The George C. Marshall Foundation announced reinvestment in the Marshall Papers Project by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) with grant awards of $150,000 over three years and $44,000 for one year, respectively. Funding supports completion of editing volume 6 of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall,scheduled to be published in 2011, and editing of the seventh and final volume of the documentary set, slated for submission to the publisher in 2013.
Records of NEH support for foundation activities go back as far as 1972, with focus on the Marshall Papers project beginning in 1982. The NEH designated the Marshall Papers Project as a We the People project using funds in part set aside by the agency for this special initiative. The NHPRC has contributed to the project since 1977. Volumes one through five have been published by the Johns Hopkins University Press and are available at the Marshall Museum Shop, at major libraries, and online in digital form at www.marshallfoundation.org.
“These generous gifts from the NEH and NHPRC underscore their continued commitment to our signature project and its historic value to the nation. Such financial support has helped make the publication of this important papers collection possible,” said Brian D. Shaw, president of the Marshall Foundation.
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, serves as managing editor and project director. Sharon Ritenour Stevens continues to serve as associate editor.
Note: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this release do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.