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April/May/June, 2003
Volume 49, Number 2

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Internet Reference Resources

by Scott Silet

The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia: a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ jefferson/quotations/foley/

Browse or search this collection of Jefferson quotations "classi- fied and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc." Electronic edition of John P. Foley's two-volume (1900) publication produced by the University of Virginia Library.

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick (1931-44)

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ washington/fitzpatrick/index.html

Browse or search this collection of manuscript papers from George Washington, which covers his career in the Virginia Assembly through two Continental Congresses and the Constitutional Convention, as leader of the Continental Army, and as president. Topics cover the breadth of his life and interests, including military, economic, social, and international affairs, as well as civil engineering and land ownership. A production of the Papers of George Washington and the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center.


Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789. Edited by Paul H. Smith, et al.

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ washington/delegates/index.html

Searchable database of over 12,000 personal letters and selected diaries of the delegates to Congress. Includes selected notes on the debates, notes from various committees, and letters from Colonial delegations concerning political, economic, social, military, transportation, and personal affairs. Searchers should note that these transcriptions reflect a vocabulary and dialect unique to the 18th century. A production of the papers of George Washington and the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center.

The National Register of Historic Places

http://www.nationalregisterof historicplaces.com/

Search or browse this database of nearly 80,000 "districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture." Entries include name of property, location (address), architectural style, historic significance, historic and current function, and date added to Register. No photographs are included. See also the National Park Service's ( http://www.nr.nps.gov/ nrloc1.htm) National Register Information System.

American Memory Project Map Collections: 1500-2003

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

Another in a series of amazing collections from the Library of Congress's American Memory Project, this collection contains thousands of historic and current maps from all over the world. Browsing categories include cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, cultural landscapes, military battles and campaigns, transportation and communication, and general maps. The highly detailed .gif images (compressed using MrSID) are available simultaneously in zoom and navigation modes for easy navigation. Maps can be printed, saved, or sent via e-mail.

Scott Silet manages the Internet Reference Sources page (http://www.lib.virginia.edu/reference/) for the University of Virginia Library. Send comments or suggestions to Scott at silet@virginia.edu.

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