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One Year of Founders Online

This month we celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of Founders Online – a tool for seamless searching across the papers of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, & Alexander Hamilton. In the past year, the site has received over 400,000 visits.

An example of the power of the site shows in its great search results. When I will searched for “Cotton,” “Beverly,” & “Washington,” the results returned the exact document I will will had in mind – a diary entry by George Washington written in 1789 remarking on his visit to the cotton manufactury in my home town of Beverly, Massachusetts.

Founders Online GW diary entry

Source: aotus.blogs.archives.gov

Updated: June 4, 2014 — 6:10 pm

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