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    Sir George Cockburn papers, 1788-1847 British naval officer. Correspondence, logbooks, journals, fleet orders, reports, and other papers relating to Cockburn's career in the British Royal Navy. Subjects include the War of 1812 and British naval activities against France and Spain, especially in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean.
    • Contributor: Cockburn, George, Sir - Cockburn, George
    • Date: 1788
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    William O. Douglas papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, writings, Supreme Court files, subject files, financial records, family papers and genealogy, printed matter, photographs, and other papers documenting Douglas's legal career, his concern for the environment, and other interests. Supreme Court files comprise the bulk of the collection and consist of correspondence, memoranda, drafts and final opinions, docket books, and printed matter relating to cases heard, as well as administrative files ...
    • Contributor: Douglas, William O. (William Orville)
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    Reid family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, subject files, office files, financial records, household and estate records, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers of the Reid family relating chiefly to newspaper publishing and public affairs. Papers of Whitelaw Reid (1837-1912) consist of correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, speeches, articles, reports, biographer's notes, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Reid's ambassadorship to Great Britain and to extradition and ...
    • Contributor: Reid, Elisabeth Mills - Reid, Helen Rogers - Reid, Ogden Mills - Reid, Whitelaw - Reid Foundation
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    William Howard Taft papers, 1958-1989 Lawyer and government official; known as William Howard Taft IV. Personal and family correspondence, official correspondence, memoranda, speeches and writings, and daily records chiefly documenting Taft's government service in the Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan presidential administrations.
    • Contributor: Taft, William Howard
    • Date: 1958
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    Sol M. Linowitz papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Diaries, correspondence, speeches, writings, reports, notes, interviews, oral history transcripts, biographical material, legal files, organizational records, travel files, clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers documenting Linowitz's career as an attorney chiefly with Sutherland and Sutherland in Rochester, N.Y., and with Coudert Brothers international law firm in Washington, D.C, executive for Xerox Corporation (earlier known as Haloid Xerox, Inc.), ambassador to the Organization ...
    • Contributor: Linowitz, Sol M.
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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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    Mabel Walker Willebrandt papers, 1881-1978 Lawyer and public official. Correspondence, speeches, writings, family papers, and printed materials relating primarily to Willebrandt’s service as assistant attorney general under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge.
    • Contributor: Willebrandt, Mabel Walker
    • Date: 1881
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    Alexander Robey Shepherd papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Shepherd's career as a political official in Washington, D.C., and his efforts to improve public works in the nation's capital, especially during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. Also includes material on Batopilas Mining Company, his silver mine in Mexico to which he emigrated in 1880. Correspondents include Orville ...
    • Contributor: Shepherd, Alexander Robey
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    Myrtilla Miner papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, school essays, notes, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to the Normal School for Colored Girls (Washington, D.C.), the Civil War, feminism, slavery, and spiritualism. Includes an unfinished biography of Miner written by Lester Grosvenor Wells and correspondence of Achsa Miner and other Miner (Minor) family members. Other correspondents include William H. Beecher, Walpole Cecil, Samuel Rhoads, Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth, ...
    • Contributor: Miner, Myrtilla
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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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    Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, 1829-1911 United States representative, governor of Massachusetts, and army officer. Family and general correspondence, diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks’s political career and as an army officer during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
    • Date: 1829
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    Henry M. Robert papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda books, diaries, subject files, and other papers relating chiefly to Robert's career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and as a parliamentarian. Documents his service as engineer commissioner of the District of Columbia and the publication of his Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies (1876) commonly known as Robert's Rules of Order. Also documents engineering projects on ...
    • Contributor: Robert, Henry M. (Henry Martyn)
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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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    Charles Fahy papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, legal case files, subject files, and other papers relating chiefly to Fahy's service on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Also documents his role as an advisor and representative of the presidential administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, including his negotiations on lend-lease ...
    • Contributor: Fahy, Charles
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    Emile Berliner collection, 1871-1965 Unpublished and published textual materials, photographs, sound recordings, scrapbooks, artifacts, and a motion picture documenting the life and work of the German-born immigrant to America who invented the gramophone, the flat disc recording, the radio microphone, acoustic tile, and an early version of the helicopter. Included are unpublished and experimental gramophone records dating from the 1890s, some of them featuring the voices of Berliner ...
    • Contributor: Berliner, Emile
    • Date: 1871
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    Lucian Barbour papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, photographs, printed matter, and miscellany. Consists primarily of family correspondence relating to domestic affairs and life in Indianapolis, Ind., and Barbour's service in the 34th Congress. Also includes letters to his daughter from Civil War soldiers, an account by Mrs. William Watson Wicks of an interview with Martin Van Buren and White House social events, and an 1872 diary kept ...
    • Contributor: Barbour, Lucian
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    The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 1 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-14
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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Two, Session 2 To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. The afternoon featured a second panel discussion exploring Burns' relationship to the ...
    • Contributor: Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy ... Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy - Lambert, Marc - Miller, Ed - Newton, Cate - Ryan, Kay - Salmond, Alex - Sklarew, Myra - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-02-25
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    Armand Hammer papers, circa 1508-1989 Business executive, philanthropist, and art collector. Chiefly correspondence documenting Hammer's career as a citizen diplomat (particularly to the Soviet Union), humanitarian, and art collector gathered for an exhibition honoring him at the Library of Congress in 1989, including also a facsimile edition of the Codex Hammer (a notebook of Leonardo da Vinci) and a photograph album.
    • Contributor: Hammer, Armand
    • Date: 1508
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    Thomas Watt Gregory papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, printed copies of speeches and writings, legal briefs, pleadings, and other papers relating to Gregory's service as U.S. attorney general and to his law practice in Washington, D.C., and Houston, Texas. Subjects include the Woodrow Wilson presidential administration; arming of merchant ships and procedures for dealing with enemy aliens during World War I; the Industrial Conference held in Washington, D.C., 1919-1920; and ...
    • Contributor: Gregory, Thomas Watt
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    Home canning : cultural narratives, technological change, and the status of traditional knowledge, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Documentation of a presentation by Danille Christensen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech, in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. She discusses the history of home canning and the contempory revival of canning, drawing on filmstrips, posters, cartoons, newspaper captions, canning manuals, mail-order catalogs, and other sources. She offers examples that complicate ...
    • Contributor: Christensen, Danille - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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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 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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    Charles Julius Allen and Grace Elizabeth Allen papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, family history, personal reminiscences, notes, clippings, and printed matter chiefly of Charles Julius Allen and his daughter, Grace Elizabeth Allen. Papers of Charles Julius Allen relate to his life as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, West Point (1860-1864) and to his service in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, especially during the Civil War at Mobile Bay, Ala. Papers ...
    • Contributor: Allen, Charles Julius - Allen, Grace Elizabeth
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    An-Sky Ensemble Oral History Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.
    • Contributor: An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble
    • Date: 2013-06-25