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Colonial/Revolutionary History

Fragment of letter from Franklin to Bartram

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| PRINT | Encyclopedias & Handbooks | Maps & Atlases | Journals |
| DOCUMENTS | Founders' Papers |
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Online Resources


Databases & Websites

The Adams Family (Massachusetts Historical Society)
John Adams Library (Boston Public Library)
American Archives, Documents of the American Revolution, 1774-1776 (
Northern Illinois University)
Papers of Benjamin Franklin (Yale University)
American Memory (Library of Congress)
American State Papers U.S. Congressional materials (1789-1838) Stanford Only
Dolley Madison Digital EditionStanford Only (The University of Virginia)
Early American Imprints, Series I, Charles Evans 1639-1800 Stanford Only
Early American Imprints, Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 Stanford Only
Evans Early American Imprint Collection Stanford Only Selected searchable texts

Early American Fiction Stanford Only (University of Virginia)
Early American Fiction: Publicly-Accessible Collection (University of Virginia)
Early Encounters in North America: People, Cultures, and the Environment. Stanford Only
Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Eighteenth Century Collections Online Stanford Only
Farber Gravestone Photos Collection (part of Stanford Digital Image Collections)
Note: you must install and launch Luna Insight to view this collection. Instructions included.
John Jay Papers (Columbia University)
A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787-1825 (Tufts University)
Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive (University of Virginia)
Thomas Jefferson Papers (Library of Congress)
The Papers of Henry Laurens (University of South Carolina)
James Madison Papers (Library of Congress)
The Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850
Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier (National Library of Spain & Library of Congress)
The Founders Constitution (University of Chicago)
George Washington Papers (Library of Congress)
The Papers of George Washington, Digital Edition (University of Virginia)
George Washington Resources (University of Virginia Library)

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Periodicals & Newspapers

APS Online: American Periodicals Series, I, II & III Stanford Only
America’s Historical Newspapers Stanford Only
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Early American Studies Stanford Only
The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1800

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Indexes

Index to Early American Periodicals (1700-1899) Stanford Only

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Print Resources


Encyclopedias & Handbooks

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. Edited by Jack P. Greene and J.R. Pole.
Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1991.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (E208 .B635 1991)
The Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America. John Mack Faragher, general editor.
New York, NY: Facts on File Publications, 1990.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (E188 .E63 1990)

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Maps & Atlases

Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era, 1760-1790. Lester J. Cappon, editor-in-chief.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Atlas Shelves, Non-circulating (G1201.S3.A8 1976 F).
Atlas of the American Revolution,
Kenneth Nebenzahl, Don Higginbotham.
Chicago: Rand McNally, 1974.
Location: Green Library (G1201.S3.N4 1974 F).

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Journals

Journal of the Early Republic
Volume/date range: Vol. 1, no. 1 (spring 1981)-
Available online to Stanford-affiliated users at JSTOR and MUSE.
Location: Green Library, latest vol. in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks ( E164 .J68)

The William and Mary Quarterly.
Volume date range: v. 1-27, July 1892-Apr. 1919; 2d ser., v. l-23, Jan. 1921-Oct. 1943; 3d ser., v. 1- Jan. 1944-
Available online to Stanford-affiliated users at JSTOR and History Cooperative.
Location: Green Library, latest vol. in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks ( F221 .W71)

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Documents

Documents of the American Revolution, 1770-1783. Edited by K. G. Davies.
Shannon: Irish University Press, c1972-
Selected documents from Colonial Office in the Public Record Office.
Location: Green Library, British Government Documents (E203 .G68 1972 V.1-21)

Proceedings and Debates of the British Parliaments Respecting North America, 1754-1783. 6 volumes. Edited by R.C. Simmons and P.D.G. Thomas. Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus, c1982-
Location: Green Library (E187 .G79 1982 V.1-6)

The Emerging Nation: A Documentary History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Under the Articles of Confederation, 1780-1789. 3 volumes. Editor-in-chief Mary A. Giunta.
Washington, DC: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 1996.

Location: Green Library, US Federal Documents (AE 1.114/3:N 21/V.1-3) and Social Sciences Resource Center (E303 .E44 1996 V.1-3)

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Founders Papers: Documentary Editions

Alexander Hamilton Papers (1768-1804). 26 volumes. Editor Harold C. Syrett. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-79.
Location: Green Library (E302 .H247 V.1-26)

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1783). 38 volumes. Editors Leonard W. Labaree et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959-
Location: Green Library (E302 .F82 1959 V.1-38)
A digital version of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin can be found here. For more information about the Benjamin Franklin Papers at Yale University see The Papers of Benjamin Franklin.

The Papers of George Washington. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1969-
The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series (1748-1775). 10 volumes. Editors W.W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig, eds.
Documents related to Washington’s command of Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War, political and business activities as a Virginia planter before the American Revolution
Location: Green Library (E312.72 1982 V.1-10)
The Papers of George Washington, Revolutionary War Series (1775-1778). 16 volumes. Editors Philander D. Chase et al.
Documents related to Washington’s military and political activity during the Revolutionary War.
Location: Green Library (E312.72 1985 V.1-16)
The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series (1988-1793). 13 volumes. Editors Dorothy Twohig et al.
Correspondence, documents, papers and speeches from Washington’s private and public life during his presidency.
Location: Green Library (E312.72 1987B V.1-13)
The Journal of the Proceedings of the President (1793-1797). Editor Dorothy Twohig.
Location: Green Library (E312.8 1793-1797)
The Papers of George Washington, Retirement Series (1797-1799). 4 volumes. Editors W.W. Abbot & Edward G. Lengel.
Correspondence and documents from Washington’s public and private life after his presidency.
Location: Green Library (E312.72 1998 V.1-4)

The Papers of Henry Laurens (1746-1792). 16 volumes. Editor Philip M. Hamer.
Columbia: Published for the South Carolina Historical Society by the University of South Carolina Press, 1968-
Location: Green Library (E302 .L3 V.1-16)


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The Papers of James Madison. University of Virginia Press, 1977-
The Papers of James Madison, Congressional Series (1751-1801). 17 volumes. Edited by William T. Hutchinson and William M.E. Rachal. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962-1977; Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1977-1991.
Location: Green Library (E302 .M19 V. 1-17)
The Papers of James Madison, Presidential Series (1809-1813). 5 volumes. Editor Robert A. Rutland. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1984-
Location: Green Library (E302 .M19 1984 V. 1-5)
The Papers of James Madison, Secretary of State Series (1801-1804). 7 volumes. Edited by Robert J. Brugger et al. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1986-2005.
Location: Green Library (E302 .M19 1986 V. 1-7)

Papers of John Adams (1755-1783). Editors Robert J. Taylor et al. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1977-
Papers of John Adams, Series (1755-1782). 13 volumes.
General correspondence and other papers of Adams the statesman.
Location: Green Library (E302 .A275 1977 V.1-13)
Legal papers of John Adams. 3 volumes.
Student notes, Commonplace Book, and Pleadings Book
Location: SAL 3 (345.5 .A214 V.1-3)
The Earliest Diary of John Adams (June 1753-April 1754, September 1758-January 1759)
Location: Green Library (E322 .A34)
Diary and autobiography of John Adams (1755-1780). 4 volumes
Location: SAL (E322 .A3 V.1-4)

The Papers of John Marshall. University of North Carolina Press, 1974-
The Papers of John Marshall. 12 volumes
Correspondence, cases, judicial opinions, and account books.
Location: Green Library (E302 .M365 V.1-12)

The Papers of General Nathanael Greene (1766-1786). 13 volumes. Editors Richard K. Showman et al. Chapel Hill: Published for the Rhode Island Historical Society by University of North Carolina Press, c1976-
Location: Green Library (E302.6 .G77 A33 V.1-13)

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Julian P. Boyd, Charles T. Cullen, and John Catanzariti; current editor Barbara Oberg.
Princeton University Press, 1950-
Papers of Thomas Jefferson, First Series (1760-1801). 33 volumes
Correspondence and documents from repositories around the world, including the Library of Congress, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the University of Virginia.
A print index to v. 1-18 is available (E302 .J463 INDEX); an index to V. 27-33 is available online.
Location: Green Library (E302 .J463 V. 1-33); INDEX, V. 1-18 (E302 .J463 INDEX)
Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series (March 1809-June 1811). 3 volumes
Correspondence and documents from Jefferson’s life as a private citizen, a period when he founded the University of Virginia and sold his library to the nation.
An index to these volumes is available online.
Location: Green Library (E302 J442 2004B V. 1-3)

The Papers of Robert Morris, 1781-1784. 9 volumes. Editors E. James Ferguson, editor et al.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1973-
Location: Green Library (E302.6.M8 A35 V.1-9)

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Microform Resources


Early State Records

Includes legislative records, statutory law, constitutional, administrative, executive, court, and local records, records of American Indian nations, newspapers, rudimentary states and courts, and miscellany. Guide available
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 363); GUIDE Media Micro Text (Z1223.5.A1 U47 SUPPL. 1) and Social Sciences Resource Center (Z1223.5.A1 U47 SUPPL. 1)

The Papers of General Nathanael Greene, part I (1766-July 1780). Editors Robert E. McCarthy et al. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1988.
Location: Green Library Media Microtext Collection. (N.S. 8075); GUIDE Media Microtext (E207 .G74 1989 )

Thomas Jefferson papers (1743-1826)
The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Library of Congress. Includes correspondence, commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes. Also available online.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 2075)

James Madison Papers (1674-1859)
The Library of Congress James Madison Papers. Includes correspondence, personal notes, drafts, an autobiography, and legal and financial documents related to his work in the Virginia House of Delegates, the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, the House of Representatives, as secretary of state, his two terms as president, and his retirement. Also available online.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 167)

Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention (record group 360 in the National Archives). Reproduced from original documents issued under the title Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. Index available online.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 383); GUIDE Media Microtext (GUIDE J10 .A5 1961; Z1238 .B87 v. 2-5 ) and Social Sciences Resource Center (GUIDE J10 .A5 1961)
Miscellaneous Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 419); GUIDE Social Sciences Resource Center (GUIDE J10 .A53 1962)

George Washington Papers (1741-1799)
Library of Congress George Washington Papers. Includes correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes. Also available online.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext (N.S. 2); INDEX Media Microtext (Z8950 .U64) and Social Sciences Resource Center (E312.7 1964 INDEX)

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