The 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.
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Begun by Mr. Stern in the 1920s, the 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.
Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress
This collection consist of correspondence, scientific
notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs
documenting Bell's invention of the telephone and his involvement
in the first telephone company, his family life, his interest
in the education of the deaf, and his aeronautical and other
at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915
Work, school, and leisure activities in the United States
from 1894 to 1915 are featured in this presentation of motion
American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920: a Study Collection from the Harvard Graduate School of Design
This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920. It represents the work of Harvard faculty, such as Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of prominent landscape architects throughout the country.
Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project,
These life histories were written by staff of the Folklore
Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works
Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from
1936-40. The collection contains twenty-nine titles for Maine.
American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment,
This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms
of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived
from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language
playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion
pictures, 10 sound recordings, 143 photographs, and 29 memorabilia
items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini.
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.
- American State Papers, Senate, 20th Congress, 1st Session
Foreign Relations: Volume 6, Pages 893 through 944, No. 483. Report from the State of Maine relative to the Northeastern boundary of that state.
- American State Papers, Senate, 17th Congress, 1st Session
Public Lands: Volume 3, Page 451, No. 347. Application of Maine for a grant of land for the purpose of education.
The Library's daguerreotype collection consists of more than 725 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes produced by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion of the collection.
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. The collection contains more than 400 images of Maine.
The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
This collection documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs
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. The collection contains more than ninety images of Maine.
Photographers working for the U.S. government's Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944 made approximately 1,600 color photographs that depict life in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The collection contains more than thirty images of Maine.
Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African-American
abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his
own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer,
writer, and publisher.
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
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. Search the collection to locate images of Maine.
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the
Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections
document achievements in architecture, engineering, and
design in the United States through a comprehensive range
of building types and engineering technologies. Browse the
collection by place to locate items for Maine
The Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress
holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections
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
and Exploration, General
Battles and Campaigns, and Transportation
and Communication. Browse the geographic
location index to locate the 88 maps of Maine.
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.
The collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. The collection contains more than thirty images of Maine.
Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996
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.
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.
Van Vechten Collection
This collection consists of 1,395 photographs taken by
American photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) between
1932 and 1964. The bulk of the collection consists of portrait
photographs of celebrities, including many figures from
the Harlem Renaissance. Search the collection to find the twenty-one images of Maine.