Manuscripts: 55 collections

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The African-American Experience in Ohio: Selections from the Ohio Historical Society

African American Odyssey

The American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, 1933-Present

The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s

Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry

The Leonard Bernstein Collection, ca. 1920-1989

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925

Band Music from the Civil War Era

Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society

A Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment : selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers

Washington during the Civil War: the Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929

The Aaron Copland Collection, ca. 1900-1990

Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress


The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939

The Irving Fine Collection: Ca. 1914-1962

Reclaiming the Everglades: South Florida's Natural History, 1884-1934

Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942

California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell

Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941

Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950

Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair, 1886-1887

Hispano Music & Culture from the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection

The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

The Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress

Freedom's Fortress: The Library of Congress, 1939-1953

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana


Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

The James Madison Papers, 1723-1836

Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years

Westward by Sea: A Maritime Perspective on American Expansion, 1820-1890

Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919

First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820

After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters, 1862-1912

"I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations

Early Virginia Religious Petitions

September 11, 2001, Documentary Project

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869

The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920

George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799


Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress

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