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Andrew Jackson Papers (1767 - 1845)

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Andrew Jackson

The University of Tennessee Press is in the process of publishing a selective edition of Andrew Jackson papers. The editors of the project have published a comprehensive microfilm supplement for those looking for the complete Jackson record.

  • Legal Papers of Andrew Jackson 1 vol.
  • The Papers of Andrew Jackson, edited by Sam B. Smith, Harold D. Moser, and Daniel Feller. The Andrew Jackson papers project is currently in process. To date, 9 of a projected 17 volumes have been published, covering 1770-1831.

The best available source for published material not yet covered by the Tennessee project is the John Spencer Bassett and John Franklin Jameson 7 volume Correspondence of Andrew Jackson published between 1926 - 1935. The Bassett edition, however, only includes a fraction of the now available papers.

Jackson's unpublished papers are available through three microfilm collections. The Supplement (produced by the editors of The Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee), combined with the Library of Congress and National Archives collections covers all know Jackson Papers. Additional reels will be released as materials are discovered. See The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Guide and Index to the Microfilm Editions, published in 1987 by the editors of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, for a detailed description of the microfilm collections.

  • Papers (Library of Congress, 78 reels).
  • National Archives Microfilm Series
  • The Papers of Andrew Jackson, 1770-1845: A Microfilm Supplement (39 reels).

For the official papers of Jackson during his Presidency, see James Richardson's Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents. This retrospective compilation was published in several different editions. The final edition was published in 1918 in 20 volumes. This edition covers the Presidencies of Washington through Taft and includes a significant portion of Wilson's Presidency. The contents of the Compilation are typically limited to official proclamations, addresses, and messages.

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