Marshall Foundation Receives NHPRC Funding for Marshall Papers Project

The Marshall Foundation has received continuing support from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), which awarded a grant of $44,000 for the 2011-2012 year of editing and preparing for publication volume 6 and undertaking editing of volume 7, the last volume, of The Marshall Papers.  Volume 7 is expected to be published in 2013.

The Marshall Papers are edited by Mark A. Stoler, Ph.D., a distinguished military and diplomatic historian who wrote the acclaimed biography of Marshall, George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century.

Daniel D. Holt, who recently retired as director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and is an expert in the era to be covered in the remaining papers, is serving as managing editor.

Sharon Ritenour Stevens continues to serve as associate editor.  Mame Warren returned to Lexington earlier this year from her position as director for Hopkins History Enterprises at the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University to become assistant editor.  She served as special projects editor at Washington and Lee University previously.

NHPRC has been a significant contributor to the project since 1977.  When completed, the Marshall Papers project will result in a seven-volume set of the edited papers of George Catlett Marshall.  Volumes one through five have been published by the Johns Hopkins University Press and are available at the Marshall Museum Shop and at major libraries.

“We’re deeply grateful to NHPRC for their recognition of the historic value of one of our signature projects, The Marshall Papers, and their financial commitment that helps make it possible,” said Brian D. Shaw, president of the Marshall Foundation.