Senate Hearings Held on Founding Fathers Papers

The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings February 7 on the progress made on various Founding Fathers documentary edition projects. The late-2007 omnibus appropriations act had directed that the US Archivist address concerns about the speed of completion of the documentary editing projects that receive federal funding, as well as digital access to the papers.

Witnesses included Stan Katz and David McCullough. Read more from the National Coalition for History.

Several AAUP member presses are involved in the ongoing effort to publish the written records of the Founding Fathers and other important Americans, preserving these important historical records and providing scholars, students, and the general public with access to the thoughts, deliberations, and correspondence of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and others.