The MHS @ ADE
The Society was well represented at the recent annual meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE), held in Philadelphia from 15 to 17 October. The conference was attended by several members of the Adams Papers staff and by Director of Publications Ondine Le Blanc. Beth Luey, assistant editor of the Louisa Catherine Adams Diary, was a conference participant, chairing a session on women's writings and also joining a roundtable discussion about educating future documentary editors.
Several staff members continue the Society's long tradition of involvement with ADE. Ondine Le Blanc joins the organization's leadership with her election to a three-year position of councilor-at-large. From the Adams Papers, NHPRC Fellow Neal Millikan and Beth Luey will continue their respective service on ADE's Membership and Publication Committees and will be joined in committee membership by three more volunteers from the project's staff.
In a final nod to the MHS, recipients of two major conference awards have ties to the Society. MHS Fellow John P. Kaminski was awarded the Julian P. Boyd Award, the ADE's highest honor, presented every three years in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished scholarship. Helen R. Deese, MHS Fellow and editor of the MHS publication the Journals of Caroline Healey Dall, received the Lyman H. Butterfield Award, an annual award given for contributions to the field of documentary editing.