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 2018 annual meeting for the ADE will take place in Olympia, Washington from 21-23 June 2018. 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The Institute for Editing Historical Documents, a joint collaboration between the ADE and the NHPRC, is an annual five-day workshop for individuals new to historical documentary editing.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 American Founding Era Collection
The American Founding Era Collection is an integrated research environment that covers the correspondence of a number of key figures from America’s founding era. Beginning with the Dolley Madison Digital Edition and the Papers of George Washington Digital Edition, Rotunda formed a collection which incorporates completed and in-progress documentary editions from several editorial projects focusing on the American Founding Era. Readers are able to search and browse documents from all projects in one single place.
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.