Welcome to the Charlotte Perkins Gilman Digital Collection
This suite contains scans of every item in the Papers of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1846-1975. The collection documents the life of the noted American public intellectual and author of The Yellow Wallpaper.
Within this suite, researchers will find material related to a variety of interests that Gilman pursued including art, economic theory, fiction writing, and philosophy. The collection contains items that document Gilman’s thinking about women’s dress, housekeeping responsibility, domestic architecture, and the demand for equal rights. Biographical information is also searchable and will lead to documents about Gilman’s family, marriage and divorce, the custody of her child, travel, and her extraordinary career.
Users of this collection can browse all of the collection’s contents below, or search the collection by using names, locations, or keywords in the search bar above (example search terms: Katharine Beecher Stetson, Paris, France, and motherhood). Please log in to add user tags and to create digital folders in order to save and organize especially helpful items.
The original collection is located at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.