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Civil War-era Digital Collections at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress Digital Collections contain vast holdings from the Civil War-era. This Research Guide provides links to numerous digital collections at the LOC organized by subjects.

Civil War-era Digital Collections at the Library of Congress, A-Z List


Abraham Lincoln Papers:

African American Perspectives: Materials Selected from the Rare Book Collection:

Alexander H. Stephens Papers:

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana:

America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets:

American Civil War Sesquicentennial Web Archive:

Andrew Johnson Papers:

Anna E. Dickinson Papers:


Band Music from the Civil War Era:

Benjamin Harrison Papers:

Betty Herndon Maury Papers:

Blackwell Family Papers:

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

Brady-Handy Collection:


Cartoon Prints, American:

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875:

Charles Wellington Reed Papers, 1776 to 1926:

Chester Alan Arthur Papers:

Chronicling America Newspaper Collection:

Civil War:

Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints:

Civil War Maps:

Civil War Sheet Music Collection:

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

Clara Barton Papers:

Confederate States of America Records:



Donald Benham Civil War Collection:

Drawings (Documentary):


E. B. Washburne Papers:

Edwin McMasters Stanton Papers, 1818 to 1921:

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers:


Frederick Douglass Newspapers, 1847 to 1874:

Frederick Douglass Papers:

Frederick Law Olmsted Papers:


George Brinton McClellan Papers:

Gideon Welles Papers:

Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs:

Grover Cleveland Papers:


Herndon-Weik Collection of Lincolniana:

Historic Sheet Music Collection, 1800 to 1922:

Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio:

Horace Greeley Papers:

Horace H. Lurton Papers:

Hotchkiss Map Collection:


James A. Garfield Papers:

James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers:

Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers:

John Carvel Arnold Papers:

John G. Nicolay Papers:

Joseph Holt Papers:

Jubal Anderson Early Papers:


Lewis H. Machen Family Papers:

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs:


The March King: John Philip Sousa:

Mary Ann Bickerdyke Papers:

Montgomery C. Meigs Papers:


Nathan W. Daniels Diary and Scrapbook:

National American Woman Suffrage Association Records:


Patriotic Melodies:

Philip Henry Sheridan Papers:

Popular Graphic Arts:

Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera:


Railroad Maps, 1828 to 1900:


Salmon P. Chase Papers:

Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence:

Slaves and the Courts, 1740 to 1860:

Susan B. Anthony Papers:


Thaddeus Stevens Papers:

Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of Walt Whitman Papers:


Ulysses S. Grant Papers:


Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories:


Walt Whitman Papers (Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection):

Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection:

Washington During the Civil War: The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861 to 1865:

William A. Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection:

William McKinley Papers:

William T. Sherman Papers:

William Oland Bourne Papers: