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George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Legal History

Papers

Personal Papers

Print:

Collected works of American statesmen are available on the third floor of the Law Library in Range 301. Search for titles in the Mason Library Catalog.

Online Databases:

Internet Resources:

  • Accessing the Papers of Supreme Court Justices: Online & Other Resources - Guide to online and print collections of Supreme Court Justices’ papers, compiled by SCOTUSblog.
  • Correspondence of James K. Polk - Collection from the James K. Polk Project at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville includes documents on the politics, diplomacy, economics, science, and culture of the antebellum.
  • Founders Online - Collection from the National Archives and University of Virginia includes correspondence and writings of the six major founders of the United States: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison.
  • Harvard Law School Library Online Collections:
  • Library of Congress Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online - Finding aids to the collections at the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, which includes presidential papers, papers of government officials, and other notable figures in political, cultural, and scientific history.
  • Library of Congress Online Collections:
    • Frederick Douglass Papers - Contains approximately 7,400 items from 1841 to 1964.
    • Thomas Jefferson Papers - Consists of approximately 27,000 documents from 1606 to 1827 from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress.
    • Abraham Lincoln Papers - Consists of approximately 20,000 documents from 1850 to 1865 from the Library of Congress Manuscript Division and Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College.
    • James Madison Papers - Consists of approximately 12,000 items from 1723 to 1836 from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress.
  • Library of Virginia Online Collections:

Presidential Papers

Print:

U.S. Presidents’ messages and other executive papers are available on the first floor of the Law Library in Range 101 and on the third floor in Range 304. Search for titles in the Mason Library Catalog.

Online Databases: