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Guide to the U.S. Presidential Inauguration and Rationing Memorabilia Collection 1861-1973

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Descriptive Summary


U.S. Presidential Inauguration and Rationing Memorabilia.




0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)


Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Invitations and other memorabilia related U.S. Presidential Inauguration dinners and balls, as well as several other events related to the presidency. Collection also contains materials related to rationing from the U.S. Office of Price administration.

Information on Use


This collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: U.S. Presidential Inauguration and Rationing Memorabilia. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

The collection includes invitations to inaugural events as well as other events related to the presidency dating from 1861 until 1973. It also includes various memorabilia items related to these events including tickets, dance cards, place cards, menus and programs. Not just an assortment of invitations, one also finds within the collection a personal inscription that might be of interest to researchers. The collection also contains rationing materials (1918, 1940s) from the U.S. Office of Price administration such as books, pamphlets, coupons as related to various different materials rationed.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:


Subject Headings


Series I: U.S. Presidential Inauguration Invitations and Memoriablia

Box 1   Folder 1

Abraham Lincoln, 1861

Box 1   Folder 2

Abraham Lincoln, 1865

Box 1   Folder 3

Ulysses S. Grant, 1869

Box 1   Folder 4

Ulysses S. Grant, 1873

Box 1   Folder 5

Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877

Box 1   Folder 6

Commemoration of the Inauguration of George Washington, 1889

Box 1   Folder 7

Theodore Roosevelt, 1901

Box 1   Folder 8

Theodore Roosevelt, 1905

Box 1   Folder 9

William Howard Taft, 1909

Box 1   Folder 10

Woodrow Wilson, 1913

Box 1   Folder 11

Woodrow Wilson, 1917

Box 1   Folder 12

Warren G. Harding, 1921

Box 1   Folder 13

Herbert Hoover, 1929

Box 1   Folder 14

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933

Box 1   Folder 15

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937

Box 1   Folder 16

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941

Box 1   Folder 17

Harry S. Truman, 1946

Box 1   Folder 18

Harry S. Truman, 1949

Box 1   Folder 19

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953

Box 1   Folder 20

Dwight D. Eisenhower-1954

Box 1   Folder 21

Republican Members of Congress dinner, 1961

Box 1   Folder 22

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965

Box 1   Folder 23

Richard Nixon, 1973

Series II: U.S. Office of Price Administration Rationing materials

Box 2   Folder 1

General Rationing Materials, 1918-1946

Box 2   Folder 2

Rationing, Clothing, 1946

Box 2   Folder 3

Rationing, Manufactured goods, post 1942

Box 2   Folder 4

Rationing, Gasoline, 1940s

Box 2   Folder 5

Rationing, Food and Cigarettes, undated