Portrait of John Dickinson


Jane E. Calvert, Director and Chief Editor

Funding and Support

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Project a Scholarly Editions grant in 2010, providing the first two years of funding.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission endorsed the Project and admitted Professor Calvert to the Institute for Documentary Editing in 2010.

The Library Company of Philadelphia, together with the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic was the first to offer the Project funding with a library research fellowship for Professor Calvert in 2009. Together these two institutions hold the two largest collections of Dickinson papers.

The American Philosophical Society awarded the Project a Franklin Research Grant in 2010, allowing travel to various archives with Dickinson's papers. The APS itself possesses the papers of John H. Powell, who devoted his life to the study of Dickinson.

Generous grants from the Bradley Foundation and the Earhart Foundation sustained the Project in 2014 and 2015.

In 2017, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission awarded the Project a grant through the program Publishing Historical Records in Documentary editions. That, along with supplemental funding from the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, sustained the project through 2018 and work on the first four volumes.

Beginning in 2020, the State of Delaware provided two years of funding for the JDP’s first full-time hire, a new Managing Editor. A second grant from the NHPRC enabled a second full-time hire, an Assistant Editor. Support also continues from the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation.

The General Society of Colonial Wars and the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky have provided funds for editorial assistance, transcription, and other expenses.

The Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion in Dover, Delaware, has long been a supporter of Professor Calvert's work on Dickinson and has given funds to the Project for travel and research.

Individual private donors have given large and small amounts, all of which are greatly appreciated.

Portrait of John Dickinson and manuscript image courtesy of The Library Company of Philadelphia