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Newsletter of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 3, Number 1, February 1981. ISSN 0196-7134


© Association for Documentary Editing, 1981. Used by permission.


In his presidential address at the ADE meeting in Princeton in November 1979, Arthur Link suggested that the profession's most obvious need was for "an authoritative manual on documentary editing." As a first step, Lester Cappon, the incoming president, suggested the formation of a committee whose first objective would be to determine the practicability of ADE producing a manual, and whose next objective (assuming the first was decided in the affirmative) would be to prepare a set of preliminary guidelines to be discussed at the annual meeting in Williamsburg in October 1980. Richard Showman (Nathanael Greene Papers) agreed to chair the committee and with Lester Cappon chose fourteen members (see the current list elsewhere in this issue).