National Endowment for the Humanities Awards the Papers of Andrew Jackson Project $325,000
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $43.1 million in awards for 2018 humanities projects across the country. The Papers of Andrew Jackson project received $325,000 to prepare Volumes 11, 12, and 13 for publication, covering the presidential years 1833 through 1835. This grant is the second highest among the 21 awarded this year within the NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations program.
Online Access to The Papers of Andrew Jackson Available
Since 1971, The Papers of Andrew Jackson project has been dedicated to transcribing and publishing Old Hickory’s entire written record. A worldwide search has gathered copies of every known surviving Jackson document, including letters he wrote and received, official and military papers, presidential addresses, drafts, memoranda, legal papers and financial records.
Now a fully searchable and annotated database of these documents is available online. The Papers of Andrew Jackson Digital Edition joins a short list of prestigious editorial projects available within The American Founding Era Collection, a digital publication of the University of Virginia Press.
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Andrew Jackson’s Bible Added to Library’s Special Collections
The Bible in which President Andrew Jackson’s family recorded household births, marriages, and deaths for more than half a century now belongs to the University of Tennessee Libraries. Jackson’s family Bible was purchased with monies from University Libraries endowments and donations from members of The Library Society of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
This important historical document could be of great use to our university researchers looking into Jackson’s lineage.
Join the University Libraries in celebrating this important acquisition at a reception and viewing of the Jackson family Bible on Tuesday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m. at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. Brief remarks will be offered at 5:30. Please RSVP to Megan Venable (firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-974-6903).
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