James Monroe: A Resource Guide
Amazing Americans: James Monroe
Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's
Library provides a variety of stories about James Monroe,
including the Monroe
Doctrine, the Era
of Good Feeling, and the Missouri
Back in Time: James Monroe Sought Advice from Thomas Jefferson
Back in Time: Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty
Cultures and History of the Americas: The Jay I. Kislak
Collection at the Library of Congress
This exhibition features fifty highlights from the more
than 4,000 rare books, maps, documents, paintings, prints,
and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection
at the Library of Congress. It includes a letter from
Secretary of State James
Monroe to Lord Holland of Great Britain dated November
29, 1811, warning that continued British repression of
American commerce will ultimately lead to war.
Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America
The exhibition contains more than two hundred treasures
of American Judaica from the collections of the Library
of Congress. It features a letter from Isaac Harby of
Charleston to Secretary of State James
Monroe on May 13, 1816, protesting the removal of
Mordecai Manuel Noah from his post as consul to Tunis
because he was Jewish.
This exhibition focuses on the extraordinary legacy of
Thomas Jefferson--founding father, farmer, architect,
inventor, slaveholder, book collector, scholar, diplomat,
and the third president of the United States. It features
three letters written between Jefferson and Monroe that
Domingue (Haiti). This exhibition also contains a
letter from Jefferson to Monroe outlining his reasons
why he wants to acquire New
Division Finding Aids Online
Access the finding aids for the papers of James
in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the subject heading Monroe,
James, 1758-1831 to find digital images related to
Monroe such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons.
all text fields in PPOC using the phrase James Monroe
to locate additional images.
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 James Monroe.
On October 17, 1823, President James Monroe wrote a letter
to his friend and Virginia neighbor Thomas Jefferson seeking
advice on foreign policy.
On October 20, 1803, the Senate ratified the Louisiana
Purchase Treaty by a vote of twenty-four to seven. James
Monroe and Robert Livingston negotiated the treaty with
Digital Reference Section Web Guides
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. Some
of the documents contain information related to Monroe,
including the Louisiana
Purchase, the Monroe
Doctrine, and the Missouri
Gerard Gawalt, an American History specialist with the
Manuscript Division, examines important documents found
in the James Monroe Papers at the Library of Congress.