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Henry Clay Memorial Foundation Papers
Contents of the Collection
Henry Clay family papers, 1777-1933, undated
McDowell family papers, 1807, 1827-1958, undated
Bullock family papers, 1840-1957, undated
Henry Clay Memorial Foundation records, 1823-1991, undated
Photographs, 1842-1951, undated

Library of Congress Henry Clay Resource Guide

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Transylvania University Special Collections

Kentucky Historical Society

Lexington Public Library Kentucky Room Digital Archives   Includes the Ashland McDowell Photograph Collection

The Filson Historical Society

Henry Clay Biographical:

Baxter, Maurice G. Henry Clay and the American System. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1995.

Baxter, Maurice G. Henry Clay the Lawyer. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Heidler, David S. and Jeanne T. Heidler. Henry Clay: The Essential American. New York: Random House, 2010.

Peterson, Merrill D. The Great Triumvirate: Webster, Clay, and Calhoun. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Remini, Robert V. At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise that Saved the Union. New York: Basic Books, 2010.

Remini, Robert V. Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union. New York: W.W. Norton Co., 1991.

Shankman, Kimberly Christner. Compromise and the Constitution: The Political Thought of Henry Clay. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 1999.

Henry Clay Congressional Biography

Henry Clay Senate Biography

Lying In State U.S. Capitol

Secretary of State Biography

“The Day Henry Clay Refused To Compromise” Smithsonian Magazine

Henry Clay’s Speech, “In Defense of the American System” February 1832

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge Papers   

The Josephine Clay Collection

Notable Kentucky African Americans   

Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry   

Hemp in Kentucky 

The Work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe 

Fazio, Michael W. and Patrick A. Snaden.  The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe.  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.   

Benjamin Henry Latrobe: 2nd Architect of the Capitol

Other Historic Sites

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