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Life of Jared Sparks

JARED SPARKS 1789-1866 Jared Sparks is an excellent introduction to learning historical research and preservation. Sparks tirelessly collected the papers of our founding fathers including the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

He realized the importance of American history for future generations. His inspiring research included the beginnings of American biography with his collection of biographical information on the leaders of America.

His works included: The Writings of George Washington (1834-1838), The Library of American Biography (1834-1838), The Works of Benjamin Franklin (1836-1840), and as editor of the North American Review (1824-1831).

Because of his dedication to scholarly research the history club at Pensacola Junior College (Pensacola, Florida) decided to honor his memory by naming our organization the Jared Sparks Historical Society of Pensacola Junior College in 1994.

Did You Know?


A Liberty Pole was a tall, straight pole, sometimes over 100 feet in height, often erected by patriots and under which the Sons of Liberty met. The Sons of Liberty was an organization started around 1765 in protest to British taxes and other outrages.