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Oct. 21–Reading Primary Sources/Documentary Editions/Digital Humanities Collections

Select and Read: An exhibition from the Digital Public Library of America:  https://dp.la/

Read: “About Documentary Editing.” Association for Documentary Editing. https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=482

Due: Response Paper 4 (also—be prepared to discuss which exhibition you selected).

In-Class

Primary document examples (file uploaded to the group)

Harriet Jacobs Papers excerpt (file uploaded to the group)

Letter from Horatio Gates to John Hancock

Letter from Thorton McElroy to Sarah McElroy

Harriet Tubman affidavit for her pension

Of possible interest:

CUNY Digital History Archive

CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative

Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents

Association for Documentary Editing