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Newsletter of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 2, Number 2, May 1980. ISSN 0196-7134
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City has granted $425,000 to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in support of historical editing projects of five Founding Fathers: John Adams (and his family), Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. The grant is intended to give the editors and sponsoring institutions a three-year period in which to develop other bases of financial support, as funds from federal grant-making agencies, such as the NHPRC are not expected to keep pace with rising editorial and production costs. The NHPRC will administer the Mellon Foundation award, making separate annual grants to each of the five projects.