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The manuscript and audiovisual archives at the Library contain many documents and photographs that may be useful to students working on historical papers, exhibit projects, media or dramatic performances. Documents and photographs are included in this section for the following topics:

Military EraPre-presidential EraPresidential Era
Declassified DocumentsPresidential Appointment Books



1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy

Ardennes Campaign - Battle of the Bulge

Jacqueline Cochran & the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs)

Monuments Men

WWII - D-Day, The Invasion of Normandy

WWII - Holocaust: The Extermination of European Jews


The Korean War


Aerial Intelligence during the Cold War

Alaska Statehood

Atoms For Peace

Camp David

Civil Rights Act of 1957

Civil Rights - Brown vs. Board of Education

Civil Rights - Citizens' Letters on the Little Rock Crisis

Civil Rights - Eisenhower & the Eisenhower Administration

Civil Rights - Emmett Till Case

Civil Rights - Little Rock School Integration

Farewell Address

Flag - Design of the 49- and 50-Star Flag

Hawaii Statehood

Inauguration, 1953

Inauguration, 1957

International Geophysical Year

Interstate Highway System


National Aeronautics and Space Agency

People To People


Salk Polio Vaccine

Sputnik & the Space Race

St. Lawrence Seaway

U-2 Spy Plane Incident

USS Nautilus

Women in the 1950s

Declassified Documents:

Fiscal Year 2015

Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2013

Fiscal Year 2012

Fiscal Year 2011

Fiscal Year 2010

Prior to Fiscal Year 2010

Presidential Appointment Books:
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1954: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

1955: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

1956: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

1957: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

1958: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

1959: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

1960: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

1961: January