Projects and Project Summaries from 2014

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Projects and Project Summaries from the 2014 Editing Institute

Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition
University of Western Ontario
Boas Papers
The Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition aims to reassess and re-contextualize the papers of preeminent anthropologist Franz Boas in a series of 17–25 volumes published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Dutch West India Company Papers
Columbia University
Deborah Hamer
This project aims to transcribe and translate the correspondence of the Dutch West India Company’s directors from 1629 to 1657 in the hopes of familiarizing English readers with the Company’s often unrecognized contribution to the 17th century Americas.

English Royal Genealogies in the Later Middle Ages: Visualizing Sovereign Succession
University of California Los Angeles
Sara Torres
I will be editing two fifteenth-century English pedigree rolls written during the reign of Edward IV, which contain versions of an unedited, abbreviated chronicle.

Foreign Relations of the United States
U.S. Department of State
Foreign Relations
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.

Emma Goldman Papers
University of California Berkeley
Goldman Papers
Preparing the fourth and final volume of Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years (1890–1919) for publication, and digitizing our microfilm edition.

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Mississippi State University
Grant Library
The goal of this project is to produce a scholarly edition of the Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant in both print and digital formats.

Writings of Richard Bartlett Gregg
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Gregg Papers
This project examines the published writings of Richard Bartlett Gregg alongside his previously privately held personal notebooks to gain a deeper understanding of the development of his intellectual thought.

Hemingway Letters Project
Pennsylvania State University
Hemingway Letters
We are constructing an anticipated 17-volume scholarly annotated collection of all the known letters of Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) under the direction of one general editor with the participation of individual volume editors, an advisory committee, and researchers around the world as well as the support of the Hemingway Society, the Hemingway Foreign Rights Trust, and the author’s sole surviving son, Patrick Hemingway.

Lillian B. Horace Papers: The Diary of Lillian B. Horace and Angie Brown
Texas Southern University
Karen Kossie-Chernyshev
I am working to create scholarly editions of the personal diary and second novel of Lillian Jones Horace (1880–1965), Texas’s (and perhaps the US South’s) earliest known African American woman novelist for the modern period.

On the Record: Featured Documents of the House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives
On the Record
“On the Record” is a web-based collaborative project between the Office of Art & Archives and the Office of the Historian at the U.S. House of Representatives which aims to publish House documents as a means to provide a broad institutional focus for general audiences.

Uncollected Correspondence of James Joyce
Pomona College
Kevin Dettmar
An edition of the c. 1,800 unpublished letters, postcards, telegrams, etc. of James Joyce (1882–1941).

Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Governors
The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition is a multi-year documentary-editing project dedicated to locating, imaging, transcribing, annotating and publishing all documents associated with all five of the state’s Civil War governors, including the three Union governors, Beriah Magoffin (1859–62), James F. Robinson (1862–63) and Thomas E. Bramlette (1863–67), and the two provisional Confederate governors, George W. Johnson (1861–62) and Richard Hawes (1862–65).

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Stanford University
King Papers
The goal of our project is the publication of a fourteen-volume, definitive edition of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most historically significant speeches, sermons, correspondence, and unpublished manuscripts.

Elias Riggs Monfort Papers
Hanover College
Monfort Papers
The Civil War letters of Elias Riggs Monfort and his family, the subject of an exhibit and a companion website, provide insight into family life along the Ohio River as well as an account of battle conditions and soldiers’ lives as they relate to the Ohio 6th, 71st, and 75th regiments.

Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen
University of South Carolina
Pinckney Papers
The Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen project is a multi-year born-digital scholarly documentary edition that focuses on three South Carolinians—brothers Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746–1825) and Thomas Pinckney (1750–1828) and their cousin Charles Pinckney (1757–1824)—tracing their activities as military, political, and diplomatic leaders on the state and national stages from the Revolutionary War through the War of 1812.

Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
George Washington University
Roosevelt Papers
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project works to collect, annotate, and publish selective volumes of Eleanor Roosevelt’s political correspondence in the years after she left the White House.

Joseph Smith Papers Project
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints
Smith Papers
The Joseph Smith Papers Project is a documentary editing project that publishes complete and accurate transcripts of documents created by Joseph Smith or by staff whose work he directed with both textual and contextual annotation.

Papers of Roger B. Taney
University of West Florida
David Ramsey
Publish edited volumes containing the correspondence and important state papers of Roger Taney, Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Jackson and Fifth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

George Washington Financial Papers Project
University of Virginia
Washington Papers
The George Washington Financial Papers Project is a digital-born documentary edition that will lead to the development of a free-access Internet database housing and displaying accurate transcriptions of Washington’s financial documents.

Letters of 1916: Creating History
Maynooth University
Letters of 1916
Letters of 1916 is the first crowd-sourced, public digital humanities project in Ireland, aimed at creating a digital archive of letters written to, from or about Ireland between 1 November 1915 and 31 October 1916.