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    James William Denver papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Four letterpress books containing correspondence relating to Denver's law practice in Washington, D.C., concerning Choctaw Indian claims and land disputes in California and elsewhere in the West, and to his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination (1884). A fifth letterpress book contains the correspondence of Seargent Prentiss Knut of Denver's law firm.

    • Contributor: Denver, James William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Mabel Walker Willebrandt papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, writings, family papers, and printed matter relating primarily to Willebrandt's service as U.S. assistant attorney general under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Correspondence includes letters to Willebrandt's parents and pertains chiefly to social and political life in Washington, her efforts as an enforcer of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Republican Party politics, and the issue and role of ...

    • Contributor: Willebrandt, Mabel Walker
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    James P. McGranery and Regina Clark McGranery papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, financial and legal papers, family papers, appointment books, press releases, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating principally to McGranery's duties as assistant to U.S. attorneys general Francis Biddle and Tom C. Clark, as U.S. judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as U.S. attorney general, as a member of the U.S. Commission on Government Security, and as a ...

    • Contributor: McGranery, James P.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Thomas H. Hubbard papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Letters written by Hubbard during his years as U.S. representative to his wife, Phebe, who remained first in New York and then in Connecticut. The letters include descriptions of his journeys to Washington, D.C., the physical layout of the city, churches, life in boardinghouses, and social life of the capital. He also recorded his impressions of national political figures including John Quincy Adams, John ...

    • Contributor: Hubbard, Thomas H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    John Thompson Ford papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, play scripts and other writings, subject files, playbooks, playbills, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Ford's life and work as a theater manager in the last half of the nineteenth century. Documents his interaction with major theatrical figures of the period; the productions featured at his theaters in Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa.; Charleston, S.C., Alexandria, Va., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C.; the assassination ...

    • Contributor: Ford, John Thompson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Sayles Jenks Bowen papers, 1836-1882

    Public official and mayor of Washington, D.C. Family and general correspondence and business and legal papers, chiefly 1876-1882. Topics include the elections of 1876 and 1880, the presidential administration of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, and political support for James Gillespie Blaine, James A. Garfield, and Chester A. Arthur.

    • Contributor: Bowen, Sayles Jenks
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1836
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    Harold M. Stephens papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, writings, legal records, legislation, biographical papers, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Stephens's career as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit) and prosecuting attorney and judge in Utah and to U.S. courts and the judicial system. Documents Stephens's service as assistant attorney general of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and his ...

    • Contributor: Stephens, Harold M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Horatio Nelson Taft diary, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Three volume diary kept by Taft during Abraham Lincoln's administration in which Taft details events in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War years, including his connection with Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln family. Of special interest is Taft's description of Lincoln's assassination, based on accounts of Taft's friends and his son, who was one of the attending physicians at Ford's Theatre the night Lincoln ...

    • Contributor: Taft, Horatio Nelson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Carl Schurz Vrooman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, and other papers of Vrooman and Scott family members, chiefly Vrooman; his wife, Julia Scott Vrooman; his mother-in-law, Julia Green Scott; and his brothers, Frank Buffington Vrooman, Hiram Vrooman, and Walter Vrooman. Subjects include agriculture and agricultural policy, especially during Vrooman's tenure as assistant secretary of agriculture in the Woodrow Wilson presidential administration; social life in Washington, D.C., in the ...

    • Contributor: Vrooman, Carl Schurz
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Elihu Root papers, 1863-1937

    United States secretary of state, secretary of war, United States senator from New York, and statesman. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, reports, subject files, financial papers, calendar and appointment books, invitations, and printed materials relating to Root's career as a lawyer and statesman.

    • Contributor: Root, Elihu
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1863
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    Rayford Whittingham Logan papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, and biographical material documenting Logan's concern with racial inequality and his career as an historian of Africans and African Americans. Topics include his army service in France during World War I; the Pan-African movement of the 1920s and 1930s; Haitian diplomatic soirées; the founding conference of the United Nations, San Francisco, Calif. (1945); Logan's meetings with African independence leaders, Kwame Nkrumah and ...

    • Contributor: Logan, Rayford Whittingham
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Harlan Fiske Stone papers, 1889-1953

    Attorney general, associate and chief justice of the Supreme Court, and educator. Professional and family correspondence, writings, reports, legal case files, biographical information, and other material relating primarily to Stone's service on the Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Stone, Harlan Fiske
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1889
  • Merle Antony Tuve papers, 1901-1982

    Physicist. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, articles, reports, laboratory and personal notebooks, notes, personnel records, printed material, blueprints, diagrams, photographs, and other papers relating to Tuve's administration of government-sponsored scientific projects such as the development of the proximity fuze for the United States Navy during World War II.

    • Contributor: Tuve, Merle Antony
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1901
  • Conversation with 22 year old black male, Washington, DC (Transcript)

    • Contributor: Fasold, Ralph W. - Rich, Ronald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1968-07-10

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  • Bess Furman papers, 1728-1967

    Author and journalist. Correspondence, diaries, family papers, subject files, speeches and writings, financial records, scrapbooks, and miscellany relating primarily to Furman's family, personal life, and career as a journalist and author.

    • Contributor: Furman, Bess
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1728
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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
  • Montgomery C. Meigs papers, 1799-1971

    Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters.

    • Contributor: Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham) - Meigs, Montgomery C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1799
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    Roscoe Robinson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, cables, speeches, interviews, reports, briefings, notes and notebooks, subject files, chronological files, office files, scrapbooks, newspapers and newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Robinson's career in the U.S. Army. Documents his service in various positions with the 82nd Airborne Division (1959-1979), in the Vietnamese conflict (1967-1968), as commander of U.S. troops stationed in Japan (1973-1976 and 1980-1982) and in Europe (1978-1980), ...

    • Contributor: Robinson, Roscoe
    • 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
  • Paul Field Sifton and Claire Sifton papers, 1912-1980

    Paul Field Sifton, playwright, government official, and Claire Sifton, editor and author. Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, family papers, printed matter, and miscellany relating to the Siftons' literary, labor, and governmental careers.

    • Contributor: Sifton, Paul Field
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1912
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1838
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    Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, unpublished memoir and other writings, subject files, research material, family papers, and other papers relating to Meyer's career as an author; authority on Asian, especially Chinese art; literary critic; linguist; and social activist as well as to her personal and family life. Early papers trace Meyer's family history and background; studies at the Université de Paris (Sorbonne), Paris, France; and travels ...

    • Contributor: Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Charles Julius Allen and Grace Elizabeth Allen papers, 1865-1976

    Correspondence, diaries, family history, personal reminiscences, notes, clippings, and printed material chiefly of Charles Julius Allen and his daughter, Grace Elizabeth Allen, relating largely to his life as a cadet at the United States Military Academy and during the Civil War, and to her life as recorded in her diaries.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1865
  • Margaret Bayard Smith papers, 1789-1874

    Social leader, author, and prominent Washingtonian. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books consisting mainly of family correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker, Samuel Harrison Smith (1772-1845).

    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1789
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    Henry Robinson Luce papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence (1935-1967); manuscripts of speeches, writings, and unpublished book; legal and financial papers; subject files; honorary degrees, awards, invitations, and citations; and other material relating primarily to Luce's advisory and philanthropic activities and, to a lesser degree, his career, households, finances, and travels. Major topics include the social, cultural, and political history of China, U.S. social and political history, ecology, education, Christianity, philanthropy, civil ...

    • Contributor: Luce, Henry Robinson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection