External Web Sites
American President: An Online Reference Resource
The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia presents essays about Martin Van Buren and his life before, during, and after his presidential term. Additionally there are links to some of Van Buren's important speeches, biographical information about members of his Cabinet, and a selected bibliography on Van Buren and his administration.
American Presidents: Life Portraits
This site provides information on American presidents designed to complement C-SPAN's twentieth-anniversary television series. The page on Van Buren contains facts about his personal life and public service, and includes links to documents, online videos, and a selected bibliography.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present
This directory summarizes the lives and political careers of members of Congress that served from its beginnings. The entry for Martin Van Buren includes links to a bibliography and an extensive listing of research collections throughout the United States containing documents related to Van Buren.
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is Van Buren's retirement estate, Lindenwald, located near his boyhood home in Kinderhook, New York. This National Park Service web site provides information on visiting the estate as well as links to photo galleries of the home, items from the historical collections, and research documents providing insight into Martin Van Buren's life at Lindenwald.
National Park Service "Teaching with Historic Places" Lesson Plans: Martin Van Buren's "Return to the Soil"
This lesson plan examines the role Van Buren's retirement estate, Lindenwald, played in his life as he came to terms with having served only a single term presidency and sought to establish himself in the role of gentleman farmer as his heroes, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, had done.
The Papers of Martin Van Buren
The Papers of Martin Van Buren is a joint digital/print documentary editing project focused on the papers of the eighth president, including his letters, speeches, notes, and miscellaneous material. When completed, this website will contain approximately 13,000 transcribed, minimally annotated Van Buren papers. The Papers of Martin Van Buren is produced in partnership with Cumberland University.
POTUS: Martin Van Buren
The Internet Public Library's POTUS (Presidents of the United States) Web site provides background information, election results, a list of cabinet members, and notable events for each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, and other presidential sites are also included.
United States Senate: Vice President of the United States (President of the Senate)
Martin Van Buren was one of fourteen former vice presidents to become president of the United States. This essay provides an extensive overview of Van Buren's political career.