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Online Access To The Founding Fathers Papers

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has signed a cooperative agreement with the University of Virginia and its Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to provide pre-publication access to 68,000 historical papers of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington that have not yet been published in authoritative documentary editions.

  • Online Access To The Founding Fathers Papers, “Press Release,” The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (September 29, 2011).

    David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, notes, “These documentary editions provide a treasure trove of information about the founding of our nation. The historical documents contain fascinating details about the thoughts, deeds, and lives of these seminal figures. This agreement ensures that we leverage the latest technology and processes to ensure that all Americans can access and use these papers.”

  • National Historical Publications and Records Commission

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