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About MeAssociate Foundation Librarian for Technical Services @ Jefferson Library, with research interests in Thomas Jefferson's Libraries, and the History of the Book, .... foodie, music-lover, and lifelong learner.
Whenever people ask me about Monticello, I like to tell them about the Center for Historic Plants (CHP), a hidden treasure at Monticello. Many people tend to think about Monticello as simply being the house and the gardens, but often, they tend not to be aware of the other cool stuff going on, like the CHP. Their response is often, “Really? I had no idea this was part of Monticello!” There are links to the fabulous Twinleaf Journal, put out by CHP, and to the seed and plant catalogs available online.Endrina Tay
November 15, 2010 on Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
A one-stop shop for access to research databases of 18th and 19th century books, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, documentary papers, and genealogical resources. I have access to hundreds and thousands of period documents right from my desktop at work! It’s amazing what’s possible. I can’t imagine doing without any of these vital resources for my research today.Endrina Tay
November 15, 2010 on Research Databases
Apart from the well established Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series documentary project, the Family Letters Project is another example of the pioneering scholarship that is undertaken at Monticello at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies. By making freely available to the public full-text searchable transcriptions of letters from Jefferson’s family members, my colleagues from the Retirement Series are making accessible such a rich body of primary source material that would otherwise remain untapped in this area of research. I love reading each new featured letter on this site, and am looking forward to more !Endrina Tay
November 15, 2010 on Currently Featured Letter