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    Short-Harrison-Symmes families papers, 1760-1878

    Correspondence, diaries, financial records, genealogical material, and printed matter collected largely by John Cleves Short (1792-1864) and relating primarily to the financial interests of the Short, Harrison, and Symmes families, especially land and land speculation in Ohio.

    • Date: 1760
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    John Wills Greenslade correspondence transcripts, 1900-2010

    Naval officer. Transcripts of correspondence, biographical material, and electronic files relating to Greenslade's career in the United States Navy.

    • Contributor: Greenslade, John Wills
    • Date: 1900
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    Maurice F. Neufeld papers, 1919-1990

    Labor historian, labor arbitrator, and labor relations consultant, and public official of New York. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, biographical material, orders, reports, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Neufeld's service in the New York State government; as an executive officer in the Allied Military Government, Italy; as professor at Cornell University's New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Ithaca, New ...

    • Contributor: Neufeld, Maurice F.
    • Date: 1919
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    Keidel family papers, 1821-1937

    Letters from Northern prisons and Civil War records of Herman F. Keidel, biographical material relating to Louis J. Keidel, family letters from the second generation of the Keidel family in America, and correspondence and other papers of George C. Keidel.

    • Date: 1821
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    Daniel Todd Patterson papers, 1772-1927

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, ship records, subject files, printed matter, and miscellaneous material relating to Patterson's naval career.

    • Contributor: Patterson, Daniel Todd
    • Date: 1772
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    Italian captured documents collection, 1925-1945

    Unrelated materials captured by American forces during World War II.

    • Date: 1925
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    W. Averell Harriman papers, 1869-1988

    Diplomat, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician. Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, business records, diplomatic accounts, speeches, statements and writings, photographs, and other papers documenting Harriman's career in business, finance, politics, and public service, particularly during the Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter presidential administrations.

    • Contributor: Harriman, W. Averell (william Averell) - Harriman, W. Averell
    • Date: 1869
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    Gideon Welles papers, 1777-1911

    Secretary of the navy and newspaper editor. Correspondence, diaries, writings, naval records, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Welles's work as editor of the Hartford Times; his activities as a member of the Democratic Party and, later, the Republican Party in state and national politics; the role of the navy in the Civil War; and the presidential administrations of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.

    • Contributor: Welles, Gideon
    • Date: 1777
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    Robert Wilson Shufeldt papers, 1836-1910

    Naval officer, explorer, and diplomat. Correspondence, journals, diaries, notebooks, logbooks, subject files, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating to Shufeldt’s career in the navy and as an explorer and diplomat.

    • Contributor: Shufeldt, Robert Wilson
    • Date: 1836
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    Lucian Barbour papers, 1838-1977

    Lawyer and United States representative from Indiana. Correspondence, diaries, financial records, photographs, printed matter, and miscellany consisting primarily of family correspondence relating to domestic affairs and life in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Barbour’s service in the 34th Congress.

    • Contributor: Barbour, Lucian
    • Date: 1838
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    Lewis B. Schwellenbach papers, 1916-1958

    United States secretary of labor, United States senator from Washington, jurist, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, and scrapbooks relating primarily to Schwellenbach's career in the Senate and with the Department of Labor.

    • Contributor: Schwellenbach, Lewis (lewis Baxter) - Schwellenbach, Lewis
    • Date: 1916
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    Afro-American military collection, 1773-1987

    Correspondence, pay vouchers, orders, muster rolls, enlistment and discharge papers, receipts, contracts, affidavits, tax records, miscellaneous military documents, and printed material documenting African Americans in military service, with the bulk concerning the Civil War service of the United States Corps d'Afrique (organized in 1863 and renamed United States Colored Troops in 1864).

    • Contributor: Gladstone, William A., Collector - Gladstone, William A.
    • Date: 1773
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    Daniel Edgar Sickles papers, 1821-1918

    United States Army officer, United States representative from New York and diplomat. Correspondence, speeches, documents, legal and financial papers, clippings, and printed matter, including drafts of reports to the secretary of state while Sickles was serving as minister to Spain (1869-1873) relating, in part, to the Cuban Insurrection and to the Virginius affair. Other topics include service as chairman (1868-1912) of the New York ...

    • Contributor: Sickles, Daniel Edgar
    • Date: 1821
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    Cornelius Marius Schoonmaker papers, 1833-1931

    Naval officer. Correspondence, letterbook, order book, printed matter, scrapbooks, and unpublished biography detailing Schoonmaker’s naval career. Of particular interest are Schoonmaker’s letters regarding China and the Far East, accounts of the battle of Mobile Bay, and details of his death in Samoa.

    • Contributor: Schoonmaker, Cornelius Marius
    • Date: 1833
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    Henry Jackson Hunt papers, 1841-1978

    U.S. Army officer and public official. Correspondence, military papers, and other material relating primarily to Hunt's military career.

    • Contributor: Hunt, Henry Jackson
    • Date: 1841
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    Alex. Brown & Sons records, 1796-1908

    Lettercopy and letterpress books (1802-1880), daybooks (1800-1867), cashbooks (1829-1876), ledgers (1796-1878), and other business records of the firm founded by Alexander Brown in Baltimore, Md., circa 1800 which grew from a mercantile business into an international banking house.

    • Contributor: Alex. Brown & Sons
    • Date: 1796
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    John A.J. Creswell papers, 1819-1885

    Lawyer, congressman, senator, and postmaster general. General correspondence, letterbooks, account books, and scrapbooks concerning Creswell’s law practice and political career in Maryland, his duties as adjutant general of Maryland, the military draft during the Civil War, the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1867, and American claims regarding the Alabama.

    • Contributor: Creswell, John A. J. (john Angel James) - Creswell, John A. J.
    • Date: 1819
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    Thomas Ewing family papers, 1757-1941

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, legal files, military records, speeches and writings, reports, notes, autographs, scrapbooks, biographical material, commonplace books, financial records, genealogies, photographs, printed matter, and maps pertaining to members of the Ewing family including Thomas Ewing (1789-1871), senator from Ohio and cabinet member; Thomas Ewing (1829-1896), Union general during the Civil War and congressman from Ohio; Ellen Ewing Sherman and her husband, William T. ...

    • Contributor: Ewing, Thomas
    • Date: 1757
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    Malcolm Toon papers, 1946-1998

    Diplomat. Briefing books, correspondence, photographs, printed matter, proceedings, and reports regarding Toon's service on the United States-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIA Affairs.

    • Contributor: Toon, Malcolm
    • Date: 1946
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    Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, papers...

    Commander-in-chief of the French army in America. Correspondence, histories, and other papers chiefly concerning French participation in the American Revolution and the establishment of the French branch of the Society of the Cincinnati. Includes material on the siege of Yorktown, Virginia.

    • Contributor: Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien De Vimeur, Comte De - Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien De Vimeur
    • Date: 1777
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    Denby family papers, 1850-1911

    Correspondence between members of the Denby family. Includes letters of Charles Denby (1830-1904), a lawyer and diplomat; Charles Denby (1861-1938), a diplomat; and Edwin Denby, a member of the United States Congress and secretary of the navy. Relates to the Civil War, diplomatic life in China, and the Spanish-American War.

    • Date: 1850
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    Montgomery C. Meigs papers, 1799-1971

    Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters.

    • Contributor: Meigs, Montgomery C. (montgomery Cunningham) - Meigs, Montgomery C.
    • Date: 1799
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    Constance McLaughlin Green papers, 1920-1969

    Historian and author. Correspondence, drafts, galleys, and page proofs of writings, notes, printed and near-print material, clippings, speeches, and other papers relating primarily to Green's research on the history of Washington, D.C., and the publication of her two-volume Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Washington (1962-1963).

    • Contributor: Green, Constance McLaughlin
    • Date: 1920
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    Leontiĭ, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, papers, 1855...

    Head of the Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of America. Chiefly bound volumes of diaries and correspondence records listing outgoing letters (1921-1960), documenting Leontiĭ's role as an educator, editor of the Russian American Orthodox Messenger (Russko-amerikanskīĭ pravoslavnyĭ vi͡estn), advisor to Russian Orthodox bishops, and advocate of Russian American Orthodox autonomy.

    • Contributor: Leontiĭ, Metropolitan of All America and Canada - Leonti
    • Date: 1855
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    Inquiry Form - Performing Arts - Ask a Librarian (Library of ...

    Ask a librarian: An online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance (within 5 business days.)

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - Smith, Leonard (leonard Bingley) - Gilmore, P. S. (patrick Sarsfield) - Goldman, Edwin Franko - A.P. Schmidt Company - Adams, Charles R. - Apthorp, William Foster - Archer, Frederic - Barbour, Florence Newell - Barnes, Edward Shippen ... Sousa, John Philip - Smith, Leonard (leonard Bingley) - Gilmore, P. S. (patrick Sarsfield) - Goldman, Edwin Franko - A.P. Schmidt Company - Adams, Charles R. - Apthorp, William Foster - Archer, Frederic - Barbour, Florence Newell - Barnes, Edward Shippen - Bartlett, Floy Little - Bauer, Marion - Beach, H. H. A. - Berwald, W. (william) - Bird, Arthur H. - Bischoff, J. W. (john W.) - Blumenschein, W. L. (william Leonard) - Bohm, Carl - Chadwick, G. W. (george Whitefield) - Foote, Arthur - Friml, Rudolf - Godowsky, Leopold - Hopekirk, Helen - Macdowell, Edward - Porter, F. Addison (frank Addison) - Stewart, H. J. (humphrey John) - Wilson, G. D. (grenville Dean) - Wooler, Alfred
    • Date: 1769
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    John Toland papers, 1944-1965

    Author and historian. Correspondence, notes, interviews, military reports, reminiscences, maps, photographs, and wide ranging production material, including drafts, galleys, and proofs, of Toland's books on World War II and gangsterism in the 1930s.

    • Contributor: Toland, John
    • Date: 1944
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    Robert Lansing papers, 1831-1935

    Lawyer, diplomat, secretary of state during the Wilson administration, and member of the American mission to negotiate a peace treaty following World War I. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, resolutions, desk diaries, book manuscripts, speeches, scrapbooks, clippings, printed material, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Lansing's years (1914-1920) as counsel to the Department of State and as secretary of state and particularly to American ...

    • Contributor: Lansing, Robert
    • Date: 1831
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    Ralph Izard family papers, 1778-1826

    Continental congressman, United States senator from South Carolina, diplomat. Correspondence and miscellaneous material concerning the Izard family regarding domestic life and social affairs in Charleston, South Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and including the involvement of family members in managing their estate in South Carolina and the Tripolitan War.

    • Contributor: Izard, Ralph
    • Date: 1778
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    George Kennan papers, 1840-1937

    Explorer, author, journalist, and lecturer. Correspondence, family letters, notes and notebooks, articles, diaries, journals, clippings, lecture material, printed matter, memorabilia, autobiographical and biographical material, photographs, and maps relating particularly to Czarist Russia and Siberia, where Kennan made extensive explorations and prepared studies on social conditions, prisons, and the exile system.

    • Contributor: Kennan, George
    • Date: 1840
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    Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-1914

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, financial and legal papers, genealogical notes, autograph collections, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers chiefly of Levi Woodbury and also of his son, Charles Levi Woodbury, and other family members.

    • Contributor: Woodbury, Levi
    • Date: 1638
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    Peter A. Demens papers, 1880-2000

    Author, businessman, railroad promoter, and entrepreneur. Notebooks, scrapbooks, correspondence, and articles mostly relating to Demens's authorship of articles for the Russian journal Viestnik Evropy and Russian and American newspapers on events in America and his life.

    • Contributor: Demens, Peter A. - Tverskoĭ, P. A.
    • Date: 1880
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    Polish declarations of admiration and friendship for the Unit...

    Volumes compiled under the auspices of the American-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland and the Polish-American Society and presented to President Calvin Coolidge in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and in acknowledgment of American participation and aid to Poland during World War I, containing over five million signatures of Polish citizens and embellished with illustrations rendered by ...

    • Date: 1926
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    Oswald Veblen papers, 1881-1960

    Mathematician. Correspondence, diaries, subject files, articles, book reviews, drafts of books, lecture notebooks, financial papers, and miscellany relating primarily to Veblen's work and research in pure mathematics and mathematical physics and reflecting his association with Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., and the American Mathematical Society. Also includes material relating to Veblen's efforts on behalf of displaced German scholars and ...

    • Contributor: Veblen, Oswald
    • Date: 1881
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    Ameen Fares Rihani papers, 1897-1940

    Arab-American author and poet. Photocopies of correspondence, biographical material, and drafts of essays, historical and political analyses, literary criticism, novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and travel literature reflecting Rihani's Arab-American heritage.

    • Contributor: Rihani, Ameen Fares
    • Date: 1897
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    Calvin Benjamin papers, circa 1838-1882

    United States Army officer. Chiefly correspondence, with transcribed excerpts and notes, relating to Benjamin's service under General Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War.

    • Contributor: Benjamin, Calvin
    • Date: 1838
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    A. Sankey Latty papers, 1851-1890

    Judge and publisher. Correspondence, printed material, and photographs relating primarily to Latty's career as a judge and newspaper publisher in Paulding County, Ohio.

    • Contributor: Latty, A. Sankey (alexander Sankey) - Latty, A. Sankey
    • Date: 1851
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    Margaret Bayard Smith papers, 1789-1874

    Social leader, author, and prominent Washingtonian. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books consisting mainly of family correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker, Samuel Harrison Smith (1772-1845).

    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard
    • Date: 1789
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    William Edward Dodd papers, 1895-1955

    Historian and diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, autobiographical notes, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Dodd's work as an author, professor of history at the University of Chicago, and ambassador to Germany.

    • Contributor: Dodd, William Edward
    • Date: 1895
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    National Broadcasting Company history files, 1922-1986

    The National Broadcasting Company History files document the activities of the first national broadcasting network in the United States. The collection includes memoranda, correspondence, speeches, reports, policy statements, and pamphlets covering the creation of the network, its growth in the field of radio, and its subsequent expansion into television broadcasting.

    • Contributor: National Broadcasting Company - Dunham, Corydon - Goodman, Julian - Sarnoff, David - Silverman, Fred - Trammell, Niles - Weaver, Pat
    • Date: 1922
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    Frank M. Bennett papers, 1893-1909

    Naval officer and author. Chiefly testimonial letters and newspaper and magazine reviews of Bennett’s books, The Steam Navy of the United States (1896) and The Monitor and the Navy Under Steam (1900).

    • Contributor: Bennett, Frank M. (frank Marion) - Bennett, Frank M.
    • Date: 1893
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    United States. Continental Navy records, 1775-1776

    Receipts, appraisals, and other records relating to the procuring of ships for service during the American Revolution.

    • Contributor: United States. Continental Navy
    • Date: 1775
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    George Horace Gallup papers, 1936-1979

    Statistician and author. Drafts and printed copies of Gallup's speeches, drafts of books, and Gallup Poll press releases.

    • Contributor: Gallup, George
    • Date: 1936
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    Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785

    Army officer. Correspondence, letterbook, militia lists, documents relating to the Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes, and military reports documenting Greene's military career with emphasis on his involvement in the Continental Army campaign in the Southern Department.

    • Contributor: Greene, Nathanael
    • Date: 1775
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    Matthew Stanley Quay papers, 1776-1949

    United States senator from Pennsylvania (1887-1904). Correspondence, election materials, financial papers, genealogical information, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Quay's career in Pennsylvania and national politics as a member of the Republican party and the United States Senate.

    • Contributor: Quay, Matthew Stanley
    • Date: 1776
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    American Medical Center for Burma records, 1945-1966

    Organization incorporated and based in New York to support Gordon Stifler Seagrave and the Namkham Hospital in Burma. Correspondence, administrative and financial records, clippings, magazines, subject files, maps, and other papers relating mainly to Seagrave's medical work in Burma.

    • Contributor: American Medical Center for Burma
    • Date: 1945
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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 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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    Mary Edith Powel naval historical collection, 1747-1922

    Collector of naval history. Correspondence, biographical data on American and foreign naval officers, newspaper and magazine clippings, illustrations, photographs, commissions, autographs, pamphlets, and notes collected by Powel about naval history.

    • Contributor: Powel, Mary Edith
    • Date: 1747
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    The Harry A. Blackmun Papers at the Library of Congress (Manu...

    The Harry A. Blackmun Papers at the Library of Congress (includes video oral history and transcript). The Harry A. Blackmun Papers became available to the public at the Library of Congress on March 4, 2004. The Blackmun Papers may be viewed in the Library's Manuscript Reading Room on the first floor of the James Madison Building, Room LM101. Use of the any Library of ...

    • Contributor: Blackmun, Harry A. (harry Andrew)
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    W.B. Bryan notes and newspaper extracts, 1789-1888

    Historian and author. Notes and extracts of newspapers, many published in the District of Columbia, concerning the history of the city of Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Bryan, W. (wilhelmus Bogart) - Bryan, W.
    • Date: 1789
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    John Singleton Mosby papers, 1861-1904

    Confederate army officer, lawyer, and author. Correspondence, orders, commissions, reports, circulars, and other material relating mainly to Mosby's Civil War activities.

    • Contributor: Mosby, John Singleton
    • Date: 1861
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    Adee family papers, 1824-1966

    Journals, correspondence, poetry, speeches and writings, newspaper clippings, genealogical records of the Adee and Graham families, and miscellaneous family material, including papers of Alvey A. Adee, chief of the Diplomatic Bureau at the United States Department of State and assistant secretary of state; Augustus Alvey Adee, United States Navy surgeon; and David Graham Adee, author and lawyer

    • Date: 1824
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    Tissandier collection on the history of aeronautics, 1539-1929

    Collection of items gathered by Gaston Tissandier, an aeronaut and scientist, with additions by his brother, Albert Tissandier, an artist and aeronaut, and his son, Paul Tissandier, also an aeronaut. Includes the collection of J. F. Dupuis-Delcourt, an airship builder, brought together prior to 1860 and later purchased by Gaston Tissandier. Mostly in French, the collection pertains primarily to balloon flights of the eighteenth ...

    • Contributor: Tissandier, Gaston
    • Date: 1539
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    A.W. Greely papers, 1753-1959

    Explorer, United States Army officer, and author. Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diaries, speeches, lectures, writings, military papers, biographical material, Greely (Greeley) family correspondence, scrapbooks, financial records, clippings, maps, prints, memorabilia, and other papers relating primarily to Greely's military career and exploration of the polar regions.

    • Contributor: Greely, A. W. (adolphus Washington) - Greely, A. W.
    • Date: 1753
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    Katherine Anne Porter papers, 1935-1974

    Journalist, author, and political activist. Correspondence chiefly from Porter to Marcelle Sibon, Porter's French translator, along with other papers relating to Porter's personal and private affairs, her work as an author, and literary topics in general.

    • Contributor: Porter, Katherine Anne
    • Date: 1935
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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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    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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    Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1825-1903

    Diplomat and secretary of the United States legation in Mexico. Correspondence, journals, clippings, and other papers relating primarily to Plumb’s negotiations relating to the Mexican railway system.

    • Contributor: Plumb, Edward Lee
    • Date: 1825
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    Charles Wilkes papers, 1607-1959

    Naval officer and explorer. Official and family correspondence, journals and diaries, legal and financial papers, autobiography and other writings, and scientific notebooks relating to Wilkes's command of an expedition (1838-1842) to the Antarctic, Hawaii and various other Pacific islands, and the northwest coast of the United States; his capture of J. M. Mason and John Slidell in the Trent affair (1861); and his command ...

    • Contributor: Wilkes, Charles
    • Date: 1607
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    Duff Green papers, 1716-1883

    Journalist, politician, entrepreneur, and industrial promoter. Correspondence, writings, maps, and printed matter reflecting Green’s political service and views on Southern culture.

    • Contributor: Green, Duff
    • Date: 1716
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    Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983

    Editorial, production, and business records including correspondence, reports, drafts of articles, and galleys for monthly issues of Harper's Magazine, a compendium of social commentary, news, history, criticism, poetry and fiction.

    • Date: 1847
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    Christian A. Fleetwood papers, 1797-1945

    Soldier and civic leader. Correspondence, diaries, legal documents, scrapbook, printed material, memorabilia, and photographs pertaining to Fleetwood's military and civilian career during and after the Civil War, education, nursing, and slavery, and other civic and social concerns of the African-American community. Material relates chiefly to the District of Columbia where Fleetwood held various government and business positions. Includes papers of his wife Sara Iredell ...

    • Contributor: Fleetwood, Christian A. (christian Abraham) - Fleetwood, Christian A.
    • Date: 1797
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    J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers, 1779-1970

    Author, historian, and educator (J. G. Randall). Biographer (Ruth Painter Randall). Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journal, writings, speeches, research material, printed matter, financial papers, and other papers primarily concerning J. G. Randall's works on Abraham Lincoln and on the Civil War. Also includes material relating to Randall's tenure as professor of history at the University of Illinois and to Ruth Painter Randall's research and writings, ...

    • Contributor: Randall, J. G. (james Garfield) - Randall, J. G.
    • Date: 1779
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    Herbert Hill papers, 1869-2004

    Civil rights activist, educator, author, and NAACP labor secretary. Correspondence, legal case files, articles, draft books, speeches, news clippings, trade union records, governmental records, writings, speeches, photographs, printed matter, and other material relating to Hill's labor, social, and civil rights activism; writing and editing; and his academic career.

    • Contributor: Hill, Herbert
    • Date: 1869
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    Carnegie Institution of Washington reproductions collection, ...

    Chiefly transcriptions and copies of documents in foreign archives and personal collections relating to the history of the United States, especially the early Spanish period and British ministers to the United States from 1791 to 1812, collected for publication projects of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

    • Contributor: Carnegie Institution of Washington
    • Date: 1686
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    James Alexander Robertson papers, 1816-1939

    Editor, biographer, and archivist. Correspondence, diaries, notes, writings, subject files, and miscellany relating primarily to Robertson's activities and scholarship in Hispanic studies, especially Florida and the Philippines.

    • Contributor: Robertson, James Alexander
    • Date: 1816
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    Myron Charles Taylor papers, 1928-1953

    Industrialist, diplomat, and lawyer. Correspondence, reports, and other papers documenting Taylor's activities as the president's personal representative to Pope Pius XII.

    • Contributor: Taylor, Myron Charles
    • Date: 1928
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    Duncan McArthur papers, 1783-1848

    Ohio governor and legislator, military officer, and U.S. representative. Correspondence, land survey notes, plats, tax returns, and other documents on land holdings in and near the Scioto River Valley in Ohio; also account books, orderly book of the U.S. 19th Infantry Regiment during the War of 1812, and printed matter. With the correspondence are army returns, reports, and general orders for the years 1814-1815 ...

    • Contributor: McArthur, Duncan
    • Date: 1783
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    Logan Pearsall Smith papers, 1760-1946

    Author and essayist. Correspondence, notes, drafts of writings, and other papers relating to Bernard Berenson, Roger Eliot Fry, Bertrand Russell, Walt Whitman, World War I, the Russian Revolution, and to literature, art, travel, and society in general. Includes a transcript of a diary of Ann Cooper Whitall, Quaker of Red Bank, N.J.

    • Contributor: Smith, Logan Pearsall
    • Date: 1760
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    Edwin McMasters Stanton papers, 1818-1921

    Lawyer, United States attorney general, and United States secretary of war. Correspondence, letterbooks, reports, maps, printed material, and memorabilia relating chiefly to Stanton's role as secretary of war under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson and to his role in the politics of Reconstruction. Other topics include the Civil War, the radical wing of the Republican Party, and Lincoln's assassination.

    • Contributor: Stanton, Edwin McMasters
    • Date: 1818
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    Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911

    Army officer and statesman. Correspondence, letterbooks, military and political papers, and miscellaneous material relating to Samuel Smith's forty years in Congress, his military career, and the history and politics of Maryland. Includes papers relating to John Spear Smith, Robert Smith, and other Smith family members.

    • Contributor: Smith, Samuel
    • Date: 1772
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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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    Maud Wood Park papers, 1844-1979

    Suffragist, social worker, reformer, and author. Family papers, correspondence, subject files, speeches and writings, an autograph collection, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Park's activities on behalf of women's suffrage and her associations with the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the National League of Women Voters.

    • Contributor: Park, Maud Wood
    • Date: 1844
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    Sumner family papers, 1836-1940

    Correspondence, legal documents, reports, and photographs of Edwin V. Sumner (1797-1863) and his sons, Edwin Vose Sumner (1835-1912) and Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842-1937), all military officers.

    • Date: 1836
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    Walt Whitman papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 17...

    Collector. Correspondence, literary manuscripts, diaries, commonplace books, notes and notebooks, and other papers of Walt Whitman collected by Feinberg. Also contains material relating to Whitman's life and writings including the papers of Richard Maurice Bucke, Charles E. Feinberg, John H. Johnston, William Douglas O'Connor, and Horace and Anne Montgomerie Traubel.

    • Contributor: Feinberg, Charles E.
    • Date: 1763
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    Jefferson Davis papers, 1795-1913

    President of the Confederate States of America. Correspondence and related articles, speeches, clippings, reports and notes documenting Davis's political career and his family.

    • Contributor: Davis, Jefferson
    • Date: 1795
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    Theodore Gordon Ellyson papers, 1912-1951

    United States naval officer and pioneer aviator. Biographical information and correspondence chiefly between Ellyson and his wife, Helen Mildred Lewis Glenn Ellyson, describing his naval sea duty and naval aviation.

    • Contributor: Ellyson, Theodore Gordon
    • Date: 1912
  • Collection

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People re...

    Civil rights organization. Records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People consisting of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, itineraries, biographical material, speeches, testimony, writings, annual convention files, legal case files, legislation, publications, resolutions, policy statements, constitutions, bylaws, charters, contracts, proposals, scripts, financial records, publicity files, manuals, handbooks, music, awards, certificates, directories, subject files, daily mail sheets, notes, lists, questionnaires and surveys, certificates, ...

    • Contributor: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Date: 1842
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    Andrew Johnson papers, 1783-1947

    U. S. president, vice president, senator, representative, and army officer. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, messages and speeches, courts-martial and amnesty records, financial records, lists, newspaper clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Johnson's presidency.

    • Contributor: Johnson, Andrew
    • Date: 1783
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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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    Moore family papers, 1942-1998

    Georgia family. Chiefly correspondence between Sidney Leighton Moore (1906-1953) and his wife, Violet Soderquist Moore, reflecting his service with the United States Army during World War II, including also writings, notes, military papers, genealogy, civilian and military manuals, war ration books, and photographs.

    • Date: 1942
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    Custis-Lee family papers, 1700-circa 1928

    Correspondence, letterbooks, genealogical papers, notebooks, financial records, indentures, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting the activities of several generations of the Custis and Lee families of Virginia, who served as diplomats, statesmen, politicians, planters, and military officers during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    • Date: 1700
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    Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton papers, 1793-1861

    Wife of architect William Thornton. Diaries and notebooks primarily describing social life in Washington, D.C., with extensive detail about housekeeping and expense matters. Also contained in the diaries are memorandum books, poems, sketches, and silhouettes of unidentified people.

    • Contributor: Thornton, Anna Maria Brodeau
    • Date: 1793
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    Samuel Eliot Morison papers, 1939-1972

    U.S. naval officer and historian. Journals and research notebooks relating mainly to the oceanic theaters of World War II, antisubmarine warfare, and Morison's writings.

    • Contributor: Morison, Samuel Eliot
    • Date: 1939
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    Roland S. Morris papers, 1910-1943

    Lawyer, diplomat, and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Morris's service as U.S. ambassador to Japan and to his special missions to Siberia.

    • Contributor: Morris, Roland S. (roland Sletor) - Morris, Roland S.
    • Date: 1910
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    George W. Goethals papers, 1890-1954

    Governor of the Canal Zone, army officer, and engineer. Diaries, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, clippings, and scrapbooks relating chiefly to the construction of the Panama Canal, Goethals' term as governor of the Canal Zone, and his other public service positions.

    • Contributor: Goethals, George W. (george Washington) - Goethals, George W.
    • Date: 1890
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    Frederick Joseph Libby papers, 1846-1973

    Clergyman and pacifist. Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, and subject files pertaining to the career and activities of Frederick Joseph Libby, executive secretary of the National Council for Prevention of War.

    • Contributor: Libby, Frederick J. (frederick Joseph) - Libby, Frederick J.
    • Date: 1846
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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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    Federal Music Project collection, 1935-1948

    The Federal Music Project (FMP) Collection consists of agency reports, programs, catalogs, index cards, lists, correspondence, questionnaires, clippings, some music scores and parts, a few writings and the papers of George Allen Foster, regional director for New York and New England. The George Allen Foster Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, programs, clippings and reports.

    • Contributor: Federal Music Project (u.s.) - Foster, George Allen - Sokoloff, Nikolai - Seeger, Charles
    • Date: 1935
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    Charles C. Marshall papers, 1886-1968

    Lawyer. Correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, book manuscripts, reprints, and newspaper clippings relating primarily to Marshall's controversy in 1927 with Alfred Emanuel Smith over the qualifications of a Roman Catholic for the presidency of the United States. Other topics include church-state questions and the Calvert controversy in seventeenth-century Maryland.

    • Contributor: Marshall, Charles C.
    • Date: 1886
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    Bernadotte Everly Schmitt papers, 1868-1970

    Educator, historian, and author. Correspondence, research notes, scrapbooks, writings and lectures, bibliographies, and printed matter relating principally to Schmitt's studies in modern European diplomatic history, especially his work on the outbreak of World War I.

    • Contributor: Schmitt, Bernadotte Everly
    • Date: 1868
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Fox Movietone newsreel collection--World War II paper records...

    Cameramen’s dope sheets (detailed notes of stories filmed), continuity sheets (synopses of newsreels distributed to theaters), and turnovers (one sentence descriptions of each story filmed) from this major pioneer in the newsreel industry. Collection also contains other paper materials including telegrams, speeches, photographs, programs, and memoranda that provide details of the newsreels created by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Although the entire Fox Movietone ...

    • Contributor: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
    • Date: 1922
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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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    Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929

    Architect. Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diary, notes, legal and financial records, sketches, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White, New York, N.Y.

    • Contributor: McKim, Charles Follen
    • Date: 1838
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    Frances Carpenter collection relating to Frank G. Carpenter, ...

    Author, geographer, and journalist. Primarily scrapbooks relating to Frank G. Carpenter's book, Carp's Washington, arranged and edited by his daughter, Frances Carpenter, including reviews of the book, proposed illustrations, newspaper articles and columns by Frank G. Carpenter, clippings, and correspondence.

    • Contributor: Carpenter, Frank G. (frank George) - Carpenter, Frank G.
    • Date: 1875
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    H. Kent Hewitt papers, 1903-1972

    Naval officer. Correspondence, naval planning memoranda, writings, and newspaper clippings documenting Hewitt's naval career, especially as commander of United States naval forces in the Mediterranean during World War II.

    • Contributor: Hewitt, H. Kent (henry Kent) - Hewitt, H. Kent
    • Date: 1903
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    David D. Porter family papers, 1799-1899

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logbooks, orders, reports, memoranda, family papers, drafts of articles, memoirs, poems, short stories, and other literary writings, sketches, photographs, and printed matter documenting David D. Porter's naval career. Includes material on his years as a midshipman, his service in the Mexican War, trips to the Mediterranean to secure camels for use by the United States Army, Civil War service, superintendency ...

    • Contributor: Porter, David D. (david Dixon) - Porter, David D.
    • Date: 1799
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    Whitman Bassow papers, 1920-1990

    Journalist and foundation official. Transcripts of interviews conducted by Bassow with journalists who worked in the Soviet Union as foreign correspondents for various news organizations for his book, The Moscow Correspondents: Reporting on Russia from the Revolution to Glasnost (1988) and related correspondence, notes, clippings, and photographs.

    • Contributor: Bassow, Whitman
    • Date: 1920
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    Richard Rush papers, 1805-1852

    Lawyer and statesman. Correspondence, diary, notes, writings, and engraved portraits relating primarily to Rush’s duties as attorney general, secretary of state, minister to Great Britain, and secretary of the treasury, and legal documents concerning a loan from the Netherlands he arranged to finance the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company in and near the District of Columbia.

    • Contributor: Rush, Richard
    • Date: 1805
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    Alden Partridge papers, 1807-1959

    U.S. Army officer, engineer, educator, and state legislator from Vermont. Principally letters (1817-1842) received by Partridge from students and their parents relating to educational matters at the United States Military Academy, the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy, and other academies with which Partridge was associated from 1808-1850; letters and documents concerning military activities during the War of 1812, a dispute between Sylvanus Thayer ...

    • Contributor: Partridge, Alden
    • Date: 1807