Beecher-Stowe Family Papers Digital Collection


This project consists of a collection of approximately 10,000 digitized documents. These items include correspondence, articles, and photographs from Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, James C. Beecher, Frances Johnson Beecher Perkins, Calvin Stowe, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and other family members.

The Schlesinger Library would like to thank Andrew Silva of the Harvard Law School Library for developing the original SuiteSpot system and for then sharing his time and efforts to help develop it further for the Schlesinger Library’s needs. Thanks also to the following people: Marilyn Dunn, Schlesinger Library Executive Director and Librarian of the Radcliffe Institute for her leadership and support for the project; Amy Benson, Schlesinger Librarian/ Archivist for Digital Initiatives, for guiding the project’s first phase of technical development; Jenny Gotwals, Lead Manuscript Archivist; Amanda Hegarty, Collections Conservator; Jennifer Weintraub, Digital Archivist/Librarian; Paula Aloisio, Archivist & Metadata Specialist; Catherine Lea Holbrook, Archivist; Johanna Carll, Archivist & Metadata Specialist; Pablo Morales Henry, Schlesinger Library Programmer and Born Digital Archivist; Jason Knight, Application Platform Analyst with Harvard University Information Technology, for his consistent and generous server support as the team transitioned the suites from a locally-hosted to Harvard Library supported server system; Mary Murphy, Schlesinger Library Project Manager, who pulled all of the players together to move the Schlesinger Suites project forward.