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GA-276468-20

Montpelier Foundation (Orange, VA 22960-0551)
Elizabeth V. Chew (Project Director: May 2020 to present)
Implementing Phased Reopening Plan for James Madison's Montpelier

Retention of twelve staff to create on-line content for the public while preparing for the re-opening of Montpelier.

Montpelier, the historic plantation of James and Dolley Madison and the enslaved community, has been closed to the public since March 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We request funding to implement our reopening plan, which includes three stages that can be implemented flexibly in response to changing conditions and government mandates: Phase 1: The site is closed to the public, but Montpelier offers a robust suite of virtual humanities programs. Phase 2: The grounds are open and outdoor tours are offered; the House, Visitor Center, and exhibit spaces remain closed. Phase 3: Full reopening including House tours and other indoor programs, while complying with all social distancing and safety guidelines. Twelve positions would be retained in conducting the proposed activities. Most are normally funded by visitation revenue and have been considered for elimination or furlough due to the pandemic. All are critical for helping Montpelier respond to the pandemic’s impact.

Project fields:
Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$215,000 (approved)
$215,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 12/31/2020


RQ-260886-18

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Holly C. Shulman (Project Director: December 2017 to present)
A Born-Digital Documentary Edition of the Letters of Dolley Payne Todd Madison

Preparation for digital publication of the papers of Dolley Madison (1786-1849), wife of the fourth president, James Madison. (24 months)

The Dolley Madison Digital Edition (DMDE) is a born-digital publication of the complete corpus of Dolley Payne Todd Madison (1768-1849). As the wife of America’s fourth president, James Madison, Dolley Madison was the first and most significant First Lady of the 19th century, carving out a paradigm that resonates even today. This proposal seeks two years of funding to publish Volume XIII (Undated Documents), from July of 2019 through June of 2021. This trove of undated material, some 400 documents, spans Dolley Madison’s lifetime and will fill in myriad cracks in her corpus. The new materials slated for publication in the proposed volume will add depth and perspective for individuals researching gender and women’s studies, society, economics, slavery, and politics in the Early Republic and the Jacksonian Era.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$195,670 (approved)
$195,670 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 4/30/2021


RQ-50882-14

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Holly C. Shulman (Project Director: January 2014 to present)
Dolley Madison Digital Edition: A Born-Digital Documentary Edition of Dolley Payne Todd Madison

Preparation for digital publication of the papers of first lady Dolley Madison (1786-1849), including materials from 1846-1849. (36 months)

The Dolley Madison Digital Edition (DMDE) is an edited, documentary edition of the complete corpus of Dolley Payne Todd Madison (1768-1849). The mission of the DMDE is to locate, transcribe, annotate, and digitally publish Dolley's correspondence, as well as selected financial accounts and legal documents. In addition to annotations -- identifications of the people, places, and organizations mentioned in Dolley's letters -- editors research and publish editorial notes, which flesh out and contextualize this rich body of material. To date, the DMDE has published six volumes. The purpose of this proposal is to request funding to complete the DMDE by editing and publishing the final documents of Dolley Madison's life. During these last years, 1846 to 1849, Dolley reclaimed her position as a leader of Washington City's political society, a period that may be referred to as her third term as First Lady.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2018


RF-50006-09

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Bernard D. Frischer (Project Director: September 2008 to July 2009)
Worthy N. Martin (Project Director: July 2009 to May 2017)
The Digital Montpelier Project

The Digital Montpelier Project will create the first online scholarly resource for the study of Montpelier, James Madison's family estate. Through a collaboration of Gardiner Hallock, a leading architectural historian of Montpelier, and the University of Virginia IATH, one of the world's leading digital humanities centers, the Digital Montpelier Project will use the Internet to make freely available a rich database of materials collected and created from 2003 to 2008 during an effort to completely restore the Montpelier mansion to the condition that James and Dolley Madison knew in the 1820s. The records in the Digital Montpelier Project database will be linked to features of highly realistic and accurate 3D digital models of the site created by IATH for use at the new Visitor Center at Montpelier. The resulting digital information system will offer users the chance to take "virtual fieldtrips" to Montpelier where they can visualize the evolution of the site in a new way.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships at Digital Humanities Centers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$100,800 (approved)
$100,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2009 – 11/30/2010


RQ-50319-08

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Holly C. Shulman (Project Director: November 2007 to November 2017)
Dolley Madison Digital Edition

Work on the second stage of the Dolley Madison digital edition project, including completion of transcriptions, annotation through 1846, and publication through 1844. (36 months)

The purpose of this project is to continue work on the Dolley Madison Digital Edition (DMDE). During this grant period we will complete the transcriptions, bring the annotations through 1846, and publish through 1844. Dolley Madison was the most important First Lady of the 19th Century, and she created a model for the position that remains relevant to this day. The DMDE is already an important resource for scholars of the Early Republic and of Women's history, and a model of born-digital documentary editing.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$165,000 (approved)
$164,998 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 6/30/2012


TI-50098-07

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. (St. Paul, MN 55101-1492)
Catherine M. Allan (Project Director: November 2006 to February 2012)
Dolley Madison

Production of a 90-minute television documentary and web site on the life and career of Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth president of the United States, James Madison.

This proposal is for production of DOLLEY MADISON, a 90-minute television film documenting the life and career of Dolley Payne Todd Madison which is intended for broadcast nationally on PBS in 2008. It is produced and directed by the team that created the Emmy Award-winning Benjamin Franklin for PBS. Drawing on recent biographies and scholarship, DOLLEY MADISON will re-introduce Americans to the achievements of this charismatic First Lady. As the wife of the fourth president, Dolley Madison was a significant participant in the shaping of the United States during its early days as a nation, when the country was struggling to define what it meant to be a republic. The film will explore the ways Dolley Madison used her unelected position to legitimize Washington D.C. as the nation?s capital, to create a political and social style for the new country and to give Americans a sense of their own national identity.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Media TV Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$750,000 (approved)
$750,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2007 – 6/30/2010


RQ-50209-06

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Holly C. Shulman (Project Director: November 2005 to February 2010)
The Dolley Madison Digital Edition

Completion of the Dolley Madison Digital Edition and launch of The Women of the Founding Era, extending documentary editions of the Founding Fathers to the women of the era in an electronic format. (36 months)

This grant will enable the completion of the path-breaking Dolley Madison Digital Edition (DMDE) and launch The Women of the Founding Era (WFE). The WFE will extend the scholarship of the documentary editions of the Founding Fathers to the women of the Founding Era, and do so in an innovative electronic format, based on the model of the DMDE. It will span fifty years of American history and two generations of Americans who participated in the Revolution and established the new Republic. The letters of these women are currently scattered across numerous public and private repositories. This project will publish their correspondence in a manner fully compliant with TEI standards and will include background, contextualizing, materials.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$150,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 6/30/2009


BC-50221-04

North Dakota Humanities Council (Bismarck, ND 58501-4086)
David R. Solheim (Project Director: May 2004 to September 2004)
Lynn Davis (Project Director: September 2004 to October 2005)
Janet E. Rowse (Project Director: October 2005 to August 2006)
Jim Norris (Project Director: August 2006 to September 2008)
From Sea to Shining Sea: American Expansion and Cultural Change, 1790-1850

The 2005-2006 North Dakota presentations of the Great Plains Chautauqua's program "From Sea to Shining Sea: American Expansion and Cultural Change, 1790-1850," coinciding with the Lewis and Clark bicentennial.

"From Sea to Shining Sea: American Expansion and Cultural Change, 1790-1850" is the grand theme of Chautauqua in 2005 and 2006, coinciding with the Lewis and Clark bicentennial. Five scholars spend five days in a community, presenting first-person programs on William Clark, York, Sacagawea, John Jacob Astor, and Tecumseh, and offering twelve interpretive workshops for adults and children. Dolley Madison serves as each evening's moderator. The scholars emphasize the significant changes through which the nation went in those critical years.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$42,040 (approved)
$32,040 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2005 – 8/31/2006


PA-23819-01

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Holly C. Shulman (Project Director: July 2000 to March 2006)
Creating a Digital Archive of Materials Related to Dolly Madison

The creation of an electronic archive of the correspondence of Dolley Madison, 1768-1849.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$74,370 (approved)
$74,370 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2001 – 11/30/2005

Funding details:
Original grant (2001) $63,670
Supplement (2004) $10,700