material, printed matter, a scrapbook, and other papers relating mainly to child labor legislation and to the McKelway family.

    • Contributor: McKelway, Alexander Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1814
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    George Fort Milton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, research and historical source material, biographical material, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Milton's career as a historian of the Civil War, newspaper editor, and advisor in the national government. Documents his work as president and editor of the Chattanooga News and editorial writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Buffalo Evening News. Also documents ...

    • Contributor: Milton, George Fort
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Edward Lee Plumb papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, journals, board minutes, reports, dispatches, financial records, printed matter, maps, and other papers relating primarily to Plumb's diplomatic service in Mexico and to negotiations with the Mexican government on behalf of the United States and American investors in the Mexican railway system. Includes reports and dispatches to U.S. secretary of state William Henry Seward regarding diplomatic and political affairs in Mexico. Other subjects ...

    • Contributor: Plumb, Edward Lee
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Aubrey Ghent and friends concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Aubrey Ghent and his band on October 17, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ghent, a minister, performs "sacred steel" music, a gospel music tradition developed in House of God churches in the southern United States, featuring ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
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    Voices of Civil Rights Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection consists of oral history interviews, sound and video recordings, photographs and manuscript materials documenting memories of the civil rights movement for the Voices of Civil Rights Project, sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The manuscript submissions consist of correspondence from AARP members and the general public who responded to invitations in AARP Magazine, AARP Bulletin and Parade Magazine in 2003 ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2003
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    Rosa Parks papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, oral history interviews, writings, notes, statements, family papers, estate papers, financial records, address books, appointment calendars, programs, clippings, books, other printed matter, medals, drawings, photographs, and other papers documenting Parks's civil rights activism on behalf of African Americans and her personal life. Subjects include events surrounding her arrest in 1955 for violating Montgomery, Ala., segregation laws by refusing to give up her ...

    • Contributor: Parks, Rosa
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Voices of Civil Rights

    The events of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement are documented through personal stories, oral histories, and photographs collected by the "Voices of Civil Rights" project, and marks the arrival of these materials to the Library.

    • Date: 2005-02-24
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    National Urban League records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Parts I-III include correspondence, minutes of meetings, speeches, reports, surveys, statistical data, financial and legal papers, scrapbooks, printed material, and other records relating to the programs and policies of the National Urban League and its affiliates chiefly in the field of human services and social change. Topics include the League's adoption program, the aged, citizenship education, civil rights, community health, crime, relief for African ...

    • Contributor: National Urban League
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection