Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional
Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
This collection contains a large selection of congressional
material related to Rutherford B. Hayes's service in the
U.S. House of Representatives and the disputed presidential
election of 1876. Search
this collection by date and type of publication to
find materials related to Hayes.
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
This collection presents the papers of the nineteenth-century
African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery
and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken
antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. It includes
a copy of Rutherford
B. Hayes's First Annual Message to Congress dated December 3, 1877.
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. The collection contains presidential campaign songs, including "Hurrah! For Hays and Honest Ways! Campaign Song & Chorus."
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1820 to 1860
This collection consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885.
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
Among the collection’s Hayes-related materials
U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating
to presidential inaugurations, including Hayes's
inauguration in 1877.