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RQ-50807-14

George C. Marshall Research Foundation (Lexington, VA 24450-0920)
Daniel Holt (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Completion of the Papers of George Catlett Marshall

Preparation for publication of the seventh and final volume of the papers of George C. Marshall (1880-1959), including documents written during his tenure as chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission (January-October 1949), president of the American Red Cross (September 1949-September 1950) and as Secretary of Defense (September 1950-September 1951). (12 months)

Complete editing of Volume 7 of George C. Marshall's papers, which include documents (telegrams, letters, memorandums, speeches, Congressional testimonies) written during his tenure as chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission (continuing from previous volume), president of the American Red Cross (January 1949-1950), Secretary of Defense (September 1950-September 1951), and during his retirement years (1951-1959). The volume covers one of the most important periods in US and world history from September 1949 to October 1959. Marshall was highly involved in the decisions made in international relations during the early Cold War period. He was responsible for the creation of the European Recovery Plan (Marshall Plan), the impact of which continues in this volume, and was involved in military and foreign relations issues with Palestine, the entire Middle East, Germany, the Soviet Union, most of Eastern Europe, the genesis of NATO, the Korean War, and the early "Red Scare."

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2015