Voltaire Foundation

Project Description:

The Voltaire Foundation was founded by the bequest of Theodore Besterman in the 1970s, its core mission was originally to research and publish the definitive, scholarly edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire (OEuvres complètes de Voltaire). The Foundation has also attracted major funding from the Mellon Foundation to develop Electronic Enlightenment, which uses cutting-edge technology to make correspondences of the most significant 18th-century figures fully searchable.