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Silvio Bedini Papers

Identifier: 102
Scope and Contents

Silvio A. Bedini (January 17, 1917 – November 14, 2007) was a historian of science and technology. He spent most of his professional career at the Smithsonian Institution. Some of Bedini’s extensive list of publications include books, book chapters, and periodical articles related to Thomas Jefferson’s appreciation for nature and his involvement with the sciences.

Dates: To Be Added

Robert J. Chaffin Townshend Act Research

Identifier: 75

Collection 75

Dates: 2016

Noble E. Cunningham Papers

Identifier: 20

Collection 20

Dates: 1957-2005

Eugene A. Foster DNA Study Archive

Identifier: 19
Abstract The Eugene A. Foster DNA Study Archive was created during the course of Dr. Eugene Foster’s study of the Jefferson, Carr, Randolph, Hemings and Woodson Y-Chromosome pattern. The study began in 1997 and culminated with the publication of an article in NATURE magazine on November 5, 1998. The collection includes correspondence that Dr. Foster undertook during the project with colleagues and participants as well as subsequent commentary and correspondence that was generated by the NATURE...
Dates: 1997-2004

Agnes Gish Papers

Identifier: 51
Abstract Research compiled by historian Agnes Gish on the Jefferson Family connection to the Eppes Family, Harris Family, and others through the will of Ann Harris and tracts of land known as Swann’s Creek Plantation, Indian Camp, and French’s Tavern of Ballsville, Powhatan County, Virginia which sits upon said land.Note: Eppes/Epes is spelled differently in different documents and it appears to be a matter of preference more commonly spelled Eppes, whereas Epes appears more frequently...
Dates: 1982 - 2003

John Hailman Papers: The Wines of Thomas Jefferson, 1986

Identifier: 128
Scope and Contents

This collection contains typescripts of John Hailman’s research up to late 1986, entitled at the point, The Wines of Thomas Jefferson. Each typescript chapter is headed with a hand written note “©John R. Hailman, 1986.”  His book, Thomas Jefferson on Wine, was not published until 2006. See:

Dates: 1986

Jeffrey L. Hantman Archive of Monacan Archaeology, History and Culture

Identifier: 103
Origin, Logic, and Structure This archive was developed as one part of the Monacan Memorialization Project planned by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 2022. The intent of the project is to include Monacan Indian history and the contemporary community in the interpretive and research goals of the Foundation. The project includes collaboration with the Monacan people today based in Amherst County, Virginia, archaeological research at Monacan settlements at Monticello, and the development...
Dates: 1985 - 2023

Jefferson Library Manuscript Facsimiles

Identifier: Mss Facsimiles
Scope and Contents

Facsimile copies of primary source documents, many of which are in Thomas Jefferson’s hand or were written by his descendents. They include correspondence, accounts, debts, land holdings, plats and surveys, inventories, recipes, etc.

Many files contain duplicate copies, and most of the land files also have notes and/or plat drawings by Amy Facca.  Some files also contain notes by Cinder Stanton.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1743 - 1826

Charles Suddarth Kelly Archives

Identifier: 59

Charles Suddarth Kelly (1920-2008) was a self-trained Thomas Jefferson scholar and photographer. He spent time traveling in Europe documenting Jefferson’s itinerary during the journey through southern France in spring of 1787. Mr. Kelly also researched and wrote about Jefferson’s architecture. This archive includes research and writing notes as well as many photographs taken in Europe, Washington DC, New York City, and Virginia.

Dates: ***Undated Collection***

Marc Leepson Research Collection, 1996 -

Identifier: 98
Scope and Contents The Marc Leepson Research Collection consists of research files and correspondence compiled and collected by author and historian Marc Leepson as part of his work on his 1998 article published in Preservation Magazine, “The Levys of Monticello,” and his 2001 book, Saving Monticello. Files cover the history of the Levy family and...
Dates: 1996 - 2022; Other: Collection received from donor on May 26, 2022.

Filippo Mazzei Archive

Identifier: Mazzei Archive
Dates: From 1730

Charles A. Miller Papers

Identifier: 125
Dates: 1979-2012

Monticello Architectural Image Collection

Identifier: Architectural Image Collection

The Monticello Architectural Image Collection enables researchers to trace the physical history of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, from the 1770’s to the present.  The collection consists of photographs, drawings, paintings, slides, etc. of the exterior, interior with furnishings, and grounds at Monticello.

Dates: 19th to 20th century

Monticello Association Papers, 1869 to date

Identifier: Monticello Association Papers
Dates: 1869 to Date

Monticello Keepsake Collection

Identifier: E332.2 .A5

The Monticello Keepsake Collection enables researchers to view the essays composed for Board of Trustees dinners and special events at Monticello from 1958 to 2003.

Dates: 1958 - 2003

William Reynolds Papers

Identifier: 47
Dates: 2003-2009

Howard C. Rice Collection

Identifier: SC HCR

The Howard C. Rice Collection consists of research materials created and compiled by Howard C. Rice, Jr., as well as the book collection he owned.  The collection was donated by Rice to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation in 1978.

Dates: 1933 - 1978

Oscar A. Thorup Papers

Identifier: 22
Dates: 1970-1997

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Archives

Identifier: 1, 9
Dates: 1922 - 1984

TJF - 1993 Celebration Year Collection

Identifier: 34
Scope and Contents

Consists of handwritten notes, typewritten documents and artifacts created during the development and execution of the year-long celebration of Thomas Jefferson's 250th birthday.

Dates: 1987-1994

TJF - Artifacts

Identifier: 69, 73, 78, 84, 129, 130
Dates: 1854-2018

TJF - Board of Trustees

Identifier: 57 - 58
Dates: 1923 To Date

TJF - Daniel P. Jordan Papers (1975 - 2009)

Identifier: 38 - 41, 41A, 41B, 41C, 126
Dates: 1975-2009

TJF - Events

Identifier: 93-97
Dates: 1923-2019

TJF - External Relations

Identifier: 114-118, 120-124
Dates: 1903-2019

TJF - Finances

Identifier: 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 71
Dates: 1923 - 2019

TJF - Getting Word African American Oral History Project Archive

Identifier: 80
Scope and Contents The Getting Word African American Oral History Archive is based upon of nearly three decades of research materials collected as part of an oral history project founded by Lucia (Cinder) Stanton, senior historian emeritus at Monticello; Dianne Swann-Wright, former director of African American Special programs at Monticello, and Beverly Gray, historian and project consultant. Their work has illuminated and preserved the stories of people whose lives and...
Dates: 1993 to Present

TJF - Governance

Identifier: 4, 5, 6, 11, 90, 131
Dates: 1912-2018

TJF - Historic Picture Postcard Collection

Identifier: 56
Dates: Circa 1910 to 1990

TJF - Independence Day Exercises and Naturalization Ceremonies at Monticello

Identifier: 33
Abstract 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,...
Dates: 1926 - 2019