President’s Day

What would tweets and social media posts from our past Presidents look like? We can only speculate as to how our former leaders might have taken to the format, but we can read their correspondence on the events and happenings of their days.

Image result for george washington images free downloadDid you know you could find and read George Washington’s papers online? 

Diaries, correspondence, and other writings of our first President can be found in the following collections, housed at the University of Virginia and the Library of Congress, respectively.

The Papers of George Washington, University of Virginia

George Washington Papers, Library of Congress

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Likewise, the collected papers of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, can be found at the following:

Papers of Abraham Lincoln, National Archives

Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress