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Woodrow Wilson: A Resource Guide

From 1913 to 1921, Woodrow Wilson served as the twenty-eighth president of the U.S., leading the nation during the first World War. This guide compiles digital materials at the Library of Congress, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Woodrow Wilson, including the Woodrow Wilson Papers. Born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia,& Wilson started his career as a university professor. He went on to serve as president of Princeton University and then as governor of New Jersey in 1910. Two years later, Wilson was elected the twenty-eighth president of the United States (1913-21).

This resource guide provides links to digital materials related to Wilson 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 Wilson and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.