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George Washington

  • George Washington

    Biographical information and multimedia resource on George Washington provided by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

  • StarThe Papers of George Washington

    A site by the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia providing educational resources, documents, maps and images, and a variety of other resources pertaining to George Washington.

  • Blue FlagGeorge Washington Papers at the Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress website providing access to their collection of about 65,000 documents pertaining to George Washington. These include: correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes accumulated by Washington from 1741 through 1799.

  • George Washington: A National Treasure

    This exhibit focuses on the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. Users may explore this portrait through three different filters: symbolic, biographic, or artistic. The site contains biographical information on Washington’s life, a teacher’s guide with nine lesson plans on Washington and a chronology of his life, and a teaching section.

  • Mount Vernon: Learn

    The educational section of the website for George Washington's Mount Vernon. This site includes information about Mount Vernon, George Washington, life at work at the estate, access to digital collections, and a variety of other resources.


General Resources

  • StarAmerican President

    An online reference resource provided by the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. This site provides in-depth information on past presidents, their administrations, and access to their speeches.

  • The Presidents

    A companion website to the PBS, American Experience program of the same name. This site allows users to watch the full program online, and to browse associated resources and teaching materials relating to Presidents: Roosevelt, Truman, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, and Bush (senior).

  • Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive

    This website, provided by the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center, makes available over 1,700 documents by or to Thomas Jefferson; a biography of Jefferson; and links to a wide variety of other resources.

  • mhsAdams Family Papers

    An extensive electronic archive of documents by and to John Adams; including, correspondence between John and Abigail Adams, the Diary of John Adams, and the Autobiography of John Adams.