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Bryan

Our new project at the Jefferson Encyclopedia centers around heirloom seeds and plants from the Center for Historic Plants.  With the kind help of...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

It's not quite brand new, but a number of our staff were positively googly-eyed over this book, so I thought it worth mentioning: A Pattern Book of Tools and Household Goods, published by the Early American Industries Association in cooperation with the http://www.pem.org" t MORE »

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Anna Berkes
...and who doesn't, really? Well, this is the museum exhibit for you: "Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005" kicked off just this past weekend at Winterthur Museum.MORE »
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Anna Berkes

Sometimes it's a little scary how persistent apocryphal stories about Jefferson are. Case in point: the perennial (for us) question, "Did Thomas Jefferson shoot someone on the White House lawn?" There's no...MORE »

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Eric Johnson
Say we're a library.  Specifically, a library attached to a world famous (indeed, a U.N. World Heritage-designated) historic site.  We have an incredible array of information about the founding father for whom we work: scholarly monographs, popular books, documentaries, journal and magazine articles, primary sources, secondary sources--heck, we'd even have quaternary and quinary sources if such exist.MORE »
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Jack Robertson
A friend recently commented to me that she enjoys the feel of books' paper pages as a tactile treat -- even though so many millions of pages have been converted to digital facsimiles and can be readily accessed via the Internet.  The case in point was John P. Foley's...MORE »
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Bryan
In the October 27th issue of Newsweek, you can read an article entitled "It's Not Easy Bein' Blue" and Jefferson is mentioned.  The author argues that for the most part we are a center-right country and it has been like that for a lot longer than we may think.  Jefferson is part of the "staple tenets of the central faith in American political ideologies" like private property, individual choice over government mandate, and individual opportunity.MORE »
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Jack Robertson
Since 1994 the Scout Report has listed and annotated praiseworthy websites of interest to librarians, teachers, students, and scholars. Here's one that we will add to our Thomas Jefferson Portal research database: Creating the United States.  More info:MORE »
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Bryan

Grand Avenue by Scott Berg Looking at Washington D.C. today it is hard...MORE »

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Jack Robertson
I received the following update notification just now from Oxford University Press regarding the African American Studies Center fulltext file to which we subscribe.  Note:  this is a restricted access service available only to computer users at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation OR at any other institution with a paid subscription to this resource. Dear Jack Robertson - Thomas Jefferson Foundation,MORE »
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