American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P.
Murray Collection, 1818-1907
This collection presents a panoramic and eclectic review
of African-American history and culture, spanning almost
one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early
twentieth centuries. It includes two pamphlets on the assassination
of William McKinley.
Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
This collection documents the historical formation and
cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect
America's natural heritage through books, pamphlets, government
documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion
picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library
of Congress. It includes twelve
conservation-related proclamations issued by President
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 contain the full text of an 1888
speech on tariff legislation delivered by McKinley
while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Inventing Entertainment: the Early Motion Pictures and Sound
Recordings of the Edison Companies
The collections in the Library of Congress's Motion Picture,
Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division contain an extraordinary
range of the surviving products of Edison's entertainment
inventions and industries. This site features 341 motion
pictures, including fifteen
films related to McKinley's presidency and assassination.
Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
The twenty-eight films of this collection are actuality
motion pictures from the Paper Print Collection of the
Library of Congress. They include footage of President
William McKinley at his second inauguration; of the Pan-American
Exposition in Buffalo, New York; of President McKinley
at the Pan-American Exposition; and of President McKinley's
The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
The Songs of America presentation allows you to explore American history as documented in the work of some of our country's greatest composers, poets, scholars, and performers. The collection includes the following sheet music related to William McKinley.
Printed Ephemera: 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
Among the collection’s McKinley-related materials
The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
This presentation features 68 motion pictures produced
between 1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the
subsequent Philippine Revolution, including an 1898 film
McKinley in Camp Wikoff at Montauk
Point, Long Island. In addition, the special presentation
of 1898: The Spanish-American War contains biographical
information on McKinley.
U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating
to presidential inaugurations, including McKinley's first
inauguration in 1897 and his second
inauguration in 1901.