Founders online (United States. National Archives and Records Administration)
Dates of Publication
Launched on: 13 June 2013.
1 online resource
Users can freely access the written record of the original thoughts, ideas, debates, and principles of our democracy. You will be able to search across the records of all six Founders and read first drafts of the Declaration of Independence, the spirited debate over the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the very beginnings of American law, government, and our national story. You will be able to compare and contrast the thoughts and ideas of these six individuals and their correspondents as they discussed and debated through their letters and documents. In its s initial phase, Founders Online contains nearly 120,000 fully searchable documents. Soon we will be adding more documents drawn from the print editions and additional transcriptions of documents. As work continues on each of the ongoing publishing projects, newly annotated and edited records will be added. When it is complete, Founders Online will include approximately 175,000 documents in this living monument to America's Founding Era.
"Correspondence and other writings of six major shapers of the United States: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. [Includes] over 150,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the Founding Fathers Papers projects." "The National Archives, through its National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), has entered into a cooperative agreement with The University of Virginia Press to create this site and make freely available online the historical documents of the Founders of the United States of America"--About Founders Online. "The National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities have provided Federal funds for the editorial work of the Founding Fathers Papers"--Major Funders file. Hosted by University of Virginia Press.
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Title from title screen (viewed on 07 October 2016).
[Washington, D.C.] : [National Archives and Records Administration] ; [Charlottesville, Va.] : [University of Virginia Press], -
The Adams papers. The papers of Benjamin Franklin. The papers of Alexander Hamilton. The papers of Thomas Jefferson. The papers of James Madison. The papers of George Washington. Founding Fathers papers.