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  • Burbank-Van Voorhis families papers, 1814-1913

    Members of the Burbank and Van Voorhis (Voorhees) families. Diaries, correspondence, and military papers of Burbank and Van Voorhis family members spanning the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and American occupation of the Philippines in the early twentieth century.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1814
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    Henry Clay family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; and his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, U.S. representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family. Part ...

    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Louis McLane correspondence, 1795-1894

    Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence primarily between McLane and members of his family relating to social life in Washington, D.C., his diplomatic duties, and national and congressional politics.

    • Contributor: McLane, Louis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1795
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    Albert James Myer papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, biographical material, and printed matter relating in part to Myer's service as a surgeon in the U.S. Army (1854-1860), especially his assignments at Forts Davis and Duncan, Tex., where he observed Indian warfare; his role in the founding and development of the Signal Corps (1856-1880); and the contribution of the Signal Corps to Union military efforts in the Civil War. Correspondents include Myer's ...

    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Willis Van Devanter papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, legal records and briefs, speeches, lectures, and scrapbooks. Topics include Van Devanter's Cheyenne, Wyo., law practice, Wyoming and Republican Party politics, the 1896 election, Indian affairs, western land policy, and his service (1910-1937) as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Correspondents include Elmer B. Adams, Charles Fremont Amidon, Louis Dembitz Brandeis, Pierce Butler, A.C. Campbell, Joseph M. Carey, Clarence D. Clark, ...

    • Contributor: Van Devanter, Willis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Clinton family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly correspondence (mainly transcripts and drafts) of the elder George Clinton and James Clinton relating to military engagements during the Revolution, drafting of the Articles of Confederation by the Continental Congress, and land transactions in New York; orderly book (1779) of James Clinton containing orders given during the expedition against the Iroquois; and various commissions, land grants, and resolves. Correspondents include Horatio Gates, the ...

    • Contributor: Clinton, George - Clinton, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Louis McLane correspondence, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence primarily between McLane and members of his family relating to McLane's diplomatic duties, national and congressional politics, and social life in Washington, D.C. Subjects include the administrations of James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and James K. Polk; the election of 1824; McLane's service as U.S. minister to Great Britain, especially relating to the Oregon boundary question; his relations with Henry Clay ...

    • Contributor: McLane, Louis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    William Henry Harrison papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, addresses, letterbook, military records, family papers, genealogical chart, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating chiefly to Indian campaigns and affairs, the War of 1812 in the Northwest Territory, slavery, and Harrison's unsuccessful 1836 presidential campaign as Whig Party candidate. Includes a chronology of Harrison's life by his biographer, Freeman Cleaves. Correspondents include John Armstrong, William Eustis, Duff Green, John Johnston, Joel ...

    • Contributor: Harrison, William Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Gibson-Getty-McClure families papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, military papers, and other material relating to various members of these allied families from Cumberland County, Pa. Gibson family papers pertain chiefly to the Revolutionary War service of George Gibson (1747-1791). Papers of George W. Getty document his Civil War service with the Army of the Potomac in Virginia, various Indian campaigns, and the Fitz-John Porter court-martial. Papers of Charles ...

    • Contributor: Getty, George W. - McClure, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Andrew Jackson papers, 1775-1874

    United States president, senator, representative, and army officer from Tennessee. Correspondence, military papers, and other papers reflecting most phases of Jackson's career.

    • Contributor: Jackson, Andrew
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1775
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    John J. Pershing papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, statements, writings, notebooks, orders, biographical material, clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, posters, photographs, and other papers primarily documenting Pershing's career in the U.S. Army, especially as commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. Documents his military service in the Indian campaigns in the American West; the Spanish-American War, 1898, in Cuba; the Philippine American War, 1899-1902, ...

    • Contributor: Pershing, John J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Albert James Myer papers, 1851-1933

    Army officer and surgeon. Correspondence, biographical material, and printed matter relating in part to Myer's service as a surgeon in the army and his role in the founding and development of the Signal Corps, including during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1851
  • Gibson-Getty-McClure families papers, 1777-1926

    Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, military papers, and miscellany relating to various members of these allied families from the area of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Includes correspondence of General George Gibson (d. 1861) and the jurist John Bannister Gibson (1780-1853) and papers, 1777-1854, relating to the Revolutionary War service of their father, Colonel George Gibson (1747-1791); papers of George Washington Getty (1819-1901) and members of his ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1777
  • Clinton family papers, 1776-1806

    Army officer, governor of New York, and public officials. Chiefly correspondence (mainly transcripts and drafts) of George Clinton and James Clinton relating to military engagements during the Revolution, drafting of the Articles of Confederation by the Continental Congress, and land transactions in New York; orderly book of James Clinton containing orders given during the expedition against the Iroquois; and various commissions, land grants, and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1776
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    Parsons family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, legal documents, account book, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers chiefly of Samuel Holden Parsons (1737-1789), his son, Enoch Parsons, and Enoch's son, Samuel Holden Parsons (1800-1871). Includes a 1778 letter from General Parsons to his friend, American loyalist William Walter, in which he argues the colonists' cause. Also includes material on Parsons's work for the Ohio Company relating to land development ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries and journals, military papers, maps, clippings, and other papers reflecting Heintzelman's career in the U.S. Army from his years at the United States Military Academy through the Civil War. The diaries and journals describe Heintzelman's participation in the 2nd Seminole War and the Creek War, his activities during the Mexican War, his service as corps commander under General George B. McClellan in ...

    • Contributor: Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    John McAllister Schofield papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diary, journals, speeches, writings including Schofield's memoirs, reports, military records, court-martial papers, financial records, printed matter, maps, memorabilia, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Schofield's military career. Relates primarily to Schofield's post-Civil War service as commander of the U.S. Army's Department of the Missouri, Division of the Atlantic, Division of the Pacific, Military Division of the Gulf, and Military Division of the ...

    • Contributor: Schofield, John Mcallister
    • 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
  • Albert James Myer papers, 1816-1880

    Army officer and surgeon. Microfilm focusing on Myer's service in the Signal Corps and documentation of his work in meteorology, including correspondence, biographical material, letterbooks, diaries, reports, memoranda, legal and business papers, and printed matter. Also contains papers of his father-in-law, Ebenezer Walden, and material relating to a patent by his father, Henry Beekman Myer, for the railway sleeping car.

    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1816
  • Beale family papers from the Decatur House, 1794-1957

    Correspondence, journals, biographical material, speeches, articles, scrapbooks, printed material, and other papers pertaining to the role of Edward Fitzgerald Beale in opening the West; the diplomatic career of Truxtun Beale as United States minister to Greece, Persia, and Romania; the naval careers of Thomas Truxtun and Stephen Decatur; the Beale (Beal), Chase, Edwards, and Truxtun families; and the Decatur House.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1794
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    Waldo Gifford Leland papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, articles, reports, notes, and other papers relating chiefly to Leland's career as archivist, historian, and honorary consultant in international relations at the Library of Congress. Focuses on the development of archival work in the United States and cooperation in the humanities and social sciences. Includes correspondence, drafts, and other material relating to the published and unpublished volumes of the guide to ...

    • Contributor: Leland, Waldo Gifford
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    James R. Doolittle papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and other papers chiefly concerning Doolittle's senate career and his work as a lawyer. Subjects include slavery, resettlement of African Americans in Africa, political reaction in the Midwest to Andrew Johnson's veto of congressional measures in 1866, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and relations between the U.S. government and American Indians. Correspondents include Thomas A. Hendricks, Samuel Phillips Lee, Hiram Paulding, ...

    • Contributor: Doolittle, James R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Albert James Myer papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, reports, memoranda, legal and business papers, and printed material relating in part to Myer's role in the founding and development of the Signal Corps, military campaigns against the Comanche Indians in New Mexico (1860-1861), establishment of the U.S. Weather Bureau and other materials relating to meteorology, North Polar Expedition (1871-1873), publication of Myer's Manual of Signals (1864), and legal disputes over ...

    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    August V. Kautz papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, memoirs, essays, notes and notebooks, military orders, commissions, United States Military Academy records, clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Kautz's military career during and after the Civil War and to Indian affairs in the same period. Documents his service on the military commission that tried the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination. Subjects include the Western territories, affairs ...

    • Contributor: Kautz, August V.
    • 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