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PW-50172-08Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesMonticelloBeyond the Mansion: Digitizing Thirty Years of Archaeological Research on Slavery at the Hermitage5/1/2008 - 8/31/2012$285,855.00JillianE.Galle   MonticelloCharlottesvilleVA22902-0316USA2008ArchaeologyHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access28585502858550

The completion of the cataloging of 800,000 artifacts from areas occupied from 1804 to 1858 by enslaved African Americans on Andrew Jackson's residence and plantation.

The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, was the home to over 250 enslaved African Americans. Since 1970, archaeological research at The Hermitage has resulted in the collection of over 800,000 artifacts. These artifacts represent one of the largest archaeological collections which document the history of a single community of enslaved people in the New World. The Hermitage Department of Archaeology, in collaboration with the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS), requests NEH funding to allow for the completion of analysis, cataloguing, and uploading to the Internet of the existing Hermitage archaeological collection. In so doing, the Hermitage collection will further advance the comparative study of slavery in the New World.