What do “Project Blue Book” and the U.S. Constitution have in common?

They are both available on-line!

Interested in reading the reports from the Project Blue Book, the support papers in the assignation of Abraham Lincoln, or FBI case files?  Would you like to see if your family participated in the Revolutionary or the Civil War? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could read the papers from the Constitutional Convention, or see Mathew Brady’s photograph collection? Would you like to visit the Vietnam War Memorial.

You can! The library has subscribed to footnote.com, an online database that has partnered with the National Archives to make thousands of original documents available over the internet.

From their website: “Footnote.com is a place where original historical documents are combined with social networking in order to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past. The collections feature documents, most never before available before on the Internet, relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, US Presidents, historical newspapers, naturalization documents, and many more”

Please take a moment to get acquainted with this collection of fascinating documents.  You can take a tour: http://www.footnote.com/tour.php  or see a full list of the original documents: http://www.footnote.com/institution-index.php.

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