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Thomas Jefferson: A Resource Guide

Best known as the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States (1801-09). This guide compiles digital materials at the Library of Congress, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Thomas Jefferson, including the complete Thomas Jefferson Papers available from the Manuscript Division. Consisting of approximately 27,000 documents, this is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Jefferson such as letters, broadsides, government documents, books, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Jefferson and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.