James Garfield defeated Winfield Hancock in the 1880 presidential election. This guide provides access to digital materials at the Library of Congress, links to external websites, and a print bibliography related to the election.
Ken Drexler, Reference Specialist, Researcher and Reference Services Division
Created: January 30, 2023
Last Updated: February 21, 2023
James Garfield (Republican) defeated Winfield Hancock (Democrat) in the 1880 presidential election. Although Garfield comfortably won the Electoral College vote, he won the popular vote by less than 10,000 votes.
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the disputed presidential election of 1880, including manuscripts, broadsides, prints, political cartoons, sheet music, and newspaper articles. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1880 that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on the 1880 election and a selected bibliography.