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Chester Arthur: A Resource Guide

Chester Arthur, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing right, wearing overcoat
Chester Arthur, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing right, wearing overcoat.
1 photographic print.
[between 1870 and 1886]
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:

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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America

This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search this collection to find thousands of newspaper articles about Chester Arthur and his presidency, including the front pages of the following newspapers just after the death of James Garfield on September 19, 1881:

Manuscript Division

Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online

A finding aid for the Chester Alan Arthur papers in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Arthur, Chester Alan,--1829-1886 to find digital images related to Arthur such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Chester Arthur to locate additional images.

A selection of highlights from PPOC includes:

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Chester Arthur and Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur.

Today in History

July 2

On July 2, 1881, Charles J. Guiteau shot and fatally wounded the newly inaugurated U.S. President James A. Garfield in the lobby of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Depot in Washington, D.C., as he yelled, "I am a stalwart and Arthur is now President of the United States!" President Garfield did not die immediately, but lingered for eleven weeks. Vice President Chester A. Arthur became president of the United States on September 20, 1881.


Chester Arthur Papers

John Sellers, historical specialist with the Manuscript Division, examines important documents found in the Chester Arthur Papers at the Library of Congress. [Catalog Record]

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