NHPRC Funds George C. Marshall Foundation's Marshall Papers Project for 2015

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NHPRC Funding will be used to complete seven-volume Marshall Papers project documenting the life and career of George C. Marshall, who was Army Chief of Staff, US Secretary of State and US Secretary of Defense.

George C. Marshall Foundation

“Continuing financial commitment of the NHPRC as well as recognition of the historic value of our signature project have been critical,” said Dr. Rob Havers, president.

National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) awarded the George C. Marshall Foundation continuing support of $29,700 in the 2014-2015 year for the publication of volume 7, the final volume of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall. Volume 7 is expected to be published in 2015. NHPRC has been a significant contributor to the project since 1977.

Editor of the Marshall Papers is Mark A. Stoler, Ph.D., a distinguished military and diplomatic historian who wrote the acclaimed biography of Marshall, George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century. Managing editor is Daniel D. Holt, who recently retired as director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and is an expert in the era to be covered in the remaining papers.

When completed, the Marshall Papers project will result in a seven-volume set of the annotated papers of George C. Marshall. Volumes 1 through 6 have been published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Copies are available at the Marshall Museum Shop and at major libraries. Volumes 1 through 6 are posted online at http://www.marshallfoundation.org.

“Continuing financial commitment of the NHPRC to the Marshall Papers Project as well as recognition of the historic value of our signature project have been critical to the successful production of this long-term documentary series,” said Dr. Rob Havers, president of the Marshall Foundation. Other continuing Federal support for the Papers Project has come from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

George C. Marshall’s career of selfless public service spanned the first half of the 20th century. He served as Army chief of staff during World War II (1939-1945) and advisor to two presidents during and after the war. He was secretary of state following WWII. His name is forever linked to post-war European economic recovery through the Marshall Plan. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership of the Marshall Plan. He was secretary of defense during the Korean War.

The George C. Marshall Foundation, located in Lexington, Virginia, preserves, protects and promotes the example of George Marshall. The Marshall Foundation is the one place where the principles that motivated Marshall are kept alive through educational programs, online presence and facilities including a museum, research library, and archives.

The Foundation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the George C. Marshall Library on June 5, 2014. On a hot day in Lexington in May 1964, US President Lyndon B. Johnson, former president Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was a protégé of General Marshall's during World War II, and Gen. Omar Bradley, who was another colleague of General Marshall and president of the Marshall Foundation, delivered remarks to open the library.

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