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Staff of the Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen

connie schulz

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.

mary sherrer

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.  


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 A graduate of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, she worked as an intern with the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2009, graduate research assistant on the Papers of Eliza Lucas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.


Brooke Alexander

Editorial Assistant – Brooke Alexander, B.A., graduated from the University of South Carolina as a history major in December 2017. She started working on the Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen in January 2015 through a for‑credit internship arranged by the USC Public History Program and continued on staff while a USC student as an undergraduate research assistant. She became a full‑time project employee in January 2018.


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.


Monica Henry

Consultant – Monica Henry, Ph.D., is an associate professor of American studies at the Université Paris-Est Créteil specializing in the history of the early American republic. Her research focuses on U.S. relations with the emerging independent republics of Spanish America in the early nineteenth century. She has taken on two critical tasks for the Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen: she locates and collects Pinckney-related documents in French and Spanish archives, and she translates French and Spanish documents into English.

Former Staff

  • Robin Copp
  • Madison Santmyer
  • Chad Allen
  • Andrew Travis Smith (2013–2015)
  • Kailey Gregrow (2015)
  • Katherine Saunders (2014–2015)
  • Casey Lee (2013–2016)
  • Nicholas R. Schauder (2015–2016)
  • Paul Bartow (2017)
  • Nathan Brazell (2017)
  • Sarah Jayne Paulsen (2017)
  • Gary D. Sellick (2013–2018)
  • Robert Karachuk (2014–2018)


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