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The Institute for Editing Historical Documents, a joint collaboration between the ADE and the NHPRC, is an annual five-day workshop for individuals new to historical documentary editing.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 Frederick Douglass Papers
The Frederick Douglass Papers is one of the few major documentary editing projects in progress devoted to an African American figure. The project collects, edits, and publishes the speeches, letters, autobiographies, and other writings of Frederick Douglass in order to make the surviving works by this iconic African American figure accessible to a broad audience. The digital edition will ultimately contain all of the content of the multi-volume Yale University Press print edition of Douglass’s speeches, autobiographies, correspondence, and other writings and adds to this a powerful XML-based search functionality, linked cross-references, and the ability to navigate topically, chronologically, or by series volume.
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.