The Presidency and Government

The American Presidency Project
This contains all of Eisenhower's speeches and press conferences, as well as a select number of executive orders, signing statements, and proclamations. The online version is hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Columbia University's Eisenhower Administration Project
This site provides transcripts for oral histories conducted by Columbia University's Eisenhower Administration Project, which gathered first hand testimony from those who played major roles in the Eisenhower Administration, as well as the recollections of observers and of those knowledgeable about special aspects.

Congressional Biographies
This directory contains official biographies of members of the United States Congress, 1774 to present. The user can search using name, position, state, party, year or Congress.

Federal Judicial Center
This site offers sources relating to the history of the Federal courts including biographies of the judges, administrative histories of the branches of the court system, information on landmark judicial decisions, and other information. 

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) 
This is a series of volumes published by the State Department. The University of Wisconsin has posted most of them online, including most, if not all, of the ones for the Eisenhower administration. 


Public Papers of the Presidents
The Public Papers of the Presidents, which is compiled and published by the Office of the Federal RegisterNational Archives and Records Administration (NARA), began in 1957 in response to a recommendation of the National Historical Publications Commission. Volumes of the Public Papers of the Presidents from 1929 (Herbert Hoover) to 1991 (George H.W. Bush) published by NARA are made available as digital formats through GPO digitization efforts.

State Department Office of the Historian
The State Department's history website includes lists of ambassadors to specific countries, principal officers and chiefs of mission, information about visits by heads of state, World War I activities, U.S. diplomatic couriers, and foreign travel by the President and Secretary of State.

January 21, 1957 - Chief Justice Earl Warren administers the Oath of Office to Dwight D. Eisenhower during the inaugural ceremony.

Military History 

Air Force Historical and Research Agency
The Air Force Historical Research Agency is the repository for Air Force historical documents. Their website contains organizational history information for Air Force and AAF units, finding aids to collections, information about oral histories, and online photographs of Army Air Force units in WWII. 

Eisenhower Communiqués
Posted online by the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, this site includes the Daily Battle Communiqués issued by the Communiqué Section, Public Relations Division of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force Europe (SHAEF). These communiqués relate the daily progress of the Allied campaign in Europe from D-Day on June 6, 1944 until the German surrender on May 7, 1945.

Hyperwar: World War II on the World Wide Web
An outstanding set of links for British and American official histories of select campaigns and theaters. The online versions of these books are complete with the full text, illustrations, and maps.
Of particular interest to Eisenhower:
Pogue, Forrest C. United States Army in World War II: European Theater of Operations. The Supreme Command, 1954.
Harrison, Gordon A. United States Army in World War II: European Theater of Operations. Cross- Channel Attack, 1950.

Naval History and Heritage Command
The official site for the history of the U.S. Navy has a number of online resources, many covering the time period ranging from World War II through the end of the Eisenhower Administration. The site includes ship histories (Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships), as well as digitized collections of photographs, videos, artifacts, and documents. They also provide researchers with information on their holdings for remote and onsite research. 

U. S. Army Center of Military History
The official site for the history of the U.S. Army hosts a wealth of online resources such as historical photographs, publications, and unit history information.

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks
The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) provides digitized collections including photographs, finding aids, reference bibliographies, Army manuals and publications, manuscripts and personal papers, and unit histories.

U.S. Army Women’s Museum
Located at Fort Lee, Virginia, this museum honors women's contributions to the Army from the Revolutionary War to the present. Their website provides exhibit information and instructions for research requests pertaining to their artifact and archival collections.

Veterans History Project, Library of Congress
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans. Their web page offers a searchable database of veterans' accounts, with many profiles containing digitized material. There is also a list of other veterans’ oral history projects. 

Ardennes-Battle of the Bulge. January 11, 1945 - Pfc M.L. Dickens, East Omaha, Nebraska, Pvt Sunny Sundquist, Bremerton, Washington, Sgt Francis H. McCann, Middleton, Connecticut, of the 101st Airborne Division near Bastogne, Belgium, set out to rejoin their unit.

Additional Online Resources

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site 
This National Park Service Site provides background information on the court cases that lead up to Brown v. Board, with online copies of the court decisions. There are also related photographs and multimedia presentations. 

Central Intelligence Agency's FOIA Electronic Reading Room
This site provides access to previously classified documents that have been released in part or in full. From this site you may also submit a FOIA request, or check the status of a FOIA request, online.

Central Intelligence Agency Library 
The Central Intelligence Agency's Library site houses The World Factbook and other reference information, such as maps of nations around the world, country profiles, current world leaders, and publications on topics relating to CIA and intelligence history, including many Cold War topics. 

Chronicling America: American Historical Newspapers
This Library of Congress website holds online copies of newspapers from most states and the District of Columbia from 1836-1922. The collection includes newspapers in several languages and serving a number of ethnic communities.

Eisenhower Interstate Highway System 
The Federal Highway Administration’s history webpage contains a section devoted to the history of the interstate highway system with photographs and video footage. They also have articles written by Richard F. Weingroff, a historian for the agency. Also useful is a page debunking myths that have surrounded the interstate highways.

Eisenhower National Historic Site—Gettysburg
This National Park Service Site at the Eisenhower Farm offers short articles on Ike and Mamie at Gettysburg. They also have an online exhibit of photographs and artifacts relating to their life at Gettysburg. 

Kansas State Historical Society 
The Kansas State Historical Society website offers the finding aids to their collections, genealogical resources, digitized Kansas newspapers, and online documents in the Kansas Memory section. 

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
This National Park Service Site provides background information on the desegregation case, video segments of oral history interviews in their collections, a timeline, and publications written about various aspects of the Little Rock civil rights struggle.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The museum offers background information about the Holocaust, personal stories of survivors, and other information useful to the public and to students. Their online collections include artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, and personal stories. There are also links to archives and organizations with relevant oral history and archival collections. 

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September 24, 1957 - Dwight D. Eisenhower holds a special broadcast on the Little Rock situation.
Last Revised Date
January 30, 2023