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  • Riggs family papers, 1763-1945

    Merchant and banking family of New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Family and business correspondence, diaries, account books, writings, financial records, biographical and genealogical papers, printed materials, and other papers of Riggs family members.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1763
  • Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, 1835-1908

    Confederate army officer, topographical and mining engineer, and historian. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, subject files, writings, financial papers, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous printed material relating principally to Hotchkiss's service with the Confederate army as a topographical engineer in Virginia and his involvement with various land and mining schemes in West Virginia, especially the Gauley Coal Company, Guyandot Coal Land Association, and North Flat-Top Land ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1835
  • Lyman Potter Spencer papers, 1856-1914

    Artist, soldier, and calligrapher. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, account books, genealogical file, penmanship file, and other papers documenting Spencer's Civil War service and his efforts to continue the publication of the copybooks by his father, Platt R. Spencer, who developed the Spencerian style of handwriting.

    • Contributor: Spencer, Lyman Potter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1856
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    Tilton C. Reynolds papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly letters written by Reynolds to his mother, Juliana Smith Reynolds, during his service with the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment that describe Civil War skirmishes in Virginia, military life, and morale of the soldiers. Also includes other letters to Juliana Smith Reynolds, diaries (1870, 1884, 1890) of Reynolds and his mother, financial and legal papers, notebook, writings, autograph album, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and ...

    • Contributor: Reynolds, Tilton C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    John Charles Frémont and Jessie Benton Frémont papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, Civil War material, presidential campaign material from 1856, printed matter, prints, photographs, and other papers relating to the careers of both John Charles Frémont and Jessie Benton Frémont. Includes material pertaining to the Civil War service of John Charles Frémont as commander in charge of the U.S. Army's Western Department and Mountain Department and to the service of Major George E. Waring ...

    • Contributor: Frémont, John Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Anita Newcomb McGee papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, writings, scientific and medical data, family papers, photographs, and other papers pertaining chiefly to McGee's studies of communistic societies in the United States such as the Shakers and the Bethel and Oneida communities, to her duties as acting assistant surgeon in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War, and to the formation of the Women's Anthropological Society of America. Subjects include hygiene ...

    • Contributor: McGee, Anita Newcomb
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Hubbard family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly correspondence supplemented by diaries, speeches, writings, notes, printed matter, drawings, and other papers of members of the Hubbard family and allied Bell, Greene, and McCurdy families. Primarily the papers of Gardiner G. Hubbard; his wife, Gertrude Mercer McCurdy Hubbard; his father, Samuel Hubbard; and his father-in-law, Robert Henry McCurdy. Documents Gardiner G. Hubbard's interest in the education of the deaf; the Caledonia Mine, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Edgar Alexander Mearns papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, reports, family papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Mearns's career as a naturalist and U.S. Army surgeon. Documents his activities as a collector of data on animal and plant life and his participation in the Smithsonian African Expedition led by Theodore Roosevelt in 1909. Includes correspondence with Roosevelt.

    • Contributor: Mearns, Edgar Alexander
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Grover Cleveland Loening papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence; manuscripts of books, articles, and speeches; and subject files, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, drawings, blueprints, and printed material documenting Loening's career in aviation. Includes material on his studies at Columbia University, employment at the Wright Aeronautical Corporation (chief engineer, 1913-1914), service in the U.S. Army Signal Corps Aviation Section, work at the Sturtevant Aeroplane Company, and establishment of the Grover Loening Aircraft Company. ...

    • Contributor: Loening, Grover
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    James G. Harbord papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, personal diary, confidential cables, administrative memoranda of General John J. Pershing, records of conversations, clippings, scrapbooks, operation maps, barrage charts, sketches, a portrait, and other papers pertaining to Harbord's service in the U.S. Army. Pertains primarily to his service as Pershing's chief of staff during World War I; commander of a marine brigade during the battle of Chateau-Thierry, France, in 1918; commander of ...

    • Contributor: Harbord, James G.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Alvah H. Granniss papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, including originals and typescripts of letters; a memoranda by Granniss about his Civil War service; poems and a song; envelopes; printed matter; artifacts; and other papers relating chiefly to Granniss's Civil War service with the 1st Connecticut Cavalary Regiment, U.S. Army. Consists primarily of letters from Granniss to his sister, Mary Ann Tuttle, and his parents, Henry H. Granniss and Louisa Granniss, and ...

    • Contributor: Granniss, Alvah H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Charles W. Hack papers, circa 1800-1926

    Army officer and surgeon. Mainly a journal of Hack's medical service in the United States Army in the Philippines, 1901-1903, two manuscripts, portions of the Koran, in Arabic, and one Arabic-script manuscript in Maranao, a native Philippine language from Mindanao, an excerpt from the epic "Darangen."

    • Contributor: Hack, Charles W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1800
  • Everett Strait Hughes papers, 1903-1975

    Army officer. Correspondence, diaries, and orders concerning Hughes's career in ordnance and general staff work in the United States Army, including during the Mexican Punitive Expedition, World War I, and World War II.

    • Contributor: Hughes, Everett Strait
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1903
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    Edward Settle Godfrey papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, lectures, writings, military orders, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Godfrey's military career and the various Indian engagements in which he was involved, especially the battles of the Washita, Little Big Horn, and Bear Paw. Includes a diary (1868-1871) of Winfield S. Harvey and material relating to General George A. Custer. Correspondents include D.F. Barry, E.A. Brininstool, Robert ...

    • Contributor: Godfrey, Edward Settle
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Frank Knox papers, 1898-1954

    Newspaper editor and publisher, and U.S. secretary of the navy. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and miscellany relating to Knox's service in the Spanish-American War and World War I, his work as editor and publisher, 1936 campaign for vice president, and stint as secretary of the navy. Includes papers of his wife, Annie Reid Knox.

    • Contributor: Knox, Frank
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1898
  • 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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    Frank Kowalski papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, reports, military orders, patents, newspaper clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, drawings, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Kowalski's career in the U.S. Army (1925-1958) and in the U.S. House of Representatives (1959-1963). Military files document his directorship of the Disarmament School, U.S. Army Forces in the European Theater, London, England (1944-1945) and the school's training of Allied and American officers ...

    • Contributor: Kowalski, Frank
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • William Franklin Patterson papers, 1812-1937

    Civil engineer and army officer. Correspondence, military records, writings, newspapers, notes, and fragments relating principally to Patterson's Civil War service in the Union Army.

    • Contributor: Patterson, William Franklin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1812
  • Matthew Stanley Quay papers, 1776-1949

    United States senator from Pennsylvania (1887-1904). Correspondence, election materials, financial papers, genealogical information, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Quay's career in Pennsylvania and national politics as a member of the Republican party and the United States Senate.

    • Contributor: Quay, Matthew Stanley
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1776
  • John Marshall Harlan papers, 1810-1971

    Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and lawyer and politician of Kentucky. Correspondence, legal and financial records, and other material relating to Harlan's career in law, politics, and the judiciary.

    • Contributor: Harlan, John Marshall
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1810
  • James Jenkins Gillette papers, 1857-1884

    U.S. Army officer, U.S. Army commissioner of subsistence, and U.S. commissioner of claims from Mobile, Alabama. Correspondence, military papers, receipts, court records, and a docket book relating to Gillette's military service and his activities as claims commissioner.

    • Contributor: Gillette, James Jenkins
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1857
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    The long black freedom struggle, African American soldiers in WWI and Korea, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    In a Scholars Roundtable as part of the series "Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement," scholar Adriane Lentz-Smith, Duke University, discusses black soldiers' experiences in World War I and stresses the importance of World War I in the long civil rights movement by arguing that it provided a crucial training ground and intellectual crucible for the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
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    Ira Eaker papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Part I of the collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries (1942-1947), notes of appointments, minutes of meetings, speeches, articles, book drafts, notes, reports, accounts, press releases, scrapbooks, printed material, maps, drawings, and other papers chiefly documenting Eaker's military career in the aeronautical section of the U.S. Army (under several names: U.S. Army Air Service, 1918-1926, U.S. Army Air Corps, 1926-1942, and U.S. Army Air ...

    • Contributor: Eaker, Ira
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • John Vachon papers, 1913-1995

    Photographer. Correspondence, family papers, writings, and miscellaneous material relating primarily to Vachon's career as a photographer with the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Look magazine.

    • Contributor: Vachon, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1913
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    Donald Benham Civil War collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, military orders and records, financial and legal records, and other papers of Union Army officers and soldiers concerning recruitment, enlistment, camp life, battle engagements, military strategy, and distribution of military supplies. Other subjects include diplomatic policy, abolition and slavery, and social conditions in the South during its occupation by Union forces. Includes records of the U.S. Navy Potomac Flotilla pertaining to communications ...

    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection