Ulysses S. Grant Association

The mission of the Ulysses S. Grant Association is to conduct research into the life of Ulysses S. Grant and preserve the knowledge of his importance in American history.


We edit and publish Grant’s writings both in hardcover and digital format.


We acquire and preserve artifacts and memorabilia from Grant’s lifetime and make them available to scholars and the public.


We conduct teacher and student institutes and classes, and organize lectures and symposia.


We maintain the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library as the major repository of information about Ulysses S. Grant and his era.

Welcome from President James Bultema

Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs are among the most celebrated examples of nonfiction prose ever produced by an American. But Grant wrote more than just his memoirs. Thanks to the dedication of the late editor John Y. Simon, we can read of Grant’s thoughts and feelings and his everyday experiences. This correspondence which helped shape American history, comes from over fifty thousand documents that comprises the thirty-one volumes of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant.

At the Ulysses S. Grant Association and Presidential Library, our organization takes immense pride as the purveyors of these documents of American history including the completion of the highly regarded annotated memoirs of Grant.

Our host institution is the Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State University. USGA arrived in 2009 after President Mark E. Keenum and Francis Coleman, then dean of libraries, invited the Grant Association to make it our new home. MSU is one of only six presidential libraries on a university campus. In conjunction with the Frank J. and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, MSU leads the nation for a balanced study of the conditions that led to the Civil War, in documenting the conflict, and Reconstruction and national reunification.

Following in the steps of two eminent historians, John Y. Simon, and John F. Marszalek, Anne Marshall, a noted Civil War historian and professor at MSU, is the new executive director ready to lead the Ulysses S. Grant Association and Presidential Library into the future. With state-of-the art archival and museum facilities to preserve and highlight the collections, Dr. Marshall plans to expand the access and visibility of USGA and simplify the visitor experience both in person and virtually.

Please consider becoming a member and helping us in our efforts as we endeavor to highlight the books, articles, and memorabilia telling the story of an American icon, Ulysses S. Grant.

Thank you,

James A. Bultema
James A. Bultema, President