Collection Items

  • Web Page
    Related Resources Catalogs, Calendars, Histories, and Published Editions of Benjamin Franklin’s Papers Bell, Whitfield J., Jr. “Henry Stevens, His Uncle Samuel, and the Franklin Papers.” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 72 (October 1957-December 1960): 143-211. Benjamin Franklin: A Register and Index of his Papers in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1973. Available online. Bigelow, John, ed. The Complete Works of Benjamin...
  • Web Page
    Rights and Access The Library of Congress's digital scans of the papers of Benjamin Franklin are in the public domain.
  • Article
    Provenance of the Benjamin Franklin Papers How did Benjamin Franklin's papers come to the Library of Congress? This essay tells the story of their turbulent history and eventual acquisition by the Library and other repositories.
  • Article
    Timeline A chronology of key events in the life of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), statesman, publisher, scientist, and diplomat.