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Thomas Jefferson's Plan for the University of Virginia: Lessons from the Lawn--
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By looking at Thomas Jefferson's Plan for the University of Virginia: Lessons from the Lawn , students will learn about the multifaceted intellect of Thomas Jefferson and how he fused his abilities as an architect, educational and political theorist, and politician to create a revolutionary new setting for higher education in the new American republic. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

National Register of Historic Places
The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places' on-line travel itinerary, "Journey Through Hallowed Ground," provides information on places listed in the National Register for their association with Route 15 in Virginia's Piedmont region, including the University of Virginia.

American Presidents Travel Itinerary

The Discover Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary on American Presidents provides information on places associated with the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, including National Historic Landmarks such as Poplar Forest and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Office of the Architect for the University of Virginia
The Office of the Architect's website includes plans for preserving and developing an academic environment to enhance the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service.

Thomas Jefferson Online Resources at the University of Virginia
The Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive provides links to the writings of Thomas Jefferson, his plans for the construction of the university, electronic exhibits about the University that include letters from Edgar Allan Poe describing life at the University, and photographs of the University of Virginia and its buildings over the years.

Thomas Jefferson Papers
The Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress, an institution that thrived under Jefferson's tutelage and benefited from his vast collection which the library purchased in 1815, is home to 27,000 original Jefferson documents, the largest collection in the world.

Monticello, The Home of Thomas Jefferson
The Monticello website offers information about Jefferson, the working plantation which surrounded the home and grounds he designed, and resources which give insight into Jefferson's personality and mind.

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Transcriptions of major works, speeches, letters, and other papers written by Thomas Jefferson are available on the Avalon Project web pages, as well as links to other sites with resources about Jefferson and his contemporaries.

Princeton University
Visit the "About Princeton University" section of the Princeton website for information on the history of this school, a timeline of events since 1696, and an excellent photograph collection focusing on numerous architectural features of the campus.

Library of Congress: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Collection
Search the HABS/HAER collection for detailed drawings, photographs, and documentation from their architectural survey of the University of Virginia. HABS/HAER is a division of the National Park Service.

UNESCO's World Heritage Program
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established the World Heritage program in 1972 in an effort to ensure that future generations can inherit the natural and cultural treasures of the past. The University of Virginia is among the hundreds of World Heritage Sites designated thus far. Visit the program's Web pages to learn more about these sites.

 

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