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General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, talks with Major Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, CG, 18th Corps, at a headquarters in Germany, during General Eisenhower's tour of the western front
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, talks with Major Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, CG, 18th Corps, at a headquarters in Germany, during General Eisenhower's tour of the western front.
1 photographic print.
April 12, 1945.
Prints and Photographs Division.
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America's Library

Meet Amazing Americans: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's Library provides a variety of stories about Dwight D. Eisenhower, including information about Eisenhower and the Little Rock Crisis, the Transcontinental Motor Convoy, and D-Day.


American Treasures of the Library of Congress

This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects of American history and culture. Objects displayed are organized according to the three categories that Thomas Jefferson used for his library: memory, reason, and imagination. The exhibition includes the following documents pertaining to Eisenhower:

Churchill and the Great Republic

Presents the life of Winston Churchill, his career, and his connection with the United States, a country he called “the Great Republic.”  The sections of the exhibition Unity and Strategy and Cold War and Long Sunset contain a number of items related to Eisenhower, including letters, telegrams, and photographs.

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America

The exhibition contains more than two hundred treasures of American Judaica from the collections of the Library of Congress. It features a letter from President Harry S. Truman to General Dwight D. Eisenhower dated August 31, 1945, instructing Eisenhower to take steps immediately to remedy the conditions of the Jewish refugees in the American Zone of Occupation

Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

Presents works by cartoonist Herb Block, who chronicled the nation’s political history and caricatured twelve American presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. This exhibition includes a number of political cartoons related to Dwight D. Eisenhower and his administration.

“With an Even Hand”: Brown v. Board at Fifty

Commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark judicial case, which declared that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” This decision was pivotal to the struggle for racial desegregation in the United States. The section Brown v. Board of Education contains a photograph of Eisenhower and John W. Davis, who was the Democratic Party's unsuccessful candidate for president in 1924. Davis was the lead counsel in the South's effort to uphold the Plessy v. Ferguson doctrine of "separate but equal" in arguments before the Supreme Court in 1953.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David),--1890-1969 to find hundreds of prints, photographs, political cartoons, and other digital images related to Eisenhower. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Dwight Eisenhower 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 Dwight D. Eisenhower and of Mamie Eisenhower.

Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 photographs primarily of architectural subjects, including photographs of Dwight D. Eisenhower's residences in Gettysburg and New York City.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey

This collection contains surveys of more than 363,000 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, including a number of buildings on Eisenhower’s farm located at the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Record Sound Research Center

Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989

Since 1932, the National Press Club has hosted luncheon gatherings that have allowed presidents, visiting world leaders, and other leading personages to address the press and answer questions about pressing current affairs. In 1969, the Press Club donated to the Library of Congress audiotapes of talks they had been recording since 1952, a collection that has grown to nearly 2,000 recordings. The Library has made available online talks by some of its most important luncheon speakers, including eight U.S. presidents.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 14, 1959 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower answered questions at a National Press Club luncheon in January 1959, halfway into his second term in office during a time of political and diplomatic conflict.

Today in History

June 6

In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, Americans received word that three years of concerted war efforts had finally culminated in D-Day--military jargon for the undisclosed time of a planned British, American, and Canadian action. During the night, over 5,300 ships and 11,000 planes had crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy. The goal of every soldier and civilian involved in that effort was to drive the German military back to Berlin by opening a western front in Europe.

November 4

Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president on November 4, 1952. A popular World War II general who ran on the slogan "I Like Ike," Eisenhower easily defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson.

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