Courteous Readers

Benjamin Franklin began publishing Poor Richard's Almanack in 1732 and proved an immediate success. The 1734 edition opens with a thank you to all its readers, and we share the same with you: Courteous Readers,Your kind and charitable Assistance last Year, in purchasing so large an Impression of my Almanacks, has made my Circumstances much … Continue reading Courteous Readers

Penman of the Revolution

1903 edition of Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania. Between December 2, 1767 through the following April, a series of protest letters appeared in 19 English-language newspapers in the 13 American colonies from a “A Farmer in Pennsylvania.” Eventually the twelve letters were collected and reprinted and reached an even wider audience, helping to unite … Continue reading Penman of the Revolution

Founders Online Adds the Papers of John Jay

In celebration of Constitution Day, the National Archives, through a collaboration between its National Historical Publications and Records Commission and The University of Virginia (UVA) Press, is pleased to announce that the Selected Papers of John Jay have been added to Founders Online. Jay’s papers join the fully-searchable database of records from  George Washington, John Adams, … Continue reading Founders Online Adds the Papers of John Jay

Founders Online: Looking Forward, with your help

Tomorrow marks the first birthday of the online tool, Founders Online – This resource contains over 150,000 transcribed letters and other writings of six Founders of the nation – George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin. The transcribed documents are all in one place, fully searchable, and freely … Continue reading Founders Online: Looking Forward, with your help

Age of Jefferson The Age of Jefferson, a free online course by Peter S. Onuf at the University of Virginia, begins soon. The course will include a total of six lectures. One lecture will be released each week, beginning on Monday, February 17, 2014. Once a given week's lecture is posted, you will be able to view … Continue reading Age of Jefferson

Founders Online Nominated for Digital Humanities Award

Founders Online, a project supported by the NHPRC, has been nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award. You can check out all of the nominees -- and vote -- at Founders Online provides Internet access to the papers of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. … Continue reading Founders Online Nominated for Digital Humanities Award