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Monday, October 16, 2017

Library of Congress: Papers of Ulysses S. Grant Now Online


The Library of Congress has just put the papers of Ulysses S. Grant online for the first time in their original format. The collection of over 50,000 items that date back to 1819, was digitized from microfilm scans.

The papers from the 18th president of the United States, include family correspondence, reports, military records, scrapbooks, and other papers. These items provide a comprehensive picture of this popular Civil War general, family man, and world traveler.

The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, began their efforts to assemble the Grant Papers over 100 years ago. In addition to making the Grant Papers accessible online, other newly available collections from Alexander Hamilton, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, William Henry Harrison, James K. Polk, and Sigmund Freud are also available.

Applications for Education
These papers are great primary sourced that will help engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge.