Articles and Essays

  • Timeline A chronology of key events in the life of Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), scholar, Princeton University president, New Jersey governor, and twenty-eighth president of the United States.
  • Provenance of the Woodrow Wilson Papers How did the Woodrow Wilson Papers come to the Library of Congress? This essay, originally written for the Index to the Woodrow Wilson Papers (Washington, D.C., 1973), pp. v-xv, tells the story. The author was Katharine E. Brand, formerly special custodian of the Wilson papers and later head of what was then called the Recent Manuscripts Section, Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
  • Speaking Truth(s) to Presidents: Letters from Ordinary Americans To President Woodrow Wilson Four essays, written by Sarah Shepherd during her Archives, History, and Heritage Advanced Internship at the Library of Congress in 2021, explore civil discourse in the Woodrow Wilson Papers on women’s suffrage, the early civil rights movement, anti-Japanese immigration policy, and Prohibition.