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Organization name: Rice University
Key words: Papers of Jefferson Davis (ANY of these words -- matching substrings)
Program: Scholarly Editions and Translations*
Division or office: Research Programs*
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RQ-50543-11

Rice University (Houston, TX 77005-1827)
Lynda L. Crist (Project Director: November 2010 to present)

The Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volumes 13-14

Preparation for publication of volumes 13 and 14 of the collected papers of Jefferson Davis. (36 months)

The Jefferson Davis Project encompasses preparation of The Papers of Jefferson Davis, a multi-volume edition published by Louisiana State University Press, a substantial website, and an archive of manuscripts, books, microfilm, and printed matter open to researchers. Volumes 1-12 and revised editions of Volumes 1, 2, and 5 have been published since 1971. Volume 13, covering the 1870s, will appear in 2011. Volume 14, covering 1880-89, is the last in the chronological series and will be submitted to the Press in early 2013.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$185,000 (approved)
$182,385 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2011 – 8/31/2015


RQ-50316-08

Rice University (Houston, TX 77005-1827)
Lynda L. Crist (Project Director: November 2007 to present)

The Papers of Jefferson Davis

Preparation for publication of volumes 12, 13, and 14 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis. (36 months)

Jefferson Davis (1808-89) was a U.S. congressman, Mexican War hero, secretary of war, and senator; he was president of the Confederate States of America, author of wartime memoirs, and an enduring icon of the Lost Cause. Endowment support will ensure publication of Volumes 12 and 13 and preparation of Volume 14, the last in the chronological series, of The Papers of Jefferson Davis, the definitive edition of documents by and to Davis. The published volumes comprise an essential research and reference tool for U.S. history during most of the nineteenth century and help illuminate ongoing repercussions from the era of sectionalism and the Civil War and, in Volumes 12-14, the effects of Reconstruction. The edition is useful to students of all ages, lay readers, and seasoned scholars of the period. The project also functions as the equivalent of a modern presidential library and sponsors a large website for instant access to basic, accurate information about Davis and his times.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$135,000 (approved)
$125,450 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 6/30/2011


RQ-50124-05

Rice University (Houston, TX 77005-1827)
Lynda L. Crist (Project Director: October 2004 to present)

The Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volumes 12-13

Publication of Volume 12 and completion of Volume 13 of the Papers of Jefferson Davis. (36 months)

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was a U.S. congressman, Mexican War hero, secretary of war, and senator, president of the Confederate States of America, author of his wartime memoirs, and one of the most enduring icons of the Lost Cause. An additional Endowment grant will ensure publication of Volumes 12 and 13 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis, the definitive edition of documents by and to Davis. The published volumes comprise an essential research and reference tool for U.S. history during most of the nineteenth century and help illuminate ongoing repercussions from the era of sectionalism, the Civil War, and, in Volumes 12-13, Reconstruction. The project functions as well as the equivalent of a presidential library, bringing together not only Davis documents (his and his wife's), but also a complementary collection of other primary sources, monographs, research materials, newspapers, and maps, all made available to researchers. The project website offers instant access to considerable basic, accurate information about Davis and his times.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$95,000 (approved)
$95,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2008