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Benjamin Harrison: A Resource Guide

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Benjamin Harrison, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right
Benjamin Harrison, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right
1 photographic print.
c1888 July 28.
Prints & Photographs Division
Reproduction Number:

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 that reference Benjamin Harrison from this time period.

A selection of articles related to Benjamin Harrison includes:


“I Do Solemnly Swear...” Inaugural Materials from the Collections
of the Library of Congress

Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this exhibition, including a draft of Harrison's inaugural address.

Manuscript Division

Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online

Access the finding aid for the papers of Benjamin Harrison in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & 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 cartoons. Search 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.

Today in History

October 12

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.

November 11

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.


Benjamin Harrison Papers

John Sellers, an American History specialist in the Manuscript Division, examines important documents within the Benjamin Harrison Papers at the Library of Congress.

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