Meet Our Partners
We seek out partners with presidential collections from all corners of the country and the globe. In attempting to identify potential partners for the CPC website, we’ve built this catalog of presidential collections. Are you interested in being added to the catalog or becoming a partner? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you.
DeGolyer Library is the principal repository at Southern Methodist University for special collections in the humanities, the history of business, and the history of science and technology. The library holds nearly 150,000 cataloged titles, including rare books, newspapers, periodicals, maps, and ephemera; over 2,500 manuscript and archive collections; and more than 1,000,000 prints and negatives. Its collections of Western Americana and railroad transportation are numbered among the finest in the country.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.
Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's StorytellerTM, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programming.
IHS is headquartered in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center – home of the Indiana Experience.
From automobiles to wedding gowns, these collections document both the ordinary and extraordinary stories of Ohioans. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection collects, preserves, catalogs, manages and makes available to the public a vast collection of nearly two million objects in museums across Ohio, and in the flagship museum in the Ohio History Center. Additionally, serving as the State Archives, the Ohio History Connection allows people to discover the stories of the Ohioans who built the state’s farms, industries, businesses, schools, churches, social organizations, governments and communities.
Since 1890, history has left its mark on the Truman Little White House. Initially, it served as the naval station’s command headquarters during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. In 1946 the historic building first served as the winter White House of President Harry S. Truman and a site for the Cold War response by later presidents. Today, the Truman Little White House is a public, living, Key West museum as well as a retreat and place of government business by our nation's leaders.
The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection exists to interpret and preserve the history and legacy of Abraham Lincoln through research, conservation, exhibitry, and education. The vision of those who manage the Collection is to provide Lincoln enthusiasts, students, educators and scholars with one of the world's most comprehensive and accessible collections of Lincoln artifacts, artwork, photographs, and literature.
Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library, is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures.
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term project dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his entire lifetime (1809-1865).
The Papers of James Monroe is a documentary editing project based at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The goal of the project is to publish a scholarly ten-volume collection of selected letters and papers documenting the life and career of the fifth president of the United States. To date, 5 volumes have been published. These volumes feature Monroe’s earliest documented correspondence, including items written from Valley Forge during the winter of 1777, and continue through his appointment as Secretary of State in 1811. Volume 6, to be published in 2017, will cover 1811-1813 and draw on correspondence from the War of 1812 and Monroe’s concurrent cabinet positions as Secretary of State and Secretary of War.
The Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation’s governance challenges. The Presidential Oral History Program is systematically and comprehensively debriefing the principal figures in the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Clinton, with plans to do the same for future presidents. We are also conducting special projects on important topics in political history, including a six-year oral history on the life and career of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
The U.Va. Miller Center is the administrator and architect of Collecting Presidential Collections, with thanks to the Institute for Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) for the grant funding which made this project possible.
Rotunda at the University of Virginia Press was created for the publication of original digital scholarship along with newly digitized critical and documentary editions in the humanities and social sciences. The collection combines the originality, intellectual rigor, and scholarly value of traditional peer-reviewed university press publishing with thoughtful technological innovation designed for scholars and students.
The Hayes Presidential Center, Inc. operates and manages the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. A non-profit entity, it receives the majority of its funding through the Rutherford B. Hayes–Lucy Webb Hayes Foundation. The State of Ohio also provides an annual appropriation administered through the Ohio Historical Society.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history.
The Theodore Roosevelt Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of America’s 26th president. The Center has undertaken the monumental task of creating a presidential digital library that will serve as a repository for all Roosevelt-related documents, photographs, and ephemera, providing instant access via the internet in a well-organized, comprehensible manner. The Center also hosts an annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium as well as special Roosevelt-related events, promotes Roosevelt scholarship, and offers student internships.
Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University Libraries preserves the writings of General and President Ulysses S. Grant through the publication of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. The Grant Presidential Collection consists of some 15,000 linear feet of correspondence, research notes, artifacts, photographs, and scrapbooks.
The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is a collection of over 100,000 hours of spoken word recordings, dating back to 1888. The collection includes the voices of over 500,000 persons from all walks of life. Political and cultural leaders and minor players in the human drama are captured and cataloged to serve the research needs of a local, national and international user base. Clients include students and faculty of Michigan State University, other scholars and researchers, broadcasting networks, news agencies and film, video, and Web production companies.
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum strives to be the place to which both scholars and a broad spectrum of interested citizens look to understand how President Wilson changed the world and how his ideals continue to do so. The Presidential Library is open 360 days a year for guests from around the world to tour the President’s Birthplace, the Museum, and the historic gardens and to visit the President’s Shop. Thousands of schoolchildren participate in a variety of educational programming each year. The Presidential Library, which attracts top-flight speakers, including Scott Berg, Larry Sabato, Cokie Roberts, Bill Schneider, and Robert Samuelson, runs teacher institutes and hosts a variety of educational symposia. The Presidential Library has a large collection of Wilson and Wilson-related documents and artifacts, and many of the documents are on-line on the Wilson eLibrary so that students, scholars, teachers, and others around the world can access these documents for free.