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George Mason University Libraries preserving papers of economist James M. Buchanan

Grant and Award Announcement

George Mason University

The George Mason University Libraries Is Recipient Of Funding For Project Preserving Papers Of Economist James M. Buchanan

The George Mason University Libraries is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $334,720 from the National Endowment for the Humanities' Humanities Collection and Reference Resources program for the "Preserving the Legacy of James M. Buchanan" project. The James M. Buchanan Papers chronicle the legacy of James M. Buchanan (1919-2013) - economist, Nobel Prize recipient, and National Humanities Medal awardee - whose theories had far-reaching influence on America's national life. In addition to Buchanan's extensive scholarship, the collection contains correspondence, memos, publications, photographs, and other ephemera related to his life and academic career. Spanning 282 linear feet, the collection is the largest and most significant holding in existence of unique, primary source material related to Dr. Buchanan. A completely processed collection will ensure consistent access for all scholars interested in examining Buchanan's influence and enable the Libraries to effectively respond to numerous research inquiries from around the world.


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