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Academic Departments

Archaeology The Department of Archaeology is dedicated to studying and preserving Monticello's archaeological record, and to deciphering its meaning through comparative research. Curatorial Monticello is home to a unique collection of artifacts, antique books, and works of art relating to every aspect of Jefferson's diverse interests as well as to the larger Monticello community.  

Download Reports and Data

Technical Reports The Elizabeth Hemings Site.   Excavations in 1995 and 1996 at the site where Elizabeth Hemings, matriarch of Monticello's famous Hemings family, lived during the decade before her death in 1807.

Dynamic Diets at Monticello

In 2009, members of the Monticello Archaeology staff teamed up with zoological archaeologist Joanne Bowen from Colonial Williamsburg to present a collaborative academic poster at the Society for American Archaeology annual conference. The following is a summary of that research.

A Typical Day in Archaeology

"So you work in the Archaeology Lab...but what do you do, exactly?"  This is a question I have received a lot over the years from friends and visitors alike.  The answer is, quite a variety of things, actually.  Archaeology entails a lot more than the digging part.  That’s what I love about it; it’s a little different every day.

Horses

Below is a list of the names and foaling or purchase dates (if known) of Thomas Jefferson's riding horses.

Spurious Quotations

A collection of quotations commonly misattributed to Thomas Jefferson.

Current Cumulative Index

The cumulative index is the most up-to-date version, superseding those found in the print volumes. The abbreviation "TJ" stands for Thomas Jefferson. Cross references are hyperlinked to main entries and relevant subentries. This index only provides references to pages in the published volumes.

Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies

The Robert H. Smith ICJS is a multidisciplinary research center that oversees the work of several departments at Monticello and supports the ongoing international study of Thomas Jefferson and his world. Programs and Fellowships ICJS-sponsored conferences, fellowships, publications, and research. More »

Finding Jefferson Quotations

Thomas Jefferson is often quoted in books, news articles, and on the Internet.  Below is a guide to finding the source of quotations attributed to Thomas Jefferson, and to finding quotations from Jefferson's writings on specific topics.

Fellowships

The ICJS fellowship program for domestic and international scholars promotes research of Jefferson’s life and times and the community at Monticello.  Since its founding, the ICJS has hosted nearly 300 domestic and international scholars from the U.S.

Monticello Archaeology

The Department of Archaeology is dedicated to studying and preserving Monticello's archaeological record, and to deciphering its meaning through comparative research. Historical topics of special focus in the Department's fieldwork include landscape history and slavery, both at Monticello and in the Chesapeake region.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series

About the Retirement Series The project is creating the definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's letters and papers for the period from 1809 to 1826. More information about its history, objectives, techniques, and structure follows. More »

Project Description

The Retirement Series is creating the definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's letters and papers for the period from 1809 to 1826 in letterpress and digital forms. Jefferson's retirement is the least studied and one of the most fascinating periods of his life. During these years he founded the University of Virginia, and in selling his own unrivaled book collection, he turned the Library of Congress into a great cultural institution.

Jefferson Library Reference

The Library welcomes reference inquiries from Foundation staff and the general public regarding the life, times, and legacy of Thomas Jefferson and the Monticello plantation. There is a great deal of information available on our Web site as well, and we encourage you to explore the links below to find your way to the information you need. For more information on our reference services and policies, please see our Services and Policies page.

Monticello-University of Virginia Archaeological Field School

Archaeology of Chesapeake Slavery and LandscapeAnthropology 55896 credits