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Presidential Election of 1904: A Resource Guide

Chicago, June 21, 1904 - "All in favor of the nomination will say aye!"
Chicago, June 21, 1904 - "All in favor of the nomination will say aye!"
1 photomechanical print: offset, color.
N.Y.: J. Ottmann Lith. Co., Puck Bldg., June 15, 1904.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-DIG-ppmsca-25858

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the presidential election of 1904, including photographs, political cartoons, broadsides, newspaper articles, and sheet music. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1904 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the 1904 election and a selected bibliography.

1904 Presidential Election Results [1]

Political Party
Presidential Nominee
VP Nominee
Electoral College
Popular Vote
Republican
Theodore Roosevelt
Charles Fairbanks
336
7,625,599
Democratic
Alton B. Parker
Henry Davis
140
5,083,501

Library of Congress Web Site | External Web Sites | Selected Bibliography

Digital Collections

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. While the broadside format represents the bulk of the collection, there are a significant number of leaflets and some pamphlets.

Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

This presentation features 104 films which record events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. Besides containing scenes of Roosevelt, these films include views of world figures, politicians, monarchs, and friends and family members of Roosevelt who influenced his life and the era in which he lived.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America

This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search this collection to find newspaper articles about the presidential election of 1904.

A selection of articles on the 1904 presidential election includes:

In addition, the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room has created a series of topics guides to the newspapers included in Chronicling America, including the presidential election of 1904.

Exhibitions

Voices, Votes, Victory: Presidential Campaign Songs

This exhibition presents a sampling of the rich collection of campaign songs housed in the Music Division of the Library of Congress.

Prints & Photographs Division

Pictorial Americana: Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress

Pictorial Americana, a Library of Congress publication, contains a chapter listing selected images related to the 1904 presidential election.

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Presidential elections--United States--1900-1910 to find additional prints, political cartoons, and other digital images related to the presidential election of 1904.

A selection of images from the 1904 presidential election includes:

External Web Sites

The American Presidency Project: Election of 1904 External Link

The American Presidency Project Web site presents election results from the 1904 presidential election.

HarpWeek: The Presidential Elections 1860-1912 External Link

This HarpWeek Web site features political cartoons from Harper's Weekly, Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, Vanity Fair, Puck, Judge, and American Political Prints, 1766-1876: A Catalog of the Collections in the Library of Congress. It provides explanations of the historical context and images of each cartoon, campaign overviews, biographical sketches, a review of the era's major issues, and other valuable information related to the 1904 presidential election.

Selected Bibliography

Primary Sources

The Campaign Text Book of the Democratic Party of the United States, 1904. Issued by Authority of the Democratic National Committee. New York: Metropolitan Printing Company, 1904. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Official Proceedings of the Thirteenth Republican National Convention, Held in the City of Chicago, June 21, 22, 23, 1904 ... Reported by M. W. Blumenberg. Minneapolis: Harrison & Smith, 1904. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Official Report of the Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention Held in St. Louis, Mo., July 6, 7, 8, and 9, 1904, Resulting in the Nomination of Hon. Alton B. Parker (of New York) for President and Hon. Henry G. Davis (of West Virginia) for Vice-President. New York: Press of the Publishers’ Printing Company, 1904. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Republican Campaign Text-Book, 1904. Milwaukee: Press of the Evening Wisconsin, 1904. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Roosevelt and Fairbanks: Reasons for Their Election. New York: M. King, 1904. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Morris, Charles, and Edward S. Ellis. Men and Issues of 1904: Containing Intimate Biographies of the Presidential Candidates and Leading Statesmen of all the Parties, with the Party Platforms and Proceedings in Full of the Various Conventions. Philadelphia: The J. C. Winston Company, 1904. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Schurz, Carl. To the Independent Voter: An Open Letter. New York: Parker Independent Clubs, 1904. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Notes

1. Presidential Elections, 1789-2008. (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010), 145, 235.

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