American Presidency Project

John Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara have produced an impressive collection of Presidential materials from Washington to present. As they describe it:
"The American Presidency Project is the only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database:
  • Messages and Papers: Washington - Taft (1789-1913
  • Public Papers: Hoover to Bush (1929-1993)
  • Weekly Document Compilation: Clinton - G.W. Bush (1993-2007)"
Quite impressive. I hope the next step is to apply more sophisticated text mining tools to the corpus and organize the data to take fuller advantage of Web 2.0 capabilities.

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