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Publications of the President or the Executive Office of the President.

Selected collections of presidential papers

1. The Papers of George Washington, University of Virginia

1. George Washington Papers, Library of Congress

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1-4. Founders Online, National Archives. "George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. Over 181,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the authoritative Founding Fathers Papers projects." Also see Early Access, "'early versions' of transcribed documents that have not yet been fully annotated and published by the editors".

1-4. Rotunda Founders Early Access. Free pre-publication access to "letters and other papers penned by important figures such as James Madison, John Adams, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson."

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Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Correspondence

3. Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606 to 1827, Library of Congress

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4. James Madison Papers, 1723 to 1859, Library of Congress

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5. James Monroe Papers, Library of Congress

7. Andrew Jackson Papers, Library of Congress

7. The Papers of Andrew Jackson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

8. Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787 to 1910, Library of Congress

9. William Henry Harrison Papers, Library of Congress

10. John Tyler Papers, Library of Congress

11. James K. Polk Papers, Library of Congress

11. The James K. Polk Project, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

13. Millard Fillmore Papers, Library of Congress

14. Franklin Pierce Papers, Library of Congress

15. James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress

16. Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, Library of Congress

18. Ulysses S. Grant Papers, Library of Congress

28. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Library of Congress

Please ask about other sources of presidential papers.

Presidential libraries, WH websites, oral histories

  1. Herbert Hoover 1929-33 Library Research
  2. Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-45 Library Research
  3. Harry S. Truman 1945-53
  4. Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-61
  5. John F. Kennedy 1961-63
  6. Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-69
  7. Richard Nixon 1969-74
  8. Gerald R. Ford 1974-77
  9. Jimmy Carter 1977-81
  10. Ronald Reagan 1981-89
  11. George H. W. Bush 1989-93
  12. William J. Clinton 1993-2001
  13. George W. Bush 2001-09
  14. Barack H. Obama 2009-17
  15. Donald J. Trump 2017-21
  16. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 2021-


Presidential libraries, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

For archived Executive Branch department websites, use the Wayback Machine from the Internet Archive.

End of Term Web Archive, a collaborative effort to harvest "the Federal Government domains (.gov, .mil, .org, etc.)" at the end of one administration and "to document changes in the federal government websites as agencies transitioned" to the next.

Digital Collections on Government, Law & Politics, including some presidential papers, from the Library of Congress.

Vice Presidential Records. Information from the National Archives.

Presidential Oral Histories, University of Virginia, Miller Center

White House Transition Project. About

Oral Histories, C-SPAN

In CBBcat, search on: [your topic] AND "oral histor*"
For example: nixon AND "oral histor*"

Congressional oral histories

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