BURLESON, Albert Sidney, 1863-1937


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
San Antonio, TX
Papers: 1856-1947, 17 items.
The papers of Albert Sidney Burleson contain correspondence and ephemera related to his activities and his wife, Adele Steiner Burleson. Also included are letters to Mrs. Burleson on family genealogy, and badges from the 1898 Texas Democratic Convention and the 1915 conventions of the Texas Postmasters League and the Texas Postmasters Association.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1845-1943, 37 containers.
The papers of Albert Sidney Burleson contain correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, scrapbooks, and articles. Included are approximately 300 letters written by Woodrow Wilson, memoranda written or typed by him, and about 100 letters addressed to President Wilson (1912-1920). Some family letters in this group help to clarify the President Wilson’s condition at the time of his illness in 1919. Other papers concern Albert Burleson’s activity in political campaigns from 1894 to 1936, his part in placing the country’s telegraph and telephone systems under federal control during World War I, and his close association with congressmen, especially during the peace treaty debates in 1919. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the William Jennings Bryan Papers, ca. 1877-1940, 24.8 linear feet.
Correspondents include Albert Sidney Burleson. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Josephus Daniels, ca. 1806-1948, 373.8 linear feet.
Correspondents include Albert Sidney Burleson. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Thomas Watt Gregory Papers, ca. 1914-1933, 11.3 linear feet.
Correspondents include Albert S. Burleson. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1786-1957, 278,700 items.
Correspondents include Albert Sidney Burleson. A finding aid is available in the library. The papers are also available on microfilm.


University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History
Austin, TX
Papers: 1841-1946, approximately 5 linear feet.
The collection contains correspondence, legislative files, certificates and appointments, speeches, printed material, newspaper clippings, political cartoons, photographs, and microfilm documenting Albert Sidney Burleson’s years in the political arena as a United States congressman from Texas (1899-1913) and as postmaster general in Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet (1913-1921). Included is material relating to Albert Burleson’s education, to the family history of his wife, Adele Steiner Burleson, and to concerns of the Agriculture, Appropriations, and Banking and Currency committees of the House of Representatives. Other materials cover political campaigns and elections of the era. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.