The Papers Of Andrew Jackson Project Receives NEH Award To Publish 3 New Volumes

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Papers of Andrew Jackson project has received a $325,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to prepare three new volumes for publication, covering 1833 through 1835. This grant is the second highest among the 21 awarded this year within the NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations program.

"This generous grant is the largest we have ever received from the NEH and comes as a welcome show of confidence in the quality and significance of our work," says Dan Feller, professor of history and director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson project.

"Together with the substantial increase in support we received this year from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, this three-year NEH award ensures that our progress towards completion of the series will continue and even accelerate."


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