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    Harold H. Burton papers, 1792-1965

    Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and United States senator. Diaries, correspondence, legal case files, speeches and writings, reports, photographs, maps, printed matter, and newspaper clippings pertaining primarily to Burton's activities as an associate justice of the Supreme Court and Senator.

    • Contributor: Burton, Harold H. (harold Hitz) - Burton, Harold H.
    • Date: 1792
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    Joseph Meredith Toner collection of manuscripts, 1741-1896

    Physician, author and collector. Correspondence, diary, notes, lists, bibliographical material, printed matter, and other papers reflecting primarily the personal and professional life of Toner, the history and practice of medicine in the United States, and the life and times of George Washington.

    • Contributor: Toner, Joseph M. (joseph Meredith) - Toner, Joseph M.
    • Date: 1741
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1988

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of old-time music from the Cumberland Plateau, Irish folk music and dance, bluegrass music, Piedmont blues music, Vietnamese music, mariachi music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Concerts were sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National ...

    • Contributor: Egan, Seamus - Moloney, Mick - Harney, Liam - Lewis, Laurie - Cephas, John - Wiggins, Phil - Nguyễn, Đình Nghĩa - Gore, Linda
    • Date: 1988
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    Florence Deakins Becker papers, 1891-1963

    Nurse and volunteer worker. Correspondence, diaries, family papers, subject files, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, and other papers relating principally to Becker’s volunteer activities on behalf of various health and medical causes, especially the crusade against tuberculosis and cancer.

    • Contributor: Becker, Florence Deakins
    • Date: 1891
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    Henry A. Willard II collection, 1743-1888

    Papers and records collected by Henry A Willard II including Bradley-Willard family papers and correspondence, Willard Hotel records, miscellaneous business records, and autographs collected by Henry A. Willard I that include the signers of the Declaration of Independence, presidents of the Continental Congress, and related individuals.

    • Contributor: Willard, Henry A. (henry Augustus) - Willard, Henry A.
    • Date: 1743
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    Dunlop family papers, 1713-1930

    Correspondence, financial papers, business and legal records, and miscellaneous material concerning the mercantile interests and law practice of the Dunlop family.

    • Date: 1713
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    Elliot L. Richardson papers, 1780-1999

    U. S. cabinet officer, politician, and lawyer, of Massachusetts. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, subject files, reports, briefing data, financial records, printed materials, photographs, and other papers relating to Richardson's political career in Massachusetts, as a cabinet official or representative of the president during the administrations of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Jimmy Carter, and his work with various corporate boards and other ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, Elliot L.
    • Date: 1780
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    John J. Walsh papers, 1933-2004

    Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. Correspondence, writings, and research material relating to Walsh’s career as a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and as an investigator for congressional committees and executive branch agencies. Includes Walsh’s unpublished memoir and research files relating to the Venona project and to Matthew Silverman, a figure in the Alger Hiss case.

    • Contributor: Walsh, John J. (john Joseph) - Walsh, John J.
    • Date: 1933
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    John Osborne papers, circa 1900-1983

    Author, editor, and journalist. Correspondence and memoranda; family papers; drafts of published and unpublished articles, reports, columns, and interviews; notes and notebooks; dispatches and news cables; research material; and other papers documenting Osborne's career as a reporter, editor, and columnist for Time, Life, and the New Republic.

    • Contributor: Osborne, John
    • Date: 1900
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    Sayles Jenks Bowen papers, 1836-1882

    Public official and mayor of Washington, D.C. Family and general correspondence and business and legal papers, chiefly 1876-1882. Topics include the elections of 1876 and 1880, the presidential administration of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, and political support for James Gillespie Blaine, James A. Garfield, and Chester A. Arthur.

    • Contributor: Bowen, Sayles Jenks
    • Date: 1836
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    William B. Randolph papers, 1696-1884

    Virginia plantation owner. Correspondence, legal and financial records, and miscellaneous material reflecting the life of a plantation owner in Virginia prior to the Civil War, with particular emphasis on the economics of managing an extensive plantation worked by a large force of slaves.

    • Contributor: Randolph, William
    • Date: 1696
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    Theodore Granik papers, 1930-1970

    Lawyer and radio and television moderator. Correspondence, legal proceedings, printed transcripts of radio and television broadcasts, scripts, memoranda, production inventories, and newspaper clippings documenting Granik's law practice in Washington, D. C., and New York, N.Y., and his work in broadcasting.

    • Contributor: Granik, Theodore
    • Date: 1930
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    Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers, 1822-1913

    Union army officer. Correspondence, diaries, journals, and military papers detailing Heintzelman’s service in the United States Army from his years at the United States Military Academy through the Civil War. Includes descriptions of activities in Indian wars in Florida, the Southwest, and California, and during the Mexican War.

    • Contributor: Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
    • Date: 1822
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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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    Nathaniel Alexander Owings papers, 1911-1983

    Architect and engineer. Correspondence, journals. memoranda, minutes and reports, drafts of speeches and writings, legal and financial papers, subject file, biographical material, poetry, notes, appointment calendars, charts, graphs, diagrams, clippings, printed matter, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material chiefly dating from 1960 to 1980, documenting Owings's career as a founding partner of the architectural firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, as chairman of public commissions responsible ...

    • Contributor: Owings, Nathaniel Alexander
    • Date: 1911
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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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    Miles-Cameron families correspondence, 1661-1956

    Army officer. Correspondence addressed to Elizabeth Cameron, J. D. Cameron, Nelson Appleton Miles, and Sherman Miles

    • Contributor: Miles, Nelson Appleton
    • Date: 1661
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    United States Naval Observatory records, 1830-1900

    Official correspondence and administrative records of offices of the Naval Observatory, located in Washington, D.C., including of the superintendent, Nautical Almanac, librarian, and the superintendent of compasses and instruments, concerning activities of the observatory and tracing its development from its origin in the Depot of Charts and Instruments.

    • Contributor: United States Naval Observatory
    • Date: 1830
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    1987 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1987

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and slides documenting performances of bluegrass music; music and dance from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; Afghan and Iranian traditional music; steel band music; gospel music; and Pan-Andean music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1987, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the ...

    • Contributor: Chiasson-Cormier, Hilda - Holland, Jerry - Johnson, Mattie - Macisaac, Dave - Shabtaie, Rahmatollah - Arif, Mohammed (musician)
    • Date: 1987
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    Donald Benham Civil War collection, 1806-1916

    Collector. Correspondence, financial and legal records, military orders and records, speeches, and miscellaneous items comprising the Civil War collection of Donald Benham.

    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
    • Date: 1806
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    Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers, 1699-1989

    Authors and journalists. Correspondence, writings, interviews, notes, subject files, office files, financial papers, family papers, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Joseph Alsop's family and personal life; acquaintance with prominent politicians, public figures, writers, and scholars; work as a journalist; World War II experiences in China; and research and writing as an art historian. Includes material relating to Joseph and Stewart ...

    • Contributor: Alsop, Joseph
    • Date: 1699
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    Nicholas King family papers, 1792-1987

    Family of Nicholas King, English-born engineer and surveyor of the city of Washington, D.C. Journals, correspondence, notes, genealogies, visas, photographs, and drawings concerning King and members of his family.

    • Contributor: King, N. (nicholas) - King, N.
    • Date: 1792
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Fletcher Collins Jr. collection, 1935-1944

    The Fletcher Collins Jr. Collection is the result of the Anglo-American folksong collecting activities of Fletcher Collins Jr. from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, under the auspices of the WPA Joint Committee on Folk Arts and for the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song.

    • Contributor: Collins, Fletcher - Cole, Calvin - Greer, I. G. (isaac Garfield) - Tate, Dan
    • Date: 1935
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    Daniel Carroll papers, 1662-1920

    Landowner and businessman. Correspondence, financial and legal records, plat surveys, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Carroll's business interests and real estate holdings in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md.

    • Contributor: Carroll, Daniel
    • Date: 1662
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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