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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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    Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, Correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, journal, autobiography, legal documents, clippings, and other papers reflecting Stephens's career in government and politics. Chiefly correspondence concerning national and sectional questions as well as local affairs, philanthropy, and plantation management. Subjects include the presidential election of 1876; Civil War; Compromise of 1850; formation and operation of the Confederate Government; Dred Scott decision; Indian affairs; Kansas-Nebraska Act; political parties including the ...
    • Contributor: Stephens, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton) - Stephens, Alexander Hamilton
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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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    Hamilton Fish papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, journals, diaries, subject files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Fish's service as U.S. secretary of state under Ulysses S. Grant and as U.S. representative and senator from and governor of New York. Includes material pertaining to his activities in the Society of the Cincinnati and to family and business affairs. Subjects include Alabama claims and the Geneva Arbitration Tribunal; ...
    • Contributor: Fish, Hamilton - Moore, John Bassett
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    Albert Sidney Burleson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, articles, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Burleson's service as an aide to President Woodrow Wilson, U.S. postmaster general in Wilson's administration, and U.S. representative from Texas. Subjects include the federal takeover of telegraph, telephone, and cable facilities during World War I; wartime censorship; the Treaty of Versailles, 1919; political campaigns from 1894 to 1936; postal rates, parcel post ...
    • Contributor: Burleson, Albert Sidney
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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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    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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    Montgomery C. Meigs papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, military papers, family papers, scrapbooks, drawings, maps, plans, sketches and studies, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters. Documents his work supervising construction in Maryland and Washington, D.C., on the Washington Aqueduct, additions to the U.S. Capitol, and the ...
    • Contributor: Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham) - Meigs, Montgomery
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    William Allen papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, financial records, scrapbooks, printed material, maps, and other papers relating chiefly to Allen's service as U.S. senator and representative from and governor of Ohio. Includes material concerning the greenback movement, land surveys, the Mexican War, national and Ohio state politics, the Oregon question, and the annexation of Texas. Includes records of the Ohio Militia Chillicothe Independent Blues and of the Stoney ...
    • Contributor: Allen, William
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    Thomas Watt Gregory papers, 1896-1933 United States attorney general, regent of the University of Texas, and lawyer. Chiefly legal material and correspondence from the period of Gregory's law practice in Washington, D.C. Correspondence also reflects Gregory's interest in the University of Texas, the Woodrow Wilson administration, and the presidential campaign of 1932.
    • Contributor: Gregory, Thomas Watt
    • Date: 1896
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    Albert James Myer papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, biographical material, and printed matter relating in part to Myer's service as a surgeon in the U.S. Army (1854-1860), especially his assignments at Fort Davis and Fort Duncan, Tex., where he observed Indian warfare; his role in the founding and development of the U.S. Army Signal Corps (1856-1880); and the contribution of the Signal Corps to Union military efforts in the Civil War. ...
    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James
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    George S. Denison papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, reports, drafts and printed copies of articles, and broadsides relating chiefly to Denison's life and work as a lawyer in San Antonio, Tex.; collector of internal revenue in New Orleans, La., during the Civil War; and supervising special agent of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Texas, 1865-1866. Includes correspondence with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Also includes ...
    • Contributor: Denison, George S. (George Stanton)
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    Edward Everett Hayden family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, financial materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hayden's naval and scientific careers and to the Hayden family. Topics include Hayden's position as secretary of the National Geographic Society (1895-1897), his work in charge of time service and chronometers at the United States Naval Observatory (1902-1910), his command of the U.S. Naval Station at Key West, Fla. (1910-1915), his various ...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Edward Everett - Hayden, Alfred - Hayden, Herbert (Herbert Bainbridge) - Hayden, Mary Bainbridge - Hayden, Reynolds - Hayden, William - Reynolds, Joseph Jones
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    Montgomery C. Meigs papers, 1799-1971 Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters.
    • Contributor: Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham) - Meigs, Montgomery C.
    • Date: 1799
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    La quinceañera : a coming of age ritual in Latino communities, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Norma E. Cantú describes the social practices of la quinceañera, the coming of age ritual for young Latina women. She discusses the origins of the custom in indigenous Mexican tradition and European tradition, the performance of the feminine through this ritual and its meanings in Mexican American families and communities.
    • Contributor: Cantú, Norma E. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Western range cattle and other industries study papers, 1823-1947 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Western range cattle and other industries study papers, 1823-1947 (bulk 1880-1920), identified by Herbert Oliver Brayer in his survey of sources pertinent to American economic history in various American and European repositories. Includes incorporation agreements, stockholder lists, journals, correspondence, maps, photographs, and printed matter relating to the cattle industry in Colorado, Kansas, Texas, and other areas of western United States. Companies represented include the ...
    • Contributor: Brayer, Herbert Oliver - State Historical Society of Colorado
    • Date: 1956
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    Oveta Culp Hobby papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, printed matter, and other papers relating to Hobby's work during World War II as chief of the Women's Interest Section of the Bureau of Public Relations in the War Department and as the first director of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, renamed Women's Army Corps in 1943.
    • Contributor: Hobby, Oveta Culp
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    Henry Clay family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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), U.S. secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; and his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, U.S. representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family. Part ...
    • Contributor: Clay, Henry - Clay, James (James Brown) - Morrison, James
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    Henry M. Robert papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda books, diaries, subject files, and other papers relating chiefly to Robert's career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and as a parliamentarian. Documents his service as engineer commissioner of the District of Columbia and the publication of his Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies (1876) commonly known as Robert's Rules of Order. Also documents engineering projects on ...
    • Contributor: Robert, Henry M. (Henry Martyn)
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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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    DeButts-Ely collection of Lee family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 Randolph Custis Lee. Subjects include Robert E. Lee's military career as an engineer in Missouri and Texas and as commander of the Confederate Army. Other family members represented include Daniel Parke Custis and Agnes (Eleanor Agnes) Lee.
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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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    Oveta Culp Hobby papers, 1941-1997 Newspaper editor and publisher, director of the Women’s Army Corps, secretary of health, education, and welfare, and businesswoman. Correspondence, printed matter, and other papers relating to Hobby’s work during World War II as chief of the Women’s Interest Section of the Bureau of Public Relations in the War Department and as the first director of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.
    • Contributor: Hobby, Oveta Culp
    • Date: 1941
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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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    Fitz-John Porter papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, telegrams, reports, memoranda, articles, autobiographical, biographical and genealogical material, financial and legal papers, annotated printed matter, scrapbooks, maps, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Porter's court-martial and cashiering out of military service on January 21, 1863, as a result of his conduct during the Second Battle of Bull Run on August 29, 1862, the review by a board of officers, his reinstatement, ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Fitz-John