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Founders Online

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Producer: National Archives / University Press of Virginia
Description: Unveiled in June 2013, this still-growing free site makes available about 120,000 letters and other materials from the papers collections of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton. Here is a title list, along with more information.
Usage Tips: The search box available on all pages enables you to find one or more words anywhere within the texts of the documents.
Other searching and browsing options on the home page allow you to focus on certain authors or recipients.
Results of searches are arranged chronologically, but can be sorted by author, relevance, or other factors.
Librarian: Dick Grefe
Descriptors: History -- United States
Politics -- American Politics
Politics -- Legal and Constitutional
Politics -- Political Philosophy
Primary Sources -- U.S. History