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(from the Greek hydros, meaning honor, acclaim, accolades)

We have been gratified by the response to the innovations this website has brought to the Internet in archiving important early American documents.

Here are some of the comments from the media and visitors to Archiving Early America:


"See the Revolutionary War through the eyes of those who lived it. The primary sources at this site make it possible. The Discovery Channel School has selected (Archiving Early America) as a valued Internet resource for the thousands of teachers who visit."

— The Discovery Channel School


"The Archiving Early America site breathes new life into old and cherished documents, including newspapers, maps and other 18th century writings. The only thing missing is the musty smell."

— USA TODAY Online


"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to examine the documents that made their nation what it is today, the best place to do that is the Archiving Early America Web site."



"....This site is one of the best you'll find for learning all there is to know about America History. Extensive work has been done to catalogue many of America's most treasured documents from this time period, as well as give you inside looks, pics, and ideas concerning various aspects of our country's infant years."

— McGraw-Hill Home Interactive


"....available online for the first time is a copy of the Maryland Gazette, dated March 1754. As you scroll through, you'll find George Washington's personal account of his mission from Virginia to Ohio....Some of the most important documents in American history are available here at (this) website...Most of these fascinating volumes are so rare they've never been seen by the majority of Americans, and many represent the only original copies still privately held..."

— WIRED magazine


"...we offer The Early America Review, 'a journal of fact and opinion on the people, issues and events of 18th Century America. The first edition of this historical journal offers a wide range of reading material....The Review is part of the Archiving Early America site, which offers a large and impressive collection of primary source material (original newspapers, maps and writings) from 18th Century America."

— Yahoo!'s Picks of the Week


"(Archiving Early America)....has put young George Washington's 1753 journal of an expedition into the Ohio Valley on the Web....

"....(Washington's) journal....describes exhausted horses and narrow escapes from Indian sharpshooters. There are only six copies of the original journal known to exist....and the one (the Collection) holds is the only one in private hands."

— New York Times Syndicate from Interactive Age Digital


"...a unique site, combining great information...scanned onto the Web (are) photos of Maryland newspaper pages from 242 years ago that contain George Washington's journal about the Ohio Valley....and other historical documents such as a battle map from the Revolutionary War and a 1791 edition of Thomas Paine's Common Sense.

"You can see the larger images of these latter two documents online, so you don't need (Adobe) Acrobat, and the resolution of the pages is excellent. ...also...a forum where folks can comment and ask questions, and a monthly quiz with prizes."

— The Seattle Times


"In July of 1776, bells rang out over Philadelphia, signaling the approval of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress. Two hundred and twenty years later you can view the original document on your computer. Also available is the Constitution (original copy and complete text) and the Bill of Rights. Fantastic!"

— San Diego Union-Tribune