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Benjamin Harrison: A Resource Guide

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Benjamin Harrison, half-length studio portrait, facing slightly left
Benjamin Harrison, half-length studio portrait, facing slightly left
1 photographic print.
Pach Bros, 1896.
Prints & Photographs Division
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-134885

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 20,000 documents which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. The collection includes a letter from Benjamin Harrison to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, January 02, 1861 (Recommendation for Caleb Smith) --Transcription.

African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907

The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900. Benjamin Harrison is mentioned in the pamphlet National appeal to the American Negro: Why We Should Favor the Chicago Platform. Search the full-text option to find other items related to Benjamin Harrison.

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

The Printed Ephemera Collection at the Library of Congress is a rich repository of Americana. In total, the Collection comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompassing key events and eras in American history. Search the full-text option to find items related to Benjamin Harrison.

Highlights from the collection pertaining to Harrison include:

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925

The collection documents the nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California and the West. The collection includes much that reflects the social life, culture, and commerce of these immigrants.

Highlights from the collection pertaining to Harrison include:

The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920

This collection presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, include cookbooks, photographs of billboards, print advertisements, trade cards, calendars, almanacs, and leaflets for a multitude of products. The collection includes a cover of a booklet Poor Boys - Image 3, which features Benjamin Harrison along with others.

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

The collection documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage. It consists of 60 books and pamphlets, 140 Federal statutes and Congressional resolutions, 34 additional legislative documents, excerpts from the Congressional Globe and the Congressional Record, 360 presidential proclamations, 170 prints and photographs, 2 historic manuscripts, and a 2-part motion picture. The collection contains eighteen proclamations from the U.S. Statutes at Large from Benjamin Harrison.

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The papers span the years 1841 to 1964, with the bulk of the material from 1862 to 1895.

Highlights from the collection pertaining to Harrison include:

Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920

The collection includes 3,042 pieces of sheet music published in America between 1850 and 1920. It presents a wide variety of types of vocal music: bel canto, minstrel songs, protest songs, sentimental songs, patriotic and political songs, plantation songs, Civil War songs, spirituals, dance music, songs from vaudeville and musicals, "Tin pan alley" songs, and songs from World War I.

Highlights from the collection pertaining to Harrison include:

"I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Harrison's inauguration in 1889.

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