• Citizens' Joint Committee on National Representation for the District of Columbia records, 1926-1961

    Organization that lobbied for the passage of the Twenty-third Amendment to the Constitution allowing the citizens of the District of Columbia to vote in presidential elections. Correspondence with members of Congress, records of congressional hearings, publicity materials, lists of local groups backing the Twenty-third Amendment, and a file by state showing contacts made by the committee with leaders of the various state legislatures.

    • Contributor: Citizens' Joint Committee on National Representation for the District of Columbia
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Sir George Cockburn papers, 1788-1847

    British naval officer. Correspondence, logbooks, journals, fleet orders, reports, and other papers relating to Cockburn's career in the British Royal Navy. Subjects include the War of 1812 and British naval activities against France and Spain, especially in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean.

    • Contributor: Cockburn, George, Sir - Cockburn, George
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Joseph Meredith Toner collection of manuscripts, 1741-1896

    Physician, author and collector. Correspondence, diary, notes, lists, bibliographical material, printed matter, and other papers reflecting primarily the personal and professional life of Toner, the history and practice of medicine in the United States, and the life and times of George Washington.

    • Contributor: Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith) - Toner, Joseph M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton papers, 1793-1861

    Wife of architect William Thornton. Diaries and notebooks primarily describing social life in Washington, D.C., with extensive detail about housekeeping and expense matters. Also contained in the diaries are memorandum books, poems, sketches, and silhouettes of unidentified people.

    • Contributor: Thornton, Anna Maria Brodeau
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Danforth-Bush family collection, 1721-2007

    Correspondence, journal, essays, sermons, articles, autograph collection, photographs, and other papers of the Danforth and Bush families, chiefly of Joshua N. Danforth. A volume of autographs collected by J. Danforth Bush and other family members contains the signatures of members of the Thirty-third Congress (House and Senate) and U.S. governors, circa 1853-1854.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Daniel Carroll papers, 1662-1920

    Landowner and businessman. Correspondence, financial and legal records, plat surveys, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Carroll's business interests and real estate holdings in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md.

    • Contributor: Carroll, Daniel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Henry Clark Corbin papers, 1864-1980

    Army officer. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, typescripts of speeches, autograph albums, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers concerning Corbin's military career and his life in Washington, D.C., as an officer and prominent resident. Includes personal matter such as photograph albums, scrapbooks, and memorabilia relating to his wife, Edythe Agnes Patten Corbin, and the Patten family.

    • Contributor: Corbin, Henry Clark
    • 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
  • W.B. Bryan notes and newspaper extracts, 1789-1888

    Historian and author. Notes and extracts of newspapers, many published in the District of Columbia, concerning the history of the city of Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Bryan, W. B. (Wilhelmus Bogart) - Bryan, W. B.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry: Home Page

    The Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Title Index | Subject Index | Series Index | Name Index | Recordings Emile Berliner

    • Contributor: Berliner, Emile
    • Date: 1871
  • William Howard Taft papers, 1958-1989

    Lawyer and government official; known as William Howard Taft IV. Personal and family correspondence, official correspondence, memoranda, speeches and writings, and daily records chiefly documenting Taft's government service in the Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan presidential administrations.

    • Contributor: Taft, William Howard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records, 1842-1999

    Civil rights organization. Records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People consisting of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, itineraries, biographical material, speeches, testimony, writings, annual convention files, legal case files, legislation, publications, resolutions, policy statements, constitutions, bylaws, charters, contracts, proposals, scripts, financial records, publicity files, manuals, handbooks, music, awards, certificates, directories, subject files, daily mail sheets, notes, lists, questionnaires and surveys, certificates, ...

    • Contributor: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Erwin F. Smith papers, 1876-1927

    Plant pathologist. Diaries, correspondence, notes, literary manuscripts, and photographs relating primarily to his laboratory work and his employment at the Department of Agriculture.

    • Contributor: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink) - Smith, Erwin F.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Meg Greenfield papers, 1890-1999

    Editor and journalist. Correspondence, speeches and writings, research files, interview transcripts, memoranda, minutes, reports, calendars and schedules, cartoons, financial and legal records, travel files, academic records, biographical material, honors and awards, childhood diaries and writings, family papers, photographs, scrapbooks, printed matter, and electronic files documenting Greenfield's career in journalism.

    • Contributor: Greenfield, Meg
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Christian A. Fleetwood papers, 1797-1945

    Soldier and civic leader. Correspondence, diaries, legal documents, scrapbook, printed material, memorabilia, and photographs pertaining to Fleetwood's military and civilian career during and after the Civil War, education, nursing, and slavery, and other civic and social concerns of the African-American community. Material relates chiefly to the District of Columbia where Fleetwood held various government and business positions. Includes papers of his wife Sara Iredell ...

    • Contributor: Fleetwood, Christian A. (Christian Abraham) - Fleetwood, Christian A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Elihu Root papers, 1863-1937

    United States secretary of state, secretary of war, United States senator from New York, and statesman. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, reports, subject files, financial papers, calendar and appointment books, invitations, and printed materials relating to Root's career as a lawyer and statesman.

    • Contributor: Root, Elihu
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Fahy papers, 1857-1985

    Jurist, lawyer, United States solicitor general, and United States delegate to the United Nations. Diaries, correspondence, legal case files, subject files, speeches and writings, and other papers. Primarily related to Fahy's service on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Other papers relate to Fahy's role as an advisor and representative of the presidential administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, ...

    • Contributor: Fahy, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Winfred Overholser papers, 1911-1965

    Psychiatrist, educator and superintendent of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C. Correspondence, letters scrapbooks, writings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Overholser's career in psychiatry and his research in forensic psychiatry.

    • Contributor: Overholser, Winfred
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896

    Financier and philanthropist. Correspondence, letterpress books, financial papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Corcoran's business and banking interests and philanthropic efforts.

    • Contributor: Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson) - Corcoran, W. W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Neil Sheehan papers, 1920-1993

    Author and journalist.Correspondence, drafts of writings, notes, research material, interview transcripts, and other papers relating to Sheehan's writings concerning the Vietnam War, especially his books, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988) and After the War Was Over: Hanoi and Saigon (1992), and to publication of the Pentagon Papers.

    • Contributor: Sheehan, Neil
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hugh T. Taggart collection relating to the District of Columbia and Maryland, 1751-1889

    United States district attorney. Correspondence, letterbooks, daybooks, minutes, notebooks, accounts, invoices, financial records, broadside, and printed matter collected by Hugh T. Taggart relating to the survey, sale, and assessment of property in the District of Columbia, Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), and Maryland.

    • Contributor: Taggart, Hugh T. (Hugh Thomas) - Taggart, Hugh T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Constance McLaughlin Green papers, 1920-1969

    Historian and author. Correspondence, drafts, galleys, and page proofs of writings, notes, printed and near-print material, clippings, speeches, and other papers relating primarily to Green's research on the history of Washington, D.C., and the publication of her two-volume Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Washington (1962-1963).

    • Contributor: Green, Constance Mclaughlin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Joseph L. Rauh papers, 1913-1994

    Lawyer, civil rights activist, and civil libertarian of Washington, D.C. Chiefly legal files together with correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, oral history interviews, speeches, writings, subject files, appointment books, and other papers relating to Rauh's career as a public interest lawyer handling cases pertaining to civil rights, civil liberties, and labor disputes. Includes files relating to his activities with Americans for Democratic Action and ...

    • Contributor: Rauh, Joseph L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Walt Whitman papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1763-1985

    Collector. Correspondence, literary manuscripts, diaries, commonplace books, notes and notebooks, and other papers of Walt Whitman collected by Feinberg. Also contains material relating to Whitman's life and writings including the papers of Richard Maurice Bucke, Charles E. Feinberg, John H. Johnston, William Douglas O'Connor, and Horace and Anne Montgomerie Traubel.

    • Contributor: Feinberg, Charles E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Alexander Robey Shepherd papers, 1776-1945

    Territorial governor. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, clippings, printed matter, and memorabilia relating to Shepherd's career as a political official in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Shepherd, Alexander Robey
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material