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RQ-249937-16

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: December 2015 to present)

Mark Twain Project

Preparation for print and digital publication of two volumes of works by Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad and San Francisco Writings; Volume 7 of his letters; a comprehensive bibliography of Twain’s works; the digital release of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; and completion of necessary upgrades to the search engine and image database of the Mark Twain Project Online (MTPO). See website at http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/MTP/.

The Mark Twain Project proposes to complete and publish—both in print and electronically on its Web site, Mark Twain Project Online (MTPO)—two large volumes in the Works of Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad and San Francisco Writings, 1865–1866. It also intends to complete the text and annotation for Mark Twain’s Letters, Volume 7 (1876–1877) for release on MTPO and in print. It will add The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and three years of letters (1881–1883) to MTPO, and complete and release the Writings Database, the first truly comprehensive bibliography of Mark Twain’s work ever attempted. It also plans to make various needed upgrades and improvements to its editorial toolbox: an EAD finding aid for original documents in the Mark Twain Papers; improvements to the subject authorities file and the image database on MTPO; and thoroughgoing documentation of its local TEI encoding and post-processing practice.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$700,000 (approved)
$700,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2018


FT-249250-16

James Lawrence Machor
Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS 66506-0100)

Mark Twain: Historical Reception and Iconic Authorship

A book-length study of the reception history of Mark Twain and his works.

I am requesting a Summer Stipend to write chapter 4 of my book on Mark Twain’s reception from the 1860s through the 20th century. Although scholars have extensively explored Twain’s life and writings, attention to the reception of his works has been limited, focusing largely on "Huck Finn." Indeed, though book-length reception studies have been done on the careers and "afterlives" of other major nineteenth-century authors such as Dickens and Whitman, no such study exists for Twain. In providing a full narrative history of the changing responses to his oeuvre, my book will be the first to draw on over 7,000 letters to Twain in the Mark Twain Papers. Given his canonical status and his nearly uninterrupted popularity since the 1870s, my book will thus fill a significant gap in reception study and in nineteenth-century literary studies while offering an original contribution that provides new insights into Twain’s position in literary history and his place in America’s cultural landscape.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2016 – 7/31/2016


RQ-50853-14

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: January 2014 to present)

Mark Twain Project

The preparation for simultaneous print and online publication of Volume 3 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, completion of editorial work on Twain's San Francisco Correspondence and The Innocents Abroad, and the addition of several of the project's print editions to the open access website. (24 months)

The Mark Twain Project proposes to proofread and index Volume 3 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, publishing it in print and on its open-access website (MTPO) by the end of 2015. (Volume 1 was so published in November 2010 and has sold half a million copies; Volume 2 was published in October 2013 and 100,000 copies have been printed.) The Project also proposes to complete all editorial work on two important early works in Mark Twain's canon: San Francisco Correspondence, 1865-1866 (some of his brilliant journalism collected for the first time) and The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrim's Progress (his first international bestseller). The Project also proposes to add the complete text of its print editions of Tom Sawyer and Notebooks & Journals, Volume 1 to MTPO, along with more letters (through 1883). And it plans to make various necessary upgrades and improvements to the infrastructure of MTPO, such as converting from TEI P4 to TEI P5.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$450,000 (approved)
$450,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2016


RQ-50685-12

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: December 2011 to present)

Mark Twain Project

The preparation for simultaneous print and online publication of Volume 3 of American author and humorist Mark Twain's Autobiography, online publication of his letters from 1881-83, and online publication of two novels previously issued as print editions. (24 months)

The Mark Twain Project proposes to complete Volume 3 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, by far the largest and arguably the most important of the works Mark Twain left deliberately unpublished at his death in 1910. Volume 3 is the last volume in this title, and like Volumes 1 and 2 before it, will be published simultaneously in print and on the Project’s website, MTPO. (Volume 1 was published in November 2010 and has sold approximately half a million copies; Volume 2 is on schedule to be published in June 2013.) The three volumes together will comprise the first complete, accurate, annotated, and authorial text ever published of the Autobiography. The Project also proposes to add the complete text of its print editions of Tom Sawyer and Connecticut Yankee to MTPO, along with another three years of letters (through 1883). And it plans to make various necessary upgrades and improvements to the infrastructure of MTPO, such as converting from TEI P4 to TEI P5.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$450,000 (approved)
$449,879 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014


RZ-20758-01

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: September 2000 to present)

Mark Twain Project (Mark Twain Papers, Works and Library)

To support the continuing preparation of an edition of Mark Twain's works and writings.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$235,000 (approved)
$235,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 9/30/2003


RZ-20131-97

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: September 1996 to present)

The Mark Twain Project (Mark Twain Papers, Works, and Library)

To support the continuing preparation of an edition of the writings of Mark Twain (1835-1910), American writer and humorist.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$270,000 (approved)
$270,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1998 – 7/31/1999


RE-21245-95

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: June 1994 to present)

Mark Twain Project (The Mark Twain Papers, Works, and Library)

To support the preparation of an edition of Mark Twain's works and papers.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$428,221 (approved)
$428,221 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1995 – 6/30/1998


RE-21066-93

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: June 1992 to present)

Mark Twain Project (The Mark Twain Papers, Works, and Library)

To support the preparation of an edition of the works and papers of Mark Twain.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$460,000 (approved)
$459,968 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1993 – 12/31/1995


RE-21043-92

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: June 1991 to present)

Mark Twain Project (The Mark Twain Papers, Works, and Library)

To support the preparation for publication of the scholarly editions of Mark Twain's novels, stories, and correspondence.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$240,000 (approved)
$240,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1992 – 6/30/1993


RE-20894-90

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: June 1989 to present)

Mark Twain Project (The Mark Twain Papers and Works of Mark Twain)

To support the preparation of four volumes in a comprehensive scholarly edition of Mark Twain's writings.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$450,000 (approved)
$450,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1990 – 6/30/1992


RE-20734-88

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: June 1987 to present)

Mark Twain Project (The Mark Twain Papers and Works of Mark Twain)

To support the preparation of a comprehensive scholarly edition of the works and papers of Mark Twain.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$405,000 (approved)
$405,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1988 – 6/30/1990


RE-20193-82

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: July 1983 to present)

The Mark Twain Project (The Mark Twain Papers and the Works of Mark Twain)

To provide supplementary support for the editing of the papers and works of Mark Twain.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$897,642 (approved)
$348,131 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1982 – 6/30/1986


RE-*1914-80

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: February 1980 to present)

The Mark Twain Papers and the Works of Mark Twain

To support continuing work on a scholarly edition of the works and letters of Mark Twain. Six volumes -- three of letters, two of "Early Tales and Sketches," and one of "Huckleberry Finn" -- will be prepared for publication; editorial work will proceed on 15 others.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$375,000 (approved)
$374,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1980 – 12/31/1982


RE-*1393-79

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: May 1979 to present)

The Mark Twain Papers

To edit the previously unpublished literary manuscripts, journals, and collected correspondence of Mark Twain.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Unknown

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$109,902 (approved)
$109,827 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1979 – 12/31/1980


RE-*1332-77

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Henry Nash Smith (Project Director: May 1977 to present)

The Mark Twain Papers

To enable the staff of the Mark Twain Papers to continue to establish accurate texts, prepare annotation, produce printers copy, and see through the press volumes of the previous by unpublished literary manuscripts, journals, and collected correspondence of Twain for the University of California Press edition of "The Mark Twain Papers."

Project fields:
Unknown

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$223,181 (approved)
$223,181 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 8/31/1979


RE-10347-76

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Frederick Anderson (Project Director: July 1976 to present)

The Mark Twain Papers

To enable the staff of the Mark Twain Papers to continue to establish accurate texts, prepare annotation, produce printers copy, and see through the press volumes of the previous by unpublished literary manuscripts, journals, and collected correspondence of Twain for the University of California Press edition of "The Mark Twain Papers."

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$123,110 (approved)
$123,110 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 8/31/1977