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.
Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets
This collection spans the period from the turn of the
nineteenth century to the 1880s, although a majority of
the song sheets were published from the 1850s to the 1870s.
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 are recorded. Search
the collection to locate items pertaining to New
Hampshire, including Alexander
Hamilton’s Itinerarium, a narrative of his
journeys throughout the northeast states.
Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed
The Printed Ephemera Collection at the Library of Congress
is a rich repository of Americana. In total, the collection
comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth
century to the present and encompass key events and eras
in American history. Browse by geographic
location of printing to locate over 200 items printed
American Women: A Gateway
to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's
History and Culture in the United States
This site contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable
version of the print publication American Women: A Library
of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture
in the United States (Washington, D.C.: Library of
Congress, 2001). The guide has been redesigned for online
use, with added illustrations and links to existing digitized
material located throughout the Library of Congress Web
site. Search the collection on
New Hampshire to locate eight items.
"California as I Saw
It": First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years,
This collection consists of the full texts and illustrations
of 190 books documenting the formative era of California's
history through eyewitness accounts. It covers the dramatic
decades between the Gold Rush and the turn of the twentieth
century. Search the bibliographic records
using the search term New Hampshire to find narratives
from individuals who traveled from New Hampshire to California.
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. Search the full-text using
the term New Hampshire for items relating to the
Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints
The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains
1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the
supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military
personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects.
The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate
and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.
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. The collection contains seven portraits of congressmen from New Hamsphire.
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. Browse the
collection by place to
locate more than 800 images of New
Documents from the
Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
The Continental Congress Broadside Collection (253 titles)
and the Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21
titles) contain 274 documents relating to the work of Congress
and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items
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. Search
the bibliographic records using the term New Hampshire
for documents relating to the state.
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. Search the full-text option
using the term New Hampshire to locate items related
to the state, including documents
relating to the organization of the New Hampshire Audubon
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. The collection contains more
than 900 black-and white of New Hampshire.
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs
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 pictures focus on rural areas and farm labor, as well as aspects of World War II mobilization, including factories, railroads, aviation training, and women working. The collection contains six
color photographs of New Hampshire.
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.
Bible Against Slavery, with Replies to the "Bible
View of Slavery," by John H. Hopkins, D. D., Bishop
of the Diocese of Vermont; and to "A Northern Presbyter's
Second Letter to Ministers of the Gospel," by Nathan
Lord, D. D., Late President of Dartmouth College; and
to "X," of the New-Hampshire patriot. By Stephen
North-side View of Slavery. A Sermon on the Crime Against
Freedom, in Kansas and Washington. Preached at Henniker,
N.H., August 31, 1856, by Eden B. Foster.
George Washington Papers
at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799
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.
The Gottscho-Schleisner 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. The collection contains more than thirty photographs of New Hampshire including nineteen photographs of the New Hampshire residence of former President Franklin Pierce.
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
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 by
geographic to locate items for New Hampshire.
This collection documents the architecture and social life
of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in the 1920s,
1930s, and 1940s. Exteriors and interiors of commercial,
residential, and government buildings, as well as street
scenes and views of neighborhoods are depicted. Browse the subject
index to locate two images of New
"I Do Solemnly Swear...":
This collection brings together approximately 400 items
or 2,000 digital files from each of the 63 presidential
inaugurations from George Washington's in 1789 to George
W. Bush's in 2001. This presentation includes diaries and
letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations,
handwritten drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural
tickets and programs, prints, photographs, and sheet music.
The following items pertain to Franklin Pierce who was from
The Irving Fine Collection,
ca. 1914 to 1962
This first online release presents a selection of fifty
seven photographs, a sketchbook that includes sketches for
the woodwind Partita and a string quartet, a manuscript
score for the String Quartet (1952), a recorded performance
of the Quartet, and the finding aid for the collection.
Included in this collection is a photograph of the
Irving Fine studio, MacDowell Colony, in Peterborough, New
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.
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 format. The collection is organized according
to seven major categories: Cities and Towns,
Conservation and Environment,
and Exploration, General
Battles and Campaigns, and Transportation and Communication.
Browse the geographic location
index to locate maps of New
NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870 to 1885
These scrapbooks document the activities of the Geneva
Political Equality Club, which the Millers founded in 1897,
as well as efforts at the state, national, and international
levels to win the vote for women. Browse the subject
index to locate items pertaining to New
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. The collection contains three items pertaining to New Hamsphire.
This collection contains approximately 4,000 images featuring
American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. Search
the bibliographic records to locate eighteen images
Pioneering the Upper Midwest:
Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910
This collection portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota,
and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth
centuries through first-person accounts; biographies; promotional
literature; local histories; ethnographic, antiquarian,
and colonial archival documents, and other texts drawn from
the Library of Congress' General Collections and the Rare
Books & Special Collections Division.
Prosperity and Thrift:
The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
This collection assembles a wide array of Library of Congress
source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread
prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition
to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in
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.
Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
This collection contains just over 100 pamphlets and books
published between 1772 and 1889 concerning the difficult
and troubling experiences of African and African-American
slaves in the American colonies and the United States.
His Life and Times on Film
Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606 to 1827
This presentation features 104 films which record events
in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898
until his death in 1919. One of the films in this collection
chronicles the arrival of Peace
Envoys at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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,
The NAWSA Collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets,
and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign.
The collection includes works from the libraries of other
members and officers of the organization including: Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Stone
Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Smith Miller, and
Mary A. Livermore. Search the full text
using the term New Hampshire to find several documents
relating to the state.
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. Among the photographs is one of Miss
Sallie W. Hovey, Chairman, New Hampshire National Woman's
Words and Deeds in American
History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's
First 100 Years
Included are the papers of presidents, cabinet ministers,
members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, military officers,
diplomats, reformers and political activists, artists and
writers, scientists and inventors, and other prominent Americans
whose lives reflect our country's evolution.