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Grover Cleveland: A Resource Guide

Grover Cleveland, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, holding hat
Grover Cleveland, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, holding hat.
1 photographic print. 1888.
Prints & Photographs Division.
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America's Library

Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's Library contains a political cartoon of Susan B. Anthony chasing after President Grover Cleveland in her fight for women's right to vote.

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 thousands of newspaper articles about Grover Cleveland and his presidency, including the front pages of the following newspapers about Cleveland's first inauguration:

In addition, the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room has created a series of topics guides to the newspapers included in Chronicling America, including a guide on the Cleveland Administration and Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland.


American Treasures of the Library of Congress

This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects of American history and culture. Objects displayed are organized according to the three categories that Thomas Jefferson used for his library: memory, reason, and imagination. The exhibition includes the following documents pertaining to Grover Cleveland:

Hispanic Reading Room

The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War

This presentation provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who participated in the fighting or commented about it. Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources, supplemented by an overview essay about the war and that time period. Among the participants featured are well-known figures such as Presidents Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Manuscript Division

Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online

Access the finding aids for the papers of Grover Cleveland in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Cleveland, Grover,--1837-1908 to find digital images related to Cleveland such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Grover Cleveland to locate additional images.

Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 photographs primarily of architectural subjects, including ten photographs of Grover Cleveland's birthplace, in Caldwell, New Jersey.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey

This collection contains surveys of more than 363,000 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, including Grover Cleveland's birthplace, in Caldwell, New Jersey.

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 Grover Cleveland and Frances Folsom Cleveland.

Today in History

June 2

President Grover Cleveland wed Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony on June 2, 1886.

June 19

The Statue of Liberty arrived at its permanent home at Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885, aboard the French frigate Isere. President Grover Cleveland dedicated the statue on October 28, 1886, before thousands of spectators.

September 2

On September 2, 1885, a mob of white coal miners attacked their Chinese co-workers (both groups were employed by the Union Pacific Coal Company) in Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, over a dispute on who had the right to work in a particularly lucrative area of the mine.

November 4

On November 4, 1884, Democrat Grover Cleveland defeated Republican James G. Blaine ending a particularly acrimonious presidential campaign.

December 30

Turn-of-the-century progressive reformer John Peter Altgeld was born in Germany on December 30, 1847. As governor of Illinois, Altgeld refused to use federal troops to suppress the Pullman Strike when the American Railway Union protested a reduction in salary without an accompanying reduction in the cost of company-owned housing and other expenses. Ultimately, President Grover Cleveland ordered 2,500 federal troops to Chicago to suppress the strike, exercising his authority to protect mail and interstate commerce.

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