Editing

Creating scholarly editions of historical documents requires training and rigorous attention to details. The editors at the Sanger Papers project have trained and taught at New York University's History Department Program in Archives and Public History, attended the National Historical Publications and Records Commission's Institute for Editing Historical Documents, and are active participants in the Association for Documentary Editing.

See our editorial policy for print volumes.

See a sample of editing for various formats.

Read Associate Editor Cathy Moran Hajo's article, "Last Words: Documenting the End of Lives," (PDF) in the Fall 2006 issue of Documentary Editing on questions of selection that editors need to address at the end of their volumes.

Interested in how we created our digital editions Speeches and Articles? Read Matthew Zimmerman's 2003 article, "Publishing XML Files on the Web." from Connect magazine.

Read Esther Katz and Cathy Moran Hajo's 1998 article "The Margaret Sanger Papers Project: Documentary Edition in the Digital Age," in Connect magazine.

Listen to Editor Esther Katz speak at Women's Activism and Social Change: Documenting the Lives of Margaret Sanger and Jane Addams BOOKS & BEYOND, March 24, 2003 at the Library of Congress' Center for the Book (with Jane Addams Papers Editor, Mary Lynn McCree Bryan).

We will be adding more material to this site on how the project edits its documents.