The Nineteenth Century Digital Cooperative (NCDC) is a Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Under Principal Investigator Patrick Lewis, the NCDC is hosted by the Kentucky Historical Society, and consists of three initial partner projects:

The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition

The Frederick Douglass Papers

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

The mission of the NCDC is to create an aggregated body of named historical figures, with associated metadata and biographies—some well-known but most not—referenced in the corpuses of the member editions. Bringing together born-digital and print editions as well as making room for other digital or digitized biographical data sets which are not based in edited texts, the NCDC would enhance the power and reach of digital editions working on nineteenth century U.S. topics—both increasing the efficiency of editorial production and facilitating user access to the editions.

Read more about the NCDC here.

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