17 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.).

  1. Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952

    24,000 items. 73 containers plus 1 oversize. 23 linear feet. 60 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Landscape architect. Correspondence, letterbooks, journals, drafts of articles and books, speeches and lectures, biographical and genealogical data, business papers, scrapbooks, maps, drawings, and other papers encompassing Olmsted's career and private life. The papers focus on Olmsted's career as a landscape architect, specifically as a designer of parks and the grounds of private estates and public buildings and as a city and regional planner.

  2. Olmsted Associates records, 1863-1971

    170,000 items. 637 containers plus 24 oversize. 255 linear feet. 531 microfilm reels. 1,297 digital files (1.3 GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Landscape architectural firm. The records include correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, reports, plans, specifications, newspaper clippings, photographs, drawings, journals, account books, ledgers, lists, diagrams, blueprints, deeds, and printed matter constituting the business files of the firm and reflecting the breadth of the projects undertaken by its staff. A small group of Olmsted family papers is also contained in the collection.

  3. Montgomery C. Meigs papers, 1799-1971

    11,000 items. 52 containers plus 10 oversize. 27 linear feet. 51 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters.

  4. William Thornton papers, 1741-1865

    3,400 items. 20 containers plus 2 oversize. 5.0 linear feet. 7 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Architect, inventor, and superintendent of patents. Diaries, architectural drawings, and other papers pertaining to the development of the steamboat, African-American colonization and emigration, the revolt of Spanish colonies in South America, Greek independence, and Thornton's disputes with Benjamin Latrobe over designs for the United States Capitol

  5. United States Capitol Historical Society oral history interviews, 1976-1991

    13 items. 3 containers. .8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Typewritten transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Frank Van der Linden, mostly with members of Congress.

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  6. Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton papers, 1793-1861

    7 items. 7 containers. 1.3 linear feet. 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Wife of architect William Thornton. Diaries and notebooks primarily describing social life in Washington, D.C., with extensive detail about housekeeping and expense matters. Also contained in the diaries are memorandum books, poems, sketches, and silhouettes of unidentified people.

  7. Alfred Easton Poor papers, 1866-1985

    600 items. 9 containers. 3.5 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Architect and naval officer. Correspondence, writings, publications, reports, and appointment calendars pertaining primarily to Poor's architectural career, particularly his designs for public buildings, and his naval service during World War I and World War II.

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  8. Amasa J. Parker papers, 1836-1875

    170 items. 1 container plus 1 oversize . 0.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States representative, lawyer, and jurist. Chiefly letters written by Parker while serving in the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. from 1837 to 1839.

  9. Vinnie Ream and R.L. Hoxie papers, 1853-1937

    2,500 items. 9 containers plus 2 oversize. 6 linear feet. 5 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sculptor Vinnie Ream and her husband, army officer and engineer Richard L. Hoxie. Correspondence, memoranda, commissions, essays, poetry by Vinnie Ream and Albert Pike, reports, notebooks, biographical data, scrapbooks, clippings, printed material, and memorabilia pertaining chiefly to Ream's work following her commission to execute the statue of Abraham Lincoln now standing in the United States Capitol rotunda.

  10. Justin G. Turner autograph collection, 1763-1968

    650 items. 2 containers. 0.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and printed materials relating primarily to the signers of the Declaration of Independence.