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The Classics and American Government: Overview

Primary sources, the papers of James Madison, and other founding era figures

 text from library of congressportrait of James Madison
[Text from the Library of Congress, Portrait from the National Portrait Gallery]

The papers of the Madison, Jefferson, Washington, and Adams papers are all part of the series: American Founding Era Collection published digitally by the University of Virginia Press.

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Not finding what you are looking for or what you need is already checked out? Try using BorrowDirect or PALCI EZ Borrow. Check in with Rebecca for further assistance.

Research Assistance

Rebecca Stuhr is the librarian specialists for Classical Studies. 
You can arrange  individual appointments or ask questions by email by contacting Rebecca at stuhrreb @ or click the button just below to find a time that works for you:

  • Rebecca also has office hours  in the Classics Lounge, Cohen Hall 2nd floor:  Mondays 1-2 and Thursdays 12:30-1:30. Feel free to drop in any time. 

Library Catalogs Used by the Founders

Classical Texts and References

Education and Influence

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