Andrew Jackson: A Resource Guide
Related Online Resources at the Library of Congress
Meet Amazing Americans: Andrew Jackson
Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's
Library provides a variety of stories about Andrew Jackson, including information about his heroic victory at the Battle of New Orleans, his pivotal impact on American political history, and his devastating policies towards Native Americans.
Jump Back in Time: Jackson Signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson
Jump Back in Time: Winning the Battle of New Orleans
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 Andrew Jackson from this time
A selection of articles related to Andrew Jackson includes:
American Treasures of the Library of Congress
The online American Treasures of the Library of Congress exhibition is an unprecedented display of the rarest, most interesting or significant items relating to America's past, drawn from every corner of the world's largest library. The exhibit has two entries directly related to Andrew Jackson, Jackson's First Inauguration and A White House Mob.
"I Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the Collections
of the Library of Congress
Items from eighteen presidential inaugurations are featured in this online exhibition, including manuscripts and a print from Andrew Jackson's first inauguration.
Library of Congress Geography and Maps: An Illustrated Guide
This guide to the Geography & Map Division's collections includes in its Special Collections section a brief description of holdings related to Andrew Jackson. To find it, search in the page on the words Andrew Jackson.
The Andrew Jackson Collection
A description of Jackson materials in the Manuscript Division.
Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online
A finding aid for the Andrew Jackson Papers collection in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
Index to the Andrew Jackson Papers on microfilm (1967).
The Manuscript Division also offers online finding aids for the papers of Jackson's secretary of state and vice president Martin Van Buren and for those of his secretary of the Navy and secretary of the treasury Levi Woodbury; as well as for the papers of his great adversary in the crisis over the Second Bank of the United States, Nicholas Biddle.
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
To find digital images related to Jackson, such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons, search PPOC using the following subject headings:
- Jackson, Andrew. (This entry will yield all subject results for Jackson.)
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845. (This is the most common subject heading for Jackson.)
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845--Associated Objects.
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845--Commemoration.
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845--Homes & Haunts.
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845--Homes & Haunts--Tennessee--Nashville.
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845--Inauguration, 1829.
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845--Military Service.
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845--Portrayals.
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845--Statues.
- Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845--Tomb--Tennessee--Nashville.
- Jackson, Andrew, His Memory Invoked.
- Jackson, Andrew, Presidency.
- Jackson, Andrew, Presidential Candidate.
To locate additional images, click on the Advanced Search feature to search all text fields in PPOC using the exact phrase Andrew Jackson.
There are approximately 700 daguerreotypes in the Prints & Photographs Division. The majority of the images are portraits, including two daguerreotype portraits of Andrew Jackson.
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes. Search on the exact phrase Andrew Jackson (do not put quotation marks around the words) to find several records of buildings associated with Jackson’s life and career, including:
- The Hermitage, West Cabin, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Hermitage, Davidson County, TN,
Rachel and Andrew Jackson's first residence on the plantation, an important symbol of his “frontier” identity, and later the residence of some of Jackson’s slaves.
- The Hermitage, U.S. Highway 70 North (4580 Rachel's Lane), Nashville vicinity, Davidson County, TN,
the final main house at The Hermitage.
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 Andrew Jackson and Rachel Jackson.
On January 8, 1815, Major General Andrew Jackson led a small, poorly-equipped army to victory against eight thousand British troops at the Battle of New Orleans. The victory made Jackson a national hero.
On January 13, 1833, President Andrew Jackson wrote Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina's defiance of federal authority. He closed with the assertion, "nothing must be permitted to weaken our government at home or abroad."
On August 9, 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson, "Old Hickory," signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson ending the Creek War. The agreement provided for the surrender of twenty-three million acres of Creek land to the United States.
Digital Reference Section Web Guides
A Guide to the War of 1812
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the War of 1812, including manuscripts, broadsides, pictures, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the War of 1812 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site.
Primary Documents in American History
This site offers a list of some of the most important documents in American history from 1763 to 1877. Each document has a page with background information, links to digital material associated with the documents, and bibliographies for both adult and young readers.Documents containing information related to Andrew Jackson include the Indian Removal Act that Jackson signed on May 28, 1830; and the Nullification Proclamation that he issued on December 10, 1832.
Other Related Web Guides
Web guides from the Digital Reference Section include guides for Martin Van Buren (forthcoming), John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster. Each links to a wide range of digital materials about these political leaders of the Jacksonian era.
Andrew Jackson Papers
Manuscript Division specialist Gerard Gawalt discusses the Andrew Jackson Papers at the Library of Congress.
Jon Meacham: 2009 National Book Festival
Biographer Jon Meacham discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.