Benjamin Harrison defeated incumbent Grover Cleveland in the 1888 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: March 31, 2023
Last Updated: May 8, 2023
Republican Benjamin Harrison defeated Democrat incumbent Grover Cleveland in the 1888 presidential election. Although Harrison won the Electoral College vote by a wide margin, he lost the popular vote.
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the presidential election of 1888, including manuscripts, broadsides, prints, political cartoons, sheet music, and newspaper articles. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1888 that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on the 1888 election and a selected bibliography.