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  • Catalog Record

    Raqāyiq al-ḥaqāyiq fī ḥisāb al-daraj wa-al-daqāyiq. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    As the introduction (fol. 1b) notes, this text summarizes and simplifies Kashf al-ḥaqāʼiq fī ḥisāb al-daraj wa-al-daqāʼiq by Aḥmad ibn Rajab Ibn al-Majdī, 1366-1447, which calculates the movement of celestial bodies.

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al Māridīnī, Badr Al Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1825
  • William O. Douglas papers, 1801-1980

    Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and professor of law. Correspondence, speeches and writings, subject files, Supreme Court files, financial records, family papers and genealogy, printed matter, photographs, and other papers documenting Douglas's legal and judicial career, government service, concern for the environment, and other interests.

    • Contributor: Douglas, William O. (William Orville) - Douglas, William O.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1801
  • Blair family papers, 1755-1968

    Prominent family in nineteenth century national politics. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal files, financial records, historical research files, printed matter, and estate records documenting principally the careers of Francis Preston Blair, journalist and presidential advisor, Frank P. Blair, soldier and politician, and Montgomery Blair, lawyer and cabinet officer.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1755
  • Nannie Helen Burroughs papers, 1900-1963

    Educator, religious leader, and advocate for African American rights. Correspondence, financial records, memoranda, notebooks, speeches and writings, subscription and literature orders, student records, and other papers relating primarily to Burroughs's founding and management of the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, D.C., and to her activities with the Woman's Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention of the United States of America.

    • Contributor: Burroughs, Nannie Helen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1900
  • Kenneth Bancroft Clark papers, 1897-2003

    Author, psychologist, and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, subject and project files, speeches and writings, transcripts of interviews and testimony, book drafts, minutes, reports, and administrative, academic, and financial records relating to Kenneth Bancroft Clark's career as a psychologist and professor at the City College, City University of New York, his contributions to the African-American civil rights movement and equal educational opportunities, and his various consulting ...

    • Contributor: Clark, Kenneth Bancroft
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1897
  • North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection

    John Moulden, singer and author from Ulster, presented a lecture titled "North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Included in his lecture was discussion of the Sam Henry Collection, the largest ...

    • Contributor: Moulden, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-05-02
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    Willard family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks, diaries, subject files, business and financial records, and other papers. Papers of Joseph Edward Willard reflect his activities as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1894-1902), member of the staff of Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, lieutenant governor of Virginia (1902-1906), and U.S. ambassador to Spain (1913-1921). Papers (1865-1955) of his wife, Belle Layton ...

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

    Correspondence, financial records, office files, household and estate records, subject files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers relating to newspaper publishing and public affairs of the Reid family. Whitelaw Reid papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, manuscripts of speeches and articles, reports, scrapbooks, printed matter, biographer's notes, photographs, and memorabilia particularly relating to Reid's ambassadorship to Great Britain and to extradition and commercial treaties ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs ballads and songs from Vermont, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005-06-21
  • Irving Brant papers, 1910-1977

    Author, historian, and newspaper editor. Correspondence, memoranda, writings and speeches, research notes, and other papers reflecting Brant's career with various newspapers, in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as a playwright, and his interest in James Madison.

    • Contributor: Brant, Irving
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1910
  • James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston papers, 1825-1887

    United States president, secretary of state, and representative and senator from Pennsylvania. Correspondence, his 1858 State of the Union message, and miscellaneous items pertaining primarily to Buchanan's career before his election as president. Also correspondence of Harriet Lane Johnston, Buchanan's niece and White House hostess.

    • Contributor: Buchanan, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1825
  • Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers, 1699-1989

    Authors and journalists. Correspondence, writings, interviews, notes, subject files, office files, financial papers, family papers, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Joseph Alsop's family and personal life; acquaintance with prominent politicians, public figures, writers, and scholars; work as a journalist; World War II experiences in China; and research and writing as an art historian. Includes material relating to Joseph and Stewart ...

    • Contributor: Alsop, Joseph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1699
  • J. Skelly Wright papers, 1933-1987

    Attorney, judge, and educator. Personal and professional correspondence, case files, opinions, memoranda, reports, speeches and writings, financial papers, teaching material, clippings, printed matter, and photographs relating primarily to Wright's legal and judicial career.

    • Contributor: Wright, J. Skelly
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1933
  • Catalog Record

    Armand Hammer papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly correspondence documenting Hammer's career as a citizen diplomat (particularly to the Soviet Union), humanitarian, and art collector gathered for an exhibition honoring him at the Library of Congress in 1989. Includes letters from I︠U︡.V. Andropov, Menachem Begin, Leonid Ilʹich Brezhnev, Jimmy Carter, K.U. Chernenko, Dwight D. Eisenhower, J. Paul Getty, Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin, Richard ...

    • Contributor: Hammer, Armand
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Joseph Desha and John R. Desha papers, 1773-1871

    Soldier and politician (Joseph Desha) and physician (John R. Desha). Correspondence, contracts, land records, wills, receipted bills, and newspapers dealing with the War of 1812, Kentucky politics, and national affairs.

    • Contributor: Desha, Joseph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1773
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    A.K. Fisher papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diaries, speeches, articles, reports, field notes and records, family papers, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Fisher's activities as an ornithologist and vertebrate zoologist. Documents an expedition (1891) to Death Valley; biological surveys (1892-1898) in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and other western areas; the Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899); and Pinchot South ...

    • Contributor: Fisher, A. K.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Paul Field Sifton and Claire Sifton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, family papers, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to the Siftons' literary, labor, and governmental careers. Focuses on twentieth-century American social theater, the emergence of labor organizations as a political force, and legislative lobbying for farmers, labor, civil rights, full employment, and other social causes. Documents Paul Sifton's work with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the ...

    • Contributor: Sifton, Paul Field
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • John Fairfield correspondence, 1828-1876

    U.S. senator and representative and governor of Maine. Principally letters from Fairfield to members of his family in Saco, Maine, while he was serving in Congress and as governor relating to personal and family affairs, politics, and life and society in Washington, D.C., and Augusta, Maine.

    • Contributor: Fairfield, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1828
  • Catalog Record

    Katharine McCook Knox papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, index to correspondence, research material on artists and art collections, genealogical notes, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Knox's research and writing on the Sharples family of British portraitists and their work in colonial America; G.P.A. Healy, his portrait of Abraham Lincoln, and its use on a postage stamp issued on the sesquicentennial of Lincoln's birth; and the history ...

    • Contributor: Knox, Katharine Mccook
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Andrew Jackson Donelson papers, 1779-1943

    Lawyer, editor, army officer, diplomat, and presidential secretary. Correspondence, journals, draft messages of Andrew Jackson, diplomatic papers, newsclippings, scrapbook, sketches, photos, and other papers covering Donelson's career as aide-de-camp and secretary to Andrew Jackson, charge d'affaires to Texas, minister to Prussia, editor of the Washington Union, and candidate for vice president. Includes papers of Donelson's wife, Emily Tennessee Donelson, daughter, Mary Emily Donelson, and ...

    • Contributor: Donelson, Andrew Jackson - Burke, Pauline Wilcox - Donelson, Emily Tennessee - Martin, James Glasgow - Randolph, Meriwether Lewis - Wilcox, Mary Emily Donelson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1779
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    W.L. McAtee papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence; research and writings; field notes and notebooks; poetry, prose, reviews, and other avocational writings; calendars; diaries; wills; scrapbook; memorabilia, and printed matter chiefly documenting McAtee's career as a biologist and ornithologist at the U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey and its successor, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and as curator of Hemiptera at the Smithsonian Institution. Includes material relating to his research on ...

    • Contributor: McAtee, W. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Catalog Record

    Key-Cutts-Turner family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly family correspondence of Ann Arnold Key Turner (also known as Anna) with various relatives, including her father, Francis Scott Key, written from Woodley plantation, Warrenton, N.C., together with a commonplace book (1847-1854) of her daughter, Ellen Key Turner Dessu; letters of Richard Cutts written from Washington, D.C., to his father and brother, Thomas Cutts and Thomas Cutts, Jr., relating to the commercial and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland

    Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by ...

    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-12-04
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    Lucian Barbour papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, photographs, printed matter, and miscellany. Consists primarily of family correspondence relating to domestic affairs and life in Indianapolis, Ind., and Barbour's service in the 34th Congress. Also includes letters to his daughter from Civil War soldiers, an account by Mrs. William Watson Wicks of an interview with Martin Van Buren and White House social events, and an 1872 diary kept ...

    • Contributor: Barbour, Lucian
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Singleton family papers, 1758-1860

    Plantation owners in South Carolina. Family and general correspondence, legal papers, clippings, invitations, receipts, poetry, and miscellaneous items of various members of the Singleton and allied Van Buren and Deveaux (DeVoe) families.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1758