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Kansas-Nebraska Act: 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 Kansas-Nebraska Act, including manuscripts, images, newspaper articles, government documents, and broadsides. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

Congressional Publications

Kansas-Nebraska Act Debate References:

References to debate on the Kansas-Nebraska Act can be found in the Congressional Globe on the following dates:

Abraham Lincoln Papers

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

Historic Newspapers


A selection of highlights includes:

Printed Ephemera

A selection of highlights includes:

Salmon P. Chase Papers

A selection of highlights includes:

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