William Howard Taft: A Resource Guide
Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's
Library provides the following stories related to William
Back in Time: U.S. President and Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court William Howard Taft Was Born, September
Back in Time: First Lady Helen Herron Taft Planted Cherry
Trees in Washington, D.C., March 27, 1912
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:
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.
Division Finding Aids Online
Access the finding aids for the papers of William
Howard Taft in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
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
& 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.
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.
President William Howard Taft presided over the dedication
of the New York Public Library on May 23, 1911.
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.
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.