‘Papers of Andrew Jackson’ Garners Washington Award

From left, SHFG Awards Committee Chair Suzanne Junod, Daniel Feller, Laura-Eve Moss, and Tom Coens

UT’s Papers of Andrew Jackson project has won an award for its recently published volume.

The Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832 at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington earlier this month.

The prize is awarded every other year for “an outstanding contribution to furthering the understanding of the history of the federal government on the basis of significance of subject matter, depth of research, rigor of methodology, clarity of presentation, and quality of style.”

Volume X of the Jackson Papers was edited by UT Department of History faculty members Daniel Feller, Thomas Coens, and Laura-Eve Moss. It was published by University of Tennessee Press in 2016.

The Papers of Andrew Jackson project is working to collect and publish the seventh president’s entire extant literary record.

The project has obtained photocopies of every known and available Jackson document, including letters he wrote and received, official and military papers, drafts, memoranda, legal papers, and financial records—some 100,000 items in all.