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Thomas Jefferson

A guide to the University of Virginia's collections related to Thomas Jefferson, with additional links to texts and information resources about Jefferson.

Declaration of Independence

Copy of the Declaration of Independencde, signed July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence is perhaps the most famous and inspirational of Jefferson's writings. An original copy of the Declaration is on display in U.Va. Library's permanent Special Collections exhibits.

Original copy of the Declaration of Independence, courtesy of the National Archives.

U.Va. Holdings

Non-U.Va. Holdings