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  • Domingo Del Monte collection of Spanish colonial history, 1500-1871

    Cuban historian. Correspondence, diaries, writings, reports, official documents, and printed material collected or written by Del Monte relating to the Spanish colonial history of Cuba, Mexico, Peru, South America, Philippines, and the West Indies. Includes material on copper mines, insurrections, labor, immigration, and slavery and the slave trade.

    • Contributor: Del Monte, Domingo
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1500
  • William Ralph Bennett papers, 1922-circa 1998

    Physicist, inventor, educator, and author. Topical files, notebooks, records of scientific experiments, research material, correspondence, scientific papers, lecture files, drafts of books with related background and research material, printed matter, and miscellaneous material documenting Bennett's development of the gas laser and other inventions, his academic and professional career, and his authorship of scientific papers and books.

    • Contributor: Bennett, William Ralph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1922
  • David Maydole Matteson papers, 1876-1937

    Historian and educator. Research notes, writings, and correspondence largely concerning Matteson's research and writings on riots, frontier uprisings, labor strikes, slave revolts, and other civil disturbances in colonial and nineteenth-century America.

    • Contributor: Matteson, David Maydole
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1876
  • Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit. Oral History Project oral history interviews, 1991-2004

    Transcripts of oral history interviews with judges, judges's spouses, lawyers, and court staff associated with the United States Circuit Court for the District of Columbia. Topics include biographical information, judicial procedures, prominent cases, and law clerks.

    • Contributor: Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit. Oral History Project
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1991
  • James Couzens papers, 1903-1940

    General manager and treasurer of Ford Motor Company, mayor of Detroit, and United States senator. Correspondence, articles, speeches, subject files, and scrapbooks documenting his career as an industrialist and politician.

    • Contributor: Couzens, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1903
  • J.N. Nicollet papers, 1797-1843

    Mathematician, explorer, and cartographer. Correspondence, astronomical and geographical observations, expedition diaries, maps, reports, research material, and notes relating to Nicollet's explorations of the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

    • Contributor: Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas) - Nicollet, J. N.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1797
  • Oscar Terry Crosby papers, 1878-1947

    United States assistant secretary of the treasury, public utilities executive, explorer, and author. Correspondence, diaries, subject files, speeches and writings, clippings, and printed material relating primarily to Crosby's activities with the Commission for Relief in Belgium, his work at the Treasury Department, 1917-1918, interest in international finance, post-World War I German reparations and Allied debts, the establishment of an international peace tribunal, and travels ...

    • Contributor: Crosby, Oscar Terry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1878
  • Ralph Ellison papers, 1890-2005

    African-American author and educator. General correspondence, organizational correspondence and reports, family papers, drafts, notes, and production files for novels, essays, poetry, short stories, reviews, and other writings, speeches, lectures, and interviews, reference file, and miscellany documenting Ellison's career and development as a writer. Among the many works represented are Going to the Territory (1985), Invisible Man (1952), Shadow and Act (1964), and the second ...

    • Contributor: Ellison, Ralph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1890
  • Jackie Robinson papers, 1934-2001

    Baseball player, civil rights leader, and corporate executive. Correspondence, fan mail, financial and legal records, drafts of speeches and writings, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items relating to Robinson as the first African American to play major league baseball in the twentieth century and to various business and civic activities following his baseball career, including his service as a corporate executive and his ...

    • Contributor: Robinson, Jackie
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1934
  • Woman's Party Corporation records, 1918-1998

    Women's rights organization. Correspondence, legal papers, financial records, bylaws, notes, and printed matter relating chiefly to litigation between the Woman's Party Corporation and its parent group, the National Woman's Party.

    • Contributor: Woman's Party Corporation
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1918
  • Henry Ward Beecher papers, 1836-1886

    Abolitionist, author, and Congregationalist clergyman. Primarily drafts of Beecher's sermons and a small amount of correspondence, seminary notes, notes for speeches and lectures, other writings, and miscellaneous material.

    • Contributor: Beecher, Henry Ward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1836
  • Parsons family papers, 1769-1878

    Parsons family of Connecticut and Ohio. Correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, account book, printed matter, and other papers, chiefly of Samuel Holden Parsons (1737-1789), Continental Army officer; his son, Enoch Parsons (1769-1846), public official and banker of Middletown and Hartford, Connecticut; and Enoch's son, Samuel Holden Parsons (1800-1871), lawyer and banker of Middletown.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1769
  • William Safire papers, 1953-1980

    Author, journalist, speechwriter, and public relations consultant. Correspondence, diary notes, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, speeches, statements, writings, notes, press releases, press conference transcripts, annotated press reports, briefing books, advertising material, and photographs chiefly documenting Safire's close association with Richard M. Nixon as public relations consultant, speechwriter, and political advisor from 1960 to 1973.

    • Contributor: Safire, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1953
  • Charles Pinkerton collection of Arthur and Herndon family papers, 1822-1938

    Correspondence, genealogical material, notes, press clippings, and other papers relating to Pinkerton's father-in-law, Chester Alan Arthur, and to other members of the Arthur and Herndon families.

    • Contributor: Pinkerton, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1822
  • Harry N. Sargent papers, 1917-1920

    British army officer. Correspondence, drafts, and research notes concerning an unpublished writing on the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.

    • Contributor: Sargent, Harry N.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1917
  • Sumner family papers, 1836-1940

    Correspondence, legal documents, reports, and photographs of Edwin V. Sumner (1797-1863) and his sons, Edwin Vose Sumner (1835-1912) and Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842-1937), all military officers.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1836
  • John J. Sirica papers, 1932-1986

    Jurist and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, drafts of articles and books, speeches, notes, research materials calendars, case files, bench books, financial and legal material, family papers, printed material, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Sirica's career as judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, especially to cases relating to the Watergate affair.

    • Contributor: Sirica, John J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1932
  • Leon F. Barnard papers, 1901-circa 1993

    Explorer. Diary, memoranda, statements, reports, and miscellaneous items concerning the Baldwin-Ziegler Polar Expedition (1901-1902).

    • Contributor: Barnard, Leon F.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1901
  • George Dewey papers, 1805-1949

    Naval officer. Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, journal, military papers, financial papers, scrapbooks, and photographs chiefly relating to Dewey's activities as naval commander in the Far East during the Spanish-American War, especially at the battle of Manila Bay; as admiral and president of the General Board of the Navy ; president of the court of inquiry concerning Winfield Scott Schley; and commander-in-chief of naval winter maneuvers.

    • Contributor: Dewey, George
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1805
  • Burton Egbert Stevenson papers, 1900-1951

    Anthologist, author, and librarian. Correspondence with poets and other writers, comments on the origin of quotations, obscure biographical data on literary figures, and negotiations with publishers relating to the compilation of Stevenson's anthologies. Includes correspondence and administrative files from his service as European representative of the American Library Association, including material on the American Library in Paris, founded in 1918. Also contains drafts and ...

    • Contributor: Stevenson, Burton Egbert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1900
  • Omar Nelson Bradley papers, 1948-1953

    Army officer. Addresses, statements, and articles written by Bradley while he served as chief of staff of the army and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.

    • Contributor: Bradley, Omar Nelson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1948
  • United States. Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission Office of the Research Director records, 1957-1960

    Correspondence, research notes, writings, bibliographies, reports, minutes, and other records relating primarily to the commission's publication of Lincoln Day by Day compiled by William E. Baringer and C. Percy Powell under the editorship of Earl Schenck Miers. Also includes indexes relating to the commission's bibliography project.

    • Contributor: United States. Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission. Office of the Research Director
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1809
  • Claude Charles Bloch papers, 1926-1945

    Naval officer. Correspondence, printed matter, and other material relating to Claude Charles Bloch's naval career before and during World War II, including his command at Pearl Harbor.

    • Contributor: Bloch, Claude Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1926
  • Aaron Burton Levisee papers, 1847-1992

    Lawyer, educator, Louisiana state legislator, and Confederate soldier. Diaries, obituaries, and clippings documenting Levisee's activities as a student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, school teacher in Alabama, lawyer in Louisiana, soldier in the Confederate army, judge and state legislator in Louisiana during Reconstruction, Republican elector for Louisiana, and Internal Revenue Service agent.

    • Contributor: Levisee, Aaron Burton
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1847
  • Wallace Carroll papers, 1941-1989

    Journalist and psychological warfare strategist. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and propaganda leaflets documenting primarily Carroll's work for the United States Office of War Information and the Psychological Strategy Board.

    • Contributor: Carroll, Wallace
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1941