Editing Institute Receives NHPRC Grant

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The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) has received official notification of the award of a grant by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) in support of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents and other education initiatives in historical documentary editing. The three-year grant is for up to $261,030, or 80% of the budgeted cost of the programs.

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is an annual five-day workshop for individuals new to the practice of historical documentary editing. Established in 1972, the Editing Institute has been funded by the NHPRC since its inception and administered by the ADE since 2011. The 43rd Editing Institute will be held 20–24 July 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The NHPRC grant will also support advanced workshops to be held in conjunction with the ADE annual meeting and collaborative workshops to be developed in partnership with related professional organizations. The advanced workshops afford opportunities for experienced documentary editors to enhance their skills. The collaborative workshops provide training in documentary editing to professionals who do not edit full-time but act as editors on occasion, such as archivists, librarians, and public historians.

For more on the Editing Institute and the other education initiatives administered by the ADE, please e-mail Bob Karachuk, ADE Education Director, at ade-educationdir@documentaryediting.org.