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William Henry Harrison: A Resource Guide

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W. H. Harrison : from the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers
W. H. Harrison: from the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers.
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Finding Books by and about William Henry Harrison

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than fifteen subject headings for books related to William Henry Harrison. To find works on any of these topics, select Browse, and enter the words Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841 into the search box; then choose the Subjects beginning with option. You will get the list of Harrison-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles that have that subject heading and click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Harrison-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by or about Harrison as well as limited selection of biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by Harrison

Clanin, Douglas E., ed. The Papers of William Henry Harrison, 1800-1815. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1994.
LC Call Number: E392 Microfilm 21,021 (Reels 1-3 : 2 copies of 1-2)
Microfilm 22,057 (Reels 4-10 : 2 copies) [Catalog Record]

Esarey, Logan, ed. Messages and Letters of William Henry Harrison. Indianapolis, 1922; reprint, New York: Arno, 1975.
Call Number: E337.8 .H37 1975 [Catalog Record]
Note: Volume 1 External Link and volume 2 External Link of the 1922 edition are available on the Internet Archive.

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Harrison

Cleaves, Freeman. Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Time. Newtown, Conn.: American Political Biography, 1990.
Call Number: E392 .C64 1990 [Catalog Record]

Collins, Gail. William Henry Harrison. New York: Times Books, 2012.
LC Call Number: E392 .C65 2012 [Catalog Record]

Goebel, Dorothy Burne. William Henry Harrison: A Political Biography. Philadelphia: Porcupine, 1974.
LC Call Number: E392 .G59 1974 [Catalog Record]

Owens, Robert M. Mr. Jefferson's Hammer: William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: E392 .O94 2007 [Catalog Record]

Parsons, Benjamin. Eulogy on the Private and Public Character, and Public Services of the Late President Harrison. Pensacola?, 1841.
LC Call Number: E392 .P26 [Catalog Record]

Peterson, Norma Lois. The Presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1989.
LC Call Number: E391 .P48 1989 [Catalog Record]

Queen, Mary Jane Child. William Henry Harrison: General and President. New York: Nova Science, 2007.
LC Call Number: E392 .Q44 2007 [Catalog Record]

Todd, Charles Stewart. Sketches of the Civil and Military Services of William Henry Harrison. Cincinnati, 1840; reprint, New York: Arno, 1975.
LC Call Number: E392 .T64 1975 [Catalog Record]


Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Stevens, Kenneth R. William Henry Harrison: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1998.
LC Call Number: Z8387.97 .S74 1998 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Doak, Robin S. William Henry Harrison. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2004.
LC Call Number: E392 .D625 2004 [Catalog Record]

Greene, Meg. William H. Harrison. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2007.
LC Call Number: E392 .G84 2007 [Catalog Record]

Schlesinger, Arthur M., ed. The Election of 1840 and the Harrison/Tyler Administrations. Philadelphia: Mason Crest, 2003.
LC Call Number: E390 .E44 2003 [Catalog Record]

Venezia, Mike. William Henry Harrison: Ninth President, 1841. New York: Children's Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E392 .V46 2005 [Catalog Record]

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