Sunday, May 19, 2019

Gaspare J. Saladino, Remembered

Over at Consource, Richard B. Bernstein has posted a memorial of the documentary editor Gaspare J. Saladino, who died last week.  It commences:
Gaspare J. Saladino was one of the finest documentary editors who ever lived, a superb historian, and an expert on the framing and adoption of the U.S, Constitution. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1936, educated at Brooklyn College and receiving his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin, he studied under the great Merrill M. Jensen. For many years, he was a co-editor of the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, 1787-1791, an extraordinary project that compiled and published the full surviving documentary record, public and private, of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The sheer excellence of these volumes means that this work will never have to be done again. This project now presents its findings not only in the print edition but also online, as seen in the link given at the end of this post.