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The Papers of Jefferson Davis

The Papers of Jefferson Davis is a documentary editing project.

From the roughly 100,000 Davis documents in our files, we are producing a selective letterpress set that is being published by Louisiana State University Press. Twelve volumes have been published thus far, covering Davis' life through 1870. They may be ordered directly from the press.  Fifteen volumes are projected.

Since we have the largest collection of Davis materials, our office also serves as a research center for scholars and others interested in the life and times of the Confederate president.