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Benjamin Harrison Papers
Microfilm
1787 – 1912
151 reels

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Treva L. Nally, April 2011

Scope and Content Note:

Microfilm collection of the Benjamin Harrison Papers is from the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. The collection ranges from 1787 – 1912, with the bulk of the materials covering Harrison’s Presidency (1888 – 1893). The collection is organized chronologically in 16 series, which includes 127 shorthand notebooks, 83 cases, 5 Letterbooks, 17 volumes, and 55 scrapbooks.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Microfilm Reel Listing:

Reel  
1.  Series 1: 1787 Dec 14 – 1862 Nov 14
2. Series 1: 1862 Nov 18 – 1876 Oct 14
3. Series 1: 1876 Oct 16 – 1882 Apr 3
4 Series 1: 1882 Apr 5 – 1883 Feb
5.  Series 1: 1883 Mar 1 – 1885 Feb 19
6. Series 1: 1885 Feb 20 – 1886 Feb 4
7. Series 1: 1886 Feb 5 – 1886 July 2
8. Series 1: 1886 July 3 – 1888 June 27
9. Series 1: 1888 June 27 – 1888 July 17
10. Series 1: 1888 July 17 – 1888 Aug 15
11. Series 1: 1888 Aug 15 – 1888 Oct 2
12. Series 1: 1888 Oct 3 – 1888 Nov 17
13. Series 1: 1888 Nov 17 – 1888 Dec 14
14. Series 1: 1888 Dec 15 – 1889 Jan 1
15. Series 1: 1889 Jan 2 – 1889 Jan 15
16. Series 1: 1889 Jan 16 – 1889 Jan 29
17. Series 1: 1889 Jan 30 – 1889 Feb 14
18. Series 1: 1889 Feb 14 – 1889 Mar 19
19. Series 1: 1889 Mar 20 – 1889 Apr 25
20. Series 1: 1889 Apr 26 – 1889 June 17
21. Series 1: 1889 June 18 – 1889 July 28
22. Series 1: 1889 July 29 – 1889 Sep 26
23. Series 1: 1889 Sep 27 – 1889 Dec 2
24. Series 1: 1889 Dec 2 – 1890 Jan 10
25. Series 1: 1890 Jan 11 – 1890 Mar 1
26. Series 1: 1890 Mar 1 – 1890 Apr 28
27. Series 1: 1890 Apr 29 – 1890 June 27
28. Series 1: 1890 June 28 – 1890 Sep 12
29. Series 1: 1890 Sep 13 – 1890
30. Series 1: 1890 – 1891 Mar 20
31. Series 1: 1891 Mar 21 – 1891 June 30
32. Series 1: 1891 July 1 – 1891 Sep 3
33. Series 1: 1891 Sep 4 – 1891 Dec 23
34. Series 1: 1891 Dec 24 – 1892 Mar 28
35. Series 1: 1892 Mar 29 – 1892 June 16
36. Series 1: 1892 June 17 – 1892 Sep 21
37. Series 1: 1892 Sep 22 – 1892 Nov 21
38. Series 1: 1892 Nov 22 – 1893 Aug 16
39. Series 1: 1893 Aug 17 – 1895 Nov 11
40. Series 1: 1895 Nov 13 – 1897 May 31
41. Series 1: 1897 June 2 – 1899 Apr 12
42. Series 1: 1899 Apr 13 – 1901 Feb 27
43. Series 1: 1901 Feb 28 – 1912 & undated
Series 2: 1853 – 1857
44. Series 2: 1858 Jan 1 – 1859 July 29
45. Series 2: 1859 July 30 – 1860 Dec 15
46. Series 2: 1860 Dec 17 – 1882 May 10
47. Series 2: 1883 Jan 11 – 1885 Nov 27
48. Series 2: 1885 Dec 4 – 1886 Apr 19
49. Series 2: 1886 Apr 20 – 1886 Sep 8
50. Series 2: 1886 Sep 9 – 1888 June 28
51. Series 2: 1888 June 28 – 1888 July 12
52. Series 2: 1888 July 12 – 1888 July 27
53. Series 2: 1888 July 28 – 1888 Aug 14
54. Series 2: 1888 Aug 15 – 1888 Sep 13
55. Series 2: 1888 Sep 14 – 1888 Oct 4
56. Series 2: 1888 Oct 4 – 1888 Oct 21
57. Series 2: 1888 Oct 21 – 1888 Nov 2
58. Series 2: 1888 Nov 3 – 1888 Nov 17
59. Series 2: 1888 Nov 18 – 1888 Nov 30
60. Series 2: 1888 Dec 1 – 1888 Dec 19
61. Series 2: 1888 Dec 20 – 1889 Jan 9
62. Series 2: 1889 Jan 10 – 1889 Jan 29
63. Series 2: 1889 Jan 30 – 1889 Mar 13
64. Series 2: 1889 Mar 14 – 1889 May 13
65. Series 2: 1889 May 14 – 1889 July 2
66. Series 2: 1889 July 3 – 1889 Aug 30
67. Series 2: 1889 Aug 31 – 1889 Oct 25
68. Series 2: 1889 Oct 26 – 1889 Dec 6
69. Series 2: 1889 Dec 6 – 1890 Jan 4
70. Series 2: 1890 Jan 5 – 1890 Feb 21
71. Series 2: 1890 Feb 22 – 1890 Apr 28
72. Series 2: 1890 Apr 29 – 1890 July 23
73. Series 2: 1890 July 24 – 1890 Nov 15
74. Series 2: 1890 Nov 16 - 1891 Jan 12
75. Series 2: 1891 Jan 13 – 1891 Mar 5
76. Series 2: 1891 Mar 5 – 1891 June 16
77. Series 2: 1891 June 17 – 1891 Sep 21
78. Series 2: 1891 Sep 22 – 1891 Dec 10
79. Series 2: 1891 Dec 11 – 1892 Feb 4
80. Series 2: 1892 Feb 5 – 1892 Apr 24
81. Series 2: 1892 Apr 25 – 1892 June 10
82. Series 2: 1892 June 10 – 1892 June 13
83. Series 2: 1892 June 13 – 1892 Jul 22
84. Series 2: 1892 Jul 23 – 1892 Oct 3
85. Series 2: 1892 Oct 4 – 1892 Oct 25
86. Series 2: 1892 Oct 25 – 1892 Oct 31
87. Series 2: 1892 Oct 31 – 1892 Dec 31
88. Series 2: 1893 Jan 1 – 1894 Jan 26
89. Series 2: 1894 Jan 27 – 1895 Apr 17
90. Series 2: 1895 Apr 18 – 1896 Apr 20
91. Series 2: 1896 Apr 21 – 1897 Jan
92. Series 2: 1897 Feb 1 – 1897 Dec 13
93. Series 2: 1897 Dec 14 – 1898 Dec
94. Series 2: 1899 Jan 1 – 1900 June 9
95. Series 2: 1900 June 11 – 1901 Mar 13
96. Series 2: 1901 Mar 13 – 1901 May 28
97. Series 2: 1901 Nov – 1909 & undated
Series 3: 1880 – 1881 Feb 3
98. Series 3: 1881 Feb 3 – 1892 Jan 2
Series 4: 1888 June 4 – 1888 Nov 8
99. Series 4: 1888 Nov 8 – 1889
Series 5: Volumes 1 – 2 and 1890 Jan 1 – 1891 Jan 20
100. Series 5: 1891 Jan 23 – 1892
Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 1 - 2
101. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 2 (continued) – 8
102. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 8 (continued) – 14
103. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 14 (continued) – 20
104. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 21 – 27
105. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 28 – 35
106. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 36 – 42
107. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 42 (continued) - 48
108. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 48 (continued) – 59
109. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 59 (continued) – 71
110. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 71 (continued) - 81
111. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 81 (continued) – 90
112. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 90 (continued) – 98
113. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 99 – 107
114. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 107 (continued) – 115
115. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 115 (continued) – 123
116. Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks 123 (continued) – 127
Series 7: 1889 Mar 6 – 1889 July 30
117. Series 7: 1889 Aug 1 – 1893
Series 8: 1878 Aug 9 – 1888 Sep 29
118. Series 8: 1888 Oct 2 – 1892 Dec 6
119. Series 8: 1892 Dec 6 – 1894 Mar 12
120. Series 8: 1894 Mar 13 – 1900 Dec
121. Series 8: 1900 Dec – 1901 Mar
Series 9: 1895 – 1897
122. Series 9: 1895 – 1897
Series 10: 1852 – 1898
123. Series 10: Undated
Series 11: Cases 1 – 26
124. Series 11: Cases 27 – 57
125. Series 11: Case 57 (continued)
Shorthand Notebooks 1 – 6
126. Series 11: Case 57 (continued)
Shorthand Notebooks 7 – 14
127. Series 11: Case 57 (continued)
Shorthand Notebooks 15 -22
128. Series 11: Case 57 (continued)
Shorthand Notebooks 22 (continued) – 30
129. Series 11: Case 57 (continued)
Shorthand Notebooks 30 (continued) – 39
130. Series 11: Case 57 (continued)
Shorthand Notebooks 39 (continued) – 46
131. Series 11: Case 57 (continued)
Shorthand Notebooks 46 (continued) – 53
132. Series 11: Case 57 (continued)
Shorthand Notebooks 54 – 61
133. Series 11: Case 57 (continued)
Shorthand Notebook 62
Cases 58 – 83
Letterbooks 1 - 3 (1858 – 1859)
134. Series 11: Letterbooks 3 (continued) – 5 (1859 – 1862)
135. Series 11: Letterbook 5 (continued) (1862 – 1864)
Series 12: 6 Volumes (1854 – 1862)
136. Series 12: 11 Volumes (1858 – 1884)
1836 Sep – 1860 Nov 8
137. Series 12: 1860 Nov 24 – 1867
138. Series 12: 1868 Jan 1 – 1871 Nov 3
139. Series 12: 1871 Dec 1 – 1891 Mar
140. Series 12: 1891 Apr – 1900
Series 13: 1895 – 1899
Part 1
141. Series 13: 1895 – 1899
Part 2
142. Series 13: 1895 – 1899
Part 3
143. Series 13: 1895 – 1899
Part 4
Series 14: 1814 - 1890
144. Series 14: 1890 – 1901 undated
145. Series 15: 1864 - 1938 & undated
Series 16: Scrapbooks 1 - 9
146. Series 16: Scrapbooks 10 – 15
147. Series 16: Scrapbooks 15 – continued 21
148. Series 16: Scrapbooks 21 – continued 27
149. Series 16: Scrapbooks 27 – continued 33
150. Series 16: Scrapbooks 34 - 39
151. Series 16: Scrapbooks 40 - 55

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 151 microfilm reels
Collection Dates: 1787 - 1912
Provenance: Library of Congress
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: L63, Benjamin Harrison Papers
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