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15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents in American History

Digital Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials associated with the 15th Amendment, including government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and newspaper articles. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

Congressional Publications

15th Amendment Debate References:

 References to debate on the 15th Amendment (S.Res. 8) can be found in the Congressional Globe on the following dates:


 Selected highlights from this collection:

Printed Ephemera

Ulysses S. Grant Papers

Selected highlight from this collection: