At present, the Project has cataloged nearly 40,000 documents written by and to James Monroe. The majority of these documents are housed at the National Archives and the Library of Congress, with additional substantial collections at the Virginia State Archives, New York Public Library, James Monroe Museum and Philadelphia Historical Society.  Although we frequently work from original documents to create our transcriptions, the Papers project is, by design, not in possession of any original Monroe items.  Please see our Research Resources page for information regarding locating and accessing original documents.