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Presidential Election of 1844: A Resource Guide

Digital Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials related to the presidential election of 1844, including government documents, printed ephemera, sheet music, images, and newspaper articles. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

Congressional Publications


James K. Polk Papers

Selected highlights from this collection:

Prints & Photographs

Search for images from the 1844 election:

Selected Digitized Books

Selected highlights from this collection:

Sheet Music

Selected sheet music from the 1844 election:

Today in History