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New from the Library of Congress (LOC) American Memory collection, this site offers a collection of over 400 items from each of the 62 inaugurations from George Washington's in 1789 to William Jefferson Clinton's in 1997. It will also add items from the 63rd inauguration in January 2001. Drawn from a large number of collections at the Library of Congress and other archives, materials include "diaries and letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations, handwritten drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural tickets and programs, prints, photographs, and sheet music." Visitors can search the site by keyword or browse the items by inauguration or subject. Special presentations include: Presidential Inaugurations: Words and Images, Presidential Oaths of Office, Precedents and Notable Events, and Bibles and Scripture Passages .
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