Scholarly Editing and Digital Publication Projects

Yale University is home to several long-term scholarly editing projects for eighteenth century sources. Some projects hold significant reference and resource collections that are available to others for consultation, generally by appointment. Editorial staff also are available for consultation and assistance, and some programs offer internships, work study and other opportunities for student engagement.

Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University

The Jonathan Edwards Center supports inquiry into the life, writings and legacy of Jonathan Edwards through its various  research activities, scholarly editing and publication projects, and programs in international  outreach and education. The Center is based at the Yale Divinity School.  

Kenneth P. Minkema, Executive Editor and director of the Works of Jonathan Edwards and Jonathan Edwards Center. 

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Papers of Benjamin Franklin

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin collects, edits and publishes the writings and papers of Franklin. The project, established in 1954, is based in the Sterling Memorial Library.  

Ellen R. Cohn, Editor

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Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell

The Yale Editions of the the Private Papers of James Boswell is a comprehensive edition of the correspondence, journals, and literary manuscripts of James Boswell (1740-1795).  The Project, established in 1949, is based in the Sterling Memorial Library.

Gordon Turnbull, General Editor

James Caudle, Associate Editor

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Yale Indian Papers Project

Yale Indian Papers Project seeks to create a online scholarly critical edition of New England Native American primary source materials found in libraries and archives throughout the Northeast.The Project is based at the Yale Divinity School

Paul Grant-Costa, Executive Editor

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