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Published on Nov 24, 2014
George Washington left behind a vast repository of rich documents: letters, financial records, military orders, legal documents, and more. Unfortunately, they were scattered across all corners of the world over the centuries following Washington's death. The documentary editors of the Papers of George Washington had quite a task on their hands, finding and editing these documents so that anyone could read them. But what is documentary editing? How does it work? Why is it important? What can we learn from George Washington's letters? Meet the Washington Papers through this introductory video and learn about the challenges that we overcome and the discoveries that we make every day.