Guide to Presidential Papers OnlineDocuments Dept. * Mary & John Gray Library * Lamar University * Beaumont, Texas * 880-8261 * http://library.lamar.edu1This guide provides links to online collections of presidential papers. These include papers held by theLibrary of Congress, Presidential Libraries, and other digital collections. In some cases, the link only providesinformation on what is available in the collection. The list is organized by presidential administration.George WashingtonGeorge Washington Papers at the Library of Congress 1741-1799[http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gwhome.html]The complete George Washington Papers collection from the Manuscript Division at the Library ofCongress consists of approximately 65,000 documents. This is the largest collection of originalWashington documents in the world. Document types in the collection as a whole includecorrespondence, letter books, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, militaryrecords, reports, and notes accumulated by Washington from 1741 through 1799.Papers of George Washington[http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/]University of Virginia site which includes his will and diaries.Papers of George Washington Avalon Project Yale Law School[http://elsinore.cis.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/washpap.htm]Includes Inaugural addresses, Annual Messages, Messages to Congress, Proclamations, veto messages,and addresses.John AdamsThe Adams Papers[http://www.masshist.org/adams_editorial/]Site offers information about the Adams Family and a digital archive of the correspondence betweenJohn and Abigail Adams, John Adam’s diary, and his autobiography.Papers of John Adams Avalon Project Yale Law School[http://elsinore.cis.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/adamspap.htmIncludes inaugural address, annual messages, messages to Congress, and proclamations.Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress 1606-1827[http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mtjhtml/mtjhome.html]The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congressconsists of approximately 27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Jeffersondocuments in the world. Document types in the collection as a whole include correspondence,commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes.Papers of Thomas Jefferson Avalon Project Yale Law School[http://elsinore.cis.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/jeffpap.htm]
Departmental Files, and The Subject Files. Includes: German diplomatic files, Vatican Files, BritishDiplomatic Files, Fireside Chats, and photographs.4Harry S. TrumanPapers of Harry S Truman Avalon Project at Yale Law School[http://elsinore.cis.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/trumpap.htm]Includes 1949 inaugural address, Truman Doctrine, proclamations, executive orders, and statements.Multimedia Digital Archives[http://www.trumanlibrary.org/photos/av-photo.htm]Includes online photographs, and documents related to many historic events during the Trumanpresidency.Dwight D. EisenhowerPapers of Dwight D. Eisenhower Avalon Project at Yale Law School[http://elsinore.cis.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/eisenpap.htm]Includes inaugural addresses, statements, and Military-Industrial Complex Speech.Student Resources Dwight D. Eisenhower[http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/student_resources/student_resources.html]Includes documents on civil rights, 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy, Interstate Highway System,McCarthyism, Salk Polio Vaccine, D-Day, and the Holocaust.John F. KennedyArchives, Manuscripts, and Audiovisual Materials[http://www.jfklibrary.org/archives.htm]Offers images of documents related to national security, civil rights, the space program and the Cubanmissile crisis.Lyndon B. JohnsonResearch and Archives[http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/archives.hom/archives-main.shtm]Page offers links to online holdings including selected speeches, photographs, audio visual, oralhistories, the daily diary, and the national security action daily memoranda.Richard M. NixonVirtual Library from the Nixon Presidential Library[http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/virtuallibrary/index.php]Includes a limited amount of online material since the library was recently added to the PresidentialLibraries SystemOnline Documents, Photographs, and Exhibits[http://www.ford.utexas.edu/library/docs.htm]Gerald R. Ford
5Includes documents related to national security, cabinet meeting minutes, Vietnam, foreign affairs, 1976campaign, and speeches.Jimmy CarterDocuments and Photographs from the Jimmy Carter Library Collections[http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/documents/]A limited selection of documents, photographs, oral histories, legislation, speeches, directives, and moreare available via this site.Ronald ReaganPublic Papers of Ronald Reagan[http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/resource/speeches/rrpubpap.asp]The Public Papers of the President: Ronald Reagan, 1981-1988 contains the papers and speeches whichwere issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during President Reagan's term. (January 1981-May1986 available)George BushPublic Papers of the Presidents National Archives[http://www.gpoaccess.gov/pubpapers/search.html]Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States thatwere issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. January – December1992 v.1-2 onlyGeorge Bush Presidential Library and Museum :: The Textual Archives at the George Bush Presidential Library[http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/research/research.php]Site includes finding aids for the archives, National Security Reviews, National Security Directives,Public Papers, Selected China Documents, and other selected documents.William J. ClintonPapers of William J. Clinton Avalon Project at Yale Law School[http://elsinore.cis.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/clinton_pap.htm]Includes inaugural addresses, executive orders, and determinations.Public Papers of the Presidents (National Archives)[http://www.gpoaccess.gov/pubpapers/search.html]Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States thatwere issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period.William J. Clinton Presidential Center[http://www.clintonfoundation.org/cpc-index.htm]Includes links to select documents, speeches, and fact sheets organized by subject.George W. BushPapers of George W. Bush Avalon Project at Yale Law School[http://elsinore.cis.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/bush2001pap.htm]Includes inaugural address, executive orders, messages to Congress, proclamations, addresses, notices,and determinations.
6Public Papers of the Presidents National Archives[http://www.gpoaccess.gov/pubpapers/search.html]Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States thatwere issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period.--------------------------Presidential Papers Collections OnlineRevised by Theresa S. Hefner-BabbNovember 6, 2007