Dan Feller, professor of history and director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson project, was interviewed by several media outlets coinciding with President Donald Trump’s visit to Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, in Nashville on Wednesday.
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UT is home to some unique stuff. You’ve probably heard about the Anthropology Research Facility and the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection housed in a basement room in Neyland Stadium. While these two parts of campus are well-known curiosities, there are plenty of other eyebrow-raising things to see on Rocky Top.
The Bible in which President Andrew Jackson’s family recorded household births, marriages, and deaths for more than half a century now belongs to UT Libraries.
Staff of the Andrew Jackson Papers Project at UT Knoxville once again are being credited with solving a history mystery. The group that has been in the news several times in recent years for authenticating letters and debunking myths has now helped recover a 185-year-old letter written by President Andrew Jackson that was stolen from the New York State Library and Archives.