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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
  • 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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    Nathanael Greene papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbook, reports, orders and resolutions, proclamations, petitions, certificates, and other papers primarily documenting Greene's military career with emphasis on his command of the Southern Department of the U.S. Continental Army and the army's southern campaign. Includes material pertaining to negotiations with the Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes. Correspondents include Thomas Burke; John Butler; Arthur Campbell; Richard Caswell; Charles Cornwallis, Marquis Cornwallis; John Gunby; John ...

    • Contributor: Greene, Nathanael
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Walter L. Fisher papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, letterbooks, minutes, speeches, articles, notes, subject files, Fisher family genealogical material, newspaper clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Fisher's service as U.S. secretary of the interior in the William H. Taft administration and to his interest in the municipal affairs of Chicago, Ill. Also documents his work as a member of the U.S. Railroad Securities Commission. Subjects ...

    • Contributor: Fisher, Walter L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    William Medill papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, account books, and other papers documenting Medill's service as first assistant postmaster general (1845), commissioner of Indian affairs (1845-1850), and first comptroller of the U.S. treasury (1857-1861). Topics include local Ohio politics; railroad politics; President James K. Polk's settlment of the Oregon question; dissatisfaction of Ohio Democrats with the administrations of presidents Polk, Pierce, and Buchanan; abolitionism; and the Mexican War. Correspondents include ...

    • Contributor: Medill, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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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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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • James R. Doolittle papers, 1859-1927

    United States senator and jurist. Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material relating mostly to Doolittle's Senate career and touching on the issues of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

    • Contributor: Doolittle, James R. (James Rood) - Doolittle, James R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1859
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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
  • Walter L. Fisher papers, 1871-1963

    Lawyer, municipal reformer, and U.S. secretary of the interior. Correspondence and memoranda, letterbooks, speeches and articles, scrapbooks, photographs, subject files, clippings, and printed matter chiefly related to Chicago, Illinois, municipal matters and to Fisher's term as United States secretary of the interior.

    • Contributor: Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie) - Fisher, Walter L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1871
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    Charles Ewing family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, genealogical notebooks, legal and business records, scrapbooks, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers relating to the family of Charles Ewing during and after the Civil War. Includes volumes of family history and genealogy, illustrated with correspondence, family trees, clippings, and portraits. Materials pertain to the Ewing, Larwill, Miller, and Stibbs families. Papers of Thomas Ewing (1789-1871) consist primarily of records from ...

    • Contributor: Ewing, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Thomas Henry Carter papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, writings, notes, financial records, clippings, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Carter's service as a U.S. representative and senator from Montana and to Montana state and Republican Party politics. Subjects include conservation, Indian affairs, the postal system, public lands, tariffs, and Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. Includes papers pertaining to Carter's activities as a Roman Catholic layman and as a member ...

    • Contributor: Carter, Thomas Henry
    • 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
  • Waldo Gifford Leland papers, 1844-1966

    Archivist and historian. Honorary consultant in international relations, Library of Congress. Correspondence, diaries, articles, reports, memoranda, notes, and miscellaneous papers relating to Leland's career as archivist, historian, and consultant in international relations.

    • Contributor: Leland, Waldo Gifford
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1844
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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
  • 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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    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
  • 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
  • William Medill papers, 1834-1864

    Lawyer, United States representative and governor of Ohio, and United States government official. Correspondence, account books, and miscellaneous material primarily relating to Medill's service as assistant postmaster general (1845), commissioner of Indian affairs (1845-1850), and first comptroller of the United States treasury (1857-1861).

    • Contributor: Medill, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1834
  • Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995

    Collector. A collection of Americana including historical letters and documents, family and personal papers, broadsides, financial and legal papers, illustrated and printed ephemera, government and legislative documents, military records, journals, and printed matter relating primarily to the expansion and development of the United States from the colonial period through the 1876 centennial.

    • Contributor: Carson, Marian S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1656
  • 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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    William J. Ghent papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, writings, reports, notes, book reviews, subject files, clippings, printed matter, and photographs relating to Ghent's writings on the West and the socialist movement in the U.S. Reflects his views on economic conditions in the U.S. and socialism. Includes biographical sketches appearing in the Dictionary of American Biography and articles and book reviews appearing in trade journals. Also includes diaries of Edward Settle ...

    • Contributor: Ghent, William J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Ebenezer Foote family papers, 1751-1871

    Continental Army officer, jurist, merchant, and legislator, of Delaware County, N.Y. Family and general correspondence, orders, petitions, and legal and other papers of Foote and various members of his family. Topics include the Tammany Society of New York, the death of Alexander Hamilton, the War of 1812, the incident aboard the frigate Chesapeake, the first Seminole War, and New York politics.

    • Contributor: Foote, Ebenezer
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1751