Tuesday, 10 May 2011

New electronic resource: American Founding Era Collection (Rotunda)

We have just purchased access to the American Founding Era Collection, via the University of Virginia's ROTUNDA platform.  The collection offers digital versions of the published papers of several major figures of the Early Republic:
  • The Papers of James Madison
  • The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
  • The Adams Papers
  • The Papers of George Washington
  • The Dolley Madison Digital Edition
  • The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Consitution
The papers are fully searchable, both within each set and across the entire collection, and you can view and download page images as well as view the text.  As well as searching, the collections can be browsed in contents order (as in the published editions) or chronologically.  There are indexes available for the Adams, Jefferson, and Washington papers.

Many of these collections are still growing as the published papers projects continue, and new content will continue to be added.  In addition, we will soon also have access to The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, which is due to be added to the collection this summer.

For more information on this resource and how to navigate it, please see the latest post on the Resources blog.

Access is available via OxLIP+ (single sign-on for remote access).

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