Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
This collection is organized into three "General
Correspondence" series that include incoming and outgoing
correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes
and printed material.
from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention,
This collection contains 277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
Documents the historical formation and cultural foundations
of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural
heritage. It consists of 60 books and pamphlets, 140 Federal
statutes and Congressional resolutions, 34 additional legislative
documents, excerpts from the Congressional Globe and the
Congressional Record, 360 Presidential proclamations, 170
prints and photographs, 2 historic manuscripts, and a two-part
Finding U. S. Government Documents at the Library of Congress
A guide to finding online and print legislative and executive documents at the Library of Congress created by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.
Washington Papers at the Library of Congress
Document types in this collection include correspondence,
letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial
account books, military records, reports, and notes accumulated
by Washington from 1741 through 1799.
to Law Online: United States Legislative
Prepared by the Law Library of Congress, this annotated
guide provides access to sources of legislative information
to Legislative Documents in the Library of Congress
This guide is a comprehensive list of sources covering
the legislative process available in the Library of Congress.
In addition, selected sources that contribute to understanding
the legislative process have been included for other branches
of the Federal Government. The emphasis is on sources that
appear primarily in print.
James Madison Papers
This collection 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.
Purchase: Legislative Timeline 1802-1807
This timeline examines the role of Congress in the Louisiana
Purchase from 1802 to 1807, including ratification of the
treaty, establishment of a territorial government, confrontation
with Spain over boundary issues, and its limited role in
the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Documents in American History
The Library of Congress is home to many of the most important
documents in American history. This Web site provides links
to materials digitized from the Library's collections that
supplement and enhance the study of these documents, including
the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill
of Rights. For each item there is a page with background
information about the document, a list of links to digital
materials concerning that document from the Library's site
and elsewhere, and bibliographies both for general readers
and for younger readers.
The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827
The papers of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), diplomat, architect, scientist, and third president of the United States, held in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, consist of approximately 27,000 items, making it the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world.