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Research Library

The Research Library at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site contains the personal library of Benjamin Harrison, as well as collections relating to Harrison and the era in which he lived. Funding for the library is provided by the Arthur Jordan Foundation and by individual contributions. The library receives no federal funding. The Research Library is located in the museum and is open by appointment only. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 317-631-1888.

BOOKS: Harrison's personal book collection, including Harrison publications, government reports, law books, political books, Civil War/Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) records, literary works, Presbyterian Church records and reports, and older publications from his father's possessions. Harrison genealogy, the presidency of the United States, Indiana history and the Victorian era are among topics of the remainder of the book collections.

EPHEMERAL COLLECTIONS: Miscellaneous items relating to the Harrison Site including souvenir booklets, records of museum visitor registration, prints, papers, etc.

HARRISON GENEALOGY: Records of Harrison family genealogy, including both ancestors and descendants of President Benjamin Harrison.

MANUSCRIPTS: Harrison family and professional correspondence, family account books, diaries and family papers.

MICROFILMS: Copies of Harrison's Presidential Papers from the Library of Congress.

PAMPHLETS: Publications related to Harrison's speeches, law cases, political campaigns and other political/social issues.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Original Harrison family and presidential photographs, and records of the Harrison Site and museum.

SERIALS AND NEWSPAPERS: Archival periodicals collected (not sequentially) by the Harrisons.

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