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Rutherford B. Hayes: A Resource Guide

President Rutherford B. Hayes, half-length portrait, seated, facing left
President Rutherford B. Hayes, half-length portrait, seated, facing left.
1 photographic print.
[between 1877 and 1893, printed later]
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:

Digital Collections

A 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 history.

Among the collection’s Hayes-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 Hayes's inauguration in 1877.

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