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HAA-258826-18

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Jillian E. Galle (Project Director: June 2017 to present)
Worthy N. Martin (Co Project Director: August 2017 to present)

Expanding the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery Research Consortium

Major infrastructure improvements to the multi-institutional Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery.

Over the past two decades, archaeologists have struggled to discover how the web can help them collaborate across institutional boundaries to generate accurate and commensurate data, share them publicly, and analyze them to advance our understanding of human history. This proposal from the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, based at Monticello, offers linked social and digital strategies that can meet these challenges in the archaeological study of early-modern slave societies. The project seeks Level III funding to enhance proven open-source software (www.daaacrc.org) and training programs that provide our collaborators with flexibility in how they collect data and share it with diverse stakeholders. The project will optimize search and navigation on the DAACS website (www.daacs.org) to accommodate a 10-fold increase in the number of archaeological sites represented. The project would demonstrate how a core facility like DAACS can leverage collaboration among researchers working in diverse institutions.

Participating institutions:
Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA) - Applicant/Grantee
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) - Participating institution

Project fields:
African American History; Archaeology; History, General

Program:
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$375,000 (approved)
$325,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2018 – 2/28/2021


PW-259091-18

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Jillian E. Galle (Project Director: July 2017 to present)

The Origins of a Slave Society: Digitizing Flowerdew Hundred

Cataloging and digitization of archaeological collections from the Flowerdew Hundred site, a major 17th-century plantation in the Virginia Tidewater region.  Artifacts, site records, maps, and photographs would be integrated into the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, where they would be made publicly accessible along with materials from approximately 80 other slavery sites in the Atlantic and Caribbean region. 

 


The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, in collaboration with the University of Virginia Library, will identify, catalog, digitize, and make accessible to diverse stakeholders collections from four of the earliest and most significant 17th-century archaeological sites at Flowerdew Hundred, a thousand acre plantation near Jamestown, Virginia. The occupations of these four sites span a dynamic period of settlement and agricultural expansion in the region. Fifteen of the first 25 enslaved Africans imported into British North America lived at Flowerdew Hundred by 1619. They joined indentured Europeans, neighboring Weanock Indians, and European landowners in shaping mid-17th century plantation settlements. By making accessible a vital part of the limited material record of the social and economic struggles that comprised the 17th-century Chesapeake, this project will provide data to address complex questions about a critical period of America’s development and survival.

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

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$315,000 (approved)
$315,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 4/30/2021


GI-259366-18

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Emilie Johnson (Project Director: August 2017 to present)

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty

Implementation of traveling and panel exhibitions exploring the complicated role of slavery in our national founding and the experiences of enslaved people at Monticello.

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is an exhibition that uses Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as a lens through which to explore the dilemma of slavery and the lives of the enslaved families and their descendants. Given the relevance and popularity of this landmark exhibition, initially launched in 2012 in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello (TJF) requests funding to update Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello with new content—including a feature on Sally Hemings—and launch a new national tour to four African American museums. TJF also plans a “pop-up” exhibition that will travel to libraries and schools. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello presents Monticello as a microcosm of the American story—a lens through which to understand the complicated dynamics of our founding, and the ways in which slavery continues to shape our nation.

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Project fields:
African American History; Public History

Program:
Exhibitions: Implementation

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
4/1/2018 – 3/31/2020


PW-51724-14

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Jillian E. Galle (Project Director: August 2013 to present)

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

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

Grant period:
6/1/2014 – 5/31/2018


GI-50243-10

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein (Project Director: January 2010 to present)

Mulberry Row and the Landscape of Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

Implementation of 17 interpretive stations along Mulberry Row where enslaved people lived and worked at Monticello with emphasis on individuals, families, and work in the context of Jefferson's era.

Thomas Jefferson is one of our nation???s most influential figures; his complexity and contradictions embody the paradox of his time???the promise of liberty in an age marred by slavery. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF) seeks to provide a more comprehensive understanding of Jefferson and Monticello by focusing attention on life and work at Jefferson???s plantation, home to Jefferson and his family and many enslaved people. This project will explore plantation life, the lives of individuals and families, and aspects of the institution of slavery as they existed at Monticello as well as in the broader historical context of Jefferson???s era. Its insights will reach millions of people through a permanent exhibition of 17 interpretation stations enhanced by sound, podcasts, supporting materials on the Web site, two on-site interactive computers, educational materials, staff training, and public programs.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$380,000 (approved)
$380,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2010 – 4/30/2013


PW-50357-09

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Fraser D. Neiman (Project Director: August 2008 to present)

Mulberry Row Reassessment: Digitizing a Decade of Archaeological Research on Slavery at Monticello

The completion of cataloging and digitization of 132,720 archaeological artifacts from areas along Mulberry Row, occupied from 1804 to 1858 by enslaved African Americans at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Plantation, and making the data freely available on the Internet.

In the 1980s archaeologists excavated sixteen sites along Mulberry Row, a dirt path adjacent to the neoclassical mansion that Thomas Jefferson designed and built at Monticello Plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia. The sites were once the homes and workspaces of enslaved artisans and domestics. The assemblages recovered were never completely catalogued, depriving both scholars and the general public of the possibility of using them to probe the historical dynamics of slavery at Monticello. Monticello???s department of archaeology initiated the Mulberry Row Reassessment in 2000 to digitize completely artifacts, faunal remains, and field records from this decade of fieldwork, following protocols established by the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery. This proposal seeks funds to complete the project, to make the results accessible to scholars and the public on the web, and to enhance our understanding the changing life ways of people enslaved at Monticello.

Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$304,971 (approved)
$304,971 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2009 – 4/30/2012


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 present)

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

Total amounts:
$285,855 (approved)
$285,855 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2008 – 8/31/2012


PX-50011-08

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Jillian E. Galle (Project Director: November 2007 to present)

The St. Kitts-Nevis Digital Archaeology Initiative

The development of an integrated digital archive of diverse archaeological and historical data related to the experiences of African slaves who labored on 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century sugar plantations in the Caribbean.

The St. Kitts-Nevis Digital Archaeology Initiative is an innovative collaborative project designed to further scholarship on slavery. An international team of scholars from the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Southampton's Nevis Heritage Project, and the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool will digitize and deliver on the Web information from two eighteenth-century plantations and their slave villages, one located on Nevis and the other on St. Kitts. The result will be a first-of-its-kind digital collection of fully searchable archaeological and historical data from multiple slave village sites in the Caribbean. The teams will create a robust digital archive of archaeological and historical data through use of rigorous and well-defined cataloging standards and metadata, insuring interoperability and analytical comparability. DAACS archaeological analysts will catalog all of the archaeological materials to DAACS standards. Ceramicists from the University of Southampton and University of Tennessee will analyze and digitize all slave-made coarse earthenware ceramics. All recovered faunal remains will be digitized at Colonial Williamsburg's Zooarchaeological Laboratory. The rich documentary record of these plantations will be digitized in archives in the United Kingdom and on Nevis and St. Kitts. Both archaeological and documentary data will be freely accessible through two Web-based portals: the research-oriented DAACS Web site and the publicly-oriented International Slavery Museum Web site.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$132,832 (approved)
$132,832 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2008 – 3/31/2009


MI-50080-07

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein (Project Director: January 2007 to present)

Interpreting Jefferson and Monticello in the 21st Century

Implementation of a permanent exhibition in a new visitor's center, including a film, a model of the plantation, a web site, publications, and four copies of a smaller panel exhibition, exploring how Jefferson applied Enlightenment ideas at Monticello.

To provide more comprehensive understanding of Thomas Jefferson and Monticello, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates Monticello, plans to enhance its established interpretive programs with construction of a new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center (TJVC). The TJVC is designed to educate and excite Monticello?s 450,000 annual visitors about Jefferson?s ideas--not only about Monticello but also about liberty. The new key components are an introductory film, an exhibition pavilion with four galleries, an expanded brochure, a touchable bronze model of the Monticello plantation, four classrooms for school groups, and a hands-on discovery room for families. TJF seeks support from NEH for a permanent exhibition, Jefferson?s American Experiment, the plantation model, the introductory film, the brochure, the Web site, and a traveling exhibition in order to share the ideas with a wider audience. This project was devised with support from an NEH consulting grant awarded in 2004.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Museums Implementation

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$367,200 (approved)
$367,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2007 – 4/30/2009


GM-50203-04

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein (Project Director: September 2003 to present)

Interpreting Jefferson and Monticello: New Perspectives for a New Century

Planning for an exhibition in a new visitor center emphasizing Jefferson’s public contributions to the nation as well as interpretation of Mulberry Row, a site of slave activity at Monticello.

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF) wants Monticello’s visitors to learn more about Jefferson and to come away understanding more about slavery and the diverse community of whites and blacks who lived and worked at Monticello. Building upon an existing interpretive program, this grant will bring TJF staff together with humanities scholars to determine the content of key parts of this plan: the themes and content of a new exhibition, brochure, audio tour, and film; and the restoration and interpretation of Mulberry Row, a principal area of slave activity. These additions to the interpretation will convey to visitors a richer understanding of Jefferson’s accomplishments, placing these in the context of his historical moment.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2004 – 10/31/2006


GM-50314-04

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein (Project Director: February 2004 to present)

Domestic Life and the Plantation Community at Jefferson's Monticello

Implementation of an introductory exhibition and interpretations of the dependencies at Monticello, emphasizing plantation work and the interactions of Jefferson's family with African Americans on the plantation.

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF) seeks to provide a more comprehensive understanding of Jefferson and Monticello by focusing attention on life and work at Jefferson's plantation. This three-year interdisciplinary project will create a permanent exhibition through its restoration and interpretation of eleven of sixteen rooms for living and working located beneath the main house and in flanking wings. Visitors to Monticello will learn more about Jefferson, his family, and individual workers (mainly enslaved people), and their interaction. This project will reveal the nature of plantation life and aspects of the institution of slavery, as they existed at Monticello as well as in the broader historical context of Jefferson's era.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
10/1/2004 – 12/31/2011


GM-50004-02

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Elizabeth V. Chew (Project Director: September 2002 to present)

Framing the West at Monticello: Thomas Jefferson and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2002 – 2/28/2003


CH-20914-02

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Fraser D. Neiman (Project Director: May 2001 to present)

Project to Endow Digital Archaeological Archive of Chesapeake Slavery.

Endowment for staff, education and public outreach, and technology for a Web-accessible resource for the study of early American slavery in the Chesapeake region.

Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Grants

Total amount offered:
$500,000

Grant period:
12/1/1999 – 7/31/2005


GM-26161-00

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein (Project Director: February 2000 to present)

Domestic Life and the Plantation Community at Jefferson's Monticello

Planning for public interpretation of 13 recently restored domestic activity spaces at Monticello in order to expand understanding of the plantation's economic, social, and cultural activities.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,529 (approved)
$40,529 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 7/31/2003


PH-20684-94

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein (Project Director: November 1993 to present)

Environmental Improvements at Monticello

To support the improvement of environmental conditions in Monticello and the purchase of storage furniture for material culture collections.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Heritage Preservation Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$316,512 (approved)
$316,512 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1994 – 12/31/1996


GM-24747-92

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein (Project Director: December 1991 to present)

The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello

To support an exhibition and publications on the philosophical, civic, and private worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$237,965 (approved)
$237,965 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1992 – 4/30/1994


GP-21818-92

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Daniel P. Jordan (Project Director: March 1992 to present)

Thomas Jefferson at 250: The Legacy of an American Genius

To support a national lecture series and a biographical booklet on the legacy of Thomas Jefferson.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$170,000 (approved)
$156,805 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1992 – 12/31/1993


GM-24020-89

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein (Project Director: December 1988 to present)

Thomas Jefferson: Inventor of America

To support planning for a temporary exhibition, new interpretive tour, cata- logue, and educational programs on Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$80,000 (approved)
$80,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1989 – 12/31/1991


RO-20526-83

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
William M. Kelso (Project Director: October 1982 to present)

Monticello Black Life/Craft History Archaeological Project

To support the continued excavation and study of the buildings and material remains associated with the artisans and slaves living at Jefferson's plantation, Monticello.

Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$174,800 (approved)
$174,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1983 – 5/31/1986


RS-*0314-81

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
William M. Kelso (Project Director: March 1980 to present)

Monticello Black life/Craft History Archaeological Project

To support archaeological excavation of slave quarters, slave burial grounds, and manufacturing sites at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. The project will result in published reports, exhibits and on-site interpretation for the man- sion's 450,000 annual visitors.

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

Program:
State and Local and Regional Studies

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$140,000 (approved)
$140,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1981 – 2/28/1983


RO-12633

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Farida Siddiqi (Project Director: February 1977 to present)

An Enquiry into Realms of Social Valuation

To support an inquiry into how the resolution of social problems through consensus depends on the realm of values involved and the implicit process of social valuation. The grantee will question the growing application of an economic model of valuation and behavior to analysis of social problems. He will consider the realm of economic need separate from the realms of taste, moral norms, scruples, etc. The project which will result in a book, will also consider how concepts of social agreement and coercion must be adapted to the realm of values involved.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$10,200 (approved)
$10,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1977 – 1/31/1978