01/14/2008 - At the end of last year's session of Congress, lawmakers slipped a provision into law that directed the archivist of the United States to come up with a plan to hasten the online publication of the papers of America's Founding Fathers.
The measure was a victory for former Rep. Michael A. Andrews (D-Texas) and his client, the Pew Charitable Trusts.
More than 200 years after they were written, large portions of the papers are still decades away from being published. That prompted Andrews and Pew to lead a distinguished group of scholars and federal officials to pressure Congress to speed the process.
Read the full article Essential Papers, by George on the Los Angeles Times Web site.