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William McKinley: A Resource Guide

William McKinley served as the twenty-fifth president of the United States (1897-1901) until his assassination in 1901. This guide provides access to digital materials, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with William McKinley, including the William McKinley Papers. Born in Ohio in 1843, William McKinley served in the Union Army (1861-65), U.S. House of Representatives (1877-91), and as governor of Ohio (1891-96). In 1896, McKinley was elected the twenty-fifth president of the United States. McKinley was re-elected president in 1900. On September 6, 1901, McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He died in Buffalo on September 14,1901.

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to McKinley such as manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, images, sheet music, and films that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on McKinley and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.