National President: Erin Moore
National Senior President: Joanne Zumbrun
National Theme: “Browsing History”
National Project “James Monroe Online”
This year, N.S.C.A.R. will be “Browsing History” by raising funds for the creation of James Monroe Online (JMO) in a partnership with James Monroe’s Highland and the University of William and Mary. JMO will be a free and open online portal to access images and searchable transcriptions of the archival collections devoted to our nation’s fifth president, James Monroe.
James Monroe once said, “It is by a thorough knowledge of the whole subject that our fellow-citizens are enabled to judge correctly of the past and to give a proper direction to the future.” JMO addresses what has been a major impediment to Monroe scholarship to date by giving scholars and laypeople alike access to the comprehensive works of James Monroe in a single free-access portal.