Articles and Essays

  • Provenance of the James A. Garfield Papers How did the James A. Garfield Papers come to the Library of Congress? This essay, originally written for the Index to the James A. Garfield Papers (Washington, D.C., 1973), pp. v-xvi, tells the story."General Garfield's habit was to keep everything." Mrs. James A. Garfield thus described her husband's relationship to his papers in a draft of a letter to Mary Abigail Dodge, who was...
  • Timeline A chronology of key events in the life of James A. Garfield (1831-1881), U.S. president, army officer, lawyer, and educator.