Guide to Research CollectionsAlabama Department of Archives and History
Papers: Correspondence in Tait family papers, 1786-1899; Hall family papers, 1785-1923; and Harry Toulmin letters, 1813-1818.
Boston Public Library
Papers: 21 items.
Brooklyn Historical Society
Papers: 1 pension paper (July 31, 1819); and 1 letter (April 18, 1848).
Charleston Library Society
Papers: Microfiche of 23 political letters (1824-1850) to H.W. Conner, president of Bank of Charleston, original edition held by South Carolina Historical Society; and letters to H.W. Conner about Calhoun in Armistead Burt letters, 1847-1848.
Chicago Historical Society
Papers: Ca. 30 miscellaneous items in various collections.
Cincinnati Historical Society
Papers: Discussed in Abraham Robinson Johnston papers, 1834-1849.
Papers: 1784-1888. 6 feet; ca. 3,000 items. Includes correspondence, chiefly with prominent contemporaries, pamphlets, a surveyors book (1784-1819), portrait, and memorabilia. Index of correspondents. Restricted.
Additional Papers: Items in William Hayne Mills papers, 1926-1979; William Pinckney Starke biographical notes, 1733-1978 (bulk 1733-1811); and Alester G. Holmes papers, 1789-1977.
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In Frederic Bancroft papers, 1890-1930. Ca. 15,000 items. Includes notes and source material for Bancrofts work on Calhoun.
Special Collections Library
Papers: 1765-1902. 345 items. Family, business, and political correspondence. Also 3 letters (1837-1839) in the Jesse Barton and John R. Mulvany papers, 1825-1903. Finding aid.
Filson Club Historical Society
Papers: 1821, 1823. 2 letters. Also several letters to Calhoun and references in various collections.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Papers: Items in the James Moore Swank papers, 1785-1898; Willam W. Porter papers, 1770-1880; Joel Roberts Poinsett papers, 1785-1851; Deborah Norris Logan diaries, 1815-1839; Daniel Parker papers, 1800-1846; Gilpin family papers, 1727-1872; Lewis S. Coryell correspondence, 1806-1867; Roberdeau Buchanan collection, 1761-1831; Hopkinson family papers, 1735-1863; and Charles Jared Ingersoll papers, 1803-1862.
Jervis Public Library
Papers: 1 Revolutionary claim (1819) in the Thomas C. Bright autograph collection. Finding aid.
Papers: 1 notification of appointment to U.S. Military Academy (February 21, 1825) in Seymour autograph collection, 1750-1945; and correspondence in George Bancroft papers, 1819-1889. Finding aid.
Library of Congress
Papers: 1819-1850. 1 container; 66 items. In part, photocopies and transcripts. Correspondence (1819-1849) with John R. Mathews and Littleton W. Tazewell, manuscript of last Senate speech (March 5, 1850), and list of rules (1828) for the U.S. Commissioner of Public Buildings. Also a microfilm edition on 6 reels that includes Calhoun material in other Library of Congress collections.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in William Wirt papers, 1802-1858; Riggs family papers, 1763-1945; Andrew and John White Stevenson papers, 1756-1882; and in Roger Jones papers, 1816-1869, (part of Peter Force papers).
Massachusetts Historical Society
Papers: Ca. 100 items (1813-1850) in various collections.
Memphis State University Library
Mississippi Valley Collection
Papers: Mentioned in Caleb Goldsmith Forshey papers, 1838-1879.
New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1817-1849. 42 items.
New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 13 letters (1823-1836) in the Samuel L. Gouverneur papers. Finding aid.
New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Papers: Items in Henry Post papers, 1807-1846 (bulk 1807-1828); Harmanus Bleeker papers, 1801-1885; Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection ca. 1770-1865; and 4 letters (January 31, 1821; April 15, 1822; October 14, 1822; September 24, 1824).
Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 26 items (1816-1845); and 1 document (May 20, 1818) and 7 letters (1818-1848) on various topics in the Gilder Lehrman collection. Finding aid.
Seeley G. Mudd Library
Papers: In the Andre deCoppet collection, 1566-1942.
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1831. 2 letters. From Samuel Southard.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Papers: Oil portrait.
South Carolina Historical Society
Papers: Represented in Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Series I and II, 1631-1979, and Prioleau family autograph collection, 1697-1876.
University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 74 items (1816-1843) in several collections, including the Van Deveuter, Brown, and Cass collections. Finding aid.
University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 17 items (copies) in Joseph W. Lesesne papers, 1833-1848. Includes 4 letters from Calhoun discussing elections and current issues.
University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Papers: 2 letters by and 1 to Calhoun (1822-1823) in various collections. Finding aid.
University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Papers: 1743-1977. 3,241 items. Family, political and business correspondence.
University of Virginia
Papers: In Richard Kenner Cralle1 papers, 1829-1860. Ca. 200 items. Includes an account of politics (ca. 1820-1840s) centering around Calhoun and correspondence (1853-1858) concerning The Works of John C. Calhoun, edited by Cralle1.
Virginia Historical Society
Papers: Numerous items in various collections including the Harrison family papers, 1756-1893; the Wise family papers, 1777-1973; available on microfilm; and the Hunter family papers, 1766-1918, available on microfilm.
Virginia State Library and Archives
Papers: In the Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter papers, 1820-1860, 1876; Washington and Lee University manuscript collection, 1777-1869; and Johnston family papers, 1779-1891.
Washington and Lee University Library
Papers: Correspondence in the F.W. Pickins papers, 1826-1869.
Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: Items in John McLean papers, 1817-1861, on 18 microfilm reels, originals at the Library of Congress; David Daggett papers, 1781-1851; Morse family papers, 1778-1868; Abraham Sands papers, 1808-1830; Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852, available on 3 microfilm reels; Silliman family papers, 1717-1977 (bulk 1717-1911); and several autograph collections.
The Papers of John C. Calhoun
Department of History University of South Carolina
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY; Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Hagley Museum and Library, Greenville, DE; Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA; New York University Libraries, New York, NY; Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA; Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA; Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC; Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA; Vassar College Library, Poughkeepsie, NY; Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE; and others.