• Ray Stannard Baker papers, 1836-1947

    Journalist and author. Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, drafts of books and articles, family papers, scrapbooks, clippings, and printed matter concerning Baker's career in newspaper and magazine writing, his books, and his role in the Paris Peace Conference. Included is a large group of papers collected by Baker for his biography of Woodrow Wilson. Also includes portions of an autobiography of Robert M. La Follette ...

    • Contributor: Baker, Ray Stannard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell papers, 1794-1929

    Lawyer, editor, and U.S. representative from Illinois. Bound correspondence and autographs, financial material, and other papers relating chiefly to Bromwell's years as U.S. representative from Illinois.

    • Contributor: Bromwell, Henry Pelham Holmes
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Kendrick-Brooks family papers, 1831-2000

    Club women, civil rights activists, educators, entertainers, and family members. Correspondence, social club records, writings, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Ruby Moyse Kendrick's activities with the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs; Hattie Kendrick's civil rights activism in Cairo, Illinois; Antoinette Brooks Mitchell's expatriate life in England and France with her husband, jazz musician and restaurateur Louis A. Mitchell; and Charlotte Kendrick ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers, 1779-1970

    Author, historian, and educator (J. G. Randall). Biographer (Ruth Painter Randall). Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journal, writings, speeches, research material, printed matter, financial papers, and other papers primarily concerning J. G. Randall's works on Abraham Lincoln and on the Civil War. Also includes material relating to Randall's tenure as professor of history at the University of Illinois and to Ruth Painter Randall's research and writings, ...

    • Contributor: Randall, J. G. (James Garfield) - Randall, J. G.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Tunnicliff, Rigby, and Staton families papers, 1854-1990

    American families living chiefly in West Virginia, Illinois, and Iowa. Correspondence, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, and printed material documenting the families' domestic concerns and activities.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • E. B. Washburne papers, 1829-1889

    United States representative from Illinois, diplomat, lawyer, and historian. Principally correspondence covering most phases of Washburne's career from his election to Congress in 1852 until 1882. Includes letterbooks, 1869-1877, of official correspondence and communications during Washburne's term as minister to France.

    • Contributor: Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin) - Washburne, E. B.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Mary Edith Powel naval historical collection, 1747-1922

    Collector of naval history. Correspondence, biographical data on American and foreign naval officers, newspaper and magazine clippings, illustrations, photographs, commissions, autographs, pamphlets, and notes collected by Powel about naval history.

    • Contributor: Powel, Mary Edith
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • D.W. Whittle papers, 1861-1974

    Union army officer, business manager, songwriter, and evangelist. Correspondence, court records, diary, maps, and military orders pertaining to Whittle's Civil War service.

    • Contributor: Whittle, D. W. (Daniel Webster) - Whittle, D. W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Barnett Allen Howard papers, 1885-1949

    Farmer, preacher, and trader. Memoirs documenting Howard's life as well as genealogical material, legal documents, and printed matter.

    • Contributor: Howard, Barnett Allen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Holmes Walker papers, 1855-1982

    Early Mormon leader, pioneer settler of Utah, missionary to South Africa, and patriarch of the Mormon Church. Memoir, diary, and scrapbook reflecting the life of Walker and Mormon Church history.

    • Contributor: Walker, William Holmes
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • W.A. Croffut papers, 1774-1933

    Author, editor, and poet. Correspondence, writings, minutes, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous items pertaining chiefly to Croffut's publications, activities with the Anti-Imperialist League, and the presidential campaign of 1900. Includes material relating to Ethan Allen Hitchcock, copies of correspondence with Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, journals of Henry Alfred Robbins, letters of John Quincy Adams and Jefferson Davis, and autograph material.

    • Contributor: Croffut, W. A. (William Augustus) - Croffut, W. A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Horace H. Lurton papers, 1860-1915

    Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Correspondence and telegrams, some written while Lurton was attending the University of Chicago (1857-1886) and while he was a prisoner in Camp Chase, Ohio, and at Johnson Island Prison during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Lurton, Horace H. (Horace Harmon) - Lurton, Horace H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jesse W. Fell papers, 1806-1965

    Editor, educator, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, Fell's autobiography and other biographical material, genealogical material, land grants, ledger, clippings, scrapbooks, maps, lithographs, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Fell's pursuits as a newspaper editor, educator, lawyer, and Quaker in Illinois, including also family correspondence pertaining to Abraham Lincoln's autobiography.

    • Contributor: Fell, Jesse W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Tunnicliff, Rigby, and Staton families papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, writings, notes, genealogical material, printed material, and newspaper clippings. Chiefly correspondence of John Cooper Tunnicliff, his wife Cornelia Hunter Tunnicliff, and their six children of Galesburg, Ill., and later of Moline, Ill. Also includes correspondence of Cornelia's mother, Sarah Ellen Hunter. Subjects include family affairs, the Methodist Church, temperance movement, hydropathy, trips to England in 1878 and 1909, and the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929

    Architect. Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diary, notes, legal and financial records, sketches, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White, New York, N.Y.

    • Contributor: McKim, Charles Follen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Horace H. Lurton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence and telegrams, some written while Lurton was attending the University of Chicago and while he was a Confederate prisoner in Camp Chase, Ohio, and at Johnson Island Prison during the Civil War. Also includes the draft of an address and printed matter. Correspondents include A.W.B. Allen, of Bridgeford & Co., Louisville, Ky., William R. Day, John Marshall Harlan, Joseph Rucker ...

    • Contributor: Lurton, Horace H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Arthur B. Spingarn papers, 1850-1968

    Civil rights leader and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, wills and estate files, reports, briefs, hearing and trial transcripts, and other papers relating chiefly to Spingarn's service with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as vice president, chairman of the legal committee, and president (1911-1965).

    • Contributor: Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett) - Spingarn, Arthur B.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Russell & Co. records, 1812-1894

    Trading house founded in 1819 by Samuel Russell in Guangzhou (Canton), China. Correspondence, financial and legal records, and miscellany relating to the company and its founder, Samuel Russell (1789-circa 1862), and members of his family.

    • Contributor: Russell & Co.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • O.M. Poe papers, 1852-1922

    United States army officer and civil engineer. Diaries, correspondence, maps, blueprints, newspaper clippings, biographical material, subject files, printed matter, and miscellaneous material relating to his military service during the Civil War, his personal and professional relationship with General William T. Sherman, and his career as a civil engineer in the Great Lakes region.

    • Contributor: Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe) - Poe, O. M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948

    United States president and representative and lawyer from Illinois. Correspondence and other papers relating primarily to Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Carl Eckart papers, 1921-1973

    Physicist, oceanographer, and educator. Correspondence, writings, lectures, subject files, biographical information, printed material, photographs, and other material relating to Eckart's career as oceanographer and physicist.

    • Contributor: Eckart, Carl
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Palmer-Loper family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, logs and journals, financial and business papers, ships' papers, printed material, and other papers of various members of the seafaring and merchant Palmer and Loper families of Stonington, Conn. Includes papers of Nathanial Brown Palmer relating to his discovery in 1820 of the Antarctic subcontinent, to various whaling and sealing enterprises, to the China trade, and to mercantile and shipping ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Hay papers, 1783-1999

    Statesman, diplomat, historian, journalist, and poet. Correspondence and letterbooks, speeches, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and memoranda, mainly for the years 1897-1905 when Hay served as United States ambassador to Great Britain and United States secretary of state. Earlier papers deal with his legal, literary, and journalistic activities and with his service as assistant secretary to Abraham Lincoln. Includes correspondence of his wife, Clara Louise Stone ...

    • Contributor: Hay, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Frederick Douglass papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, diary (1886-1887), speeches, articles, manuscript of Douglass's autobiography, financial and legal papers, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating primarily to his interest in social, educational, and economic reform; his career as lecturer and writer; his travels to Africa and Europe (1886-1887); his publication of the North Star, an abolitionist newspaper, in Rochester, N.Y. (1847-1851); and his role as commissioner (1892-1893) ...

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • About this Collection -- Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The online collection, containing approximately 7,400 items (38,000 images), spans the years 1841-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1862 to 1865. Many of Douglass's earlier ...

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Date: 1900