Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Period of Performance

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$450,000.00 (approved)
$450,000.00 (awarded)

Adams Papers Documentary Editing Project

FAIN: RQ-50407-09

Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, MA 02215-3631)
C. James Taylor (Project Director: November 2008 to December 2011)

Preparation of volumes 15, 16, and 17 of the Papers of John Adams; preparation of volumes 10 and 11 of the Adams Family Correspondence; and conversion of volumes 14 and 15 of the Papers and volumes 8, 9, and 10 of the Correspondence to digital format.

The Adams Papers Documentary Editing Project is a comprehensive edition of the diaries, letters, and official records, public writings, and literary miscellanies contained in the Adams Family Papers manuscript collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, supplemented by Adams documents in other collections and archives. The project focuses on three generations of Adamses: John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Charles Francis Adams, and their families.