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Presidential Election of 1916: A Resource Guide

Political poster for Woodrow Wilson 1916 presidential election campaign shows Wilson in head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left
I am willing, no matter what my personal fortunes may be, to play for the verdict of mankind.
1 print (poster): lithograph.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the presidential election of 1916, including films, photographs, political cartoons, newspaper articles, and sheet music. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1916 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the 1916 election and a selected bibliography

1916 Presidential Election Results [1]

Political Party
Presidential Nominee
VP Nominee
Electoral College
Popular Vote
Woodrow Wilson
Thomas R. Marshall
Charles E. Hughes
Charles W. Fairbanks

Library of Congress Web Site | External Web Sites | Selected Bibliography

Digital Collections

Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

This collection consists of 104 motion pictures, eight of which are featured in other online collections, and four sound recordings.

Woodrow Wilson Papers

The papers of Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), scholar, president of Princeton University, governor of New Jersey, and president of the United States (1913-1921), consist of approximately 280,000 documents, including many related to the 1912 presidential election.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America

This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1789-1924. Search this collection to find newspaper articles about the presidential election of 1916.

A selection of articles on the 1916 presidential election includes:

Music Division

The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

The Songs of America presentation allows you to explore American history as documented in the work of some of our country's greatest composers, poets, scholars, and performers.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the names of the candidates to find prints, political cartoons, and other digital images related to the presidential election of 1916

A selection of images from the 1916 presidential election includes:

External Web Sites

The American Presidency Project: Election of 1916 External Link

The American Presidency Project Web site presents election results from the 1916 presidential election. This site also contains the Democratic Party Platform External Link and the Republican Party Platform External Link of 1916.

Selected Bibliography

Primary Sources

The Democratic Text Book, 1916. Issued by the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Committee. New York: 1916. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Official Report of the Proceedings of the Sixteenth Republican National Convention, Held in Chicago, Illinois, June 7, 8, 9 and 10, 1916, Resulting in the Nomination of Charles Evans Hughes, of New York, for President and the Nomination of Charles Warren Fairbanks, of Indiana, for Vice-President; Reported by George L. Hart, Official Reporter, Pub. Under the Supervision of the General Secretary of the Convention. New York: The Tenny Press, 1916. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Official Report of the Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention, Held at Saint Louis, Missouri, June 14, 15 and 16th, 1916. Chicago: 1916. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Republican Campaign Text-Book, 1916; Issued by the Republican National Committee. Washington, D.C.: 1916. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Speech of Notification by Senator Ollie M. James and Speech of Acceptance by President Woodrow Wilson. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1916. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Speech of Notification, by Senator Warren G. Harding, and Speech of Acceptance, by Mr. Charles E. Hughes. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1916. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Secondary Sources

Lovell, S. D. The Presidential Election of 1916. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1980. [Catalog Record]


1. Presidential Elections, 1789-2008. (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010), 148, 238.

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