About the Project

The Papers of James Monroe is a documentary editing project based at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Project is in the process of publishing a scholarly nine-volume collection of selected letters and papers documenting the life and career of the fifth president of the United States. Work on the Monroe Papers began in 1989.  To date the project has published volumes 1-5; volume 6 will be available in 2017. The Papers of James Monroe are published by ABC-Clio.


In addition to the nine-volume collection of letters and papers, the Monroe Papers has also undertaken several other publications, most notably, the two-volume Comprehensive Catalogue of the Correspondence and Papers of James Monroe, published by Greenwood Press in 2001.