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Department of History


Staff

Staff of the Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen

Connie Schulz
Project Director and Senior Editor – Constance B. Schulz, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of History, University of South Carolina, retired in 2008 as Co‑Director of USC’s highly regarded Public History program, in which she taught archives administration. A staff researcher for the Booker T. Washington Papers in 1974 and NHPRC Fellow in Documentary Editing at the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress in 1980–1981, she served as the final Managing Editor of the Papers of Henry Laurens from 2001–2004 and Project Director for the Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry from 2008–2012.

 

 

Bob Karachuk
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Director of the Association for Documentary Editing, he administered the NHPRC-funded Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents from 2014–2016.
 


 

Mary Sherrer
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.


 

Robin Copp
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.
 

 

Rachel Love Monroy
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.


 

Peggy Clark

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.