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  • La Follette family papers, 1781-1988

    Family active in late nineteenth and early twentieth century national politics. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, legal files, office files, campaign files, legislative files, subject files, financial records, biographical research files, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and miscellany principally documenting the careers of Robert M. La Follette (1855-1925), governor of Wisconsin and United States representative and senator, and his son Robert M. La Follette (1895-1953), ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1781
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    Robert R. Hitt papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, notes and notebooks, business records, family papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating to Hitt's service as U.S. assistant secretary of state, U.S. congressman from Illinois, and secretary to the U.S. Legation in Paris, France. Also documents his service as court reporter, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and reporter for a board of treaty commissioners to the ...

    • Contributor: Hitt, Robert R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • United States. Continental Congress records, 1765-1825

    Original and reproduced records of the United States Continental Congress including letters and extracts from letters, circular letters, orders, resolutions, contracts, oaths of allegiance to the United States, financial documents, extracts from journals and minutes of the congress and its committees, committee reports, lists, and requisitions.

    • Contributor: United States. Continental Congress
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1765
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    Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, family papers, journals, political documents, legal and financial records, military records, broadsides, ephemera, and other papers relating to American military, political, and social history. Documents the founding of the nation, shaping of the national government and judicial system, American endeavors in the arts, commerce, education, finance, industry, law, literature, medicine, religion, science, and technology, and daily life in early America. The focus of ...

    • Contributor: Carson, Marian S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Shelby family papers, 1738-1916

    Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial papers, military records, genealogical data, and memorabilia relating mainly to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1738
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    William C. Rives papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, writings, financial records, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers of Rives pertaining to Jacksonianism, Whig political movement, Southern politics, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and diplomatic relations with France. Includes diaries, journals, and correspondence of members of the Rives family; a draft of Rives's History of the Life and Times of James Madison (1868-1873); and a draft of his unpublished ...

    • Contributor: Rives, William C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    John Austin Moon papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, notes, financial records, scrapbooks, and other papers relating chiefly to Moon's service as U.S. representative from Tennessee including his activities as a member of the U.S. House Committee on Post Office and Post Roads. Subjects include legislation concerning parcel post, Tennessee River Valley public works, federal aid in construction of public roads, the Organic Act of Hawaii (1900), and other territorial legislation. Includes ...

    • Contributor: Moon, John Austin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Harold L. Ickes papers, 1815-1969

    Lawyer and secretary of the interior. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, family papers, legal and financial records, subject files, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting all aspects of Ickes's career, especially his service as secretary of the interior.

    • Contributor: Ickes, Harold L. (Harold Leclair) - Ickes, Harold L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1815
  • Willis Van Devanter papers, 1884-1941

    Lawyer, jurist, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, letterbooks, legal records and briefs, speeches, lectures, and scrapbooks documenting Van Devanter's law practice in Wyoming, his involvement in Republican Party politics, and his service as associate justice of the Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Van Devanter, Willis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1884
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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
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    Andrew Jackson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, journals, speeches, military papers, land deeds, scrapbook, printed matter, and other papers reflecting most phases of Jackson's military and political career. Subjects include his law practice in Tennessee, his service in the U.S. Congress; Florida and Tennessee state politics; the War of 1812; Creek War, 1813-1814; Battle of New Orleans, 1815; Indian affairs; Eaton Affair (Petticoat Affair) involving John Henry Eaton and ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Andrew
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Amasa J. Parker papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly letters written by Parker while serving in the U.S. Congress to his wife, Harriet Langdon Roberts Parker, in Delhi, N.Y., describing his trip to Washington, the city, the Capitol building, and his impressions of John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. Other topics include dueling, Indian affairs, politics, and Washington social life and theater. Also includes letters written while Parker was ...

    • Contributor: Parker, Amasa J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Clinton Presba Anderson papers, 1938-1973

    U.S. senator and representative from New Mexico and secretary of agriculture. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, hearing transcripts, reports, and other papers pertaining to Anderson's service in Congress.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Clinton Presba
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1938
  • John Austin Moon papers, 1832-1921

    Lawyer, jurist, and U.S. representative from Tennessee. Correspondence and petitions relating to statehood for the Indian Territory, 1902; merchant ledgers belonging to Austin M. Appling, Moon's grandfather, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia; and newspaper clippings concerning Moon's political campaigns and the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Moon, John Austin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1832
  • Gutzon Borglum papers, 1895-1960

    Artist, author, and sculptor. Correspondence, diaries, family papers, subject files, speeches and writings, and other papers relating primarily to Borglum's artistic works, especially the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and plans for a Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia. Also includes records of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission and of its officials.

    • Contributor: Borglum, Gutzon
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1895
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    Wallace R. Brode papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, speeches and writings, academic, travel, and subject files, awards, patents, theater programs, printed material, and photographs chiefly relating to Brode's tenure as director (1951-1960) and foreign secretary (1965-1967) of the American Chemical Society, associate director (1947-1958) of the National Bureau of Standards, and science advisor (1958-1960) to U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Includes material on the dismissal of Allen ...

    • Contributor: Brode, Wallace R.
    • 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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    Charles Linza McNary papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notebooks, legislative files, pamphlets, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to McNary's career as a justice of the Oregon Supreme Court and U.S. senator from Oregon. Subjects include domestic affairs such agriculture, conservation, Indian affairs, tariff, and the McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill. Other subjects include McNary's nomination as the Republican candidate for the vice-presidency in 1940; U.S. neutrality, 1939-1941; Lend-Lease ...

    • Contributor: McNary, Charles Linza
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • James McHenry papers, 1775-1862

    United States secretary of war, member of the Continental Congress from Maryland, Continental Army officer, and physician. Correspondence, financial records, diary, and other papers relating to McHenry's service as United States secretary of war in the administrations of George Washington and John Adams; and as a Continental Army officer, particularly as secretary to George Washington and on the staff of the Marquis de Lafayette.

    • Contributor: McHenry, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1775
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    John Tyler Morgan papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, reports, position papers, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to domestic and foreign policy issues and to Morgan's involvement as a strong expansionist and advocate of states' rights. Topics include Alabama politics, the Bering Sea arbitration, bimetallism, the proposal to build an isthmian canal through Nicaragua, the proposed annexation of Cuba, Indian affairs, railroads and interstate commerce, and tariffs. Correspondents include ...

    • Contributor: Morgan, John Tyler
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Leonard Garment papers, 1949-1997

    Lawyer and government official. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, appointment books, press releases, and other papers relating to Garment's work at the White House during the administrations of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford as well as his subsequent work as a private practice attorney in Washington D.C. Also includes drafts and working papers for his book Crazy Rhythm (1997) and other writings.

    • Contributor: Garment, Leonard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1949
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    United States. Continental Congress records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Original and reproduced records of the U.S. Continental Congress. Includes letters and extracts from letters, circular letters, extracts from journals and minutes of the congress and its committees, committee reports, orders, resolutions, contracts, oaths of allegiance to the United States, requisitions, financial documents, and lists. Subjects include finance, supplies, intelligence, personnel, political affairs, legislation, military matters, and Indian affairs. Of note in the collection ...

    • Contributor: United States. Continental Congress
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Riggs family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 of Corcoran ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Thomas James Walsh and John Edward Erickson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, legislative files, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the senatorial career of Walsh and his successor, John Edward Erickson. Consists primarily of legislative files pertaining to national issues such as farm legislation, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway route, National Council of Defense in World War I, pensions, political appointments, railway legislation, Russian famine relief, and ...

    • Contributor: Walsh, Thomas James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, journal, autobiography, legal documents, clippings, and other papers reflecting Stephens's career in government and politics. Chiefly correspondence concerning national and sectional questions as well as local affairs, philanthropy, and plantation management. Subjects include the presidential election of 1876; Civil War; Compromise of 1850; formation and operation of the Confederate Government; Dred Scott decision; Indian affairs; Kansas-Nebraska Act; political parties including the ...

    • Contributor: Stephens, Alexander H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection