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    Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers The papers of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), lawyer, journalist, governor of Georgia, member of both houses of the United States Congress, and vice president of the Confederate States of America, span the years 1784-1886, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period 1850-1883. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, supplemented by an autobiography and journal and miscellaneous memoranda, legal documents, and clippings. ...
    • Contributor: Stephens, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton)

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    Benjamin F. Whitten papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, family papers, military records, financial and legal records, and other papers relating primarily to Whitten's Civil War service with the 9th Maine Infantry Regiment. Documents his participation in the Battle of Morris Island, S.C., 1863; other actions and encampments along the southeast Atlantic coast in 1862 and 1863; the Battle of Cold Harbor, Va., 1864; and engagements in Bermuda Hundred, Va., where he ...
    • Contributor: Whitten, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin)
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    J.L.M. Curry papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, lectures, sermons, autobiography, essays, articles, notes, documents and legal records, accounts, catalog of Curry's library, clippings, scrapbook, printed matter, and memorabilia. Diaries and much of the correspondence (1880-1903) relate to Curry's career as a Baptist minister and educator in the South and as ambassador to Spain. Also includes material pertaining to his studies on Civil War history and the civil ...
    • Contributor: Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe)
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    Hedrick Smith papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, interview transcripts, drafts of speeches, articles, and books, notes, radio broadcasts, legal material, research material, family papers, press releases, printed material, posters, maps, and other papers relating primarily to Smith's research for his books and television productions about the Soviet Union and about U.S. politics. Documents his career with the New York Times while stationed in Washington, D.C., Moscow, Russia, and elsewhere, ...
    • Contributor: Smith, Hedrick
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    Humphrey Marshall papers, 1771-2002 Lawyer, army officer, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate States of America representative from Virginia. Correspondence, diaries, financial and legal papers, notes, speeches, writings, printed matter and other material relating chiefly to Humphrey Marshall's activities as a lawyer, soldier, and politician.
    • Contributor: Marshall, Humphrey
    • Date: 1771
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    Ezra Ayers Carman papers, 1861-1909 United States Army officer, civil servant, and author. Holograph drafts of chapters, plus maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, and printed matter comprising Carman’s book file for his history of the American Civil War.
    • Contributor: Carman, Ezra Ayers
    • Date: 1861
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    Henry Watterson papers, 1863-1920 Journalist, author, and orator. Correspondence and other papers relating to Watterson's career as editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal.
    • Contributor: Watterson, Henry
    • Date: 1863
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    Jefferson Davis papers, 1795-1913 President of the Confederate States of America. Correspondence and related articles, speeches, clippings, reports and notes documenting Davis's political career and his family.
    • Contributor: Davis, Jefferson
    • Date: 1795
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    Hedrick Smith papers, 1923-1992 Correspondence, memoranda, interview transcripts, drafts of speeches, articles, books, notes, radio broadcasts, legal material, research material, family papers, press releases, printed material, posters, maps, and other papers relating primarily to Smith's research for his books and television productions about the Soviet Union and about United States politics. Documents his career with the New York Times while stationed in Washington, D.C., Moscow, Russia, and elsewhere, ...
    • Contributor: Smith, Hedrick
    • Date: 1923
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    Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1825-1903 Diplomat and secretary of the United States legation in Mexico. Correspondence, journals, clippings, and other papers relating primarily to Plumb’s negotiations relating to the Mexican railway system.
    • Contributor: Plumb, Edward Lee
    • Date: 1825
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    Frederick Joseph Libby papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, articles, essays, sermons, notes, financial papers, printed material, broadsides, ship's papers, maps, and other papers relating chiefly to Libby's life and work as a peace activist and executive secretary of the National Council for Prevention of War (1921-1970). Includes material pertaining to his years as pastor of the Union Congregational Church, Magnolia, Mass. (1905-1911), and as a faculty member at Phillips Exeter ...
    • Contributor: Libby, Frederick J. (Frederick Joseph) - Libby, Abial
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    Nathan W. Daniels diary and scrapbook, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Handwritten diary with photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings mounted throughout the text in 3 volumes. Includes a typescript of summaries and transcripts of the diaries by C.P. Weaver. In volume one, Daniels described his Civil War service with an African American regiment, the U.S. Army 2nd Native Guard Infantry Regiment, chiefly while stationed at Ship Island, Miss., and his time in New Orleans, La., ...
    • Contributor: Daniels, Nathan W. - Richmond, Cora L. V. (Cora Linn Victoria)
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    Lyman Trumbull correspondence, 1843-1894 United States senator from Illinois. Chiefly letters received by Trumbull and some drafts or copies of replies on political matters.
    • Contributor: Trumbull, Lyman
    • Date: 1843
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    Elizabeth Madox Roberts papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Drafts, notes, outlines, proofs, and other papers reflecting Roberts's influence as a regional writer in southern renaissance literature and her contribution to the agrarian literary revival of the 1920s and 1930s. Includes drafts of her published and unpublished novels, short stories, and poems. Also includes Roberts's research material pertaining to the history of Kentucky and the Louisville flood of 1937 and her mother's reminiscences ...
    • Contributor: Roberts, Elizabeth Madox
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    Carter Godwin Woodson papers, 1736-1974 Historian, author, and collector. Papers of prominent African Americans, research files, business records, writings, correspondence, and other material relating to Woodson's leadership of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and to scholarship and publishing in the field of African and African-American history.
    • Contributor: Woodson, Carter Godwin
    • Date: 1736
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    Makers of the Sacred Harp, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by David Warren Steel in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on October 21, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Professor David Warren Steel discusses his book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," published by the University of Illinois Press, including a discussion of the ...
    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Aubrey Ghent and friends concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Aubrey Ghent and his band on October 17, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ghent, a minister, performs "sacred steel" music, a gospel music tradition developed in House of God churches in the southern United States, featuring ...
    • Contributor: Ghent, Aubrey - Cooper, Jim - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007
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    Zora Neale Hurston plays, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Manuscript plays written by Hurston which were deposited in the Library of Congress Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944. Most of the plays remained unpublished and unproduced until they were rediscovered in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997. Includes four very short plays, sketches or skits, and six full-length plays. Most are light-hearted if not outright comedies, and several include song lyrics without ...
    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
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    John J. Crittenden papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, legal papers, and other papers. Chiefly correspondence covering Crittenden's career as U.S. attorney general and U.S. senator from and governor of Kentucky. Subjects include national politics, particularly banking and tariff matters, slavery, Mexico, and Texas; the southern Whigs; Crittenden's relations with Henry Clay; reactions to the Crittenden Compromise; and Kentucky politics and law. Correspondents include George Edmund Badger, Francis Preston Blair, Orlando ...
    • Contributor: Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan)
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    Willie Person Mangum papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, legal records, genealogical material, financial records, printed matter, and other papers concerning local, southern, and national politics; the Whig Party in the South; economic and social conditions in North Carolina; Walnut Hill, the Mangum plantation located near Hillsborough, N.C.; and education of the Mangum children. Includes business records of Willie Person Mangum's grandfather, Arthur Mangum; brother, Priestly Hinton Mangum, (1795-1850); ...
    • Contributor: Mangum, Willie Person - Mangum, Arthur - Mangum, Charity Alston Cain - Mangum, Priestly Hinton - Weeks, Stephen (Stephen Beauregard)
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    William Crawford Gorgas papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, addresses, reports, articles, medical papers, financial records, clippings, printed matter, charts, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Gorgas's work in combating yellow fever in Florida and Latin America, in particular Cuba and Panama. Includes materials used in preparation of a report on Latin America by the Rockefeller Foundation Yellow Fever Commission. Also includes extracts of a journal of Confederate officer Josiah Gorgas ...
    • Contributor: Gorgas, William Crawford - Gorgas, Josiah
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    Henry Watterson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, short stories and articles, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to the Louisville Courier-Journal, of which Watterson was editor, 1868-1921. Correspondence received from political leaders and fellow journalists pertains to the Marlowe theory of the authorship of Shakespeare's plays, Abraham Lincoln, economic development in the South, free silver, Grover Cleveland, national politics, presidential election of 1876, presidential campaign of William ...
    • Contributor: Watterson, Henry
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    Green-Driver collection, 1896-1969 Businesswoman and church worker. Financial papers, correspondence, photographs, printed matter, topical files and miscellaneous material generated mainly by Pattie Gresham and her three husbands, Baptist ministers William M. Driver and John Benjamin Green, and insurance executive William L. Busby.
    • Contributor: Gresham, Pattie
    • Date: 1896
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    David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp David Warren Steel discusses his new book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," newly published by the University of Illinois Press.
    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-10-21
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    Blair family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, lectures, writings, legal files, financial records, military records, biographical and genealogical material, printed matter, photographs, and other papers of Blair family members. Family correspondents include many members of the immediate Blair family as well as extended relations such as Mary Elizabeth Woodbury Blair, Gustavus Vasa Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury Fox, Elizabeth Blair Lee, Samuel Phillips Lee, Minna Blair Richey, and ...
    • Contributor: Blair, Francis Preston - Blair, Frank P., (Francis Preston) - Blair, Gist - Blair, Montgomery - Blair, Woodbury - Clapp, Charles Q. - Stevens, Samuel - Woodbury, Levi