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Rutherford B. Hayes: A Resource Guide

President Rutherford B. Hayes, half-length portrait, seated, facing left
President Rutherford B. Hayes, half-length portrait, seated, facing left.
1 photographic print.
[between 1877 and 1893, printed later]
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-13019

Digital Collections

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

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 history. Search the bibliographic records and the full-text option to find items related to Hayes.

Among the collection’s Hayes-related materials are:

A 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 Rutherford B. Hayes's service in the U.S. House of Representatives and the disputed presidential election of 1876. Search this collection by date and type of publication to find materials related to Hayes.

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. It includes a copy of Rutherford B. Hayes's First Annual Message to Congress dated December 3, 1877.

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

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Hayes's inauguration in 1877.

Highlights from this collection include:

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870-1885

This collection consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885.

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