Stanford University Libraries receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funding for ePADD phase three development

January 17, 2020
Sally DeBauche

We are excited to announce that the ePADD project has been awarded a grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the planning and future development of the ePADD software!

ePADD is free and open-source computational analysis software developed by Stanford University Libraries Special Collections & University Archives and partners that facilitates screening, browsing, and access for historically and culturally significant email collections.

This third phase of funding, beginning January, 2020, will focus on the redevelopment of the Discovery Module, ePADD’s web based user discovery interface as a Platform-as-a-Service model. This new cloud-based Discovery Module will serve as a cross institutional discovery platform for email collections. Additional work will focus on improving ePADD’s ability to process large email collections and optimizing other features. Stanford Special Collections will undertake this work in partnership with Harvard Library.

Previous phases of development have been funded by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission and the Institute for Museum & Library Studies.

More information about ePADD, including links to the software, documentation, community forums, and the mailing list, can be found on the ePADD project website

For additional information or questions about the project, please contact the project team at, or follow us on Twitter at @e_padd.