Although the division's military holdings span the entire history of the United States, they are particularly rich for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Revolutionary War is the focus of innumerable collections, many of which are described in the publication Manuscript Sources in the Library of Congress for Research on the American Revolution, compiled by John R. Sellers et al. These collections cover both Loyalists and patriots. For example:
The division's early presidential and congressional collections are also good sources of information on the Revolutionary War. In addition, letters by and about women during this time period may be found online in the papers of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the Letters of Delegates to Congress in A Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation.
The following collection titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content, including finding aids for the collections, are included when available.