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William Henry Harrison: A Resource Guide

American Memory Historical Collections

Harrison
Harrison.
1 print : lithograph.
[between 1830 and 1850(?)]
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-89587

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. Search the bibliographic records and the full-text option to find items related to William Henry Harrison, including A sketch of the life and public services of General William Henry Harrison, candidate of the people for president of the United States, to which is annexed an appendix.

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

This collection contains a large selection of congressional material related to William Henry Harrison's political career as a delegate from the Northwest Territory, territorial governor of Indiana, Indian commissioner, member of the House of Representatives, U.S. senator, and U.S. president. Search this collection by date and publication to find materials related to Harrison.

First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820

This collection consists of 15,000 pages of original historical material documenting the land, peoples, exploration, and transformation of the trans-Appalachian West from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. Among the sources included are books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, scientific publications, broadsides, letters, journals, legal documents, ledgers and other financial records, maps, physical artifacts, and pictorial images. Browse the collection by subject and name to locate items pertaining to William Henry Harrison.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

"I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Harrison's inauguration in 1841.

The James Madison Papers, 1723-1836

The James Madison Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 12,000 items captured in some 72,000 digital images. They document the life of the man who came to be known as the "Father of the Constitution" through correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters and legislation, an autobiography, legal and financial documents, and miscellaneous manuscripts. The collection contains sixteen items pertaining to Harrison.

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1820-1860 & 1870-1885

This collection consists of over 62,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the nineteenth century. Included are popular songs, operatic arias, piano music, sacred music, and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra. Included in the collection are thirty-three items of sheet music about Harrison.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

The Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress

The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents ranging in date from 1606 to 1827. Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and drafts of documents make up two-thirds of the Papers. Search the descriptive information and/or full text on William H. Harrison to locate other letters.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

 

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