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The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a grant for more than $200,000 to UT’s Department of History for the James K. Polk Project, as reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The project is to publish the correspondence of Polk, a Tennessean and the 11th US president. The grant will support the project through 2019. Michael Cohen, a research associate professor of history, is editor of the Polk project.

The Shopper News also featured the story (see page 8).