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William Howard Taft: A Resource Guide

Wm. H. Taft - "good times"
Wm. H. Taft - "good times".
1 print: chromolithograph.
Cleveland: Allied Printing Trades Council, 1908.
Prints & Photographs Division.
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America's Library

Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's Library provides the following stories related to William Howard Taft:

Jump Back in Time: U.S. President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Howard Taft Was Born, September 15, 1857

Jump Back in Time: First Lady Helen Herron Taft Planted Cherry Trees in Washington, D.C., March 27, 1912

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America

This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search this collection to find thousands of newspaper articles about William Howard Taft and his presidency, including the front pages of the following newspapers announcing his victory in the 1908 presidential election:


"I Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the Collections of the Library of Congress

Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this online exhibition. They include a letter written by Theodore Roosevelt confiding to his daughter, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, stating that he would prefer Taft succeed him and a letter written by Taft in 1924 predicting that Calvin Coolidge would receive the Republican nomination.

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Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online

Access the finding aids for the papers of William Howard Taft in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

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Performing Arts Encyclopedia (PAE)

The PAE is a guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress and provides information about the Library's unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other materials. The PAE contains the sheet music for the song "President Taft, He's All Right" from the 1912 presidential election.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Taft, William H. (William Howard),--1857-1930 to find digital images related to Taylor such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase William Taft 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 William Howard Taft and Helen Herron Taft.

Today in History

March 27

On March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the northern bank of the Potomac River Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

May 23

President William Howard Taft presided over the dedication of the New York Public Library on May 23, 1911.

June 22

On the evening of June 22, 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt asked his supporters to leave the floor of the Republican National Convention in Chicago. Republican progressives reconvened in Chicago's Orchestra Hall and endorsed the formation of a national progressive party.

September 15

William Howard Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 15, 1857. Taft served as both president of the United States and chief justice of the Supreme Court.

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