Benjamin Harrison: A Resource Guide
This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search
this collection to find newspaper articles that reference
Benjamin Harrison from this time period.
A selection of articles related to Benjamin Harrison includes:
Do Solemnly Swear...” Inaugural Materials from the
of the Library of Congress
Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this exhibition,
including a draft
of Harrison's inaugural address.
Division Finding Aids Online
Access the finding aid for the papers of Benjamin
in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
& Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the subject heading Harrison,
Benjamin, 1833-1901 to find digital images related
to Harrison such as prints, photographs, and political
all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Benjamin
Harrison to locate additional images.
Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress
This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Benjamin Harrison, Caroline Harrison, and Mary Lord Harrison.
A sailor on board the Pinta sighted land early
in the morning of October 12, 1492, and a new era of European
exploration and expansion began.
The 400th anniversary of the event inspired the first
official Columbus Day holiday in the United States. In
1892, President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation
urging Americans to mark the day.
On November 11, 1889, President Benjamin Harrison declared
Washington the forty-second state in the Union. Less than
fifty years after pioneers began entering the Pacific
Northwest via the Oregon Trail, the United States borders
extended from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.
John Sellers, an American History specialist in the Manuscript
Division, examines important documents within the Benjamin
Harrison Papers at the Library of Congress.