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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.

Historian Peter Onuf on Monticello & the International Center for Jefferson Studies

ICJS-sponsored conferences, fellowships, publications, and research. More »


Since its founding, the ICJS has hosted nearly 300 domestic and international scholars from the U.S. and 25 countries around the world, including Pulitzer-Prize winning historians Alan Taylor and Jack Rakove. More »

Facilities and Resources

Information on the ICJS's offices, residential facilities, and research resources. More »

About The ICJS

Information about the Center's history and mission. More »

ICJS Departments

Current research and findings. More »

Jefferson Library
Books, reference, Web links and More »

Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series
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luisdoportoalejandre's picture
Many of my friends are really interested about thomas jefferson. I will surely share this pageto them. Thanks for the information.
Luis Doporto Al...
Phillip D. Swart's picture
Where might I find a catalog of Jefferson's trips to Poplar Forest? Has such a list ever been compiled? Along those same lines, do we know what books Jefferson would bring to Poplar Forest? I have utilized the library section on Poplar Forest's book catalog to much satisfaction. Thanks!
zebgray's picture
I recently attended a lecture at Natural Bridge. One of your staff persons spoke of an outstanding property tax bill that Jefferson owed on the property. Where can I find more information about this story? Thank you for your assistance!-Zeb Gray
Zeb Gray
aberkes's picture
Zeb, that was Jeff Looney, editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. I checked with him and he says you can find the documents in question in vol. 11, pp. 237–8, 428, 589–90. See to find a set of the Retirement Papers near you.
Anna Berkes
donniek's picture
Where would I look for potential research openings for Archaeology?
donniek (not verified)
fneiman's picture
Hi, We advertise all openings in the archaeology department here on the Monticello website: . Our most frequent openings are for experienced field technicians to help with specific survey and excavation projects. These positions typically last from two to four months. In addition to paid positions, we also have opportunities for interns and volunteers. If you are interested in exploring these possibilities, a good first step would be to email Thanks for your interest in archaeology at Monticello! Best, FDN
Fraser D. Neiman
lfrancavilla's picture
My colleagues and I - the staff of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series - are part of the International Center for Jefferson Studies. The ICJS promotes and supports research and scholarship on Jefferson and his times and hosts lectures, conferences, and workshops, generally free and open to the public. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation and ICJS have welcomed visiting scholars from around the world, some who stay for a few weeks and others who are here for several months, which makes for a fun and intellectually stimulating place to work. Anyone pursuing a project of their own should definitely check out the fellowship opportunities.
Lisa at the PTJRS


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