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    David Ginsburg papers, 1919-2007

    Lawyer, author, and teacher. Correspondence and memoranda, newspaper clippings and press releases, legal material, speeches and writings, reports, research material, minutes, political campaign material, legislation, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Ginsburg's involvement with civil rights, the recovery of German assets after World War II, and his legal career.

    • Contributor: Ginsburg, David
    • Date: 1919
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    Aaron Burton Levisee papers, 1847-1992

    Lawyer, educator, Louisiana state legislator, and Confederate soldier. Diaries, obituaries, and clippings documenting Levisee's activities as a student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, school teacher in Alabama, lawyer in Louisiana, soldier in the Confederate army, judge and state legislator in Louisiana during Reconstruction, Republican elector for Louisiana, and Internal Revenue Service agent.

    • Contributor: Levisee, Aaron Burton
    • Date: 1847
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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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    Carl Schurz papers, 1842-1983

    United States cabinet officer, diplomat, and senator from Missouri, Union Army officer, journalist, and reformer. Correspondence, speeches, articles, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and scrapbooks pertaining to Liberal Republicanism, tariff reduction, civil service reform, anti-imperialism, election campaigns, and the administration of Rutherford Birchard Hayes in which Schurz served as secretary of the interior.

    • Contributor: Schurz, Carl
    • Date: 1842
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    James Jenkins Gillette papers, 1857-1884

    U.S. Army officer, U.S. Army commissioner of subsistence, and U.S. commissioner of claims from Mobile, Alabama. Correspondence, military papers, receipts, court records, and a docket book relating to Gillette’s military service and his activities as claims commissioner.

    • Contributor: Gillette, James Jenkins
    • Date: 1857
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    Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1819-1974

    United States president and army officer. General and family correspondence, speeches, reports, messages, manuscript of Grant’s memoirs (1885), military records, financial and legal records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and miscellaneous papers relating to Grant’s career in the military, politics, and government.

    • Contributor: Grant, Ulysses S. (ulysses Simpson) - Grant, Ulysses S.
    • Date: 1819
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    Chandler B. Gillam papers, 1850-1919

    Soldier and farmer. Correspondence, a diary, a journal, a photograph, family papers, writings, and other papers relating chiefly to Gillam's Civil War service with the Twenty-eighth New York Infantry Regiment, United States Army. The diary, written by W. L. Hicks, documents the history of the twenty-eighth regiment of New York.

    • Contributor: Gillam, Chandler
    • Date: 1850
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    James Madison papers,

    Correspondence, memoranda, autobiography, notes of debates in the Continental Congress (1776) and the Federal Convention (1787), and related material, largely 1771-1836. Correspondents include Jaquelin Ambler, James Barbour, Joel Barlow, William Harris Crawford, Henry Dearborn, Albert Gallatin, Elbridge Gerry, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Rufus King, Henry Lee, James Monroe, Edmund Pendleton, Edmund Randolph, Caesar A. Rodney, Benjamin Rush, Richard Rush, Horatio Gates Spafford, Nicholas Philip ...

    • Contributor: Madison, James
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    Rosamond Pinchot papers, 1918-1955

    Actress. Address book, correspondence, diary, photographs, printed matter, and scrapbooks relating to the life and acting career of Rosamond Pinchot.

    • Contributor: Pinchot, Rosamond
    • Date: 1918
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    Gifford Pinchot papers, 1770-1972

    Conservationist, chief forester for the United States Department of Agriculture, professor of forestry at Yale University, and governor of Pennsylvania. Primarily correspondence and subject files, together with diaries, memoranda, speeches, articles, reports, financial papers, bulletins, pamphlets, clippings, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Pinchot's activities in conservation and forestry and to his terms as governor of Pennsylvania.

    • Contributor: Pinchot, Gifford
    • Date: 1770
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    John McLean papers, 1817-1861

    United States representative from Ohio, postmaster general, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, legal briefs, financial data, docket book, printed matter, a file of reports, opinions and briefs arranged by case name, and other papers relating to McLean’s service as postmaster general and Supreme Court justice.

    • Contributor: McLean, John
    • Date: 1817
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    John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts, 1537-1944

    Educator and collector. Autographs, letters, official documents, writings, printed material, photographs, and other papers of prominent historical figures in the arts, science, and politics of the Western world collected by Batchelder.

    • Contributor: Batchelder, John Davis
    • Date: 1537
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    J. Thomas Schneider papers, 1915-1960

    Army officer, government official, and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, treaties, writings, maps, and other papers relating chiefly to Schneider's service as personal aide to Gen. John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during and after World War I.

    • Contributor: Schneider, J. Thomas (john Thomas) - Schneider, J. Thomas
    • Date: 1915
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    Thomas F. Bayard papers, 1780-1899

    Senator, secretary of state, and ambassador. Correspondence, letterbooks, scrapbooks, and miscellany relating to Bayard's career after the Civil War as a politician and legislator and as a cabinet official and diplomat during the presidential administrations of Grover Cleveland.

    • Contributor: Bayard, Thomas F. (thomas Francis) - Bayard, Thomas F.
    • Date: 1780
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    John Marshall Harlan papers, 1810-1971

    Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and lawyer and politician of Kentucky. Correspondence, legal and financial records, and other material relating to Harlan's career in law, politics, and the judiciary.

    • Contributor: Harlan, John Marshall
    • Date: 1810
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    William Safire papers, 1953-1980

    Author, journalist, speechwriter, and public relations consultant. Correspondence, diary notes, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, speeches, statements, writings, notes, press releases, press conference transcripts, annotated press reports, briefing books, advertising material, and photographs chiefly documenting Safire's close association with Richard M. Nixon as public relations consultant, speechwriter, and political advisor from 1960 to 1973.

    • Contributor: Safire, William
    • Date: 1953
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    Mary Church Terrell papers, 1851-1962

    African-American civil rights leader, lecturer, and educator. Correspondence, diaries, printed material, clippings, speeches and writings, and other papers focusing primarily on Terrell's career as an advocate of women's rights and equal treatment for African Americans.

    • Contributor: Terrell, Mary Church
    • Date: 1851
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    Woodrow Wilson papers, 1786-1957

    Lawyer, author, educator, president of Princeton University, governor of New Jersey, and president of the United States. Personal, family, and official correspondence, drafts and proofs of books, articles, speeches, academic lectures, scrapbooks, shorthand notes, and memorabilla relating chiefly to Wilson's presidental administrations.

    • Contributor: Wilson, Woodrow
    • Date: 1786
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    Walter Quintin Gresham papers, 1857-1932

    United States secretary of state, secretary of the treasure, postmaster general, jurist, statesman, and soldier. Correspondence, letterbooks, and printed matter relating mainly to Gresham's service as postmaster general in the administration of Chester Alan Arthur and judge and secretary of state in the administration of Grover Cleveland. Also includes letters Gresham wrote to his wife during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Gresham, Walter Quintin
    • Date: 1857
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    John Charles Frémont and Jessie Benton Frémont papers, 1828-1980

    Explorer of the western United States, army officer, and politician (John Charles Frémont). Author (Jessie Benton Frémont). Correspondence, presidential campaign material from 1856, Civil War items, writings, prints, photographs, and printed matter relating to the careers of both John Charles Frémont and Jessie Benton Frémont.

    • Contributor: Frémont, John Charles
    • Date: 1828
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    George Nicholas Sanders family papers, 1833-1973

    Financier, lobbyist, and Confederate agent in Europe. Mainly journals of Anna J. Sanders, wife of George Nicholas Sanders, and correspondence to and from George Nicholas Sanders and other members of the Sanders family relating to mid-nineteenth century politics, social life, and the Civil War. Subjects include the activities of George Nicholas Sanders and the wartime imprisonment and death of their son, Reid Sanders, as ...

    • Contributor: Sanders, George Nicholas
    • Date: 1833
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    Earl Warren papers, 1864-1974

    Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Papers dating chiefly from Warren's appointment as chief justice and relating principally to his activities with the Supreme Court and to the various landmark decisions identified with his tenure (1953-1969) in such areas as civil rights, race relations, criminal procedure, legislative reapportionment, freedom of speech and press, and church-state relations. Includes personal, family, and official correspondence; ...

    • Contributor: Warren, Earl
    • Date: 1864
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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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    Tom Kahn papers, 1959-1992

    Civil rights and labor activist. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches and statements, writings, notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating to Kahn’s activities as a civil rights and labor activist.

    • Contributor: Kahn, Tom
    • Date: 1959
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    Louis T. Michener papers, 1880-1927

    Lawyer, politician, and public official from Indiana. Correspondence, reports, memoranda, newspaper clippings, autograph album, and printed matter relating chiefly to Indiana and Republican Party politics and to Michener's role in Benjamin Harrison's senate and presidential campaigns.

    • Contributor: Michener, Louis T. (louis Theodore)
    • Date: 1880