The Georgian Papers Programme is a collaboration between King’s College London and the Royal Collection Trust in conjunction with primary U.S. partners, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and William & Mary.
The National Society of Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is the largest male lineage organization in the USA. SAR is dedicated to assisting their members, schools, teachers and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve their history and constitutional principles.
One SAR Visiting Professorship will be awarded annually for each of the academic years 2016 through 2020. SAR Visiting Professors will have direct access to the Royal Archives and individual workspace at King’s College London, where there will be opportunities to contribute to teaching. Professors will be expected to make a significant contribution to increased public understanding and appreciation – both in the USA and UK – of the decades surrounding the American Revolution and in so doing contribute to academic discourse.
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association was the first national historic preservation organization and is the oldest women's patriotic society in the United States. Its pioneering efforts in the field of preservation set an important precedent and have served as a model for many.
The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association embraces the challenge of engaging future generations with the continuing relevance of George Washington's leadership and character. With the help of patriotic donors, Mount Vernon intends to restore George Washington to his proper place in American hearts and minds.
Mount Vernon continues to be managed by an active board comprised of women representing different states across the nation. Because the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association does not receive state or federal funding, it depends on private support to fulfill its mission of education and preservation.
The Fred W. Smith National Library
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon fosters new scholarly research about George Washington and the Founding Era of the United States, while safeguarding original Washington books and manuscripts.
The Washington Library is extending its reach through an exciting new academic partnership with King’s College London to establish a scholarly exchange for a five-year period to support the Georgian Papers Programme. Mount Vernon’s participation is funded through the generous support of the Amanda and Greg Gregory Family Fund.
Each year, a Washington Library scholar will be named for a three-month fellowship (one month at Mount Vernon and two months in London/Windsor). Reciprocally, a scholar from King’s College London will be chosen. Each scholar will research areas of mutual interest in late-eighteenthth-century history and related subjects.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress in October signed a memorandum of understanding with Royal Collection Trust and King’s College London, to share resources to aid in the digitization of the papers of George III. The Library will support a National Digital Stewardship Residency Program fellow who will analyze the existing and proposed metadata for historical materials from this era, including the Georgian papers at Windsor Castle.
Work to be done under the memorandum will also include making the materials available to scholars; holding a conference at the Library of Congress about using collections at various institutions in a synergistic manner; and laying the groundwork for an exhibition at the Library of Congress, currently planned for 2020/2021.
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress and the Royal Archives at Windsor invite scholars to conduct research as part of the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP) of the Royal Archives at Windsor and in the George Washington Papers of the Library of Congress. On October 24, 2016, the Library of Congress, the Royal Collection Trust, and King's College London signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to share resources concerning the digitization of the papers of King George III (1738-1820), the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence. The objective of the Georgian Papers Fellowship award is to allow fellows the opportunity to pursue independent research in the Royal Archives and the Library of Congress, as well as to support the related work of the Georgian Papers Programme.