June 25, 2024

Daniel Preston Presents at Monticello Symposium

Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, presented a paper entitled “Sounds in the Neighborhood: Music in the Lives of James Monroe and His Family” jointly with Katherine Preston of the College of William & Mary at the symposium Soundscapes of Jefferson’s America, sponsored by the University of Virginia and Monticello, on Friday, March 30.

Cassandra Good Publishes Research in Journal

Cassandra Good, assistant editor for the Papers of James Monroe, wrote an article that appears in the April 2012 issue of the international journal Gender & History. The article, “Friendly Relations: Situating Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic, 1780–1830,” features research from her doctoral dissertation in history.

Volume Four of the Monroe Papers Published

Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, published volume four of the Monroe Papers, which covers the years 1796-1802, in November.  Preston, who has been the editor of the Monroe Papers at UMW since 1999, received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in September.  Prior to the receipt of the NEH grant, the Monroe Papers received major support from a gift to UMW from Robert and Alice Jepson.