- What is the purpose of the collection?
- The purpose of the collection is to allow collegiate students to access primary resources relating to Thomas Jefferson. It is interesting to note that these resources are only available to colleges with a subscription to the website rather than available to the general public.
- What kinds of documents are being collected? What kinds of documents are missing? (Think about what we’ve talked about re: how archives are created.)
- The archive refers to the documents as manuscripts which would be colloquially called letters. Missing documents are likely manuscripts that have been deemed non-essential, having no relation however minor to the development of the US government or the American Revolution. For example, letters to relatives about horse racing or notes on the growth of Jefferson’s front yard tulips would be omitted.
- Has the material been made machine-readable? How do you know? If it is, has the collection been made machine-readable through OCR or transcription?
- I know that the material has been made machine-readable as it is mentioned in the description of the documents that they are a transcription.
- Make sure you include a link to your online collection. Also include a screenshot of one document that illustrates the collection’s connection to your conflict.
- https://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/TSJN-01-01-02-0109 [accessed 03 Mar 2020]
- The below screenshot is the declaration of America ceasing trade with Britain which has a direct relationship to my conflict as it was one of the igniting causes of the Revolution.
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