Support the Project

As a non-profit, ongoing digital humanities project devoted to the reading and intellect of one of America's greatest writers, Melville's Marginalia Online depends on non-commercial forms of financial support. Private donations to the project help to pay for web hosting and development, purchase of equipment and software, and imaging services performed at the institutions where Melville's books are preserved. As of 2021-22, private support has advanced the project's adoption of new data visualization resources available through its page viewer and described in "Policies" at upper left. Donations are tax-deductible and processed by MMO's home institution, Boise State University.

In gratitude for your tax-deductible donation of $100 (as a single sum or by installments), we'll send you the 15 oz. beverage mug pictured at the right with our banner image. The black-and-white illustration of Melville is based on the Francis Day drawing that originally appeared in The Century Magazine of October, 1895, four years after Melville's death, and the portrait is set against a full-color background of bindings that duplicate editions owned by Melville. Selected, photographed, and digitally assembled by MMO editors and student interns, the images comprising the banner aptly reflect the spirit of your support for the project.

If you'd prefer not to make your donation all at once, please give in installments. We'll keep track of your support and send you your mug when the $100 threshold is met. Donors wishing to supply full financial support for the editing of a particular author, copy, or set among Melville's surviving books should contact the General Editor, who will discuss available marked and annotated volumes, estimate expenses, and determine a timeline for completion. During production, the General Editor will keep donors informed about the progress of designated editions. Unless otherwise instructed, we list the names of all donors to the project on the "Acknowledgments" page of the project's web site.

To make a gift in the amount of your choosing, simply follow the steps for giving explained below.

Steps for Giving

To make a donation by credit card, visit the Boise State University Foundation's Online Giving Page and fill in the requested information. Supply the fund number "AR115 Melville" in the "Comments" field.

Donors can also contribute with a check payable to the Boise State University Foundation and mailed to:

Boise State University Foundation
1173 University Drive
Boise, ID 83706

Please remember to include the fund number "AR115 Melville" on the memo line of your check.

To expedite receipt of your Melville's Marginalia Online beverage mug, when you make your donation please also send us an email at the address below to inform us of your gift and supply any feedback you may have about the project. We'll confirm your donation and avoid administrative delays by shipping your mug to you right away.

Contact the Project

The editors welcome feedback and recommendations about the usefulness and performance of Melville's Marginalia Online and invite inquiries from academic and independent scholars interested in contributing to the development of its functionality and content. Please contact us by regular or electronic mail:

Melville's Marginalia Online
Department of English
1910 University Drive
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho 83725-1525

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