Research

The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library holds some 15,000 linear feet of correspondence, research notes, artifacts, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia and includes information on Grant’s childhood from his birth in 1822, his later military career, Civil War triumphs, tenure as commanding general after the war, presidency, and his post-White House years until his death in 1885. There are also 4,000 published monographs on various aspects of Grant’s life and times. More about the collection

Information for Researchers

Before coming to the Library to do research, read our Research Rules and submit a Research Application.

Copy or Digitize Materials

  • Request Copies
    • We provide physical and digital copies of materials within the constraints of copyright, donor restrictions, and the condition of the materials.
  • Photograph Materials
    • Take photos of materials for private research use.

Use Materials in Projects or Publications

  • Request to Publish Materials
    • We allow the publication of unrestricted materials under certain terms.
  • Citations
    • Cite materials as follows: [Item Name], [Collection Title], Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.

Get Help

Our faculty and staff are here to answer questions and retrieve materials. Call (662) 325-4552 or email your research questions.

For more in-depth, in-person research assistance, schedule a consultation.