Happy Presidents' Day Weekend from HCI-PSAR

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Happy Presidents' Day Weekend from HCI-PSAR

2015-02-13 11:02

Because Presidents' Day is this coming Monday, this week's blog post will highlight materials related to United States presidents that we have found in the collections of small repositories during the course of the HCI-PSAR project.

Materials from the man who would become our nation's first president, George Washington are held in the Museum of the American Revolution's archival collections including the letter shown below written by General George Washington at his headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, regarding the returns of the Virginia regiments, January 3, 1778.

Another president who has appeared in small repository collections is Theordore Roosevelt. TR is one of my favorite presidents and much to my delight, we have seen materials relating to him in multiple repositories.


The Archives of the Associated Alumni of the Central High School contains an image of Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of the school's third building in 1902 and a visitor book with his signature.

Pennypacker Mills has a photograph album depicting the 1906 dedication of the Pennsylvania State Capitol, featuring images of Roosevelt speaking. Samuel W. Pennypacker was Pennsylvania's governor at the time; he is the man with the beard directly behind Roosevelt.

Who is your favorite president? Does your repository have president-related materials? Tell us about it in the comments section!

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