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  • New Contributor:  The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, October 2006

    The latest contribution to The Papers of John Jay database comes from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Gilder Lehrman has provided 171 original color scans representing 55 documents from their collection.  The Gilder Lehrman collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society, contains more than 60,000 documents detailing the political and social history of the United States.  For more information on The Gilder Lehrman Institute and its collections, go to
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  • Relaunch of Jay Papers Database & Web Site: Press Release, March 2006

    Columbia University Libraries has relaunched The Papers of John Jay web site, an online database of abstracts and images of over 13,000 documents written by or to John Jay.   The redesigned web site has been significantly enhanced since it was first launched in 2002. While the site initially included Jay documents from about 50 institutions, today it represents over 90. The content has also increased considerably with the addition of over 1,500 documents and 12,000 page images. These include 1,300 new color scans from original documents in Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library. In addition, users can now perform more complex Boolean searches, along with the standard searches by Author, Recipient, Keywords, Repository, Jay ID, and Date; and keyword results are now displayed ‘in context’ for easier browsing.

  • Addition of 460 new Jay documents from Columbia's Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Dec. 2005.   View the new documents.

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