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LGBTQ+ Resources in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress

Presidential Papers

The Manuscript Division holds the personal papers of 23 U.S. Presidents. The collections are vast and contain materials relating to many different topics. The following includes a sample of materials relating to LGBTQ+ topics from presidential papers, compiled in part with the use of secondary sources.

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.

Mary Edwards Walker manuscripts

Correspondence of Mary Edwards Walker, physician, social reformer, advocate of dress reform and women's suffrage, may be found in several presidential collections. Walker often wore clothing made for men.