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    Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910 United States president, vice president, secretary of state, and senator from New York. Correspondence, drafts of writings, speeches, and messages to Congress, autobiographical material, notes, legal record book, estate record book, and other papers pertaining to slavery and the antislavery movement, banking and the Second Bank of the United States, party politics in New York State and at the national level relating to the...
    • Contributor: Van Buren, Martin - Van Buren, John - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division - West, Elizabeth Howard
    • Date: 1787
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    George Washington papers, 1592-1943 United States president, United States Army officer, and patriot. Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, accounts, military papers, and other papers documenting Washington's relations with the Continental Congress, his command of the Continental Army, his presidency, and other aspects of his career.
    • Contributor: Washington, George - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1592
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    Thomas Jefferson papers, 1606-1943 United States president, vice president, and secretary of state; diplomat, architect, inventor, planter, and philosopher. Correspondence, official statements and addresses, including a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, plantation and personal accounts, notebook, fee book, case book, garden book, farm book, calculations of interest, records of early Virginia laws and history and other writings on political, legal, educational, and scientific matters, newspaper clippings,...
    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
    • Date: 1606
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    Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1819-1974 United States president and army officer. General and family correspondence, speeches, reports, messages, manuscript of Grant’s memoirs (1885), military records, financial and legal records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and miscellaneous papers relating to Grant’s career in the military, politics, and government.
    • Contributor: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) - Grant, Julia Dent - Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.) - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1819
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    United States Work Projects Administration records, 1524-1975
    U.S. Work Projects Administration records | Work Projects Administration records | WPA records | Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, essays, scripts, plays, life histories, folklore material, field reports, notes, transcripts of documents, inventories, lists, statements, instructions, surveys and appraisals, graphs, drawings, maps, indexes, and administrative records of the Federal Writer's Project and the Historical Records Survey of the U.S. Work Projects Administration. Also includes a research library of reports and publications documenting social welfare programs of the Depression era.
    • Contributor: United States. Work Projects Administration - United States. Works Progress Administration - Federal Writers' Project - Writers' Program (U.S.) - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division - Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1524
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    James Madison papers, 1723-1859 United States president and secretary of state, delegate to the United States Continental Congress, and United States representative from Virginia. Correspondence, memoranda, autobiography, notes of debates in the Continental Congress (1776) and the Federal Convention (1787), and related material.
    • Contributor: Madison, James - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1723
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    James Monroe papers, 1758-1839 United States president, secretary of state, secretary of war, and diplomat; delegate to the Continental Congress from and governor of Virginia. Correspondence relating primarily to negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, the Monroe-Pinkney treaty with Great Britain, the War of 1812, the purchase of Florida, South American independence, and Virginia politics and a diary, an account book of memoranda and official and personal accounts, and...
    • Contributor: Monroe, James - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1758
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    Franklin Pierce papers, 1820-1869 President of the United States, U.S. representative and senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. Correspondence, diary kept by Pierce while serving in the Mexican war, writings including drafts of Pierce's messages to Congress, and an engraved portrait.
    • Contributor: Pierce, Franklin - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division - Smith, Margaret Bayard
    • Date: 1820
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    William Henry Harrison papers, 1734-1939 United States president, senator, representative, and army officer from Ohio. Correspondence and military papers, with special emphasis on Indian campaigns and affairs, a letterbook reporting on the War of 1812 in the Northwest Territory, and correspondence regarding Harrison's unsuccessful campaign for the presidency in 1836.
    • Contributor: Harrison, William Henry - Cleaves, Freeman - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1734
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    James K. Polk papers, 1775-1891 United States president, Speaker of the House and representative from Tennessee, and governor of Tennessee. General correspondence, presidental letterbooks, diaries, account and memorandum books, drafts and copies of speeches and messages, family papers, financial and legal papers, and printed matter relating primarily to Polk's political career in Tennessee and on the national level.
    • Contributor: Polk, James K. (James Knox) - Polk, Sarah Childress - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1775
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    Andrew Jackson papers, 1775-1874 United States president, senator, representative, and army officer from Tennessee. Correspondence, military papers, and other papers reflecting most phases of Jackson's career.
    • Contributor: Jackson, Andrew - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1775
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    Zachary Taylor papers, 1814-1931 U.S. president and army officer. Correspondence, autobiographical account, military papers, estate records, printed matter, map, and other papers relating chiefly to Taylor's presidency, his military service, and the management of his Louisiana plantation by his son.
    • Contributor: Taylor, Zachary - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1814
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    Woodrow Wilson papers, 1786-1957 Lawyer, author, educator, president of Princeton University, governor of New Jersey, and president of the United States. Personal, family, and official correspondence, drafts and proofs of books, articles, speeches, academic lectures, scrapbooks, shorthand notes, and memorabilla relating chiefly to Wilson's presidental administrations.
    • Contributor: Wilson, Woodrow - Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1786
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    Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948 United States president and representative and lawyer from Illinois. Correspondence and other papers relating primarily to Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1774
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    James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston papers, 1825-1887 United States president, secretary of state, and representative and senator from Pennsylvania. Correspondence, his 1858 State of the Union message, and miscellaneous items pertaining primarily to Buchanan’s career before his election as president. Also correspondence of Harriet Lane Johnston, Buchanan’s niece and White House hostess.
    • Contributor: Buchanan, James - Johnston, Harriet Lane - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1825
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    John C. Calhoun papers in the Library of Congress Vice president of the United States, U.S. secretary of state and secretary of war, and U.S. senator from South Carolina. Chiefly correspondence reproduced from the John C. Calhoun Papers and other collections relating to Calhoun in the custody of the Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Includes his last Senate speech pertaining to the Compromise of 1850.
    • Contributor: Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell) - United States. National Archives and Records Service - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 1811
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    Irving Fine collection, 1930-1993 The bulk of the materials in the collection are musical scores and sketches which represent virtually the entire musical output of the composer, some of which have been cataloged individually and classified and shelved in ML96.F47, ML96.5.F47, ML30.3C.F55, and ML29c.F527. In addition there are photographs, clippings, programs, scrapbooks, as well as correspondence from 20th century musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss,...
    • Contributor: Fine, Irving - Music Division, Library of Congress
    • Date: 1930
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    Aaron Copland collection, 1841-1991
    Copland collection, | Copland collection
    The Aaron Copland Collection consists of published and unpublished music by Copland and other composers, correspondence, writings, biographical material, datebooks, journals, professional papers including legal and financial material, photographs, awards, art work, and books. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Nadia Boulanger, which extent over 50 years, and with his long-time friend, Harold Clurman. Other significant correspondents are Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Benjamin...
    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron - Kraft, Victor - Music Division, Library of Congress
    • Date: 1841
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    Serge Koussevitzky archive, 1880-1978
    Koussevitzky archive
    Serge Koussevitzky was a Russian-born conductor, composer, and double bassist. The archive includes correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, writings, clippings, scrapbooks, programs, and other materials which serve as a record of Koussevitzky's life and career, and document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky...
    • Contributor: Koussevitzky, Serge - Koussevitzky, Olga - Music Division, Library of Congress - Naumov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich - Serge Koussevitzky Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1880
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    The Hannah Arendt Papers This page links to the papers of author, educator, and political philosopher Hannah Arendt, which have become one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life
    • Contributor: Arendt, Hannah - Blücher, Heinrich
    • Date: 1906