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Adams Family Papers
Digital images of letters exchanged between John and Abigail Adams; John Adams' diary; and John Adams' autobiography are presented alongside transcriptions.
American Memory: Presidents*
Several collections from the Library of Congress.
American Presidency Project
One of the most comprehensive collection of web resources on the American presidency, including documents, public papers, executive orders, addresses, press conferences, debates, election data, approval ratings and much more.
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Search or browse the complete correspondence, speeches and other writings.
Eleanor and Harry
The Correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, 1945-1959.
Living Room Candidate: A History of Presidential Campaign Commercials
"Online exhibition presenting more than 300 television commercials from every election year since 1952, when the first campaign TV ads aired."
Presidential Elections from 1860 to 1912
Political cartoons from Harper's Weekly, Vanity Fair and other sources. Contextual material is included to provide understanding.
Links to the libraries of Presidents Hoover through George W. Bush.
Presidential Recordings Program
Tapes secretly recorded between 1940 and 1973 by Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, along with relevant research materials. (The majority of tapes are from the Nixon Administration.)
Presidential Speech Archive
Presents text, and audio where available, of Presidential speeches and addresses.
Public Papers of the Presidents
Presidents' public messages, statements, speeches, and news conference remarks.
Presidents from Taylor through Grant, 1849-1877: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents
"Examines the stands the presidents have taken on the major political, social, and economic issues of their times as well as the stands taken by their opponents."
Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive
Includes electronic texts by or to Jefferson, a biography, quotations, a bibliography, etc.
The complete text of the Warren Commissoin report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, accompanied by a selection of supporting documents.
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
The official publication of presidential statements, messages, remarks and other materials (1993- ).
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