October 13, 2011 — Dorothy Ann Twohig, former editor-in-chief of the Papers of George Washington, died Oct. 5 in Charlottesville. She was 84.
Twohig joined the Washington papers project as associate editor in 1969, became editor-in-chief in 1992 and served in this role until retiring in 1998. During her nearly 30-year tenure at the project, part of U.Va.'s College of Arts & Sciences, Twohig managed the preparation and publication of more than 30 volumes of the Papers of George Washington, covering his life through the American Revolution and the first term of his presidency.
She also taught courses on documentary editing for many years at U.Va. and edited a one-volume abridged version of Washington's diaries, published in 1999 by the University of Virginia Press.