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    James Henry Hammond papers, 1774-1875 Senator, governor, and plantation owner. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, plantation manuals, account books, and scrapbooks pertaining chiefly to South Carolina and national politics in the three decades preceding the Civil War. Subjects include nullification, secession, slavery, the Southern Convention at Nashville, Tennessee (1850), state banks, states' rights, and the tariff. Also includes a mercantile letterbook, 1774-1780, of Andrew McLean.
    • Contributor: Hammond, James Henry
    • Date: 1774
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    Vivian Fine music manuscripts, 1927-2004 Vivian Fine was an American composer, pianist, and educator. The collection primarily consists of Fine's holograph manuscript scores, sketches, and parts for works composed between 1929 and 1993. In addition, the collection contains a small amount of correspondence, programs, and clippings.
    • Contributor: Fine, Vivian
    • Date: 1927
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    Robert Carter papers, 1685-1828 Tobacco planter and iron manufacturer. Correspondence, memorandum books, account books, and religious writings relating primarily to the operation of Nomini Hall in Westmoreland County, Va., other Virginia estates, shipment of tobacco, the Baltimore Iron Works, and his affiliation with the Baptists and the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem.
    • Contributor: Carter, Robert
    • Date: 1685
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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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    John G. Nicolay papers, 1811-1943 Presidential secretary and biographer. Correspondence, research notes, notebooks, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material documenting Nicolay's public career, particularly his tenure as secretary to President Abraham Lincoln and his numerous literary activities, including his works on Lincoln.
    • Contributor: Nicolay, John G. (John George) - Nicolay, John G.
    • Date: 1811
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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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    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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    Edward Lindley Bowles papers, 1869-1990 Inventor, engineer and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, transcripts of recorded recollections, reports, minutes, subject files, notes, legal documents, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Bowles's career as an engineer and consultant in private industry and in government, his association with research universities, and work relating to the securing and defense of patents.
    • Contributor: Bowles, Edward Lindley
    • Date: 1869
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    James A. Emanuel papers, 1922-1995 Poet and educator. Appointment calendars, biographical material, correspondence, poems, interviews, material relating to poetry festivals and readings, anthologies and collections, subject files, teaching material, textbooks, and writings by others relating primarily to Emanuel's career.
    • Contributor: Emanuel, James A.
    • Date: 1922
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    September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, 2001-2002 Documentation of the reactions of individuals and communities across the United States and elsewhere (Naples, Italy) to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and the crash of the hijacked plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; in audio, video, and photographs from 2001-2002.
    • Date: 2001
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    Daniel Carter Beard papers, 1798-1941 Artist, author, editor, and cofounder of the Boy Scouts of America. Correspondence, diaries, family papers, speeches, articles, collected source material for writings and speeches, school composition books, address books, sketch books, illustrations, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter relating chiefly to Beard's activities at the Culver Military Academy, Dan Beard Outdoor School, and with the Boy Scouts of America.
    • Contributor: Beard, Daniel Carter
    • Date: 1798
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    James Brown papers, 1765-1867 United States senator, diplomat, and lawyer. Correspondence and legal and commercial records pertaining to Brown's Louisiana law practice and his service as a United States senator. Papers primarily concern legal practices and social conditions in Louisiana.
    • Contributor: Brown, James
    • Date: 1765
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    Ray Eber Brown papers, 1915-1962 Naval architect and engineer. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, notebooks, subject files, reports, articles, blueprints, charts, graphs, specification sheets, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed material pertaining primarily to Brown's career as a naval architect and marine engineer.
    • Contributor: Brown, Ray Eber
    • Date: 1915
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    Carnegie Institution of Washington reproductions collection, 1686-1941 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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    E.B. O'Callaghan papers, 1830-1879 Physician, historian, and bibliographer. Correspondence pertaining primarily to O'Callaghan's career as a physician, legislator in Lower Canada, and editor of the Montreal Vindicator. Also concerns bibliographic matters including records of New York state, rare bibliographic Americana, editions of the Bible, and material relating to America found in European archives. Includes a draft of his History of New Netherland (1846-1848).
    • Contributor: O'callaghan, E. (Edmund Bailey) - O'callaghan, E.
    • Date: 1830
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    Jesse W. Fell papers, 1806-1965 Editor, educator, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, Fell's autobiography and other biographical material, genealogical material, land grants, ledger, clippings, scrapbooks, maps, lithographs, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Fell's pursuits as a newspaper editor, educator, lawyer, and Quaker in Illinois, including also family correspondence pertaining to Abraham Lincoln's autobiography.
    • Contributor: Fell, Jesse W.
    • Date: 1806
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    1994 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1994 Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Tibetan sacred music and dance; Tamburitza music from the Balkan Peninsula; Iroquois music; African American rhythm and blues quartet singing; gospel brass band music; bluegrass music; and Cuban mambo music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September ...
    • Contributor: McLaughlin, David - Crowe, Josh - Cachao - Spottswood, Richard K. (Richard Keith)
    • Date: 1994
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    William Medill papers, 1834-1864 Lawyer, United States representative and governor of Ohio, and United States government official. Correspondence, account books, and miscellaneous material primarily relating to Medill’s service as assistant postmaster general (1845), commissioner of Indian affairs (1845-1850), and first comptroller of the United States treasury (1857-1861).
    • Contributor: Medill, William
    • Date: 1834
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    George Fielding Eliot papers, 1939-1971 Author, journalist, and military analyst. Correspondence, diary, biographical material, manuscripts of writings, drafts of various articles, notes, speeches and drafts of radio broadcasts, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating mainly to Eliot's career as a newspaper columnist, contributor to periodicals, and military editor of Collier's Encyclopedia.
    • Contributor: Eliot, George Fielding
    • Date: 1939
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    Edward Tracy Clark correspondence and reports, 1923-1935 Presidential secretary, lawyer, and businessman of Washington, D.C. Correspondence relating primarily to Clark's work as a consultant on legislative, customs, and tariff matters for various business concerns, and letters from his service as secretary to President Calvin Coolidge.
    • Contributor: Clark, Edward Tracy
    • Date: 1923
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    Charles Maccubbin papers, circa 1945-1988 United States Army officer. Manuscript and typewritten transcript of Maccubbin's memoir, his military service record, a map, and photographs relating chiefly to Maccubbin's military service from 1886 to 1919.
    • Contributor: Maccubbin, Charles
    • Date: 1945
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    Warren G. Child papers, 1907-1942 Naval officer. Diary kept by Child while serving aboard seaplane tenders and aircraft carriers and as superintendent of the Naval Flight School in Pensacola, Florida, including also photographs and printed matter.
    • Contributor: Child, Warren G. (Warren Gerald) - Child, Warren G.
    • Date: 1907
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    Erwin F. Smith papers, 1876-1927 Plant pathologist. Diaries, correspondence, notes, literary manuscripts, and photographs relating primarily to his laboratory work and his employment at the Department of Agriculture.
    • Contributor: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink) - Smith, Erwin F.
    • Date: 1876
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    Francis L. Galt papers, 1870-1875 Physician and naval surgeon. Journal, letter, and writings documenting Galt’s service after the American Civil War as an expatriate medical officer in the Peruvian navy.
    • Contributor: Galt, Francis L.,2 - Galt, Francis L.
    • Date: 1870
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    Joe Haymes big band arrangements, 1920-1960 This collection chiefly consists of the musical arrangements of American arranger, pianist, composer and bandleader Joe Haymes (1907-1964). Most of the music manuscripts are in Haymes' own hand and many are his own compositions. They include scores, parts, lead sheets, piano-vocal scores, and sketches. Contains a small amount of newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and a discography.
    • Contributor: Haymes, Joe
    • Date: 1920