Founders Online

Founders Online, launched in 2013, is the result of a cooperative agreement between the US National Archives and the University of Virginia Press. Full documentary content of seven of the projects contained in our American History Collection is made available to the public and updated regularly.

Original sources are the letterpress editions of the Adams Papers from the Massachusetts Historical Society and Harvard University Press, the Papers of Benjamin Franklin from Yale University Press, the Papers of Alexander Hamilton from Columbia University Press, the Papers of Thomas Jefferson from Princeton University Press, and our own editions of the papers of John Jay, James Madison, and George Washington. As of mid-2021, Founders Online contained over 185,000 documents in all.