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ADE Newsletter: News of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 1, Numbers 1, March 1979


© 1979 The Association for Documentary Editing. Used by permission.


To be the chief cook and bottle-washer for a project in historical editing -- literally, a one-person enterprise -- invariably results in problems and circumstances quite foreign to many of you. This editor is surely a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. He cannot assign to others specific responsibilities for periods of time or types of letters. It means, as is the case with the Iredell Papers, that the lone editor does it all -- searches for manuscripts, transcribes, edits, and so on. Indeed, during the initial years of the undertaking, I taught at Louisiana State University, which was far removed from the Iredell materials in the state of North Carolina.