Selected Special Collections
Woodrow Wilson Library
Books and personal mementos of Woodrow Wilson.
[Woodrow Wilson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
The personal library of Woodrow Wilson (1854-1924) was presented to the Library of Congress by Edith Bolling Galt Wilson in 1946. Containing books associated with every period of Wilson's life, the collection includes volumes read as a child; texts used at preparatory school, college, and law school; works in the fields of economics, political science, history, and literature which Wilson acquired during his years as an educator; and hundreds of inscribed volumes that were presented to him during and after his presidency. Also preserved are over one hundred diplomas, medals, and personal mementos. The Wilson Library contains 6,792 volumes and 1,122 pamphlets and complements the presidential papers donated to the Library by Mrs. Wilson beginning in 1939.
Digitized Material Available from the Woodrow Wilson Library
Woodrow Wilson's Nobel Peace Prize for 1919. Medal and Certificate Oslo, Norway. December 10, 1920.
The Nobel Peace Prize for 1919 was awarded in 1920 to Woodrow Wilson in recognition of his Fourteen Points peace program and his work in achieving inclusion of the Covenant of the League of Nations in the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. The Nobel medal is part of the Woodrow Wilson Library, which was donated to the Library of Congress in 1946.