American Memory Historical Collections
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 20,000 documents. The Lincoln Papers contain more than fifty items to, from, or referring to Millard Fillmore. To find these documents, go to the collection’s search page, and search on the phrase Millard Fillmore (do not put quotation marks around the words).
Among the collection’s Fillmore-related materials are:
An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. Search the bibliographic records and the full-text option to find items related to Millard Fillmore.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
This collection contains a large selection of congressional material related to Millard Fillmore’s political career as a member of the House of Representatives, vice president, and president. Search this collection by date and type of publication to find materials related to Fillmore.
- The Congressional Globe provides the text of congressional debates from Fillmore’s service in the House of Representatives (1833-35 and 1837-43). It also contains the text of congressional debates and presidential messages from Fillmore’s presidency (1850-53), including Fillmore’s First, Second, and Third Annual Messages to Congress and his message to the Senate announcing the death of President Zachary Taylor on July 9, 1850.
- The United States Statutes at Large contain the full text of all the laws enacted and treaties ratified during Fillmore’s presidency, including the acts that made up the Compromise of 1850. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington, D.C., was abolished. Furthermore, California entered the Union as a free state and a territorial government was created in Utah. In addition, an act was passed settling a boundary dispute between Texas and New Mexico that also established a territorial government in New Mexico.
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909
The collection consists of 397 pamphlets, published from 1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics, including two items that reference Millard Fillmore.
“I Do Solemnly Swear…”: Presidential Inaugurations
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including a lithograph of Millard Fillmore from 1850.
The focus of Map Collections is Americana and the cartographic treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases selected from the collections of the Geography and Map Division. Millard Fillmore’s personal collection of printed and manuscript maps is represented by sixteen maps.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1820-1860 & 1870-1885
This collection contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright, including three songs related to Millard Fillmore.
The Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals
This collection presents twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library and the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress. Search the bibliographic records and the full-text options to find articles that discuss Millard Fillmore.
Among the collection’s Fillmore-related articles are:
Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division’s First 100 Years
In honor of the Manuscript Division’s centennial, its staff selected approximately ninety representative documents spanning from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. The following items reference Millard Fillmore: