Book/Printed Material  |  Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material William McKinley papers, circa 1847-1935

About this Item

William McKinley papers, circa 1847-1935
Correspondence, speeches, will, messages, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers pertaining primarily to McKinley's presidential administration. Subjects include Ohio state politics, presidential elections of 1896 and 1900, gold standard, McKinley tariff, progressivism, Spanish-American War, territorial expansion, and McKinley's assassination.
Includes copies of outgoing letters signed by John Addison Porter and George B. Cortelyou, presidential secretaries. Correspondents include Alvey A. Adee, R.A. Alger, John Rutter Brooke, Joseph Hodges Choate, Grover Cleveland, Henry Clark Corbin, Shelby M. Cullom, Charles Gates Dawes, William R. Day, Joseph Benson Foraker, John Fowler, Lyman J. Gage, James A. Garfield, James Albert Gary, Murat Halstead, Marcus Alonzo Hanna, John Hay, Rutherford B. Hayes, Garret A. Hobart, Philander C. Knox, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Davis Long, John Tyler Morgan, Henry C. Payne, Thomas Collier Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, John Sherman, William H. Taft, James Wilson, Leonard Wood, and John Russell Young.
Contributor Names
McKinley, William, 1843-1901.
Subject Headings
-  Adee, Alvey A.--(Alvey Augustus),--1842-1924--Correspondence
-  Alger, R. A.--(Russell Alexander),--1836-1907--Correspondence
-  Brooke, John Rutter,--1838-1926--Correspondence
-  Choate, Joseph Hodges,--1832-1917--Correspondence
-  Cleveland, Grover,--1837-1908--Correspondence
-  Corbin, Henry Clark,--1842-1909--Correspondence
-  Cortelyou, George B.--(George Bruce),--1862-1940--Correspondence
-  Cullom, Shelby M.--(Shelby Moore),--1829-1914--Correspondence
-  Dawes, Charles Gates,--1865-1951--Correspondence
-  Day, William R.--(William Rufus),--1849-1923--Correspondence
-  Foraker, Joseph Benson,--1846-1917--Correspondence
-  Fowler, John,--1858-1923--Correspondence
-  Gage, Lyman J.--(Lyman Judson),--1836-1927--Correspondence
-  Garfield, James A.--(James Abram),--1831-1881--Correspondence
-  Gary, James Albert,--1833-1920--Correspondence
-  Halstead, Murat,--1829-1908--Correspondence
-  Hanna, Marcus Alonzo,--1837-1904--Correspondence
-  Hay, John,--1838-1905--Correspondence
-  Hayes, Rutherford B.,--1822-1893--Correspondence
-  Hobart, Garret A.--(Garret Augustus),--1844-1899--Correspondence
-  Knox, Philander C.--(Philander Chase),--1853-1921--Correspondence
-  Lodge, Henry Cabot,--1850-1924--Correspondence
-  Long, John Davis,--1838-1915--Correspondence
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901--Assassination
-  Morgan, John Tyler,--1824-1907--Correspondence
-  Payne, Henry C.--(Henry Clay),--1843-1904--Correspondence
-  Platt, Thomas Collier,--1833-1910--Correspondence
-  Porter, John Addison,--1856-1900--Correspondence
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Correspondence
-  Root, Elihu,--1845-1937--Correspondence
-  Sherman, John,--1823-1900--Correspondence
-  Taft, William H.--(William Howard),--1857-1930--Correspondence
-  Wilson, James,--1835-1920--Correspondence
-  Wood, Leonard,--1860-1927--Correspondence
-  Young, John Russell,--1840-1899--Correspondence
-  Elections--United States--1896
-  Elections--United States--1900
-  Gold standard--United States
-  McKinley tariff
-  Progressivism (United States politics)
-  Spanish-American War, 1898
-  Tariff--United States
-  Ohio--Politics and government--1865-1950
-  United States--Economic policy
-  United States--Foreign relations--1897-1901
-  United States--Politics and government--1897-1901
-  United States--Politics and government--1865-1933
-  United States--Territorial expansion
-  Arranged in eighteen series. Series 1: General Correspondence and Related Items, 1847-1902; Series 2: Letterpress Copybooks, 1894-1901; Series 3: Additional Correspondence and Related Items, 1867-1901; Series 4: Speeches, 1878-1901; Series 5: Messages, 1897-1900; Series 6: Record of Letters Received, 1897-1901; Series 7: Shorthand Notebooks and Notes, 1898-1901; Series 8: Guest List for Receptions at the White House, 1901; Series 9: Photographs, 1901; Series 10: Assassination Records, 1901; Series 11: Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1897-1901; Series 12: Scrapbooks, 1897-1901; Series 13: Newspaper Clippings, 1898-1901; Series 14: Printed Matter, 1883-1902; Series 15: Bound Volumes and Books; Series 16: Duplicates, 1897-1901; Series 17: Additions, 1869-1935; and Series 18: Oversize, 1891-1901.
-  William McKinley Papers at the Library of Congress available through the Library of Congress website at
-  Microfilm edition of Series 1-12 available, no. 12,411.
-  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1961.
-  Gifts, George B. Cortelyou, Sr., and George B. Cortelyou, Jr., 1935-1967.
-  Other gift, purchase, and transfer, 1902-2008.
-  Maps transferred to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
-  Pictorial material transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Sheet music and campaign song transferred to Library of Congress Music Division.
-  U.S. president, army officer, and U.S. representative from and governor of Ohio.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
-  Index published by the Library of Congress in 1963 available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room. Cataloged in record 63060031.
131,000 items.
425 containers plus 3 oversize.
98 microfilm reels.
56 linear feet.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Library of Congress Control Number
OCLC Number
Access Advisory
Open to research.
Online Format
web page
online text
LCCN Permalink
Additional Metadata Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

Rights & Access

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Mckinley, William. William McKinley Papers, Circa 1847 to 1935. 1847. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

APA citation style:

McKinley, W. (1847) William McKinley Papers, Circa 1847 to 1935. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Mckinley, William. William McKinley Papers, Circa 1847 to 1935. 1847. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

More Books/Printed Material like this