Dartmouth College. Library. Webster papers Project

Dartmouth College. Library. Webster papers Project

 

Biography

Early planning for the publication of microfilm and letterpress editions of the papers of Daniel Webster began at Dartmouth in the late 1950's, a project recommended by a report from the National Historical Papers Commission which proposed a program to publish the writings of significant figures whose contributions to U.S. were not sufficiently documented. The microfilm edition of Webster's correspondence was released in 1971. The letterpress edition, which reproduced selected transcriptions of Webster's correspondence, legal papers, diplomatic papers and speeches, included text placing the papers in their historical context, and provided a complete index to all the papers compiled by the project. These 15 volumes were published by the University Press of New England between 1974 and 1989. The project was funded through grants from the General Services Administration and the NEH.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dartmouth College, Library, Webster papers Project records

DA-174
 Collection
Identifier: DA-174
Date(s): 1957 to 1989
Scope and Contents

The records include correspondence, grant applications and reports, financial records, personnel files, budgets and publicity materials documenting the compilation and publication of the microfilm and letter press editions of the papers of Daniel Webster.