National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Funded Founding Era Projects

This is a list of the funded Founding Era projects and their web sites.

  • Papers of the Adams Family
    A comprehensive edition of President John Adams, edited through the Massachusetts Historical Society.

  • Papers of Benjamin Franklin
    A documentary edition of the works of the American statesman, diplomat, inventor, and publisher, Benjamin Franklin. At Yale University.

  • Papers of Thomas Jefferson
    A comprehensive documentary edition of President Thomas Jefferson, edited at Princeton University.

  • Papers of James Madison
    A comprehensive documentary edition of President James Madison, edited at the University of Virginia.

  • Papers of George Washington
    A comprehensive documentary edition of President George Washington, edited at the University of Virginia.

  • First Federal Congress Project
    A comprehensive documentary edition of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791, edited at George Washington University.

  • Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
    A comprehensive documentary edition of the states' ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights; the project is headquartered at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

  • Documentary History of the Early Supreme Court
    The website of the Supreme Court Historical Association, home of this documentary edition of the first Supreme Court.

  • Papers of Alexander Hamilton
    Bibliographical information on the complete documentary edition of the papers of Alexander Hamilton, published by Columbia University Press.

  • Model Editions Project
    Some of the Founding Era projects are part of a special cooperative undertaking with the University of South Carolina to create online editions of historical documents which meet the standards scholars traditionally use in preparing printed editions.

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