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William Henry Harrison: A Resource Guide

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1 print : lithograph.
[between 1830 and 1850(?)]
Prints & Photographs Division.
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William Henry Harrison Papers

The William Henry Harrison Papers contains approximately 1,000 items dating from 1734 to 1939, with the bulk dated from 1812 to 1841. Harrison (1773-1841), an army officer, representative, and senator from Ohio, served as the ninth president of the United States. His collection includes a letterbook, 1812-1813, correspondence, and military papers stemming mostly from his military and political career in the Northwest Territory, his service in Indian wars and the War of 1812, his time as territorial governor of Indiana Territory (1800-1812), and his role as Whig Party candidate in the unsuccessful 1836 presidential bid and the successful 1840 election, the latter leading to his abbreviated presidential term, cut short by his death one month after his inauguration.

A selection of highlights includes:

Additional 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 William Henry Harrison's political career as a delegate from the Northwest Territory, territorial governor of Indiana, Indian commissioner, member of the House of Representatives, U.S. senator, and U.S. president. Search this collection by date and publication to find materials related to Harrison.

James Madison Papers, 1723 to 1836

The James Madison Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 12,000 items captured in some 72,000 digital images. They document the life of the man who came to be known as the "Father of the Constitution" through correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters and legislation, an autobiography, legal and financial documents, and miscellaneous manuscripts. The collection contains sixteen items pertaining to Harrison.

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1820 to 1860

This collection consists of over 15,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1820 to 1860. Included in the collection are thirty-three items of sheet music about Harrison.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

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. Search the collection to find items related to William Henry Harrison, including A sketch of the life and public services of General William Henry Harrison, candidate of the people for president of the United States, to which is annexed an appendix.

Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606 to 1827

The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents ranging in date from 1606 to 1827. Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and drafts of documents make up two-thirds of the Papers. Search the descriptive information and/or full text on William H. Harrison to locate other letters.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

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

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Harrison's inauguration in 1841.

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