Skip to main content

Get Started


  • Share



"In making hundreds of political decisions and moral choices during his career, Van Buren sought to maintain a balance between what he considered the republican principles of his youth and the demands of the democratic system he was building. When balance was impossible and something had to give way, politics took precedence over ideology."
Donald B. Cole

The eighth President of the United States, Martin Van Buren, was one of a generation of politicians who led the country through a period of enormous economic, technological and social change. His Papers, brought together in a single microfilm collection, are a significant primary source for the study of American political and social history between the end of the Revolution and the Civil War. All the major domestic and foreign policy concerns of the day are debated in his extensive correspondence from slavery and the principles of Free Soil to relations with Mexico and negotiations with Great Britain over the Canadian rebellion.

Support & Training

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service, technical support, and training so you can hit the ground running with your ProQuest products and leverage everything they can do.

Access Support Center

Microfilm Collection Guide

Related Products


A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

Learn More


A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

Learn More


A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

Learn More


Why the University of New England Changed Its Ebook Acquisition Strategy

The private institution used a combination of demand-driven acquisition models to increase usage, reduce cost per use and build an ebook collection tailored to its unique community.

Learn More

Introducing ProQuest Rialto

Modernizing selection and acquisition so librarians can buy what they need and use what they buy.

Learn More