JOHNSON, Andrew, 1808-1875


Guide to Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: Congressional, presidential, and personal papers scattered in various collections, including Lewis E. Parsons papers; Benjamin F. Perry papers; Joseph Wheeler papers; the records of the Alabama Governors, 1865-1866; and Semmes family papers, 1859-1913.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 38 items. Finding aid.


Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: March 2, 1867. 1 item. Naval appointment.


Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Papers: Account book (1829-1833) for Johnson’s tailor shop; and correspondence in various collections.


Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: Correspondence in the James Willis Patterson papers, 1865-1892. Photocopies of originals in New Hampshire Historical Society. Also discussed in letter (May 28, 1868) from Salmon P. Chase to Associate Justice Samuel Nelson.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1853-1926. 50 items. Correspondence, petitions for pardon, photographs, and portrait.


Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: In William Sydnor Thomson papers, 1858-1881; and Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, 1821-1969.


Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: Miscellaneous letters, requests for pardon, and documents in various collections.


Harvard University
Fogg Art Museum
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Mathew Brady photograph collection, 1860.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: Correspondence in various collections.


Rutherford B. Hayes Library
Fremont, OH
Papers: Ca. 150 letters to and from Johnson in various collections.


Henry E. Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: Ca. 36 miscellaneous letters; 8 letters to his son Robert; and a ledger book (1831-1841) of business transactions.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Correspondence in James Buchanan papers, 1775-1868; and John Rutter Brooks papers, 1753-1903.


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 1 letter (May 18, 1865) and 1 endorsement on pardon recommendation (October 20, 1868) in Bookfellow Foundation autograph collection, 1793-1945; and 1 letter (March 12, 1852) and 1 pardon (October 19, 1868) in Sang autograph collection, 1751-1954.


Levi Jackson State Park
Mountain Life Museum
London, KY
Papers: February 24, 1868. 1 item. Impeachment document containing the signatures of 125 members of Congress who sought to impeach Johnson, and 47 against.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1783-1932. 234 containers. Correspondence, business records, messages and speeches, and records as military governor of Tennessee. Available on 55 microfilm reels. Also 16 containers, 1852-1876, chiefly printed matter excluded from microfilm edition of Andrew Johnson papers. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence and references in American Colonization Society records; William O. Bourne papers; Breckenridge family papers; Pierre G.T. Beauregard papers; George W. Campbell papers; Records of Commissioners of the District of Columbia, 1791-1869; John A.J. Creswell papers; Jabez L.M. Curry papers; and George F. Milton papers.


Louisiana State University
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: Correspondence in Miscellaneous papers, 1844-1967.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 26 items (1852-1868) in various collections.


Memphis State University Library
Memphis, TN
Papers: Mentioned in diary in Caleb Goldsmith Forshey papers, 1838-1879.


Morristown National Historical Park
Morristown, NJ
Papers: 9 letters, 3 while serving as senator, in L.W. Smith collection.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: In Lincoln and Johnson Club of the Third Ward records, 1864.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1842-1868. 36 items.


North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Raleigh, NC
Papers: 1854-1939. 24 items. Miscellaneous papers, biographical sketch, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia. Finding aid.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: Ca. 50 items (1844-1867) in various collections.


Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: In John Franklin Miller papers, 1848-1886; Presidential autographs collection, 1794-1954; Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1856-1912; Elmer E. Robinson Americana, 1765-1950; Edward Otho Cresap Ord letters, 1854-1885; Frederick Steels papers, 1845-1965 (bulk 1862-1868); and Harwood family papers, 1722-1962.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: 3 letters (1855) in Thomas T. Smiley papers, 1813-1880.


Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences Archives
Staten Island, NY
Papers: Correspondence regarding impeachment in George William Curtis papers, 1784-1955.


Tennessee Historical Society
Nashville, TN
Papers: Ca. 100 items including letters, clippings, broadsides, portraits, a scrapbook and other memorabilia in several collections.


Tennessee State Library and Archives
Nashville, TN
Papers: 1853-1857, 1862-1865. Gubernatorial papers.

Additional Papers: Ca. 100 items (1846-1875) in part transcripts and photocopies, including correspondence, clippings, scrapbook, documents, and memorabilia; and correspondence in the Joseph Fowler Smith papers, 1809-1902. Finding aid.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 4 items, including letters (photocopies) from Johnson as U.S. representative concerning politics in Leonidas Baugh papers, 1847-1859; and miscellaneous items in other collections.


University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: May 16, 1868. 1 item. Ticket of admittance to Senate Gallery for impeachment of Johnson. Signed by George T. Brown, Sergeant at Arms.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 74 letters by and 20 to Johnson (1857-1868) in William Henry Seward papers, 1776-1921, and various collections. Also discussed in Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce papers, 1865-1867. Finding aid.


University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Papers: Correspondence, family reminiscences, clippings and photographs in Fay W. Brabson papers; St. George L. Sioussat papers; Margaret G. Blanton papers; and Basil M. Duke papers.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in various collections. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: 55 microfilm reels of originals (1783-1932) in the Library of Congress. Includes correspondence, letterbooks, messages, financial records, diaries, presidential files, and related material.

Additional Papers: In Jeremiah S. Black papers, 1813-1894 (bulk 1842-1884), microfilm of originals at Library of Congress; Isaac Munroe St. John papers, 1850-1879; Southard Hay collection, 1750-1885; and Alfred White Van Sinderen collection, 1782-1969.


The Papers of Andrew Johnson
Tennessee Presidents Center Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN
Documentary publication project.
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA; Brigham Young University, Special Collections, Provo, UT; Brown University, Providence, RI; Haverford College Library, Haverford, PA; Idaho State Historical Society, Boise, ID; Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; New York State Library, Manuscripts and Special Collections, Albany, NY; Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA; Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC; State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND; State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Syracuse University, George Arents Research Library, Syracuse, NY; University of California, Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA; University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA; University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, MI; and Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, VA.