About the Project
The George Washington Financial Papers Project (GWFPP), funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, is an innovative documentary editing project working to develop a free-access, open-source digital edition and editorial platform containing transcriptions of Washington’s financial documents. Users will be able to read transcriptions of the financial documents; search those documents for people, places, commodities, and currencies; browse documents by account, place, ships, currency, occupation, and services; perform searches that trace and compare transactions by type, individual, and content over any time period; download data; and follow links to related correspondence in the Papers of George Washington Digital Edition. Additionally, those interested in editing and publishing financial documents will be able to use the open-source editing platform to build robust, accessible documentary editions.
This lunchtime discussion will serve as the official public launch of of the project's digital edition. Jennifer Stertzer and Erica Cavanaugh will discuss the development of the system, how content is made accessible, what can be learned from these materials about George Washington and his world, and how the project will grow in the future.