Impeachment of the President of the United States has been rare. Only three presidents have been impeached for “high crimes and misdemeanors”: Andrew Johnson (1868), Bill Clinton (1998), and Donald Trump (2019). Richard Nixon resigned from office before he almost certainly would have been impeached by the House and likely convicted by the Senate.

Presidential history is emerging as an area of strength for researchers here at the DeGolyer Library, and the trial of Donald J. Trump in the Senate gives us a chance to provide some historical context.

 

Our collection includes sheet music and joke book below are newly-acquired Danny O. Crew Collection, a simply astounding collection of over 30,000 items, from George Washington to the present.

                                                                                           

 

Pictured here are two tickets from Andrew Johnson’s trial, courtesy of the Hervey Priddy Collection, an equally encyclopedic resource.

 

Our general collection features a variety of Clinton related titles, including Recipes From Hope, while the joke book is from the Crew Collection.

       

 

 

We encourage researchers to explore our presidential holdings, and we will gladly provide collaboration and support if not collusion!  Contact degolyer@smu.edu if you have any questions.