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Warren Harding: A Resource Guide

Warren Harding, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, gesturing with right hand
Warren Harding, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, gesturing with right hand.
1 photographic print.
[between 1910 and 1923]
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:

Digital Collections

Film and Videos

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.

Manuscripts/Mixed Material

Phillips/Mathée Collection

The Phillips/Mathée Collection spans the years 1913-2014, but only one item is dated later than 1972. The collection is a companion to the Warren G. Harding-Carrie Fulton Phillips Correspondence, also held by the Manuscript Division. The papers center on Isabelle Phillips Mathée, daughter of Carrie Fulton Phillips, the paramour of Warren G. Harding, and Isabelle's husband, William Helmuth Mathée. Included are photographs of Isabelle and her mother, Carrie, letters from President Harding to William Helmuth Mathée, and correspondence, legal papers, and news clippings concerning the discovery in 1964 of Harding's correspondence with Carrie Phillips and the subsequent legal proceedings.

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.

A selection of items related to Warren Harding includes:

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

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Harding's inauguration in 1921.

Warren G. Harding-Carrie Fulton Phillips Correspondence

The Warren G. Harding-Carrie Fulton Phillips Correspondence (240 items; 1910-1924) consists primarily of letters written by President Harding (1865-1923), before and during his tenure as a U.S. senator, to his paramour Carrie Fulton Phillips (1873-1960), wife of a Marion, Ohio, store owner. Also included are drafts and notes for correspondence written by Phillips during her approximately fifteen-year relationship with Harding, as well as a handful of other related items.

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. This collection contains the sheet music for "Give the Devil His Dues," an anti-Warren Harding song from the 1920 presidential election.


Chronicling America

This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search this collection to find newspaper articles that mention Warren Harding and his presidency.

A selection of articles related to Warren Harding includes:

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Harding, Warren G (Warren Gamaliel),--1865-1923 to find digital images related to Hoover such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Warren Harding to locate additional images.

A selection of highlights from PPOC includes:

Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 photographs primarily of architectural subjects, including 14 photographs of Warren Harding's home in Marion, Ohio.

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 Warren Harding and Florence Kling Harding.

Sound Recordings

American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I

The Nation's Forum Collection consists of fifty-nine sound recordings of speeches by American leaders from 1918-20. The speeches focus on issues and events surrounding World War I and the subsequent presidential election of 1920. This collection contains eight speeches by Warren Harding.

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