Provides an overview of the Franklin
Papers archive at the American Philosophical Society,
a collection that constitutes some 60 percent of the surviving
Franklin papers. Also contains
an online collection of Franklin
images and artifacts.
Franklin: A Documentary History
A documentary history of Franklin's life created by J.A.
Leo Lemay, Professor of Colonial American Literature at
the University of Delaware. Provides a detailed year-by-year
chronology broken down into separate eras of Franklin's
Franklin: An Extraordinary Life. An Electric Mind
A companion web site to the PBS documentary Benjamin
Franklin, this site contains biographical information,
an interactive timeline, and a teacher's guide with lesson
Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses
of the Man
The Franklin Institute's site explores Benjamin Franklin's
career as a scientist, an inventor, a printer, and a statesman.
300th birthday by providing answers to frequently asked
questions and links to K-12 educational resources.
The Benjamin Franklin House, which is located in London,
is the world's only remaining Franklin home. For nearly
sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Franklin lived in this
The Benjamin Franklin
The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary is a private, non-profit
alliance established to mark the three-hundred-year anniversary
of Benjamin Franklin’s birth (1706-2006). This site
contains an interactive
exhibition, educational resources for teachers and students,
a timeline, trivia, essays, an annotated list of Franklin-related
web sites, and a bibliography for adults and young readers.
Also includes the Frankliniana Database, an electronic catalog
of known surviving objects with a close association to Benjamin
Designed by the Independence Hall Association, this site
includes biographical information, primary source material,
a timeline, a compilation of quotations, interactive games,
images, streaming videos, and the complete text of The
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Also includes Temple's
Diary, a multi-part fictional narrative for kids written
in the voice of Franklin's grandson.
This exhibit uses the records of the Mid Atlantic Region
to uncover Benjamin Franklin's legacy with regard to the
creation and operation of the Federal government from its
inception through the Civil War.
and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century
An online exhibit from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian
The Friends of Franklin
An international membership society dedicated to promoting
the study and scholarship of Benjamin Franklin. Includes
information about membership, upcoming events, and Franklin-related
resources on the Web.
of Benjamin Franklin
The official Web site of the authoritative edition of Benjamin
Franklin’s Papers, from Yale University. Including
of the papers.
State Library of Pennsylvania: Ben Franklin Collection
This collection includes more than ninety digitized items by and about Benjamin Franklin, selected from the State Library of Pennsylvania's holdings in
commemoration of Franklin's 300th birthday.