VAN BUREN, Martin, 1782-1862


Guide to Research Collections

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 12 items.


Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: Correspondence in Abraham Robinson Johnston papers, 1834-1849.


Columbia County Historical Society
Kinderhook, NY
Papers: 59 items. Chiefly family papers. Also discussed in Fitch family papers, 1812-1936 (bulk 1812-1861); and Jonathan Rider Cady miscellaneous manuscripts, 1802-1918 (bulk 1802-1842).


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: 41 letters from Van Buren in Azariah Flagg papers, 1824-1866, on 1 microfilm reel; correspondence in Hamilton family papers, 1768-1930; and in Renwick family papers, 1794-1916.


Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 8 items (1830-1859) in various collections; and correspondence in Stearns family papers, 1785-1918.


Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: Correspondence in Ralph Haskins papers, 1800-1850.


Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: Miscellaneous letters and references in various collections.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Discussed in Jonathan Roberts’ memoir, “A Father’s recollection addressed to his children as a legacy transmissible to his descendants in future time, 1799-1830”; correspondence in Joel Roberts Poinsett papers, 1785-1851; and letters (1836-1862) from Van Buren in Gilpin family papers; and Ogden D. Wilkinson collection, 1684-1856.


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 2 letters (April 5, 1853; no date) in Bookfellow Foundation autograph collection, 1793-1945; and 1 letter (November 29, 1851) in Sang autograph collection, 1751-1954.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1787-1868. 17 containers. Letters received and drafts of letters sent, primarily concerning state and national politics, banking, and economic issues; notes on legal cases, law topics, and speeches; statements of accounts, agreements, bonds, and court briefs; state papers such as government acts, reports, and treaties; and manuscript of his autobiography. Available on 35 microfilm reels. Also papers, 1799-1861. 5 containers. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Commissioners of the City of Washington records, 1791-1869, on 1 microfilm reel; in Robert R. Hunter papers, 1822-1887; and Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 1807-1882. 1 box. Also ca. 125 letters and papers in various collections.


Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
Papers: 1 item (1862). Bill for board; and a portrait.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Canfield-Dickerson families papers, 1738-1920; and Kinney family papers, 1783-1900.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1806-1860. Ca. 100 items. Miscellaneous papers.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Donald F. Clark collection, 1642-1920; and Charles Edward Dudley papers, 1805-1851.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: In George Bancroft papers, 1823-1890; and James A. Hamilton papers, [ca. 1740-1867].


New York State Historical Association
Cooperstown, NY
Papers: Official correspondence with Governor Van Buren in Reuben Hyde Walworth papers, 1827-1866; and 2 letters in miscellaneous manuscripts collection.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1805-1866. Ca. 200 items. Correspondence (1811-1861), legal briefs, receipts, summons, autograph notes, and draft of speech. Also 4 letters in Albert H. Allen Tracy correspondence, 1815-1851.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 12 items. From vice-presidential and presidential years.


Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1803-1840. 14 items. Includes 10 letters (1803-1816) to William P. Van Ness concerning politics and business.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: Correspondence in Marvin Henry Bovee papers, 1850-1884, on 1 microfilm reel.


University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Ca. 30 items (1834-1836) in various collections. Finding aid.


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


Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Kinderhook, NY
Papers: 35 microfilm reels of originals (1787-1862) in Library of Congress; items in Van Buren miscellaneous family papers, 1809-1859; and a bust.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: 5 letters and numerous items in various collections including correspondence with William Henry Roane in the Harrison family papers, 1756-1893.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: 35 microfilm reels of originals (1703-1862) at Library of Congress; 1 microfilm reel of correspondence and manuscripts, 1813-1860; 1 microfilm reel of papers of originals (1808-1835) at New York Historical Society; and correspondence in Joseph Wheaton papers, 1797-1839; William Smith Mason collection, 1800-1929; Anson Conger Goodyear collection, 1813-1890; and Alfred White Van Sinderen collection, 1782-1969.


Xavier University
McDonald Memorial Library
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: 11 items (1829-1842) in Moses Dawson collection of political letters of the Jackson period, 1811-1845.


The Papers of Martin Van Buren
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Documentary publication project.
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL; American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA; Brown University, Providence, RI; Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, NY; Chautauqua County Historical Society, Westfield, NY; Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY; Dutchess County Historical Society, Poughkeepsie, NY; Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY; Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York, NY; Hagley Museum and Library, Greenville, DE; Mills Mansion State Historic Site, Staatsburg, NY; New York City Municipal Archives, New York, NY; New York University Archives, New York, NY; New York Society Library, New York, NY; New York State Archives, Albany, NY; Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL; St. Lawrence County Historical Association, Canton, NY; Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA; State University of New York, Buffalo, NY; State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Special Collections, Plattsburgh, NY; Syracuse University, George Arents Research Library, Syracuse, NY; Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA; University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, Rochester, NY; Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Newburgh, NY.