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Vol.2, Iss.5: President's Day Highlights

2/21/2011
 

President's Day Highlights

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In honor of Presidents Day, we are featuring just a small portion of our vast collection of Presidential material. 

Please visit the University Archives website to access our inventory, with over 20,000 items available for purchase. 

Name George Washington ID# 53341
Headline In response to a request “from his Excellency Governor Jefferson” for additional Continental troops and information as to whether any changes may be made in the situation of the soldiers captured in the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 – at the request of the captives now encamped in Virginia – General Washington orders the reenlistment of “old Soldiers” and appoints Col. James Wood to the vacancy in “the superintendency of the Convention troops at Charlottesville…”  
Date December 14, 1779 Price
Place Head Quarters, Morristown $45,000.00
 
Name John Adams ID# 53008
Headline During the War of 1812, John Adams free franks a letter his wife Abigail wrote to Hannah Cushing, widow of Supreme Court Justice William Cushing.  
Date January 15, 1814 Price
Place Quincy, Massachusetts $5,200.00
 
Name [John F. Kennedy] ID# 37488
Headline A smoking gun? A JFK assassination archive containing reports and notes from Presidential Doctor, Janet Travell in an attempt to prove/disprove the pristine bullet theory. Also, a letter from the Select Committee of Assassinations requesting the ". . . pre-assassination x-rays of the late President John F. Kennedy. . ."  
Date Various Price
Place Various $7,750.00
 
Name Harry S. Truman ID# 53333
Headline Truman signed ornate Certificate and White House Citation for Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder’s Significant Role in “the successful prosecution of the war” providing the tools “with which to forge the weapons for victory…” – Snyder directed the financing of the facilities at Oak Ridge for the construction of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which effectively ended World War II.  
Date March 29, 1947 Price
Place Washington, D.C. $22,500.00
 
Name Barack Obama ID# 52319
Headline The Audacity of Hope signed by Barack Obama.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $1,200.00
 
Name [Franklin D. Roosevelt] ID# 52508
Headline FDR's Chess Set used by him on the presidential yacht, the U.S.S. "Potomac."  
Date [1936-1940] Price
Place [U.S.S. Potomac] $10,000.00
 
Name James Garfield ID# 52059
Headline Garfield quotes from a new poem by James Russell Lowell on the title page of a presentation copy of Townsend’s “Lost Abroad” – then criticizes the dialogue of one of its characters.  
Date 1870 Price
Place n.p. $2,000.00
 
Name [James Madison] ID# 51399
Headline 1826 Intriguing Unrecorded Oil Portrait of James Madison Attributed to Samuel Morse.  
Date 1826 Price
Place New York $30,000.00
 
Name Abraham Lincoln ID# 52010
Headline Less than six years after he successfully sued the Illinois Central for legal fees as a lawyer, President Lincoln faces another problem with the railroad, vital for the transportation of troops, telling his Secretary of War, “If I had the leisure which I have not, I believe I could settle it...”  
Date May 23, 1863 Price
Place Executive Mansion, Washington $92,500.00
 
Name Ronald Reagan ID# 52200
Headline Photograph taken at the beginning of Reagan’s Hollywood career inscribed to the Iowa radio station program director who gave him his first job.  
Date [1938-1940] Price
Place [Hollywood, California] $1,300.00
 
Name Zachary Taylor ID# 52880
Headline Exceedingly Rare Zachary Taylor Cabinet Appointment signed just three days after his inauguration.  
Date March 8, 1849 Price
Place Washington $12,500.00
 

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