2017: National Project – Browsing History

 

 

 

 

 

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National Theme
Browsing History

National Project

This year, N.S.C.A.R. will be “Browsing History” by raising funds for the creation of James Monroe Online (JMO) in a partnership with James Monroe’s Highland and the University of William and Mary. JMO will be a free and open online portal to access images and searchable transcriptions of the archival collections devoted to our nation’s fifth president, James Monroe.

James Monroe once said, “It is by a thorough knowledge of the whole subject that our fellow-citizens are enabled to judge correctly of the past and to give a proper direction to the future.” JMO addresses what has been a major impediment to Monroe scholarship to date by giving scholars and laypeople alike access to the comprehensive works of James Monroe in a single free-access portal.

For more information about James Monroe and his home, Highland, visit their web site.

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