Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers from the Manuscript
Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately
20,000 documents. The collection contains a letter written
Garfield to Lincoln on January 24, 1864. It is the
only letter in the collection written by Garfield to Lincoln.
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
The collection documents the life of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) both through writings by and about Lincoln as well as a large body of publications concerning the issues of the times including slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and related topics. There are nine items related to James Garfield in this collection, including remarks delivered by Garfield in the House of Representatives on the first anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln.
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 Garfield-related materials are:
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional
Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
This collection contains a large selection of congressional
material related to James Garfield's service in the
U.S. House of Representatives (1863-80). Search
this collection by date and type of publication to
find materials related to Garfield.
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
This collection 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 Douglass papers include three folders containing copies of speeches delivered by James Garfield.
Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating
to presidential inaugurations, including James Garfield's inauguration in 1881.
Highlights from this collection include:
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870-1885
consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885,, including more than 60 songs related to James Garfield.
Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years
In honor of the Manuscript Division's centennial, its staff selected approximately 90 representative documents from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. This collection contains a New Year's greeting from Charles Julius Guiteau, James Garfield's assassin, to his jailer dated December 31, 1881.