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    Edith Benham Helm papers, 1915-1961 Social secretary at the White House. Letters, notes, scrapbooks, andphotographs documenting Helm's career as social secretary at the White House during the Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman administrations.
    • Contributor: Helm, Edith Benham
    • Date: 1915
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    Rodgers family papers, 1740-1987 United States Navy and Army officers and family members. Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, logbooks, photographs, recollections (memoirs), financial papers, and printed matter centering primarily on the naval career of Commodore John Rodgers (1773-1838).
    • Date: 1740
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    George Nicholas Sanders family papers, 1833-1973 Financier, lobbyist, and Confederate agent in Europe. Mainly journals of Anna J. Sanders, wife of George Nicholas Sanders, and correspondence to and from George Nicholas Sanders and other members of the Sanders family relating to mid-nineteenth century politics, social life, and the Civil War. Subjects include the activities of George Nicholas Sanders and the wartime imprisonment and death of their son, Reid Sanders, as ...
    • Contributor: Sanders, George Nicholas
    • Date: 1833
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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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    Calvin Coolidge papers, 1915-1932 United States president and businessman. White House office files from Coolidge's presidency consisting of incoming correspondence, draft replies, carbon copies of outgoing letters from Coolidge or one of his secretaries, incoming telegraph messages, appointment books, and names and addresses of White House guests. Includes telegraph messages from the first months of the Herbert Hoover administration.
    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin
    • Date: 1915
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    William Holmes Walker papers, 1855-1982 Early Mormon leader, pioneer settler of Utah, missionary to South Africa, and patriarch of the Mormon Church. Memoir, diary, and scrapbook reflecting the life of Walker and Mormon Church history.
    • Contributor: Walker, William Holmes
    • Date: 1855
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    Charles Julius Allen and Grace Elizabeth Allen papers, 1865-1976 Correspondence, diaries, family history, personal reminiscences, notes, clippings, and printed material chiefly of Charles Julius Allen and his daughter, Grace Elizabeth Allen, relating largely to his life as a cadet at the United States Military Academy and during the Civil War, and to her life as recorded in her diaries.
    • Date: 1865
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    Job Pierson family papers, 1755-1908 Chiefly letters (1831-1835) written by Job Pierson (1791-1860) to his wife, Clarissa Bulkeley Pierson, while serving in Congress describing life in Washington, D.C., during the administration of Andrew Jackson; journal and typewritten transcripts of diary entries of Job Pierson (1824-1896) relating to his studies at Williams College, his religious conversion, family life, and his career as a Presbyterian clergyman in New York and Michigan.
    • Contributor: Pierson, Job
    • Date: 1755
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    Henry L. Abbot family papers, 1770-2001 Correspondence, memoirs, diaries, writings, photographs, legal and financial records, genealogical material, military records, printed matter, and mementos primarily documenting the professional and family activities of Henry L. Abbot and his family during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Abbot, Henry L.
    • Date: 1770
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    William Maclay journals and note, 1789-1791 United States senator from Pennsylvania, lawyer, and jurist. Three volumes (later published) of a journal kept by MacLay as a senator in the first United States Congress and one note to John Nicholson.
    • Contributor: Maclay, William
    • Date: 1789
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    Charles Henry Harvey papers, 1835-1965 Gold miner, carpenter, and mill worker. Correspondence, diaries, daybooks, receipts, and printed matter relating to Harvey's life and work as a millworker and carpenter in Methuen, Massachusetts, and as a gold miner in California and Colorado.
    • Contributor: Harvey, Charles Henry
    • Date: 1835
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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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    Eleanor Lord Pray papers, 1894-1975 Member of a New England merchant family living in Vladivostok, Russia. Primarily letters written and received by Pray. Letters describe daily life, the city and its surroundings, and historic events.
    • Contributor: Pray, Eleanor Lord
    • Date: 1894
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    Katie Louchheim papers, 1906-1991 United States deputy assistant secretary of state, Democratic Party official, author, and public speaker. Journals, family papers, correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, speeches, interviews, drafts of writings, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter documenting Louchheim's public service and leadership in the Democratic Party.
    • Contributor: Louchheim, Katie
    • Date: 1906
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    Bess Furman papers, 1728-1967 Author and journalist. Correspondence, diaries, family papers, subject files, speeches and writings, financial records, scrapbooks, and miscellany relating primarily to Furman's family, personal life, and career as a journalist and author.
    • Contributor: Furman, Bess
    • Date: 1728
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    Henry Shapiro papers, 1920-1992 Journalist. Correspondence, wire service reports, reference files, speeches and writings, and personal files pertaining to Henry Shapiro's career and writings as chief correspondent in the Moscow bureau of United Press International from the 1930s to the 1970s.
    • Contributor: Shapiro, Henry
    • Date: 1920
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    National Visionary Leadership Project interviews and conference collection, 1997-2009 The National Visionary Leadership Project Interviews and Conference Collection consists primarily of master recordings of interviews by the National Visionary Leadership Project with significant figures in 20th century African American history. In addition, the collection includes transcripts (both printed and electronic) of a portion of the interviews, edited versions of the interviews and print and digital photographs.
    • Contributor: Cosby, Camille O. (Camille Olivia) - Poussaint, Renee
    • Date: 1997
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    Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 Collector. A collection of Americana including historical letters and documents, family and personal papers, broadsides, financial and legal papers, illustrated and printed ephemera, government and legislative documents, military records, journals, and printed matter relating primarily to the expansion and development of the United States from the colonial period through the 1876 centennial.
    • Contributor: Carson, Marian S.
    • Date: 1656
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    Read family papers, 1568-1906 Read (Reed) family of New Castle, Delaware, later of Pennsylvania. Correspondence, deeds and indentures, genealogical records, commissions, printed matter, and other material. Papers of George Read relate chiefly to his activities during the American Revolution and his law practice in New Castle. Papers of John Read include a notebook of correspondence and memoranda which he kept as secretary of the Asylum Company, a land ...
    • Date: 1568
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    Tunnicliff, Rigby, and Staton families papers, 1854-1990 American families living chiefly in West Virginia, Illinois, and Iowa. Correspondence, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, and printed material documenting the families' domestic concerns and activities.
    • Date: 1854
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    William Sampson papers, 1806-1849 Irish patriot, lawyer, and author. Microfilm of letters from Sampson to his wife, Grace Clarke Sampson, relating to his political exile from Ireland to the United States.
    • Contributor: Sampson, William
    • Date: 1806
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    Rufus S. Frost papers, 1841-1883 Merchant, public official, and United States representative from Massachusetts. Chiefly correspondence pertaining to family and personal matters, social occasions, and church activities.
    • Contributor: Frost, Rufus S.
    • Date: 1841
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    Ralph Izard family papers, 1778-1826 Continental congressman, United States senator from South Carolina, diplomat. Correspondence and miscellaneous material concerning the Izard family regarding domestic life and social affairs in Charleston, South Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and including the involvement of family members in managing their estate in South Carolina and the Tripolitan War.
    • Contributor: Izard, Ralph
    • Date: 1778
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    Reuben Cleary book manuscripts, 1886 Confederate expatriate and physician. Manuscripts entitled, Brazil Under the Monarchy: A Record of Facts and Observations, from Notes Taken in Brazil during a Period of More Than Twenty Years, and another version of the same entitled, Chronicas Lageanas. Includes observations on history, manners, customs, and society made by Cleary while practicing medicine in Brazil between 1865 and 1885 as a Confederate expatriate from Virginia.
    • Contributor: Cleary, Reuben
    • Date: 1886
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    Joshua Coit correspondence, 1792-1798 Lawyer, state legislator, and United States representative. Letters from Coit to his wife Nancy, to his son Robert, and to Charles Bulkeley, all of New London, Connecticut. Most were written in Philadelphia while Coit served as a representative in the United States Congress from 1793 to 1798. Many of the letters are accompanied by typed transcripts.
    • Contributor: Coit, Joshua
    • Date: 1792