Participant Info

First Name
Emily
Last Name
Sneff
Affiliation
College of William & Mary
Website URL
declaration.fas.harvard.edu
Keywords
Declaration of Independence, Early America, Founding Era, Material Culture, Print Culture, Book History, Newspapers, Public History, Museums
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About Me

I am Ph.D. candidate at William & Mary with an interest in early American print and material culture. My dissertation explores the dissemination of the Declaration of Independence in the United States and abroad in the summer and fall of 1776. I earned my MA in History from William & Mary in 2019. Before graduate school, I was the research manager of the Declaration Resources Project, part of the Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard University.

Recent Publications

Allen, Danielle, and Sneff, Emily. “The Sussex Declaration: Dating the Parchment Manuscript of the Declaration of Independence Held at the West Sussex Record Office (Chichester, UK).” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America vol. 112, no. 3 (September 2018): 357-403. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/698701.

Allen, Danielle, and Sneff, Emily. “Golden Letters: James Wilson, the Declaration of Independence, and the Sussex Declaration.” Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy vol. 17, no. 1 (Winter 2019).

Media Coverage
The New York Times, CBS This Morning, Fox News, CBS Philly, Harvard Gazette, Washington Post, WGBH All Things Considered, C-SPAN
Country Focus
Early United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Book History, Material Culture, Museums, Public History