What is the ADE?
The ADE was created in 1978 to promote documentary editing through the cooperation and exchange of ideas among the community of editors.
The primary foci of documentary editing traditionally have been historical and literary figures and now encompass a range of subjects: sciences, medicine, philosophy, religion, and the arts.
The ADE’s premier journal in the field of documentary and textual editing, Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing is an open-access, digital publication.
The 2017 annual meeting for the ADE will take place in Buffalo, New York from 22-24 June 2017. Find out more about this upcoming meeting as well as past conferences.
There a multitude of resources to help new and current editors with all aspects editing, from transcription and proofreading to print and digital publication.
Read our most recent announcements to stay up-to-date with projects, recent print and digital publications, job postings, call for papers and proposals, and other important news.
The Institute for Editing Historical Documents, a joint collaboration between the ADE and the NHPRC, is an annual five-day workshop for individuals new to historical documentary editing.
The Works of Jonathan Edwards Online
The Works of Jonathan Edwards Online makes available Edwards's writings and helpful editorial materials so that users can discover the historical importance of this American theologian. This digital edition is a comprehensive, searchable online database containing the materials published in the letterpress editions, as well as previously unpublished sermons, notebooks, essays, letters, and personalia. Alongside the transcriptions of these primary source materials are secondary works, chronologies, audio and visual resources, and more. This project also contains the Sermon Editing Project, which allows users worldwide to volunteer to be editors of Edwards' sermons.
Other ADE Project Websites
There are numerous projects affiliated with the Association for Documentary Editing which cover a range of individuals, families, and subject matter. The Marianne Moore Digital Archive, the Skinner Family Papers, and In Love and War: The World War II Courtship Letters of a Nisei Couple are just a fraction of the unique and diverse documentary projects. Contact us if you would like to add your project to this growing list.