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University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300)
Daniel F. Preston (Project Director: December 2016 to present)

The Papers of James Monroe

Preparation for publication of volumes 7 and 8 of the papers of James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth President of the United States. (36 months)

The Papers of James Monroe is a documentary editing project sponsored by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The project is charged with compiling and publishing a ten-volume set of historical documents chronicling the life of James Monroe (1758-1831), the fifth president of the United States (1817-1825). Since the project’s inception in 1990 it has published a two-volume catalogue of Monroe’s papers as well as volumes one to five of the ten-volume set (published by ABC-Clio), with volume six slated for publication in the April 2017. The entire set is scheduled for completion in 2027. Project staff will work on volumes seven and eight during the proposed grant period.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Scholarly Editions and Translations

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2020