The Stainforth Library of Women's Writing
University of Colorado, Boulder: The Stainforth Library of Women's Writing is a digital humanities project that studies and creates a digital archive of the largest private library of Anglophone women’s writing collected in the nineteenth century. Publication dates cover four centuries of literary history, and works were published in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The earliest work in the collection is the 1546 edition of the Examination of Anne Askew, and the most recent works are those published in 1866. The archive features women poets, dramatists, non-fiction prosaists, composers, lyricists, editors, translators, journalists, and artists. By digitizing the library and making it searchable and interactive, we aim to draw critical attention to the great extent of women’s writing in circulation in the nineteenth century, which in turn signals that these women and their texts, many of which are now rare or lost, at one time counted.