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    Sylvanus Cadwallader papers, 1818-1904

    Journalist and public official. Correspondence, writings, and newspaper articles, and other papers relating primarily to Cadwallader’s activities as a journalist reporting on the operations of the Union Army and Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Cadwallader, Sylvanus,826 - Cadwallader, Sylvanus
    • Date: 1818
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    Joseph Sanford Wade papers, 1898-1955

    Zoologist and entomologist. Correspondence, notes, journals, and scientific and literary writings relating primarily to Wade’s career as a scientist.

    • Contributor: Wade, Joseph Sanford
    • Date: 1898
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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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    Joseph Cowles Mehaffey papers, 1925-1959

    U.S. Army engineer and governor of the Panama Canal Zone. Personal correspondence relating primarily to life in the Canal Zone and the operation of the Panama Canal and material concerning Mehaffey's various engineering projects, including the Arlington Memorial Bridge and renovation of the White House.

    • Contributor: Mehaffey, Joseph Cowles
    • Date: 1925
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    Francis LeJau Parker papers, 1905-1935

    U.S. army officer and government official. Copies of letters, telegrams, dispatches, and reports, records of Parker's military service, pamphlets, documents, and other papers relating to his service as an army officer and attaché during World War I and later as a member of special missions in Latin America.

    • Contributor: Parker, Francis Lejau
    • Date: 1905
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    Thomas O. Paine papers, 1931-1992

    Engineer, corporate executive, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration official. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes of meetings, appointment books, family and genealogical papers, and printed matter chiefly relating to Paine's engineering career with General Electric Company and Northrop Corporation and as deputy and acting administrator at NASA, where he directed seven Apollo missions, including the first to the moon.

    • Contributor: Paine, Thomas O.
    • Date: 1931
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    William D. Leahy papers, 1897-1959

    Naval officer, diplomat, and governor of Puerto Rico. Diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating to Leahy's naval and diplomatic career.

    • Contributor: Leahy, William D.
    • Date: 1897
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    William Sydney Thayer papers, 1835-1901

    Newspaper correspondent, editor, and United States consul general in Egypt. Correspondence, dispatches, journals, essays, addresses, poems, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia dealing primarily with Thayer's activities in Nicaragua and Egypt.

    • Contributor: Thayer, William Sydney
    • Date: 1835
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    Anna Maria Evans papers, 1835-1914

    Housewife and member of the Society of Friends (Quaker). Correspondence and printed matter pertaining to religious activities, education, domestic matters, and the impact of the Civil War on Evans's family and friends.

    • Contributor: Evans, Anna Maria, Approximately 1828-Approximately 1905 - Evans, Anna Maria
    • Date: 1835
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    Denby family papers, 1850-1911

    Correspondence between members of the Denby family. Includes letters of Charles Denby (1830-1904), a lawyer and diplomat; Charles Denby (1861-1938), a diplomat; and Edwin Denby, a member of the United States Congress and secretary of the navy. Relates to the Civil War, diplomatic life in China, and the Spanish-American War.

    • Date: 1850
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    Federal Music Project collection, 1935-1948

    The Federal Music Project (FMP) Collection consists of agency reports, programs, catalogs, index cards, lists, correspondence, questionnaires, clippings, some music scores and parts, a few writings and the papers of George Allen Foster, regional director for New York and New England. The George Allen Foster Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, programs, clippings and reports.

    • Contributor: Federal Music Project (u.s.) - Foster, George Allen - Sokoloff, Nikolai - Seeger, Charles
    • Date: 1935
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    Neil Sheehan papers, 1920-1993

    Author and journalist.Correspondence, drafts of writings, notes, research material, interview transcripts, and other papers relating to Sheehan's writings concerning the Vietnam War, especially his books, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988) and After the War Was Over: Hanoi and Saigon (1992), and to publication of the Pentagon Papers.

    • Contributor: Sheehan, Neil
    • Date: 1920
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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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    Albert Gleaves papers, 1803-1946

    Naval officer and historian. Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, articles, books, scrapbooks, reports of the Asiatic Fleet, notebooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, biographical material, poetry, printed matter, and other papers relating to Gleaves's naval career and his writings.

    • Contributor: Gleaves, Albert
    • Date: 1803
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    Puerto Rican memorial collection, 1519-1923

    Researcher. Chiefly papers collected by Alice Bache Gould relating to the history of Puerto Rico together with her own correspondence, writings, and bibliographic material.

    • Date: 1519
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    Carl Brent Swisher collection of research materials relating to Roger B. Taney, 1836-1962

    Historian. Chiefly reproductions of correspondence, reports, records, and newspapers gathered by Swisher for a history of Roger Brooke Taney's tenure as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Swisher, Carl Brent
    • Date: 1836
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    Alexander Hamilton papers, 1708-1903

    Delegate from New York to the United States Continental Congress, United States secretary of the treasury, United States army officer, statesman, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal and financial papers, printed matter, and other papers relating to Hamilton's personal life and public career, especially his service as an aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War, his participation in the United States Continental ...

    • Contributor: Hamilton, Alexander
    • Date: 1708
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    Alfred Rodman Hussey papers, 1944-1964

    Lawyer and government official. Microfilm of correspondence, memoranda, orders, reports, official and unofficial policy papers, draft legislation, drafts of writings, clippings, and printed matter relating to Hussey's work with the Government Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, during the Allied occupation of Japan following World War II and to the efforts of the Allies to reorganize Japanese government and society.

    • Contributor: Hussey, Alfred Rodman
    • Date: 1944
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    Smith Simpson papers, 1833-1991

    Diplomat. Correspondence, family papers, topical files, photographs, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous material relating to Simpson's career as a diplomat and industrial relations specialist.

    • Contributor: Simpson, Smith
    • Date: 1833
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    Caspar W. Weinberger papers, 1910-2005

    United States secretary of defense, United States secretary of health, education, and welfare, California state legislator, lawyer, journalist, and business executive. Correspondence, legal and subject files, appointment books and daily schedules, diary notes and other jottings, family papers, financial material, interview transcripts, television scripts, newspaper columns, book and speech files, and legislative and political material relating to Weinberger's career in journalism and government.

    • Contributor: Weinberger, Caspar W.
    • Date: 1910
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    Stephen Bonsal papers, 1890-1973

    Journalist and foreign correspondent. Correspondence, diaries, writings, and other material relating chiefly to Bonsal's career as a journalist and as foreign correspondent for the New York Herald and New York Times.

    • Contributor: Bonsal, Stephen
    • Date: 1890
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    Edmund Ross Colhoun papers, 1821-1918

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, notebooks, official records, printed matter, and miscellaneous material relating to Colhoun's service with the Mediterranean and Brazil squadrons before the Civil War, his command of ships of blockade squadrons during the Civil War, and his command of the Asiatic Squadron.

    • Contributor: Colhoun, Edmund Ross
    • Date: 1821
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    Edward Lee Dorsett naval historical collection, 1814-1926

    Collector of naval history. Correspondence, congressional bills and reports relating to the United States Navy, photographs of the specifications for the Constitution (frigate), and printed matter concerning John Paul Jones, the Battle of Lake Erie, and the history of the navy collected by Dorsett.

    • Contributor: Dorsett, Edward Lee
    • Date: 1814
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    Matthew Stanley Quay papers, 1776-1949

    United States senator from Pennsylvania (1887-1904). Correspondence, election materials, financial papers, genealogical information, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Quay's career in Pennsylvania and national politics as a member of the Republican party and the United States Senate.

    • Contributor: Quay, Matthew Stanley
    • Date: 1776
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    Lewis H. Machen family papers, 1802-1938

    Clerk of the United States Senate and farmer of Fairfax County, Virginia. Chiefly family correspondence of Lewis H. Machen relating to personal matters and national politics prior to the Civil War, especially slavery and the Compromise of 1850, and mentioning John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and Daniel Webster. Also includes other correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and miscellaneous papers.

    • Contributor: Machen, Lewis H. (lewis Henry) - Machen, Lewis H.
    • Date: 1802