American Memory Historical Collections
Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed
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
Among the collection’s Arthur-related materials are:
Popular Demand: Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies,
This collection presents portraits of U.S. presidents
and first ladies, including three images of Chester Arthur and one image of Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur.
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925
This collection illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth
century Chinese immigration to California through about
8,000 images and pages of primary source materials. Search this collection to find three political cartoons that feature Chester Arthur.
History of the American West, 1860-1920: Photographs from the Collection of the Denver Public Library
This collection contains over 30,000 photographs, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library. Most of the photographs were taken between 1860 and 1920, including twenty images related to Chester Arthur's journey to Wyoming in 1883.
Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating
to presidential inaugurations, including an image of Chester Arthur taking the oath of office.
for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1820-1860 & 1870-1885
This collection contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright, including two songs related to Chester Arthur:
Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals
This collection presents twenty-three popular periodicals
digitized by Cornell University Library and the Library
of Congress. Search the bibliographic
records and the full-text options
to find articles that mention Chester Arthur, including a biographical article in The Bay State Monthly from 1884.