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    Henry Clay family papers, 1732-1927 Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), United States secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family.
    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Date: 1732
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    Meg Greenfield papers, 1890-1999 Editor and journalist. Correspondence, speeches and writings, research files, interview transcripts, memoranda, minutes, reports, calendars and schedules, cartoons, financial and legal records, travel files, academic records, biographical material, honors and awards, childhood diaries and writings, family papers, photographs, scrapbooks, printed matter, and electronic files documenting Greenfield's career in journalism.
    • Contributor: Greenfield, Meg
    • Date: 1890
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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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    Florence Jaffray Hurst Harriman papers, 1857-1982 Diplomat, political activist, and author. Correspondence, writings, news clippings, photographs, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Harriman's activities as United States minister to Norway and her political activities on behalf of the Democratic party, world peace organizations, and District of Columbia voting rights.
    • Contributor: Harriman, Florence Jaffray
    • Date: 1857
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    Willard family papers, 1800-1968 Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks, diaries, subject files, business and financial records, and other papers documenting the family's involvement in the business, social, and political life of Virginia and Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 1800
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    Katharine McCook Knox papers, 1802-1975 Art historian. Correspondence, an index to correspondence, genealogical notes, research material on artists and art collections, clippings, printed matter, and other papers.
    • Contributor: Knox, Katharine McCook
    • Date: 1802
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    Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.) records, 1885-1988 Journalistic organization founded in 1885. Correspondence, writings, club records, membership books, autograph albums, dinner programs and menus, financial records, newspaper clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, slides, photographs, and other records relating primarily to the club's annual dinner hosting members of the press, the president, and other elected officials and political figures.
    • Contributor: Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.)
    • Date: 1885
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    Myrtilla Miner papers, 1825-1960 Educator. Correspondence, school essays, notes, clippings, printed matter, an unfinished biography of Miner by Lester Grosvenor Wells, and other papers relating to the Normal School for Colored Girls in Washington, D.C., slavery, the Civil War, feminism, and spiritualism.
    • Contributor: Miner, Myrtilla
    • Date: 1825
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    Aaron Copland collection The Aaron Copland collection consists of published and unpublished music by Copland and other composers, correspondence, writings, biographical material, datebooks, journals, professional papers including legal and financial material, photographs, awards, art work, and books. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Nadia Boulanger, which extent over 50 years, and with his long-time friend, Harold Clurman. Other significant correspondents are Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Benjamin ...
    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Copland, Aaron - Kraft, Victor
    • Date: 2005
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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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    Pierce-Aiken family papers, 1797-1903 Four generations of the family of Jane M. Pierce (born Jane Means Appleton), wife of United States president Franklin Pierce. Genealogical material, photographs, and correspondence among members of the Pierce, Aiken, Appleton, Mason, and Means faimilies, including letters from Franklin Pierce and Jane M. Pierce relating to politics, antebellum New England, War of 1812, and social life in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 1797
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    National Society of Arts and Letters records, 1944-1987 Nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the support of young artists in the performing, literary, and visual arts. Correspondence; minutes of meetings; copies of the society's publications, The Record of the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Year Book and Roster; programs; clippings; printed matter; scrapbooks; photographs; and other records relating primarily to the society's program of awards and scholarships promoting careers in ...
    • Contributor: National Society of Arts and Letters (U.S.)
    • Date: 1944
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    Harold Leventhal papers, 1932-1980 Lawyer and jurist. Chiefly correspondence, case files, notebooks and notes, and office files documenting Leventhal's service as judge on the United States. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; together with private correspondence, files from his legal practice in Washington, D.C., speeches and writings, and other papers.
    • Contributor: Leventhal, Harold
    • Date: 1932
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    Alexander Robey Shepherd papers, 1776-1945 Territorial governor. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, clippings, printed matter, and memorabilia relating to Shepherd's career as a political official in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Shepherd, Alexander Robey
    • Date: 1776
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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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    John Vachon papers, 1913-1995 Photographer. Correspondence, family papers, writings, and miscellaneous material relating primarily to Vachon’s career as a photographer with the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Look magazine.
    • Contributor: Vachon, John
    • Date: 1913
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    Paul J. Pelz papers, circa 1800-1921 Architect. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, testimonials, pictorial representations of buildings, printed material, and photographs relating primarily to the planning and construction of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress and other buildings.
    • Contributor: Pelz, Paul J.
    • Date: 1800
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    Thomas H. Hubbard papers, 1817-1823 United States representative and lawyer from New York. Letters written by Hubbard to his wife containing descriptions of his journeys to Washington, D.C., the physical layout and social life of the capital, and his impressions of national political figures.
    • Contributor: Hubbard, Thomas H. (Thomas Hill) - Hubbard, Thomas H.
    • Date: 1817
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    Asaph Hall papers, 1837-1983 Astronomer. Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, writings, scientific notebooks, biographical material, family papers, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to astronomers Asaph Hall (1829-1907) and his son, Asaph Hall (1859-1930). Documents the career of Asaph Hall (1829-1907) at the United States Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C. and to his discovery of the moons of Mars.
    • Contributor: Hall, Asaph
    • Date: 1837
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    Frederick Douglass papers, Correspondence, diary (1886-1887), speeches, articles, manuscript of Douglass's autobiography, financial and legal papers, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating primarily to his interest in social, educational, and economic reform; his career as lecturer and writer; his travels to Africa and Europe (1886-1887); his publication of the North Star, an abolitionist newspaper, in Rochester, N.Y. (1847-1851); and his role as commissioner (1892-1893) in charge of ...
    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick - Douglass, Helen
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    Robert Green Ingersoll papers, 1826-1940 Lawyer and lecturer. Diaries, correspondence, letterbooks, writings, lectures, scrapbooks, family papers, and miscellaneous financial, legal, and personal material relating to Ingersoll's involvement in politics and law and as a lecturer and writer on agnosticism and religion.
    • Contributor: Ingersoll, Robert Green
    • Date: 1826
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    L. Quincy Mumford papers, 1939-1982 Librarian of Congress. Correspondence, writings, bibliographical material, committee reports, congressional bills, reports, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to Mumford’s career as a librarian.
    • Contributor: Mumford, L. Quincy (Lawrence Quincy) - Mumford, L. Quincy
    • Date: 1939
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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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    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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    Irving R. Levine papers, 1930-1995 Journalist and news commentator. Correspondence, memoranda, notebooks and notes, transcripts of interviews, radio and television scripts, news commentaries, articles, speeches, book drafts, background and research material, and other papers documenting Levine's career as a broadcast journalist and news commentator.
    • Contributor: Levine, Irving R.
    • Date: 1930