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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Digital Collections

How To Use the Digital Collections

Digitized material can be accessed through the Schlesinger online collections portal, via the following address:

Upon entering the site, users can access scans of every item in the Papers of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1846-1975. Users can browse all of the collection’s contents, or search the collection by using names, locations, or keywords in the search bar (example search terms: Katharine Beecher Stetson, Paris, France, and motherhood).

Users are encouraged to log in to add tags and to create digital folders in order to save and organize especially helpful items.

Search by Keyword:


Filter your search by Subject such as Collection, Name, Location, or Document type:


You can also navigate content by selecting a Curatorial Tag:


Once registered, users can add tags to the digital material: