The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies is partnering with these organizations in its work on the Correspondence of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. Their expertise in editing, history, and publication help to make the endeavor possible.
The University of Tennessee Press is a premiere publisher of documentary editions, including The Papers of Andrew Jackson, Correspondence of James K. Polk, and The Papers of Andrew Johnson. It will publish our three-volume selected and annotated edition of Taylor’s and Fillmore’s letters.
The University of Virginia Digital Publishing Cooperative, an initiative of UVA’s Center for Digital Editing and the University of Virginia Press, brings together experts in textual editing, history, and digital humanities from more than twenty academic institutions. Documentary editing projects, including ours, will together implement a common platform for the creation and publication of digital editions. By doing so, we will expand access, quality, and discoverability of these editions while improving efficiency and minimizing costs both to our individual projects and to users. This cooperative developed in response to a joint initiative between The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and is supported by a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Rotunda, the University of Virginia Press’s digital imprint, publishes a wide range of documentary editions in its acclaimed American History Collection. As a central partner in the digital publishing cooperative, the press will publish the digital version of our selected and annotated edition.
St. Olaf College, in Northfield, Minn., recently introduced a public history area of interest within its history major. We have partnered with the History Department to recruit St. Olaf students as interns on the Taylor-Fillmore project. They primarily are transcribing letters of the two presidents.