It strikes me that this might be a very interesting job for one of you. The Massachusetts Historical Society are looking for an American History PhD to oversee a new edited collection of the John Adams’ papers.
The Adams Papers based at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston will host a one-year NHPRC fellowship in documentary editing beginning in the summer of 2010. Since its establishment in 1954 the Adams Papers has published 43 volumes; currently work is underway on three series, Diaries, Adams Family Correspondence, and the Papers of John Adams. The fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to explore the fields of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century diplomatic, political, and social history through the correspondence and writings of one of America’s first families. The editorial fellow will work on each series as well as the ongoing digitization of the edition. Assigned tasks will include transcription of manuscripts, proofreading, research and annotation, indexing, and many facets of book production.