Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress
This collection contains about 4,650 items consisting
of correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints,
articles, and photographs documenting Bell's invention
of the telephone and his involvement in the first telephone
company, his family life, his interest in the education
of the deaf, and his aeronautical and other scientific
research. It includes three
letters written by William Howard Taft to Alexander Graham
Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
This collection documents the historical formation and
cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect
America's natural heritage through books, pamphlets, government
documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion
picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library
of Congress. It includes more than eighty proclamations issued by President William Howard Taft.
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 a selection of presidential campaign songs, including "President Taft, He's All Right" from the 1912 election.
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. It includes a proclamation concerning
copyright that was issued by Taft in 1910 and biographical
sketches of Taft, Theodore Roosevelt,
and Robert M. La Follette from the 1912 presidential election.
Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film
This presentation features 104 films that record events
in Theodore Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American
War in 1898 to his death in 1919. It also contains a film
of William Howard Taft arriving in Panama in 1910.
U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating
to presidential inaugurations, including Taft's
inauguration in 1909.