Digital WPI

Dickens and Theo Brown Diaries websites currently unavailable

The Novels Online section of and all of are unavailable at this time. We are working to restore full access to both websites. If you need additional assistance, please contact Updated: 2015.03.13

Part of Gordon Library’s developing digital curation initiative, Digital WPI brings together digital collections supporting scholarly, historical, and cultural research and exploration. Publications, projects, presentations, patents, institutional archives, manuscript collections, images, recordings, and exhibits created or collected by the WPI community are all available as part of Digital WPI platforms.

Digital Scholarship at WPI


Serving as the institutional digital repository, DigitalCommons@WPI collects, organizes, preserves, and showcases WPI’s collective scholarship. Digital Commons@WPI also preserves and provides access to institutional archives and historical collections.

Individuals, departments, labs, institutes, centers, and campus organizations are all encouraged to contribute work to DigitalCommons@WPI.

DigitalCommons@WPI Author Gallery

DigitalCommons@WPI Author Gallery, powered by SelectedWorks, offers faculty and staff portfolio spaces to complement other WPI Web pages and profiles. Works published in DigitalCommons@WPI and in other Open Access repositories and journals can be collected and categorized. Citations to restricted access articles and other works may also be included. WPI community members can create and self-manage their own SelectedWorks site.

WPI Historical and Cultural Collections

WPI Historical Collections

Gordon Library is actively digitizing and capturing born digital images, histories, scrapbooks, student publications, and recordings of people, places, and events that when gathered together represent nearly 150 years of WPI's history. These resources are being made accessible as part of the historical collections in DigitalCommons@WPI.

Cultural Collections and Online Exhibits

Drawing from the Fellman Charles Dickens Collection, the Brenner Sculpture Collection, the Woodbury and Company Collection, and the Theo Brown Diaries Collection, Gordon Library has created several digital collections and exhibits of cultural heritage collections, including:

  • Project Boz, an initiative to digitize all of Charles Dickens's novels in their original serial form.
  • Theo Brown Diaries, representing approximately 24,000 pages of observations and sketches by a noted John Deere engineer and  member of WPI's Class of 1901 about life in the 20th Century.
  • Woodbury and Company Digital Collection, an extensive collection of company letterheads from the late 1800s through the late 1900s.


For more information about Digital WPI or the Library's broader digital curation inititiatives, please contact Jessica Branco Colati, Digital Initiaitives Librarian, +1-508-831-4489 or