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    Josiah Bartlett family papers, 1710-1931 Statesmen and physicians. Correspondence, diaries, diplomas, legal and financial records, notebooks, account books, speeches, genealogical material, printed matter, and newspaper clippings documenting the Bartlett family's professional and political activity in New England in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Topics include New England's sentiment towards the War of 1812 as well as American political life before and during the Civil War and post Civil...
    • Contributor: Bartlett, Josiah
    • Date: 1710
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    Philip Henry Sheridan papers, Correspondence, letterbooks, telegrams, memoir, speeches, reports, orders, financial records, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to the Civil War, Reconstruction, Mexican border disputes, Indian wars, and Sheridan's service as commanding general of the U.S. Army. Civil War material relates to cavalry operations, the Appomattox, Shenandoah, and Tullahoma campaigns, the Winchester Raid, and engagements at Boonville, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Perryville, Ripley, and Stone River. Also...
    • Contributor: Sheridan, Philip Henry
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    John Tyler Morgan papers, 1840-1907 United States senator from Alabama and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches, reports, position papers, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to domestic and foreign policy issues and to Morgan's involvement as an expansionist and advocate of states' rights.
    • Contributor: Morgan, John Tyler
    • Date: 1840
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    Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 United States representative and senator from Massachusetts. Correspondence, memoranda, letterbooks, diaries, speeches, reports, notebooks, biographical material, family papers, photographs, citations, congressional commissions, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and an incomplete biography of Dawes by his daughter, Anna Laurens Dawes. The collection documents mainly Dawes's career as a federal legislator and his work on issues relating to the American Indian, including his tenure as chairman of...
    • Contributor: Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens) - Dawes, Henry L.
    • Date: 1833
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    Archivo Nacional de Cuba collection pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas, 1770-1911 Transcripts of material found in the Cuban national archives pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas. Includes correspondence of the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez, correspondence of British traders operating under Spanish protection, in particular William Panton, material concerning commerce and political relations with the local Indian tribes, Spain’s part in the American revolution and relations with the newly...
    • Contributor: Archivo Nacional De Cuba
    • Date: 1770
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    Louis McLane correspondence, 1795-1894 Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence primarily between McLane and members of his family relating to social life in Washington, D.C., his diplomatic duties, and national and congressional politics.
    • Contributor: McLane, Louis
    • Date: 1795
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    Caleb Henry Carlton papers, 1831-1954 United States army officer. Correspondence, diaries, articles, military transcripts and papers, biographical and genealogical material, financial records, maps, and charts pertaining to Carlton's service in the Union army and following the Civil War in wars with various American Indians in western United States.
    • Contributor: Carlton, Caleb Henry
    • Date: 1831
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    Beale family papers from the Decatur House, 1794-1957 Correspondence, journals, biographical material, speeches, articles, scrapbooks, printed material, and other papers pertaining to the role of Edward Fitzgerald Beale in opening the West; the diplomatic career of Truxtun Beale as United States minister to Greece, Persia, and Romania; the naval careers of Thomas Truxtun and Stephen Decatur; the Beale (Beal), Chase, Edwards, and Truxtun families; and the Decatur House.
    • Date: 1794
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    Wallace R. Brode papers, 1901-1974 Educator, scientist, and government official. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, speeches and writings, subject files, and other papers relating primarily to Brode's career in science and government.
    • Contributor: Brode, Wallace R. (Wallace Reed) - Brode, Wallace R.
    • Date: 1901
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    William Henry Harrison papers, Correspondence, addresses, letterbook, military records, family papers, genealogical chart, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating chiefly to Indian campaigns and affairs, the War of 1812 in the Northwest Territory, slavery, and Harrison's unsuccessful 1836 presidential campaign as Whig Party candidate. Includes a chronology of Harrison's life by his biographer, Freeman Cleaves. Correspondents include John Armstrong, William Eustis, Duff Green, John Johnston, Joel...
    • Contributor: Harrison, William Henry - Cleaves, Freeman
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    John Austin Moon papers, 1832-1921 Lawyer, jurist, and U.S. representative from Tennessee. Correspondence and petitions relating to statehood for the Indian Territory, 1902; merchant ledgers belonging to Austin M. Appling, Moon’s grandfather, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia; and newspaper clippings concerning Moon’s political campaigns and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
    • Contributor: Moon, John Austin
    • Date: 1832
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    Shelby family papers, 1738-1916 Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial papers, military records, genealogical data, and memorabilia relating mainly to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
    • Date: 1738
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    John J. Pershing papers, Correspondence, diaries, speeches, statements, writings, notebooks, orders, biographical material, clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, posters, photographs, and other papers primarily documenting Pershing's career in the U.S. Army, especially as commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. Documents his military service in the Indian campaigns in the American West; the Spanish-American War, 1898, in Cuba; the Philippine American War, 1899-1902,...
    • Contributor: Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) - Pershing, Helen F. (Helen Frances)
    • Date: 1882
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    James R. Doolittle papers, 1859-1927 United States senator and jurist. Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material relating mostly to Doolittle's Senate career and touching on the issues of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
    • Contributor: Doolittle, James R. (James Rood) - Doolittle, James R.
    • Date: 1859
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    Charles Ewing family papers, 1769-1951 Lawyer and army officer. Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, genealogical notebooks, legal and business papers, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers relating to the family of Charles Ewing during and after the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Ewing, Charles
    • Date: 1769
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    Anna Kelton Wiley papers, 1798-1964 Consumers' rights reformer, feminist, and clubwoman of Washington, D.C. Correspondence, speeches and articles, financial papers, appointment books, family papers, invitations, notes, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and printed material relating to Wiley's activities on behalf of women's rights and her membership and work in many associations and clubs. Included are papers relating to her husband, Harvey Washington Wiley (1844-1930); father, J. C. Kelton (1828-1893); and grandfather,...
    • Contributor: Wiley, Anna Kelton
    • Date: 1798
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Voices of Civil Rights Project collection, 2003-2006 Collection consists of oral history interviews, sound and video recordings, photographs and manuscript materials documenting memories of the 20th century civil rights movements in the United States, collected by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) from 2003 to 2004 in 48 cities in the South, Midwest and western United States.
    • Contributor: Adams, Victoria Gray - Andrade, Juan - Baxley, Bill (William Joseph) - Beal, Gerald K. - Beerman, Leonard I. - Boggs, Grace Lee - Bonilla, Rubén - Booth, Heather - Bourne, St. Clair - Branch, Raylawni G. ... Adams, Victoria Gray - Andrade, Juan - Baxley, Bill (William Joseph) - Beal, Gerald K. - Beerman, Leonard I. - Boggs, Grace Lee - Bonilla, Rubén - Booth, Heather - Bourne, St. Clair - Branch, Raylawni G. - Braxton, Annye H. - Brownmiller, Susan - Carlos, John - Charles, Michael Ray - Collins, Wendell - Dahmer, Ellie J. - Davis, L. Clifford - Dickinson, James Luther - Dinkins, David N. - Doty, Juanita Sims - Epps, Jesse - Fife, John M. (John Macmillan) - Fleming, Karl - Forman, James - Fountain, Clarence - Frank, Barney - Garcia, Isabel (Isabel G.) - Gields, Clarence - Goodman, Carolyn - Graves, Curtis - Green, Percy - Gutiérrez, José Angel - Hackney, Lucy D. - Halpern, Rosario Salgado - Harjo, Suzan Shown - Harrington, Penny - Hayes, Shirley G. - Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene) - Hill, Oliver W. - Hite, Nancy - Holland, Endesha Ida Mae - Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson) - Horowitz, Rachelle - Jarrett, Vernon - Jones, Doug (G. Douglas) - King - Kirk, Ron - Kochiyama, Yuri - Kwoh, Stewart - Kyles, Samuel Billy - Landrieu, Moon - Lawson, James M. - Lee, Helen Shores - Lee, Sammy - Lewis, John, February 21 - Little Joe (Vocalist) - Lout, Mike (James M.) - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lyons, Kenneth O. - Mashariki, Job - McKinstry, Carolyn Maull - McWhorter, Diane - Mease, Quentin R. - Meier, Deborah - Mingo, Lucy - Monroe, Sputnik - Moses, Robert Parris - Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne - Murray, Tawanda - Norton, Eleanor Holmes - Oldham, Charles R. - Poussaint, Alvin F. - Pride, Carlton - Reid, Vernon - Rivers, Eugene - Romilly, Constancia - Rowles, Billy E. - Seay, Norman R. - Sellers, Cleveland - Shores, Barbara - Sims, Bernice Banks - Smith, Jerome M. - Spellman, Toyin - Steger, Michelle - Sutton, Goodloe - Swann-Daniels, Carol - Tafel, Richard - Thompson, Larry Dean - Tisdale, Alice - Tisdale, Charles - Trickey, Minnijean Brown - Uyeshima, Erin Emiko - West, W. Richard - Wilder, Lawrence Douglas - Wilkins, Roger W. - Wilson, Diane - Wilson, Edwin O. - Wunrow, Jeffrey D. - Yamamoto, Joyce C. - Zabel, William D. - Bowley, Andy - Briggs, Jimmie - Hargrove, Earnestine - Iverem, Esther - Kellogg, Alex - Krol, Debra Utacia - Latimer, Leah Y. - Lewis, Dan - Lum, Lydia - Mapp, Marilyn - Marquez Stathis, Sandra - Miller, Tom - Neubauer, Rita - O'Konis, Jonathan - Patoski, Joe Nick - Pierce, Ponchitta Anne - Reavis, Dick J. - Rosenfeld, Megan - Rosenzweig, Hannah - Sloan, Lester - Smith, Vern E. - Whitehouse, Liz - Wolf, Bonny - Ynclan, Nery - Williams, Juan
    • Date: 2003
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    Hildegard Thompson papers, 1951-1974 Author, educator, author, and government official. Correspondence, writings, articles, biographical material, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Thompson's career in American Indian education including her service as chief of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs Branch of Education.
    • Contributor: Thompson, Hildegard
    • Date: 1951
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    Willis Van Devanter papers, 1884-1941 Lawyer, jurist, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, letterbooks, legal records and briefs, speeches, lectures, and scrapbooks documenting Van Devanter’s law practice in Wyoming, his involvement in Republican Party politics, and his service as associate justice of the Supreme Court.
    • Contributor: Van Devanter, Willis
    • Date: 1884
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    Charl Ormond Williams papers, 1924-1959 Educator. Correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, newspaper clippings, and printed material relating to Williams’s association with the National Education Association of the United States and her work in the field of education and educational reform, including her participation in the 1944 White House Conference on Rural Education.
    • Contributor: Williams, Charl Ormond
    • Date: 1924
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    John Aldrich Stephenson collection of the Hand, Fiske, and Aldrich families papers, 1745-1966 Correspondence, diaries, journals, travel diaries, manuscripts of sermons, poems, essays, and other writings, business and financial records, printed works, biographical and genealogical materials, drawings and reproductions of paintings and photographs, and other papers collected by Stephenson relating to the Hand, Fiske, and Aldrich families.
    • Date: 1745
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    Ebenezer Foote family papers, 1751-1871 Continental Army officer, jurist, merchant, and legislator, of Delaware County, N.Y. Family and general correspondence, orders, petitions, and legal and other papers of Foote and various members of his family. Topics include the Tammany Society of New York, the death of Alexander Hamilton, the War of 1812, the incident aboard the frigate Chesapeake, the first Seminole War, and New York politics.
    • Contributor: Foote, Ebenezer
    • Date: 1751
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    P. Phillips family papers, 1832-1914 Lawyer, state legislator, and United States representative from South Carolina. Correspondence, letter books, legal record books, journals, dockets, notebooks, and an unpublished autobiography of P. Phillips, relating chiefly to the law practice of P. Phillips and his son, W. Hallet Phillips, both of whom practiced before the Supreme Court. Contains the writings of P. Phillips's wife, Eugenia, including her journal written while interned during...
    • Contributor: Phillips, P. (Philip) - Phillips, P.
    • Date: 1832
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    Riggs family papers, 1763-1945 Merchant and banking family of New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Family and business correspondence, diaries, account books, writings, financial records, biographical and genealogical papers, printed materials, and other papers of Riggs family members.
    • Date: 1763
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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