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    James Dudley Morgan collection of Digges-L'Enfant-Morgan papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, accounts, commissions, notes, and other papers relating to Pierre Charles L'Enfant's career as an architect-engineer and to his personal and family life. Includes material concerning the design of the city of Washington and the conflict between L'Enfant and commissioners Daniel Carroll, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Johnson. Also includes material pertaining to the Society of the Cincinnati, the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, Robert ...
    • Contributor: Morgan, James Dudley - Digges, Thomas Attwood - Digges, William Dudley - L'enfant, Pierre Charles
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    Theo. A. Bingham papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating to official functions at the White House; the assassination of William McKinley (1901); the visit of Heinrich, Prince of Prussia (1902); and the unveiling of a statue of Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, in Washington, D.C. (1902).
    • Contributor: Bingham, Theo. A. (Theodore Alfred)
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    Lucian Barbour papers, 1838-1977 Lawyer and United States representative from Indiana. Correspondence, diaries, financial records, photographs, printed matter, and miscellany consisting primarily of family correspondence relating to domestic affairs and life in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Barbour’s service in the 34th Congress.
    • Contributor: Barbour, Lucian
    • Date: 1838
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    Margaret Bayard Smith papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books. Chiefly correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker Samuel Harrison Smith. Other correspondents include Mary Hering Middleton, A. Emilie Pichon, and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy. Subjects include presidential elections; the British occupation of Washington in 1814; Montpelier, Va., James Madison's estate, and Monticello, Va., Thomas Jefferson's ...
    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard
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    United States Work Projects Administration records, Series A. includes correspondence, memoranda, speeches, essays, scripts, plays, oral testimony in the form of life histories, folklore material, field reports, notes, transcripts of documents, inventories, lists, statements, instructions, surveys, critical appraisals, administrative records, graphs, drawings, maps, and other records. Subjects include production of American Guide-books which were intended to encourage travel to various states to bolster the economy during the Great Depression, rural ...
    • Contributor: United States. Work Projects Administration - United States. Works Progress Administration - Federal Writers' Project - Writers' Program (U.S.)
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    Pierce-Aiken family papers, 1797-1903 Four generations of the family of Jane M. Pierce (born Jane Means Appleton), wife of United States president Franklin Pierce. Genealogical material, photographs, and correspondence among members of the Pierce, Aiken, Appleton, Mason, and Means faimilies, including letters from Franklin Pierce and Jane M. Pierce relating to politics, antebellum New England, War of 1812, and social life in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 1797
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    John Vachon papers, 1913-1995 Photographer. Correspondence, family papers, writings, and miscellaneous material relating primarily to Vachon’s career as a photographer with the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Look magazine.
    • Contributor: Vachon, John
    • Date: 1913
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    Thomas H. Hubbard papers, 1817-1823 United States representative and lawyer from New York. Letters written by Hubbard to his wife containing descriptions of his journeys to Washington, D.C., the physical layout and social life of the capital, and his impressions of national political figures.
    • Contributor: Hubbard, Thomas H. (Thomas Hill) - Hubbard, Thomas H.
    • Date: 1817
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    Denby family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly correspondence and related material exchanged among Denby family members. The bulk of the letters are between Charles Denby (1830-1904), his wife Martha Fitch Denby, and their children Graham, Charles (1861-1938), Harriet, Wythe, Edwin, and Thomas Garvin. Also includes letters from Martha's mother Harriet Satterlee Fitch and father Graham Newell Fitch. Includes courtship correspondence (1850s) between Charles Denby, a lawyer in Evansville, Ind., and ...
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    Edith Bolling Galt Wilson papers, 1833-1961 Wife of President Woodrow Wilson. Correspondence, diary notes, drafts of Wilson's autobiography, My Memoir, financial and legal records, family and genealogical material, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating largely to political and social life in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt
    • Date: 1833
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    Courtney Letts de Espil papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, writings, clippings, photographs, and other papers chiefly concerning Letts de Espil's years (1933-1943) in Washington, D.C., as wife of Felipe A. Espil, Argentine ambassador to the U.S. Diary entries concern social affairs in Washington and include references to many prominent individuals of the New Deal era such as Adolf Augustus and Beatrice Bishop Berle, Antoinette and Charles Evans Hughes, Cordell and Frances ...
    • Contributor: Letts De Espil, Courtney
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    Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton papers, 1793-1861 Wife of architect William Thornton. Diaries and notebooks primarily describing social life in Washington, D.C., with extensive detail about housekeeping and expense matters. Also contained in the diaries are memorandum books, poems, sketches, and silhouettes of unidentified people.
    • Contributor: Thornton, Anna Maria Brodeau
    • Date: 1793
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    Reid family papers, 1795-1970 Journalists and newspaper publishers. Correspondence, financial records, office files, household and estate records, subject files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers related to newspaper publishing and public affairs.
    • Date: 1795
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    Blair family papers, 1755-1968 Prominent family in nineteenth century national politics. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal files, financial records, historical research files, printed matter, and estate records documenting principally the careers of Francis Preston Blair, journalist and presidential advisor, Frank P. Blair, soldier and politician, and Montgomery Blair, lawyer and cabinet officer.
    • Date: 1755
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    Frances Carpenter collection relating to Frank G. Carpenter, 1875-1960 Author, geographer, and journalist. Primarily scrapbooks relating to Frank G. Carpenter's book, Carp's Washington, arranged and edited by his daughter, Frances Carpenter, including reviews of the book, proposed illustrations, newspaper articles and columns by Frank G. Carpenter, clippings, and correspondence.
    • Contributor: Carpenter, Frank G. (Frank George) - Carpenter, Frank G.
    • Date: 1875
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    Paul Field Sifton and Claire Sifton papers, 1912-1980 Paul Field Sifton, playwright, government official, and Claire Sifton, editor and author. Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, family papers, printed matter, and miscellany relating to the Siftons' literary, labor, and governmental careers.
    • Contributor: Sifton, Paul Field
    • Date: 1912
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    William Maclay journals and note, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Journals (1789 April 24-1791 March 3) kept by Maclay as a U.S. senator in the first U.S. Congress and note (1790) to John Nicholson. Describes legislative and procedural debates relating to such questions as protocol for ceremonies; relations between the House and the Senate; the tariff of 1789; the judiciary bill; compensation for members of Congress; Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von Steuben's ...
    • Contributor: Maclay, William
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    Rodgers family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, journals, accounts, notebooks, military records, financial papers, biographical and genealogical material, scrapbook, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to John Rodgers's naval service and to family affairs. Documents Rodgers's command of the naval squadron in the Mediteranean Sea during the Tripolitan War and again in 1826-1827, his command of the New York Naval Shipyard and of the flotilla enforcing the ...
    • Contributor: Macomb, Alexander - Macomb, Ann Minerva Rodgers - Macomb, Christina - Macomb, Nannie - Rodgers, John - Rodgers, Minerva Denison
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    John Callan O'Laughlin papers, 1895-1949 Politician, statesman, newspaperman, and publisher. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, reports, printed material, scrapbooks, and records of the Army and Navy Journal documenting O'Laughlin's career as a newspaperman and advocate of Republican Party and conservative causes.
    • Contributor: O'laughlin, John Callan
    • Date: 1895
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    Paul Field Sifton and Claire Sifton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, family papers, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to the Siftons' literary, labor, and governmental careers. Focuses on twentieth-century American social theater, the emergence of labor organizations as a political force, and legislative lobbying for farmers, labor, civil rights, full employment, and other social causes. Documents Paul Sifton's work with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the ...
    • Contributor: Sifton, Paul Field - Sifton, Claire
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    Mabel Walker Willebrandt papers, 1881-1978 Lawyer and public official. Correspondence, speeches, writings, family papers, and printed materials relating primarily to Willebrandt’s service as assistant attorney general under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge.
    • Contributor: Willebrandt, Mabel Walker
    • Date: 1881
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    Harold H. Burton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, legal case files, speeches, writings, reports, broadsides, maps, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and photographs, chiefly relating to Burton's service as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1945-1958) and U.S. senator from Ohio (1941-1945). Subjects include his Cleveland law practice, Ohio and Republican Party politics, social life in Washington, D.C., Townsend Plan, Inc., the Truman Committee (U.S. Senate Special Committee Investigating the ...
    • Contributor: Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz)
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    Meg Greenfield papers, 1890-1999 Editor and journalist. Correspondence, speeches and writings, research files, interview transcripts, memoranda, minutes, reports, calendars and schedules, cartoons, financial and legal records, travel files, academic records, biographical material, honors and awards, childhood diaries and writings, family papers, photographs, scrapbooks, printed matter, and electronic files documenting Greenfield's career in journalism.
    • Contributor: Greenfield, Meg
    • Date: 1890
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    John Fairfield correspondence, 1828-1876 U.S. senator and representative and governor of Maine. Principally letters from Fairfield to members of his family in Saco, Maine, while he was serving in Congress and as governor relating to personal and family affairs, politics, and life and society in Washington, D.C., and Augusta, Maine.
    • Contributor: Fairfield, John
    • Date: 1828
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    John Vachon papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, family papers, lecture notes, writings, financial papers, clippings, printed matter, and other material relating primarily to Vachon's career as a photographer with the U.S. Farm Security Administration, U.S. Office of War Information, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, and Look magazine. Also documents his student days at Catholic University of America (1935-1936), life in Washington, D.C., (1935-1939), service in the U.S. Army at ...
    • Contributor: Vachon, John