Most English majors will read Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper in their coursework. I loved the work, and it made me want to learn more about her. So when this site came to my attention, I knew I wanted to share it. Gilman was a very interesting woman in her time period, so I hope you’ll enjoy learning about her life through her papers.
The Schlesinger Library presents their digital collection on Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In honor of the sesquicentennial of Gilman’s birth, and with help from the Cynthia Gree Colin ’54 Fund, the library was able to create this digital collection of Gilman’s papers.
When you arrive at the site I recommend checking out this Guide first, it will help you learn how to navigate the collection. You can also get there by clicking About and then selecting the Charlotte Perkins Gilman Research Guide.
If you want to dive right in, just click the Enter button to get started. This takes you directly into the collection where you’ll find navigation on the left side of the page, or you can use the search engine at the top of the page.
I loved looking through her papers and hope you will too!