As the first and only facility of its kind, the National First Ladies' Library serves as a unique national resource for patrons from school children to serious scholars. As a national archive devoted to educating people about the contributions of First Ladies and other notable women in history, the Library's holdings fill an informational void that has long frustrated academicians and armchair history buffs alike. The Library fulfills this mission by serving as a physical educational facility and an electronic virtual library, in an effort to educate people in the United States and around the world.
- Educational and Research Resources
- Researchers; find facts about First Ladies in our biographies section.
- Teachers; browse our ready made lesson plans in the Educational Curriculum and use our timeline as a visual aid.
- Research books and other material on/about/by First Ladies and awardees of National First Ladies’ Library First Ladies Salute First Women in our Bibliography.
- Approximately 6,400 total books, 6,000 photos and slides, 500 artifacts, over 500 other media, authors’ research papers and an extensive AV collection are available at our Library. You can also browse our Online Catalog.
- Online Catalog
- The NFLL Catalog is a listing of all materials that are available at the Education and Research Center Library.
When you open the online catalog to search, you will open a new window. Close that window to return to the main menu.
- Our Audio-Visual collection is available for use in the library and searchable online here.
- We also provide a separate list of periodicals that are housed in the library. View these titles here: First Ladies' Periodicals
- Please call or email the librarian, Martha Regula, if you are interested in finding specific materials not listed in the catalog.
- Library of Congress
- This is a link to the American Memory project at the Library of Congress. This site is a good source for photos of First Ladies. Other information on materials available through the Library of Congress may be found by further exploring the Library of Congress site.
- White House
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