Franklin Pierce: A Resource Guide
This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages. Search
this collection to find newspaper
articles that reference Franklin Pierce from this time
A selection of articles related to Pierce includes:
- "National Democratic Convention. Fifth Day. Franklin Pierce Nominated," The Daily Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.), June 7, 1852.
- "Glorious. Most Glorious!!! Pierce Elected!" Fayetteville Observer. (Fayetteville, Tenn.), November 11, 1852.
- "Fatal Accident--Calamity to the President Elect," Daily Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.), January 7, 1853.
- "Accident to Gen. Pierce and Family," Loudon Free Press. (Loudon, Tenn.). January 15, 1853.
Treasures of the Library of Congress
This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects
of American history and culture. Objects displayed are
organized according to the three categories that Thomas
Jefferson used for his library: memory, reason, and imagination.
The exhibition includes the following sections pertaining
to Franklin Pierce's presidency:
Division Finding Aids Online
Finding aids for the Franklin
Pierce Papers and the
Family Papers collections
in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
& Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the subject heading Pierce,
find digital images related to Pierce such as prints,
photographs, and political cartoons. Search
all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Franklin
Pierce to locate additional images.
A selection of highlights from PPOC includes:
The Library's daguerreotype collection consists of more
than 725 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864, including
a photograph of Franklin
The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over
29,000 photographs primarily of architectural subjects,
including eight photographs of Franklin
Pierce's home in
Concord, New Hampshire.
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. The collection includes Pierce's
birthplace and early home in Hillsboro, New
Hampshire, and his law
office in Concord, New Hampshire.
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 Franklin Pierce and
Franklin Pierce, fourteenth president of the United
States, was born on November 23, 1804, in Hillsboro,
New Hampshire. Like his predecessor James K. Polk, Pierce
was a little-known candidate retired from national politics
when the Democratic Party summoned him to run for president.
James Gadsden, U.S. minister to Mexico, and General
Antonio López de Santa Anna, president of Mexico,
signed the Gadsden Purchase in Mexico City on December
30, 1853. The treaty settled the dispute over the exact
location of the Mexican border west of El Paso, Texas,
giving the U.S. claim to approximately 29,000 square
miles of land in what is now southern New Mexico, for
the price of $10 million.
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. Documents
related to Franklin Pierce's presidency include the Kansas
Nebraska Act of 1854.