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TJF - Independence Day Exercises and Naturalization Ceremonies

Identifier: 33


Each Independence Day, Monticello hosts a Federal court that naturalizes a group of new American citizens. The court is part of a ceremony that includes a speech by a notable person, American or foreign, who addresses the ideals of the Declaration of Independence. This ceremony has been performed each year since 1963. The archive contains, when available, the program, correspondence with the speaker, text of the speech, correspondence with Federal judges, schedule of events, guest lists, paperwork related to logistics, and documents related to Independence Day from a few earlier years.

Abbreviations: DPJ - Daniel P. Jordan


  • 1926 To Date

Conditions Governing Access:

Open access


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Guide to the TJF - Independence Day Exercises and Naturalization Ceremonies
Jon Elzey

Repository Details

Part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Archives Repository

Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
P. O. Box 316
Charlottesville VA 22902