Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University Library, Washington, DC
The manuscripts collections below in the Georgetown University Special Collections concern the Lincoln assassinaiton.
David Rankin Barbee papers
Collection Description: David Rankin Barbee was a journalist and historian in the early 20th century who amassed a large collection of materials concerning the Lincoln assassination. Date Span: 1886-1956. Extent: 25 linear feet.
Collection Description: The Margaret Bearden papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, printed materials, tape recordings of lectures, and slides collected and produced by Bearden, a Lincoln assassination scholar. There are two parts to her personal papers. Date Span: 1944-1999.
Collection Description: Dr. Richard D. Mudd, grandson of Samuel A. Mudd, generated a massive amount of research files in an attempt to fully vindicate the name of his grandfather. Richard D. Mudd earned four degrees from Georgetown University. Date Span: 1950-1990. Extent: 52.5 linear feet.
Collection Description: The E.H. Swaim papers document Swaim's research into the claim that John Wilkes Booth was not killed at Garrett's farm but somehow escaped and died in Oklahoma. Date Span: 1893-1980. Extent: 7 linear feet.
Primary index to research in American and Canadian history, including social and cultural history. Includes abstracts (summaries) of journal articles. Limit by language, time period, and document type (articles, collections of articles, books, and dissertations).
Black Studies Center contains both primary sources and scholarly research on African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself, including: the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, the International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), the full text of the Chicago Defender, and the Black Literature Index.
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ProQuest database providing the electronic equivalent of Dissertation Abstracts International. Beginning with the first U.S. dissertation in 1861, represents the work of authors from North American and European universities on a full range of academic subjects. Indexes and provides access to Georgetown-authored theses and dissertations.
Includes abstracts for doctoral dissertations beginning July 1980 and for Master's theses beginning Spring 1988. Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts. Citations for Master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Most dissertations published since 1997, and some from prior years, are available for free download; others may be requested via Interlibrary Loan.
One of the premier sources for legal and political information. Full-text law journals are a major part of the database, but HeinOnline also includes deep historical collections of U.S. federal government documents.
Titles digitized include the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, bills and public laws in the Statutes at Large, the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, selected legislative histories, Supreme Court documents, Presidential documents, and more. Search the Sources of Compiled Legislative History database by Public Law or Bill number, from the 37th to the 107th Congress. The U.S. Federal Legislative History Title Collection has full text legislative histories on significant legislation in banking, civil rights, labor, digital rights, the USA PATRIOT act, and other selected laws.
Archival Research at the Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collecitons