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Eric Johnson

It's a topic that has proved endlessly fascinating for a long time (and has inspired quite a body of...MORE »

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Jack Robertson
Melissa Renspie, Senior Communications Officer at OCLC, reports that, "our latest publication, a report on library, archive and museum collaboration by our contractor, Diane Zorich, and Program Officers Günter Waibel and Ricky Erway, "Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums," (.pdf: 334K/59pp) is now available on the RLG Programs Web site at http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2008-05.pdf.MORE »
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Bryan
Part of my work for the Jefferson Encyclopedia is to canvass the Information Files here at the library.  I look for research reports and documentary references that Monticello researchers have done over the years.  Many people never knew that there was information out there on a particular topic. ...MORE »
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Anna Berkes

A patron asked us about a very unusual quotation the other day: apparently someone, sometime said that Thomas Jefferson was "...a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father..."; this was supposedly a comment made by Jefferson's...MORE »

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Bryan

The Leaders We Deserve In his new book, The...MORE »

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Eric Johnson

It was announced this week that the Homestead Resort in Bath County intends to restore the historic bathhouses that surround their famed mineral pools (now called the Jefferson Pools).  Thomas Jefferson is just one of the thousands of Virginians,...MORE »

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Anna Berkes
For your reading enjoyment, here are some other possible names for this blog that we either came up with ourselves or that were submitted by creative family, friends and coworkers:
  • A Nickel's Worth
  • From TJ to you
  • Blogocello
  • Commonplace Review
  • "Your Tomgnosis", Jeffereuna, or TJ Ousia (from a contestant armed with a Greek dictionary)
  • Blog of the Revolution
  • Sage of the Blogosphere
  • Monticello Rumblings
  • Annalou and TJ Too
  • When in the course of blogging events
  • MORE »
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Bryan
Picking up a recent Economist magazine, an article discusses how desalination of the oceans for usable water is becoming less expensive these days. San Diego has built a large plant, as have a few Australian cities. What does this have to do with Jefferson? It is science related, thus...MORE »
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Jack Robertson
An interesting article about Clay Jenkinson's 2006 appearance on the Colbert Report, along with two other prominent Thomas Jefferson interpreters, is online here...along with Clay's apology to TJ for appearing on the show, and TJ's...MORE »
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Eric Johnson
Thought our loyal readers might be interested in some other Jefferson-related events coming up soon: September 13, 2008 Accuracy and Elegance: How Fry and Jefferson Made a Better map of Virginia Library of Virginia, Richmond, VAMORE »
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