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Laid out here are writings and correspondence from selected delegates and other founders. Names are linked to either its Tarlton or PCL catalog entry by author; call numbers to the most comprehensive collections of private papers available at UT are provided, with links to the corresponding catalog record. To find more materials, do a subject search in a catalog by name.
A word on these papers--intial attempts to collect the papers of the founders were usually made in the 19th or early 20th century; renewed attempts were often undertaken later in the 20th century, and in some instances, efforts are sometimes still ongoing.
Online collections are listed separately. The major online resource is Founders Online, noted below.
Fifty-five delegates attended the Constitutional Convention; 39 signed it. For a complete list, see the National Archives' biographical overview.
From Delegates to a State Ratifying Convention: