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NHPRC Funds Marshall Papers Project Another Year

National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) awarded the George C. Marshall Foundation continuing support of $33,000 in the 2012-2013 year for editing and preparing for publication volume 7, the final volume of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall.  Volume 7 is expected to be published in 2014.

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.

Mame Warren, previously director for Hopkins History Enterprises at the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University, returned to Lexington last year to become assistant editor.  She had once served as special projects editor at Washington and Lee University.

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 C. Marshall.  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 on this web site under the research library section heading.  Volume 6 will be published later this year.

“The continuing financial commitment of the NHPRC to the Marshall Papers Project as well as their recognition of the historic value of our signature project has been critical to the successful production of this long-term documentary edited series,” said Brian D. Shaw, president of the Marshall Foundation.