By Merrill Stein
Happy Presidents Day!
Today we celebrate George Washington’s 289th birthday, which has come to be known as Presidents Day due to its positioning between Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. To celebrate the history of this important American office, visit these resources, many of which are provided by Falvey Memorial Library, and learn more about the 46 Presidents of the United States, from Washington to Joe Biden!
- Public Papers of the Presidents
- Visit Presidential Libraries Online
- Presidential Library Online Finding Aids
- A guide to understand different types of presidential documents
Featured Presidents’ Day Information from govinfo.gov
From UC Santa Barbara:
American presidency project – Documents related to the study of the American Presidency, including public papers, annual messages to Congress, inaugural addresses, radio addresses, acceptance speeches, presidential candidates debates, party platforms, elections data, and an audio/video archive.
Selected resources at Falvey:
American History Collection (Rotunda – University of Virginia Press) – authoritative print editions of the papers of major figures of the early republic
American History, 1493-1945 (Adam Matthew Digital)