Research Presidential Materials
Every day the President and his staff generate thousands of records both textual and audiovisual providing insight into the issues confronting our nation. Presidential Libraries preserve not only these official records, but also the personal papers of Presidential family members, associates, and friends. Together, these archival materials provide a comprehensive view of our Presidents and our history.
When doing research at a Presidential Library:
- Decide what content you are looking for.
- Determine where the content is held.
- Research the Finding Aids.
- 2012-2013 National History Day Documents Guide
- Presidential Staff Discuss White House Transitions
- Featured Presidential Documents related to Americans with Disabilities.
- Presidential Documents Guide
- Types of Presidential Materials
- Online Finding Aids
- Where and What to Look For
- Who Uses the Materials
- Online Catalog Search
- Records of the Office of Presidential Libraries 1972-73
From the Stacks
- Public Papers of the Presidents
- Publications at the Presidential Libraries
- Publications about the Presidential Libraries
- Politics, Presidents, Congress, and Foreign Policy