September 19, 2019

Video: National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and Next-Generation Historical Documentary Editions

From the National Historical Publications and Records Commission/NARA:

Video #1–Next-Generation Historical Documentary Editions 

This series introduction calls attention to the role of the NHPRC in advancing our nation’s historical research infrastructure. Through its Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions program, the Commission now seeks to encourage and support a new generation of well-conceived edition projects. Videos in this series showcase the many ways historical documentary editions advance scholarship, enhance history education, and foster meaningful public engagement.

Video #2–Historical Documentary Editions Advance Scholarship

Historians and editors from the Freedmen and Southern Society Project, the Colored Conventions Project, the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project, and the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition testify to the many ways their work is advancing new historical scholarship.

Video #3–Historical Documentary Editions Enhance History Education

Historians and editors from nationally- and internationally-significant edition projects discuss the many ways their work is benefiting undergraduate and graduate students, and enhancing history education. As you’ll learn from one interviewee, documentary editing made him a better historian! Featured projects include the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project, the Papers of Martin Van Buren, the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project.

Video #4–Historical Documentary Editions Enhance History Education

This final video in the series, historians and editors testify to the many ways historical documentary editions present their creators with new possibilities for meaningful public engagement—both in the making of the edition, and through its many uses and users. Featured projects include Jullian Bond Papers Project, the Colored Conventions Project, the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition, and the Seward Family Digital Archive.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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