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    Luther Burbank papers, 1830-1989

    Botanist, horticulturist, and naturalist. Correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, sketches, nursery plans and notes, business records, scrapbooks, family papers and genealogies, and printed material concerning Burbank's career as a botanist and his family and personal life.

    • Contributor: Burbank, Luther
    • Date: 1830
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    Herman Hollerith papers, 1850-1982

    Inventor and businessman. Correspondence, diary, financial and business papers, patents by Hollerith and others, blueprints, drawings, a Hollerith machine punch plate, writings about Hollerith by Geoffrey Austrian and others, biographical material, and other papers relating to Hollerith tabulating machines and their use in census taking (1890-1910), operation of Tabulating Machine Company and its merger with two other companies forming Computer-Tabulating-Recording Company (1911), and Hollerith's ...

    • Contributor: Hollerith, Herman
    • Date: 1850
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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, James K.
    • Date: 1775
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    Victor Gruen papers, 1886-1991

    Designer, architect, and urban planner. Personal and business correspondence, project files, speeches, writings, biographical material, and scrapbooks documenting Gruen's career in architectural design, city planning, and environmental counseling, with special emphasis on architectural and land use projects undertaken from 1960 to 1980 by his firms, Gruen Associates, headquartered in New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California, and Victor Gruen International, centered in Vienna, ...

    • Contributor: Gruen, Victor
    • Date: 1886
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    Arthur Gleason papers, 1863-1931

    Journalist, editor, and social reformer. Family and general correspondence, writings, subject files, clippings, and printed matter relating to Gleason's editorial work with Cosmopolitan, The Survey, and Collier's Weekly; his experiences as a journalist and medic in World War I; his activities on behalf of the British labor movement, Bureau of Industrial Research, United Mine Workers, and socialism; and his interest in topics such as ...

    • Contributor: Gleason, Arthur
    • Date: 1863
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    Abram P.T. Elder papers, 1890-1916

    Biographer and publisher. Correspondence, biographical files, business records of the National Biographical Society, illustrated materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Elder's creation and publication of biographical directories for the society.

    • Contributor: Elder, Abram P. T. (abram Peter Turner) - Elder, Abram P. T.
    • Date: 1890
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    Wilson-McAdoo families papers, 1860-1966

    Correspondence, writings, speeches, statements, biographical material, financial papers, clippings, photographs, and other papers primarily of Eleanor Wilson McAdoo and Margaret Woodrow Wilson, documenting the activities of the McAdoo and Wilson families.

    • Date: 1860
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    James William Denver papers, 1868-1884

    Lawyer, army officer, United States representative from California, United States commissioner of Indian affairs, and governor of Kansas. Letterpress books containing correspondence relating to Denver's law practice in Washington, D.C., which was concerned with Choctaw Indian claims and land disputes in California and elsewhere in the West, and to his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, 1884.

    • Contributor: Denver, James William
    • Date: 1868
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    Curtis L. Malaney papers, 1923-1989

    Author. Typescript and photocopied material comparing the conduct of Admiral Horatio Nelson in 1797 and 1801 to that of United States Navy officers in the Honda Point, California, disaster of 1923.

    • Contributor: Malaney, Curtis L.
    • Date: 1923
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    A.W. Greely papers, 1753-1959

    Explorer, United States Army officer, and author. Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diaries, speeches, lectures, writings, military papers, biographical material, Greely (Greeley) family correspondence, scrapbooks, financial records, clippings, maps, prints, memorabilia, and other papers relating primarily to Greely's military career and exploration of the polar regions.

    • Contributor: Greely, A. W. (adolphus Washington) - Greely, A. W.
    • Date: 1753
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    Beale family papers from the Decatur House, 1794-1957

    Correspondence, journals, biographical material, speeches, articles, scrapbooks, printed material, and other papers pertaining to the role of Edward Fitzgerald Beale in opening the West; the diplomatic career of Truxtun Beale as United States minister to Greece, Persia, and Romania; the naval careers of Thomas Truxtun and Stephen Decatur; the Beale (Beal), Chase, Edwards, and Truxtun families; and the Decatur House.

    • Date: 1794
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    Barnett Allen Howard papers, 1885-1949

    Farmer, preacher, and trader. Memoirs documenting Howard's life as well as genealogical material, legal documents, and printed matter.

    • Contributor: Howard, Barnett Allen
    • Date: 1885
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    W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896

    Financier and philanthropist. Correspondence, letterpress books, financial papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Corcoran's business and banking interests and philanthropic efforts.

    • Contributor: Corcoran, W. W. (william Wilson) - Corcoran, W. W.
    • Date: 1791
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    Stephen C. Rowan papers, 1826-1890

    United States Navy officer. Journals and a letterbook relating to Rowan's naval service.

    • Contributor: Rowan, Stephen C. (stephen Clegg) - Rowan, Stephen C.
    • Date: 1826
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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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    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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    A.K. Fisher papers, 1827-1957

    Botanist, naturalist, and zoologist. Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, articles and speeches, family papers, field notes and records, memoranda, reports, drawings, bibliographic cards on birds, plants, and animals, maps, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and photographs relating chiefly to Fisher's activities as an ornithologist and vertebrate zoologist.

    • Contributor: Fisher, A. K. (albert Kenrick) - Fisher, A. K.
    • Date: 1827
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    Ronald L. Ziegler papers, 1956-1999

    White House press secretary, assistant to President Richard M. Nixon, and trade association administrator. Correspondence, memoranda, political files, subject files, legal material, notes, transcripts of press briefings and press conferences, press releases, briefing material, photographs, family papers, biographical material, calendars and schedules, speeches, writings, telephone logs, printed material, clippings, and other papers documenting chiefly Ziegler's activities in the administration of President Richard M. Nixon.

    • Contributor: Ziegler, Ronald L. (ronald Louis) - Ziegler, Ronald L.
    • Date: 1956
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    Carl R. Rogers papers, 1913-1989

    Psychologist, psychotherapist, and educator. Correspondence, family papers, writings, book files, notes on workshops and other meetings, project files, academic files, research files, transcripts of psychotherapy sessions, and administrative papers chiefly documenting Rogers's career as a practicing psychologist and therapist and as an educator and promoter of humanistic psychology in association with the Center for Studies of the Person in La Jolla, California.

    • Contributor: Rogers, Carl R. (carl Ransom) - Rogers, Carl R.
    • Date: 1913
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    P. Phillips family papers, 1832-1914

    Lawyer, state legislator, and United States representative from South Carolina. Correspondence, letter books, legal record books, journals, dockets, notebooks, and an unpublished autobiography of P. Phillips, relating chiefly to the law practice of P. Phillips and his son, W. Hallet Phillips, both of whom practiced before the Supreme Court. Contains the writings of P. Phillips's wife, Eugenia, including her journal written while interned during ...

    • Contributor: Phillips, P. (philip) - Phillips, P.
    • Date: 1832
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    Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, 1517-1803

    Lawyer, editor and historian. Chiefly handwritten transcripts of documents compiled by Lowery relating to Spanish settlements in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.

    • Contributor: Lowery, Woodbury
    • Date: 1517
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    Thomas Ewing family papers, 1757-1941

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, legal files, military records, speeches and writings, reports, notes, autographs, scrapbooks, biographical material, commonplace books, financial records, genealogies, photographs, printed matter, and maps pertaining to members of the Ewing family including Thomas Ewing (1789-1871), senator from Ohio and cabinet member; Thomas Ewing (1829-1896), Union general during the Civil War and congressman from Ohio; Ellen Ewing Sherman and her husband, William T. ...

    • Contributor: Ewing, Thomas
    • Date: 1757
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    W.G. McAdoo papers, 1786-1941

    Lawyer, business executive, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and U.S. senator from California. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, scrapbooks, drafts and copies of speeches, articles, and books, bulletins, photographs, and printed matter, relating chiefly to McAdoo's activities in business and public life during the Woodrow Wilson presidential administration. Includes family correspondence of the Floyd, McAdoo, and Gibbs families.

    • Contributor: McAdoo, W. G. (william Gibbs) - McAdoo, W. G.
    • Date: 1786
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    Robert Garrett family papers, 1778-1925

    Garrett family of Baltimore, Md. Family members represented include Robert Garrett, railroad official, financier, and merchant, and his son John W. Garrett, railroad official and financier. Correspondence, business documents, and other papers relating to mercantile affairs in Baltimore, Maryland, and to Robert Garrett & Sons and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.

    • Contributor: Garrett, Robert
    • Date: 1778
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    John J. Walsh papers, 1933-2004

    Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. Correspondence, writings, and research material relating to Walsh’s career as a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and as an investigator for congressional committees and executive branch agencies. Includes Walsh’s unpublished memoir and research files relating to the Venona project and to Matthew Silverman, a figure in the Alger Hiss case.

    • Contributor: Walsh, John J. (john Joseph) - Walsh, John J.
    • Date: 1933