Skip to Main Content

Benjamin Harrison: A Resource Guide

Benjamin Harrison was an U.S. senator from Indiana and the twenty-third president (1889-1893) of the United States. This guide compiles digital materials related to Harrison at the Library of Congress, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Benjamin Harrison including the complete Benjamin Harrison Papers from the Manuscript Division. Harrison was the grandson of "Old Tippecanoe," William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States. He served as U.S. senator in Indiana from 1881-1887, as U.S. Army officer (1833-1901), and became the twenty-third president (1889-1893) of the United States. He remains the only United States President elected from the State of Indiana. As President, Harrison set aside more than 13 million acres of land for National Forest Reserves and opened the second, third, and fourth national parks (Sequoia, General Grant, and Yosemite). He expanded the size of the Navy from 20th in the world to 5th, added six states to the Union, and established the Bureau of Immigration.

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Harrison such as manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, newspaper articles, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. Furthermore, it provides links to external websites focusing on Harrison and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.