Libraries receives NEH grant

The Libraries is excited to be the recipient of a grant from the NEH’s Humanities Collection and Reference Resources program for the “Preserving the Legacy of James M. Buchanan” project.


James Buchanan receiving the Nobel Prize in Economics from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, December 10, 1986.

James McGill Buchanan papers, #C0247, Photographs. Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

The James M. Buchanan Papers chronicle the legacy of James M. Buchanan (1919-2013) – economist, Nobel Prize recipient, and National Humanities Medal awardee – whose theories had far-reaching influence on America’s national life. In addition to Buchanan’s extensive scholarship, the collection contains correspondence, memos, publications, photographs, and other ephemera related to his life and academic career. Spanning 282 linear feet, the collection is the largest and most significant holding in existence of unique, primary source material related to Dr. Buchanan. A completely processed collection will ensure consistent access for all scholars interested in examining Buchanan’s influence and enable the Libraries to effectively respond to numerous research inquiries from around the world.

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