Cover Image:
Letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, February 12, 1874 - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1770 - 1990

Historical Context

The American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783) was a war between the United States and Great Britain, where the United States won its freedom and became an independent nation. Since it was its own country, the United States created a governing body. During the Civil War (1860 - 1865), however, the southern states seceded from the United States but rejoined as one country after the war was over. The dominant ideals for the American government are a form of classical liberalism and republicanism.

Scope of Collection

Corning Community College owns an autograph collection of over 100 noted statesmen, presidents, Revolutionary War heroes and authors including Henry Clay, Jules Verne, Theodore Roosevelt to name a few.