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RQ-266072-19

Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)
Clayborne Carson (Project Director: December 2018 to October 2021)
James T. Campbell (Project Director: October 2021 to March 2022)
Lerone Allen Martin (Project Director: March 2022 to present)
The Papers of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Preparation for publication of Volume VIII (September 1962-December 1963) of the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (24 months)

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project’s principal mission is to publish the fourteen-volume annotated scholarly edition of King’s most historically significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and other works. Since its founding in 1985, the King Papers Project, under the direction of Stanford professor Clayborne Carson, has published seven volumes of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. The edition, which is scheduled for completion in 2043, provides a unique window into the modern civil rights movement through King’s life. Thus far, The Papers has been cited in over five hundred historical monographs, scholarly articles, and children’s books, giving testimony to the Project’s wide-ranging impact on scholarship on King and the movements he inspired. Our website, https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/, founded in 1995, includes digital facsimiles, audio/visual recordings, and PDF and HTML versions of its first six volumes.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2019 – 3/31/2022