Digital WPI showcases, preserves, and offers open global digital access to works by WPI students and faculty, and to the records and impacts of WPI throughout its history.
Theo Brown Diaries
Theo Brown graduated from WPI in 1901 and became one of John Deere’s most prolific engineers. He was awarded more than 150 patents for his designs, many of which are featured along with his observations of weather, nature, and current events. He also documents his life at home in both Massachusetts and Illinois.
WPI Historical Collections
The WPI Historical Collections document the history of the Institute from its founding through present day. The collection includes official documents, publications, reports, images, and artifacts which document student life, the curriculum, and the development of the campus. Biographical material related to notable faculty, staff, and alumni are also available.
Archives and Special Collections features a wealth of material related to the life, world, and works of Charles Dickens. Featured items include novels in their original serial form, correspondence, and an attendance book with multiple signatures by Dickens and his circle. WPI’s Project Boz is an initiative to digitize and disseminate Dickens’ works in their original 19th-century form.