Red Badge of Courage

The ultimate goal of the Red Badge of Courage (RBoC) project is to create an online critical edition of Stephen Crane’s Red Badge of Courage. Funded by the Air Force Academy, this project relies upon technology developed jointly with Performant Software Solutions, the Digital Research Center at Hofstra University, Dr. Steven Olsen-Smith of Boise State University, William Newmiller of the Air Force Academy, and other scholars. Fall semester, 2017, students at the Air Force Academy and Boise State began primary editing on this project using high resolution images of Crane’s handwritten manuscripts, stored on anĀ  International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) server. The low-resolution image shown below is of Crane’s first page. It shows a number of interesting revisions he made as he composed this widely read book, such as changing its original title. Click the image to open it in a new tab where you can enlarge it.