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PW-51724-14

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Jillian E. Galle (Project Director: August 2013 to June 2019)
Beyond the Mansion 2.0: Completing a Digital Archive for Thirty Years of Archaeological Research at The Hermitage

Cataloging and digitization of 365,000 artifacts from Andrew Jackson's home, The Hermitage, located near Nashville, Tennessee, that document socio-cultural relations between the owners and the enslaved population from the late 18th century through emancipation.

From 1804 until 1845 The Hermitage was home to Andrew Jackson and scores of enslaved men, women, and children who labored in the fields of Jackson's cotton plantation near Nashville, Tennessee. To shed needed light on the daily lives of The Hermitage's enslaved community, archaeologists excavated hundreds of thousands of artifacts from twelve domestic sites of slavery. Despite extensive excavations, compelling insights, based on archaeological evidence, into the economic, social, and cultural dynamics of The Hermitage plantation community have remained elusive. This proposal requests funds to catalog, analyze, digitize and disseminate data on hundreds of thousands of artifacts and archaeological contexts from six excavation areas at the First Hermitage. These collections are currently virtually inaccessible to researchers and the public and making the data available will yield new insights into changing lifeways of enslaved people during the 19th century in the Upper South.

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Project fields:
African American Studies; Archaeology; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2014 – 5/31/2018


PW-50172-08

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Kevin Michael Bartoy (Project Director: July 2007 to August 2009)
Jillian E. Galle (Project Director: August 2009 to December 2012)
Beyond the Mansion: Digitizing Thirty Years of Archaeological Research on Slavery at the Hermitage

The completion of the cataloging of 800,000 artifacts from areas occupied from 1804 to 1858 by enslaved African Americans on Andrew Jackson's residence and plantation.

The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, was the home to over 250 enslaved African Americans. Since 1970, archaeological research at The Hermitage has resulted in the collection of over 800,000 artifacts. These artifacts represent one of the largest archaeological collections which document the history of a single community of enslaved people in the New World. The Hermitage Department of Archaeology, in collaboration with the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS), requests NEH funding to allow for the completion of analysis, cataloguing, and uploading to the Internet of the existing Hermitage archaeological collection. In so doing, the Hermitage collection will further advance the comparative study of slavery in the New World.

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Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$285,855 (approved)
$285,855 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2008 – 8/31/2012


RO-11985-73

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
William Carl Loerke (Project Director: November 1973 to present)
Preparation of a Catalogue of Byzantine Seals in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection

Dumbarton Oaks posseses about 13000 lead seals of Byzantine officials, both imperial and ecclesiastical. These seals are the prime source material for a detailed history of Byzantine imperial and ecclesiastical administration. They supply information available nowhere else and complement what can be learned from coins and texts. Once indexed, catalogued and published, they will enable scholars to plot the flow of individuals through the Byzantine hierarchy. The Dumbarton Oaks collection is rivaled only by that in the Hermitage in Leningrad (about 16000).

Project fields:
Classical History; European History

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$34,197 (approved)
$34,197 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1973 – 6/30/1975