Search Manuscripts/Mixed Material

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    James K. Polk papers, 1775-1891 United States president, Speaker of the House and representative from Tennessee, and governor of Tennessee. General correspondence, presidental letterbooks, diaries, account and memorandum books, drafts and copies of speeches and messages, family papers, financial and legal papers, and printed matter relating primarily to Polk's political career in Tennessee and on the national level.
    • Contributor: Polk, James K. (James Knox) - Polk, James K.
    • Date: 1775
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    F.W. Lander and J.M. Lander papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, writings, military dispatches and telegrams, notes, reports, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, and other papers relating chiefly to Frederick West Lander's activities surveying and exploring overland routes through the West and to his Civil War service in Virginia and Maryland under Generals George Brinton McClellan and Chas. P. Stone. Documents his work as chief engineer and superintendent of the Fort Kearney, South Pass, and ...
    • Contributor: Lander, F. W. (Frederick West) - Lander, J. M. (Jean Margaret)
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    W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896 Financier and philanthropist. Correspondence, letterpress books, financial papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Corcoran's business and banking interests and philanthropic efforts.
    • Contributor: Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson) - Corcoran, W. W.
    • Date: 1791
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    Robert Ellsworth Gross papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, citations, obituary, memorial tributes, clippings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Gross's interest in aviation and aerospace, especially to his ownership and operation of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. Also documents his association with Viking Flying Boat Company, Harvard Alumni Association, the Episcopal Church, and the Republican Party, especially in California. Subjects include the 1952 U.S. presidential campaign and Anglo-American cooperation during World ...
    • Contributor: Gross, Robert Ellsworth
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    Arthur Gleason papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, writings, subject files, clippings, and printed matter relating chiefly to Gleason's editorial work with Cosmopolitan, The Survey, and Collier's Weekly magazines; his experiences as a journalist and medic in World War I; and his activities on behalf of the British labor movement, Bureau of Industrial Research, United Mine Workers of America, and socialism. Subjects include immigration, Jews in the U.S., American isolationism, the ...
    • Contributor: Gleason, Arthur
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    Victor Gruen papers, 1886-1991 Designer, architect, and urban planner. Personal and business correspondence, project files, speeches, writings, biographical material, and scrapbooks documenting Gruen's career in architectural design, city planning, and environmental counseling, with special emphasis on architectural and land use projects undertaken from 1960 to 1980 by his firms, Gruen Associates, headquartered in New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California, and Victor Gruen International, centered in Vienna, ...
    • Contributor: Gruen, Victor
    • Date: 1886
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    California Gold Rush collection, 1849-1900 Correspondence, travel journal, and typescripts of notes by various authors who participated in the California Gold Rush.
    • Contributor: Wason, Lyman P.
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    So be careful all you rowdies [textual transcriptions]
    In came the shad-bellied Yankee out of breath | So be careful all you rowdies
    Textual transcription of song. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. 2 p.
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    W.G. McAdoo papers, 1786-1941 Lawyer, business executive, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and U.S. senator from California. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, scrapbooks, drafts and copies of speeches, articles, and books, bulletins, photographs, and printed matter, relating chiefly to McAdoo's activities in business and public life during the Woodrow Wilson presidential administration. Includes family correspondence of the Floyd, McAdoo, and Gibbs families.
    • Contributor: McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs) - McAdoo, W. G.
    • Date: 1786
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    Thomas T. Craven papers, 1842-1969 Naval officer. Correspondence, family papers, and subject files relating primarily to his convoy duty and command of United States Naval Aviation Forces in Europe during World War I, and his command of a gunboat flotilla on the Yangtze River in China during 1929-1931.
    • Contributor: Craven, Thomas T. (Thomas Tingey) - Craven, Thomas T.
    • Date: 1842
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    Selman A. Waksman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, articles, and radio scripts pertaining to Waksman's career in the field of microbiology. Correspondence with colleagues pertains to Waksman's discovery of the antibiotic streptomycin as well as to his research of other microbes. Other correspondence relates to Waksman's early studies at Rutgers University, his graduate work at the University of California, and his return to Rutgers in 1918 as a lecturer in ...
    • Contributor: Waksman, Selman A. (Selman Abraham)
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    I came from Salem City [textual transcription].
    Oh California, that's the land for me | I came from Salem City Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Textual transcription of song.
    • Date: 1938
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    Arthur Hamilton Bridge collection, Veterans History Project (U.S.) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Proxy interview with the veteran's wife, Catherine Vail Bridge, was conducted by Athena Chiera for the Veterans History Project in 2005. Collection includes a biography of Arthur Hamilton Bridge by his wife, books, civilian papers, clippings, correspondence, diaries and journals, maps, memoirs, military papers, periodicals, printed matter, unit histories, a transcript, digital prints, negatives, original photographic prints, photocopies of photographic prints, slides and a ...
    • Contributor: Bridge, Arthur Hamilton - Chiera, Athena - Bridge, Catherine Vail - Veterans History Project (U.S.) - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 1941
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    Shirley M. Hufstedler papers, 1979-1981 Lawyer, jurist, and secretary of education. Photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, speeches, policy statements, and other papers, and microfilm of decision memoranda relating chiefly to Hufstedler's tenure as United States secretary of education in the Jimmy Carter administration.
    • Contributor: Hufstedler, Shirley M.
    • Date: 1979
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    Peyton Conway March papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, reports, notebooks, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to March's career as a U.S. Army officer specializing in artillery command and to his writings on various military topics. Documents his command of artillery at Fort Riley, Kans.; command of the Astor Battery, U.S. Army, in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, 1898; service with General Arthur MacArthur, Jr., ...
    • Contributor: March, Peyton Conway
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    Rowland V. Lee papers, 1907-1971 Director, producer, actor, and dramatist. Scripts, scrapbooks, photographs, printed matter, and other papers relating to Lee's career in motion pictures as a silent film actor, director, and producer during the period 1917-1959.
    • Contributor: Lee, Rowland V.
    • Date: 1907
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    Ethan Allen Hitchcock papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, writings, notes, military papers, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Hitchcock's military career and his interest in metaphysics and philosophy. Documents his military career at the United States Military Academy and at his posts in California, Florida, Mexico, and other locations; his work with the U.S. Dept. of War during and after the Civil War; his business interests in St. Louis, ...
    • Contributor: Hitchcock, Ethan Allen - Hitchcock, Samuel
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    Jefferson Davis papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, articles, speeches, photocopies of land grants, newspaper clippings, notes of historian Nathaniel W. Stephenson summarizing letters and writings by Davis which were printed in The War of the Rebellion : A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (1880-1902), and drafts of military reports concerning the Battle of Monterrey (1846) in the Mexican War. Subjects include admission of California ...
    • Contributor: Davis, Jefferson - Stephenson, Nathaniel W. (Nathaniel Wright)
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    Hear the nightingales sing [textual transcription]
    One morning, one morning, one morning in May
    Textual song transcription. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 1 p.
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    Abram P.T. Elder papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, biographical files, business records of the National Biographical Society, illustrated materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Elder's creation and publication of biographical directories for the society. Includes research and publication materials for Charles Henry Grosvenor's Book of the Presidents, with Biographical Sketches (1902) and other biographical directories. Also includes materials relating to an exhibit promoting sales of a directory at the ...
    • Contributor: Elder, Abram P. T. (Abram Peter Turner) - Grosvenor, Charles Henry - National Biographical Society (Washington, D.C.)
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    Letter from Lillie Oblinger to Uriah W. Oblinger, December 3, 1900
    • Contributor: Oblinger, Uriah W. (Uriah Wesley) - Clendenan, Dixie (Lillie May Oblinger Erickson Seyfried Cheatham)
    • Date: 1900-12-03
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    John Crittenden Watson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available General and family correspondence, reports, official orders, notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Watson's naval career. Documents his Civil War service at Fort Jackson, Fort Saint Philip, and Chalmette, La., resulting in the capture of New Orleans, La., 1862; at Vicksburg, Miss., 1862; and at the Battle of Mobile Bay, La., 1864. Also documents his postwar duty as commander of ...
    • Contributor: Watson, John Crittenden - Watson, Edward H. (Edward Howe) - Watson, James T.
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    Then blow, bullies, blow [textual transcription]
    Then blow, bullies, blow
    Textual transcription of song. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. 1 p.
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    Thomas Oliver Selfridge papers, 1809-1927 Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logbooks, and notebooks relating to Selfridge’s naval career. Includes material relating to the side-wheel steamer Mississippi and the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, which were commanded by Selfridge, and to the Naval Examining Board over which he presided.
    • Contributor: Selfridge, Thomas Oliver
    • Date: 1809
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    Barnett Allen Howard papers, 1885-1949 Farmer, preacher, and trader. Memoirs documenting Howard's life as well as genealogical material, legal documents, and printed matter.
    • Contributor: Howard, Barnett Allen
    • Date: 1885