Bradburn Heads New Library at Mount Vernon

Our congratulations go out to Douglas Bradburn, whom the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association has named the founding director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. As library director, he will oversee Mount Vernon’s efforts to safeguard original Washington books and manuscripts and to foster new scholarly research about George Washington and the Founding Era. Bradburn is the author of The Citizenship Revolution: Politics and the Creation  of the American Union, 1774-1804 and coauthor (with John C. Coombs) of Early Modern Virginia: Reconsidering the Old Dominion, as well as the editor of our Early American Histories series.