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).