In American Memory The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress Contains approximately 38,000 items relating to Douglass' life as an escaped slave, abolitionist, editor, orator, and public servant. The papers span the years 1841 to 1964.
Rights and Access
The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright or any other restrictions for the documents in this collection. However, some of the content may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by privacy and/or publicity rights. The determination of...
Catalog of the Stern Collection
The general purpose of this catalog is to acquaint scholars, collectors, and the public with the content of the notable collection of Lincolniana amassed over a 35-year period by Mr. Alfred Whital Stern. Originally deposited in the Library of Congress in 1951, Stern formally presented his collection to the Library in 1953.
Galleries include featured political cartoons, election tickets, copies of the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln's letters, protraits of Lincoln, broadsides and photographs, newspapers and ephemera, papers from Lincoln's law practice, as well as physical artifacts.
Stern's Gift of Lincolniana to the Nation
At the end of 1847, a newly elected member of the House of Representatives from Illinois departed the east side of the United States Capitol in search of living quarters. Crossing the intersection of First Street and Independence Avenue, he happened upon a boardinghouse under the proprietorship of Ann Sprigg. Finding the accommodations satisfactory, he made the necessary arrangements with Mrs. Sprigg to make...