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    Martin Van Buren papers,

    Correspondence, speeches, messages to Congress, writings, notes, legal record book, estate record book, autobiographical material, 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 Federalist, National Republican, Whig, and Democratic parties, particularly during the Jackson and Van Buren administrations; and ...

    • Contributor: Van Buren, Martin - Van Buren, John
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    Marjorie Claire Stinson papers, 1900-1975

    Aviator. Correspondence, research notes, biographical material, financial papers, printed matter, and miscellany relating principally to Stinson's role and experiences in early aviation.

    • Contributor: Stinson, Marjorie Claire
    • Date: 1900
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    James Fowler Simmons papers, 1771-1939

    Manufacturer, political leader, and United States senator from Rhode Island. Correspondence, family letters, memoranda, legal documents, account books, photographs, and printed matter relating to Simmons's cotton and yarn manufacturing enterprises and to public matters, including the tariff, Thomas Dorr and the Dorr Rebellion of 1842, the nomination and election of Abraham Lincoln as president, and social, economic, and political conditions in Rhode Island.

    • Contributor: Simmons, James Fowler
    • Date: 1771
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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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    Andrew Jackson Donelson papers, 1779-1943

    Lawyer, editor, army officer, diplomat, and presidential secretary. Correspondence, journals, draft messages of Andrew Jackson, diplomatic papers, newsclippings, scrapbook, sketches, photos, and other papers covering Donelson's career as aide-de-camp and secretary to Andrew Jackson, charge d'affaires to Texas, minister to Prussia, editor of the Washington Union, and candidate for vice president. Includes papers of Donelson's wife, Emily Tennessee Donelson, daughter, Mary Emily Donelson, and ...

    • Contributor: Donelson, Andrew Jackson - Burke, Pauline Wilcox - Donelson, Emily Tennessee - Martin, James Glasgow - Randolph, Meriwether Lewis - Wilcox, Mary Emily Donelson
    • Date: 1779
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    Frank J. Malina papers, 1912-1986

    Aerospace engineer, rocketry pioneer, and kinetic artist. Correspondence, reports, research and subject files, writings, biographical material, and other papers chiefly documenting Frank J. Malina's career as an aerospace engineer at the California Institute of Technology and later as director of the U.S. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His subsequent career in kinetic art in Paris and as founder of the periodical Leonardo is also documented.

    • Contributor: Malina, Frank J.
    • Date: 1912
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    George Brinton McClellan papers, 1783-1898

    Army officer and governor of New Jersey. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, memoranda, telegrams, notes, writings, printed copies of speeches, articles, and books relating primarily to McClellan's Civil War service, particularly the Yorktown and Maryland campaigns.

    • Contributor: McClellan, George Brinton
    • Date: 1823
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    John J. Crittenden papers, 1782-1913

    United States attorney general, United States senator, and governor of Kentucky. Chiefly correspondence and some legal papers, speeches, and state papers relating to Crittenden's career in politics and government.

    • Contributor: Crittenden, John J. (john Jordan) - Crittenden, John J.
    • Date: 1782
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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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    Samuel Freeman Miller correspondence and diaries, 1854-1887

    Lawyer and associate justice of the Supreme Court. Letters from Miller to his brother-in-law, William Pitt Ballinger, relating to a broad range of political and judicial issues and a microfilm edition of Ballinger's diaries.

    • Contributor: Miller, Samuel Freeman
    • Date: 1854
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    Marquis James papers, 1914-1955

    Author. Diary, correspondence, book material, literary and biographical articles, radio scripts and plays, legal and financial papers, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating mainly to James’s work as a biographer.

    • Contributor: James, Marquis
    • Date: 1914
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    Nelson W. Aldrich papers, 1777-1930

    United States representative and senator from Rhode Island, financier, and philanthropist. Correspondence, journal, appointment books, drafts of speeches, memoranda, financial records, reports, legislative matter, scrapbooks, serial publications, and other printed material relating chiefly to Aldrich's career in Congress.

    • Contributor: Aldrich, Nelson W. (nelson Wilmarth) - Aldrich, Nelson W.
    • Date: 1777
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    William Allen papers, 1796-1879

    Lawyer, farmer, and U.S. representative and senator from and governor of Ohio. Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, financial records, printed material, maps, and other papers largely relating to Allen's service as United States senator (1837-1848) and governor (1873-1875) of Ohio.

    • Contributor: Allen, William
    • Date: 1796
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    William Franklin Patterson papers, 1812-1937

    Civil engineer and army officer. Correspondence, military records, writings, newspapers, notes, and fragments relating principally to Patterson’s Civil War service in the Union Army.

    • Contributor: Patterson, William Franklin
    • Date: 1812
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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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    Katherine Anne Porter papers, 1935-1974

    Journalist, author, and political activist. Correspondence chiefly from Porter to Marcelle Sibon, Porter's French translator, along with other papers relating to Porter's personal and private affairs, her work as an author, and literary topics in general.

    • Contributor: Porter, Katherine Anne
    • Date: 1935
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    Edward Everett Hayden family papers, 1817-1963

    Naval officer and scientist. Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, financial material, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hayden's naval and scientific careers and to his family.

    • Contributor: Hayden, Edward Everett
    • Date: 1817
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    Tom Connally papers, 1896-1952

    United States senator and representative from Texas. Correspondence, speeches, writings, voting records, press releases, clippings, photographs, printed matter, photographs and other papers relating primarily to his career in the Senate, his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, and his involvement in the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and issues concerning the oil industry, Texas, and Mexico.

    • Contributor: Connally, Tom
    • Date: 1896
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    Fitz-John Porter papers, 1830-1949

    Army officer and public official in New York, N.Y., and New Jersey. Correspondence, telegrams, reports, memoranda, writings, autobiographical and biographical material, maps, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellany largely concerning Porter's court-martial and cashiering out of military service during the Civil War and his later reinstatement and presidential pardon.

    • Contributor: Porter, Fitz-John
    • Date: 1830
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    Feamster family papers, 1794-1967

    Members of the Feamster (Feemster) family. Diaries, notebooks, correspondence, financial and legal papers, writings, and miscellaneous material illustrating the activities of four interrelated families from 1794 to 1967 whose members were engaged in farming, the law, medicine, the military, politics, religion, and other pursuits in Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, and Maryland. The collection also contains genealogical information about the Cary ...

    • Contributor: Cary, Charles William - Feamster, Claudius Newman - Feamster, Felix Claudius - Feamster, Martha Alderson - Feamster, Robert Cantrell - Feamster, Samuel William Newman - Feamster, Thomas L.
    • Date: 1794
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    Albert James Myer papers, 1851-1933

    Army officer and surgeon. Correspondence, biographical material, and printed matter relating in part to Myer's service as a surgeon in the army and his role in the founding and development of the Signal Corps, including during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James
    • Date: 1851
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    Albert Sidney Burleson papers, 1845-1943

    United States representative from Texas, postmaster general in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, and Democratic Party leader. Correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, scrapbooks, and articles relating chiefly to Burleson’s career in politics and government, including letters to and from Woodrow Wilson.

    • Contributor: Burleson, Albert Sidney
    • Date: 1845
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    Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914

    Congressman, senator, governor, and secretary of state. Correspondence, journals, diaries, subject files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Fish's service as secretary of state under Ulysses S. Grant, as a member of Congress, and governor of New York.

    • Contributor: Fish, Hamilton
    • Date: 1732
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    DeButts-Ely collection of Lee family papers, 1749-1914

    Reproductions of originals of correspondence, letterbooks, journal, scrapbook, memorandum book, reminiscence, clippings, and other papers pertaining primarily to Robert E. Lee and members of his family, including his wife, Mary Custis Lee.

    • Date: 1749
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    Henry Clay family papers, 1732-1927

    Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), United States secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family.

    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Date: 1732