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This broadside is the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, printed by John Dunlap of Philadelphia on the night of July 4, 1776, and delivered to Congress the next morning. The Declaration was drafted by the Committee of Five: Thomas…

The famous Northwest Ordinance prescribed the stages of government to be followed by any given area in order to become a state and guaranteed certain rights of its inhabitants. As a result of this Ordinance the United States solved the problem of…

This is the first printed draft of the Constitution of the United States, one of perhaps sixty copies distributed to convention delegates on August 6, 1787. This copy belonged to Pierce Butler, the Irish-born delegate from South Carolina. The…

This catalogue describes an exhibition held to commemorate the United States Bicentennial. The earliest materials document American colonists’ nascent discontent with their economic and political affairs being managed from across the sea. The…

The catalogue for an exhibition of items drawn from the papers of Joseph W. Barr, Secretary of the Treasury from 1968 to 1969. Barr himself selected items covering eight subjects of particular interest to him and describes them in the catalogue: the…
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