Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 20,000 documents which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material.
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907
This collection presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost 100 years from the early 19th through the early 20th centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900.
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
This collection documents the life of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) both through writings by and about Lincoln as well as a large body of publications concerning the issues of the times including slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and related topics. Browse the collection by location to locate three items pertaining to Delaware.
American Notes: Travels in America, 1750 to 1920
This collection comprises 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels in the colonies and the United States and their observations and opinions about American peoples, places, and society from about 1750 to 1920. Browse by subjects to locate one item pertaining to Delaware Indians.
The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600 to 1925
This collection comprises 139 books on Washington, D.C. and the Chesapeake Bay region including first-person narratives, early histories, historical biographies, promotional brochures, and books of photographs that capture in words and pictures a distinctive region as it developed between the onset of European settlement and the first quarter of the twentieth century.
- A memoir on the rise, progress, and present state of the Chesapeake and Delaware canal, accompanied with original documents and maps. By Joshua Gilpin ..
- Exhibit of the shocking oppression and injustice suffered for sixteen months by John Randel, Jun., Esq., contractor for the eastern section of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, from Judge Wright, engineer in chief, and late majority of the Board of Directors ... whereby the contractor has been ruined, the completion of that great national work delayed one year at least, and the interests of the state and of the stockholders of course materially injured ... By the author of An appeal to the stockholders.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
This collection consists of a linked set of published congressional records of the United States of America from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875.
The Library's daguerreotype collection consists of approximately 600 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes produced by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion of the collection.
Detroit Publishing Company
This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company Collection includes over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, mostly of the eastern United States.
Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774 to 1789
This collection include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
- Articles of Confederation and perpetual union between the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
- We the people of the states of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, and Georgia, do ordain, declare and establish the following constitution for the government of ourselves and our posterity.
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. Browse the collection by location to locate photographs of Delaware.
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909
This collection consists of 396 pamphlets, published from 1822 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics. The materials range from personal accounts and public orations to organizational reports and legislative speeches.
George Washington Papers
This collection consists of approximately 65,000 items (176,000 pages). Correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries and journals, reports, notes, financial account books, and military papers accumulated by George Washington from 1741 through 1799 are organized into nine series.
- George Washington Papers, Series 4, General Correspondence: New Castle County, Delaware, Citizens to George Washington, August 21, 1793.
- George Washington Papers, Series 7, Applications for Office, 1789-1796: Wilmington, Delaware, Merchants.
This collection is comprised of over 29,000 photographs primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States. Browse the collection by location to locate more than eighty images of Delaware.
The James Madison Papers, 1723 to 1859
The James Madison Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress 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.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870 to 1885
The Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which this collection represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The collection is organized according to seven major categories: Cities and Towns, Conservation and Environment, Cultural Landscapes, Discovery and Exploration, General Maps, Military Battles and Campaigns, and Transportation and Communication. Browse by location to locate more than 150 maps of Delaware.
This collection consists of over 62,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the nineteenth century.
This collection contains approximately 4,000 images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. The collection contains five images of Delaware.
Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
This collection comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the 17th century to the present and encompassing key events and eras in American history. Browse the collection by location to locate more than forty items printed in Delaware.
Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978 to 1996
This collection represents a wide range of quiltmaking techniques, from highly traditional to innovative. The quilts pictured exhibit excellent design and technical skill in a variety of styles and materials.
Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606 to 1827
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.
Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921
This collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets, and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign.
Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party
The photographs in this collection document the National Woman's Party's push for ratification of the 19th Amendment as well as its later campaign for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Browse by location to locate eight images for Delaware.