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American Revolution: A Resource Guide

Digital Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials associated with the American Revolution era (1763-1783), including manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, books, images, and maps. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

Alexander Hamilton Papers

A selection of highlights includes:


Benjamin Franklin Papers

A selection of highlights includes:


George Washington Papers

A selection of highlights includes:


James Madison Papers

A selection of highlights includes:


Thomas Jefferson Papers

A selection of highlights includes:

American Notes: Travels in America, 1750 to 1920

A selection of highlights includes:


Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600 to 1925

A selection of highlights includes:


Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

A selection of highlights includes:


Rare Book Selections

A selection of highlights includes:

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

A selection of highlights includes:


Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774 to 1789

A selection of highlights includes:

American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750 to 1789


Rochambeau Map Collection