Now Available to Search in United States Masterfile: Founders Online
02 November 2022 by Paratext Editorial

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Over the last few months, we at Paratext have been busily adding new data to our products to make them even more useful to your researchers and students.

That’s why, we are happy to announce another recent addition to United States Masterfile: Founders Online.

A joint project between the National Archives National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the University of Virginia Press, Founders Online is a database of the writings and correspondence of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.

Currently this source includes just shy of 185,000 records, most with full-text links available. Within NARA Founders Online, find documents relating to the anti-slavery movement of the early 1800s, how the process of criminal justice operated between the new United States and the Native American population operated at the turn of the nineteenth century, and much more.


Users of United States Masterfile can access entries from Founders Online. Check your institution’s database subscriptions to find if you have access to United States Masterfile, or sign up for a free trial at

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