Primary Sources: The Papers of Andrew Jackson Digital Edition

In the early 1970s the History department at University of Tennessee-Knoxville began a project to make Jackson’s papers publicly available. According to their website, the team conducted a worldwide search and “obtained photocopies of every known and available Jackson document, including letters he wrote and received, official and military papers, drafts, memoranda, legal papers, and financial records.”

 In 1987 the Project issued 39 microfilm reels that included all known documents that had not already appeared on the Library of Congress or National Archives microfilms. This resource is available at Stanford.

Now they are producing a series of seventeen volumes that will bring together what they consider to be Jackson’s most important papers. Volumes I through IX have been published, bringing the series through 1831, Jackson’s third presidential year. Volume X, covering 1832, is now in preparation.

The published volumes of The Papers of Andrew Jackson are available in a digital edition that has recently been acquired by the Library.

 Additional sources of papers you might be interested in:

 The Library of Congress has the largest collection of Andrew Jackson’s papers and our collection of 74 reels of their published microfilm is located in Newspapers and Microforms, call number MICROFILM 4007 E. (Two volumes of these have been digitized at the Center for Research Libraries.)

Jackson documents also are included in the federal government records located in the National Archives and are part of the M and T microfilm series.

For the years that the Jackson Project has not yet reached, there is an older seven-volume collection, Correspondence of Andrew Jackson, available in the Main (Gardner) Stacks.