Presidential Administrations, Grover Cleveland: Topics in Chronicling America
Grover Cleveland served 2 non-consecutive terms as the 22nd and 24th U.S. President. This guide provides access to material related to the "Cleveland's Presidential Administration" in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.
Chronicling America is a searchable digital collection of historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Included in the website is the Directory of US Newspapers in American Libraries, a searchable index to newspapers published in the United States since 1690, which helps researchers identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them.
On June 2, 1886, President Grover Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom in the White House. The surprising marriage, which shocked many since it was widely assumed that Cleveland would marry Frances Folsom’s mother, began a string of notable events in Cleveland’s presidency. Still the only non-consecutive two-term presidency, Cleveland’s administration addressed numerous issues including tariff reform, labor conflict, westward expansion, and a financial panic. Read more about it!
The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.
June 2, 1886
Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom in the White House.
Cleveland vetoes aid to Texas farmers. Interstate Commerce Committee. Tarriff reform. Interstate Commerce Act.