Thursday, October 21, 2010

Documents of Founding Fathers to be Available Online in 2012

Link to October 20 AP story in the Raleigh News and Observer, "Founding Fathers' papers to be available online".

Excerpt: History buffs will soon be able to explore the private thoughts and official writings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers in a public, online clearinghouse of their letters, journals and other documents.

The University of Virginia Press is putting the published papers of Washington, Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin on a National Archives website that is expected to be accessible to the public in 2012.

When complete, the website will allow users to read, browse and search the text of tens of thousands of documents from the period

Link to The National Archives news release.

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