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Chester Arthur: A Resource Guide

The death of President Garfield--Judge Brady administering the Presidential oath to Vice-President Arthur, at his residence in New York, September 20th
The death of President Garfield--Judge Brady administering the Presidential oath to Vice-President Arthur, at his residence in New York,
September 20th
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1 print: wood engraving.
1881.
Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 53, 1881 Oct. 8, p. 81.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-7615

Digital Collections

Chester Alan Arthur Papers

he papers of Chester Alan Arthur (1829-1886), who became the twenty-first president of the United States in 1881 after James A. Garfield’s assassination, consist of 4,400 items (7,667 images), most of which were digitized from 10 reels of previously produced microfilm. Spanning the years 1843-1960, with the bulk dating from 1870 to 1888, the collection contains correspondence, financial papers, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers relating to Arthur’s presidency, his service as collector of customs for the Port of New York, and his work with the New York Republican State Committee.

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870 to 1885

This collection contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright, including two songs related to Chester Arthur:

Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history.

Among the collection’s Arthur-related materials are:

U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Chester Arthur taking the oath of office on September 20, 1881.

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