Resources

“President Taylor and His Cabinet,” lithograph from drawing by Francis D’Avignon, from daguerreotypes by Mathew B. Brady, 1849 (Library of Congress)

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor Home The National Park Service provides information about Springfield, Taylor’s childhood home in Louisville, Ky., now a private residence.

The Enslaved Households of President Zachary Taylor Sarah Fling, an American University fellow at the White House Historical Association, discusses in this article Taylor’s homes and the people he held there in slavery.

Index of Enslaved Individuals The White House Historical Association lists enslaved people associated with the White House, including those held there during Taylor’s administration.

Zachary Taylor Papers This collection at the Library of Congress, which includes letters and other documents, is now digitized and available online.

 

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore Presidential Site The Aurora Historical Society owns this national historic landmark in East Aurora, N.Y., which Fillmore built and moved into in 1826.

Buffalo Presidential Center This center promotes attention to western New York’s links with the presidency, especially Buffalo’s connections with Fillmore and Grover Cleveland.

Millard Fillmore Papers This guide describes the microfilm edition of Fillmore’s papers assembled at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society (now the Buffalo History Museum), with the support of the NHPRC, in the 1970s.

State University of New York at Oswego The Penfield Library, which owns a large collection of Fillmore’s papers, is adding images of those to the open-access New York Digital Heritage Collections.

 

Presidents

Miller Center This center at the University of Virginia provides information about each president.

White House Historical Association This private association features resources on its website about the presidents, their families, and the White House.

American Presidency Project Based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, this project provides access to documents, statistics, and other data on all presidents.

 

Editing Historical Documents

Association for Documentary Editing This national scholarly organization promotes the editing and publication of primary documents by fostering connections among editors at numerous projects.

Center for Digital Editing This center at the University of Virginia partners with editors publishing documents in innovative digital forms.

National Historical Publications and Records Commission The grant-making arm of the National Archives and Records Administration, the NHPRC supports organizations, such as libraries, archives, and editorial projects, that preserve and publish documents in American history.