Presidential Libraries

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Is your Hum. 4 paper researching an important moment, decision, personality related to a particular U.S. President?

In the U.S., many past Presidents each have a presidential library devoted to collecting, curating and making accessible content created both by, during and for that particular President’s tenure.

Many of these Presidential Libraries have been digitizing this content.

This content (primary sources!) can be incredibly helpful especially when paired with the body of scholarly literature (available using SPS Library eCollections) on the topic.

To determine if there is a Presidential Library devoted to your President, consult this page from the National Archives (, in particular the “Visit Libraries Online” section over to the left.


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