Date of this Version
Documentary Editing, Volume 25, Number 3, Fall 2003. ISSN 0196-7134
Reprinted from 1984.
Although the article touched on many issues of concern to historical editors, I propose to focus on the scope of documentary editions and to explore the issue of selection of documents for printing, hoping to discover whether this can be analyzed as more than a struggle between editors and government officials eager to distribute federal funds more broadly.