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Founders Early Access
Founders Early Access

The Rotunda Founders Early Access project makes available for the first time thousands of unpublished documents from our nation’s founders in a free online resource. Conceived with the...


The Papers of Woodrow Wilson
The Papers of Woodrow Wilson

Taking office with a Democrat-held House and Senate, Woodrow Wilson embarked on one of the most important chapters in the Progressive movement, approving the Federal Reserve Act, establishing the...


The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America
The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America

March 4, 1789–March 3, 1791

Convening first in New York and later in Philadelphia from March 1789 to March 1791, these earliest iterations of the Senate and the House of Representatives worked with a new president to...


The Papers of Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen
The Papers of Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen

One of the leading families of colonial South Carolina and the early republic, the Pinckneys of Charleston were witnesses to—and often active participants in—many of the defining customs and...


The Letters of Matthew Arnold
The Letters of Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold was the preeminent poet/critic of the second half of the nineteenth century. Including nearly 4,000 letters, this work represents the most comprehensive and assiduously annotated...


The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney & Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition
The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney & Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition
Schulz, Constance B.

The papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748–1830) document the lives of two observant and articulate founding-era women who...


SAH Archipedia
SAH Archipedia

July 1, 2019: SAH Archipedia is now an open-access publication! SAH Archipedia is an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built world published by the Society of Architectural...


The Selected Papers of John Jay Digital Edition
The Selected Papers of John Jay Digital Edition
Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

The careers of few figures in American history have encompassed as much as did John Jay’s. His accomplishments span pre- and post-Revolutionary history and extend into all...


The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition
Jefferson, Thomas, Looney, J. Jefferson, MacMillan, Liz B.

Crucial to our nation’s history as author of the Declaration of Independence and third president, Thomas Jefferson was also a major figure in the Enlightenment, representing...


The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition
The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition
Crackel, Theodore J.

All 59 volumes of the celebrated print edition published through 2009, encompassing five series and the complete diaries, are now available in one XML-based publication. Users...


Correspondence of James K. Polk
Correspondence of James K. Polk

Governor of Tennessee, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and eleventh president of the United States, James K. Polk was a fierce Jacksonian who expanded the nation’s boundaries more than...


The Papers of Daniel Webster
The Papers of Daniel Webster
Wiltse, Charles M.

Born in the final days of the American Revolution, Daniel Webster would leave his mark on the following century, of which he was one of its mightiest statesmen. His remarkable life and career...


The Papers of James Madison Digital Edition
The Papers of James Madison Digital Edition
Stagg, J. C. A.

The Papers of James Madison documents the life and work of one of the most important political and constitutional thinkers in our nation’s history. A vital project that...


Furnace and Fugue
Furnace and Fugue

A Digital Edition of Michael Maier's "Atalanta fugiens" (1618) with Scholarly Commentary

An Innovative New Open-Access Resource

In 1618, on the eve of the Thirty Years’ War, the German alchemist and physician Michael Maier published Atalanta fugiens, an intriguing and...


The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris Digital Edition
The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris Digital Edition

Gouverneur Morris played an important role in the American Revolution, made profound contributions to the Constitution (including writing its Preamble), and was the American minister to France...


Journal of Emily Shore: Revised and Expanded
Journal of Emily Shore: Revised and Expanded

Emily Shore's journal is the unique self-representation of a prodigious young Victorian woman. From July 5, 1831, at the age of eleven, until June 24, 1839, two weeks before...


People of the Founding Era
People of the Founding Era
Shulman, Holly C.

 

People of the Founding Era is a powerful new online resource that provides biographical information for thousands of individuals active during a crucial period...


The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
Kaminski, John P.

As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This...


The Papers of Andrew Jackson Digital Edition
The Papers of Andrew Jackson Digital Edition

Now with links to Library of Congress manuscript facsimiles

Andrew Jackson was born near the border of the colonial Carolinas and would take...


The Booker T. Washington Papers
The Booker T. Washington Papers

OPEN ACCESS THROUGH AUGUST 15

Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington became the leading voice for Black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Author, pioneer in higher education...


Presidential Recordings Digital Edition
Presidential Recordings Digital Edition
Coleman, David

The online edition of The Presidential Recordings includes hundreds of hours of presidential tapes covering the major issues of the LBJ administration, from the War on Poverty...


Herman Melville's "Typee": A Fluid Text Edition
Herman Melville's "Typee": A Fluid Text Edition
Bryant, John

This innovative work represents the most advanced, and accessible, approach to the study of a "fluid text" (a work existing in multiple versions). Analyzing Melville's working...


The Dolley Madison Digital Edition
The Dolley Madison Digital Edition
Shulman, Holly C.

Containing over 2,400 letters, with another thousand letters to follow in periodic updates, this XML-based archive allows users to perform simple or advanced searches by period...


The Papers of Andrew Johnson Digital Edition
The Papers of Andrew Johnson Digital Edition

In the current “age of impeachment,” Andrew Johnson has gained a new historical relevance. But Johnson’s career is notable for more than his impeachment, with much to tell us about Civil War–era...


Emily Dickinson's Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry
Emily Dickinson's Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry
Smith, Martha Nell

Unpublished in book form during her lifetime, the poems of Emily Dickinson were nonetheless shared with those she trusted most—through her letters. This XML-based archive...


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