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William Henry Harrison: A Resource Guide

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William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States. Born Febr. 9th, 1773, died April 4th, 1841
William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States. Born Febr. 9th, 1773, died April 4th, 1841.
1 print : lithograph.
[1841(?)]
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-118276

America's Story

Meet Amazing Americans: William Henry Harrison

Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's Story provides a variety of stories about William Henry Harrison, including "Harrison's Military Career", "American Politics Forever Changed", and "The Log Cabin Campaign of 1840".

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 newspaper articles that reference William Henry Harrison from this time period.

Exhibitions

American Treasures of the Library of Congress

American Treasures of the Library of Congress is an unprecedented exhibition of the rarest, most interesting, or significant items relating to America's past, drawn from every corner of the world's largest library. The exhibition includes items about Harrison's Inauguration.

Prints and Photographs Division

Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841 to find digital images related to Harrison, such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase William Henry Harrison to locate additional images.

Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

This collection is comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. The collection contains eleven photographs of Harrison's residence in Charles City County, Virginia.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey

The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

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 Henry Harrison and Anna Harrison.

Today in History

December 4, 1619

On December 4, 1619, thirty-eight colonists arrived from England and ventured ashore to settle the land grant along the James River that became known as the Berkeley Hundred (Berkeley Plantation). They observed a prayer of Thanksgiving for their safe passage to the New World.

Berkeley Plantation, built for the family of Benjamin Harrison IV in 1726, was one of several impressive James River plantations constructed during the first part of the seventeenth century.

May 9, 1813

On May 9, 1813, General William Henry Harrison turned back a siege of Fort Meigs by Shawnee military leader Tecumseh and British General Henry A. Proctor. The fort, built under the supervision of Harrison in order to protect northwest Ohio and Indiana from British invasion, was located on the Maumee River above Toledo, Ohio.

Webcasts

William Henry Harrison Inaugural

Gerard Gawalt, an American history specialist in the Manuscript Division, discusses Harrison's inaugural address.

William Henry Harrison Papers

Gerard Gawalt, an American history specialist in the Manuscript Division, examines important documents within the William Henry Harrison Papers at the Library of Congress.

Wise Guide to loc.gov

This portal includes an article about William Henry Harrison entitled "An Incredibly Long-Winded President... Who Wasn't President for Very Long."

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