- Correspondence & Speeches, 1853-1885,1951
contains letters to, from and regarding Garfield, as well as speeches
which he made in the 1870s. Correspondence, which is arranged
chronologically, includes letters from Garfield to Col. Daniel Garfield
and Horace Scudder, correspondence between Garfield and Mark Hopkins
and Paul A. Chadbourne, Garfield's letters from Williams College, and
1855 letters regarding college secret societies.
- Visual Material
comprises portraits of the Garfield family and other contemporary
figures, including Sgt. John A. Mason, who attempted to kill Charles
Guiteau while on duty at a Washington jail. This series also contains
views relating to Garfield's life, such as Garfield working on the
canal, the White House, etc.
- Campaign & Inauguration Material
contains cards, stickers, puzzles, ribbons, cartoons, programs, etc.
concerning the Democratic and Republican campaigns, the interregnum,
and Garfield's inauguration as President. Additional material may be
found in series V. Sheet Music and VI. Scrapbooks & Newspapers.
- Assassination & Memorial Material
includes prints, clippings, cartoons, poetry, ribbons, announcements,
etc. regarding Garfield's death. Included is material concerning
Charles Guiteau, such as samples of the ropes used in his execution,
and the Garfield Monument. Further materials are located in series V.
Sheet Music and VI. Scrapbooks & Newspapers.
- Sheet Music
comprises published music from or about the 1880 Democratic and
Republican campaigns, Garfield's inauguration, assassination and
- Scrapbooks & Newspapers
contains six volumes of newspaper clippings, prints and cartoons
(1862-1890), another scrapbook documenting Garfield's assassination and
death, and issues of newspapers following the tenure, sickness and
death of the President.
James A. Garfield (1831-1881) Collection, 1853-1890, 1951