Project Co‑Director and Associate Editor – Robert Karachuk, J.D., has worked on a variety of documentary editing projects, including the Documentary
History of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Papers of John Adams and the
Adams Family Correspondence, and the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. As Education
Director of the Association for Documentary Editing, he administered the NHPRC-funded
Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents from 2014–2016.
Project Assistant Director and Associate Editor – Mary Sherrer, M.A., served as Director of the Scarborough-Hamer Foundation from 2004–2008, managing
Kensington Mansion, an antebellum South Carolina plantation house. While a graduate
student in the University of South Carolina Public History Program from 1997–1999,
she worked on the Model Editions Partnership (MEP) and the Papers of Henry Laurens cumulative indexing project. A member of the staff of the Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry from 2008–2012, she became Project Assistant Director in 2010.
Assistant Editor – Roberta VH. Copp, M.A., M.L.I.S., Librarian Emerita, South Caroliniana Library, University of South
Carolina, retired in 2014 as Curator of Published Materials. An experienced archivist,
reference librarian, researcher, and teacher, she has worked extensively with Historic
Columbia, the National History Day Contest, the Richland County Public Library, the
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and Cheraw Academy. She served
as a part-time member of the staff of the Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry from 2010–2012.
Assistant Editor – Rachel Love Monroy, Ph.D., launched her own documentary editing project on Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson
in 2015. A graduate of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, she
worked as an intern with the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society
in 2009, graduate research assistant on the Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry at USC from 2010–2011, and research assistant on the Journal of Peter Horry with the Waccamaw Center for Historical and Cultural Studies at Coastal Carolina
University in 2011.
Volunteer Staff Editor – Peggy J. Clark, M.A., made her entire career as an editor of historical documents, joining the staff
of the Papers of Henry Laurens as Editorial Assistant in 1965 and retiring as Associate Editor in 2005. She served
as a part-time member of the staff of the Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry from 2008–2012.