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Jimmy Carter: A Resource Guide

Jimmy Carter served as the thirty-ninth President of the United States (1977-81). This guide provides access to digital materials at the Library of Congress, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a variety of material associated with Jimmy Carter. Born in Plains, Georgia, on October 1, 1924, Carter began his political career in the Georgia State Senate (1963-67) and then served as governor of Georgia (1971-75). In 1976, Carter was elected the thirty-ninth President of the United States on the Democratic ticket, defeating the Republican incumbent, Gerald Ford. Carter lost his reelection bid to Ronald Reagan in 1980.

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Carter such as photographs, political cartoons, and government documents that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Carter and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.