Our day-to-day summer work takes place primarily at the University of Pennsylvania’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, located on the 6th floor of the Van Pelt Library, and they provide us with crucial staff and funding resources.

Swarthmore College has been integral to the project by generously providing funding to students for their participation, has has the Tri-Co Digital Humanities Initiative. Funding for students has also been provided by the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College.

Institutions who have worked with us to include parts of their collections include Bryn Mawr College, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, Columbia University, and New York University. By branching out to these other institutions to expand the number of titles and records in the database, we hope to make the database more representative of early English-language novels worldwide and provide users with valuable additional copy-specific information by collecting records for multiple copies of existing titles.

Special acknowledgement is owed to:

The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Swarthmore Department of English Literature

Haverford College Hurford Center

Williams College Summer Internship Alumni Fund

Library Company of Philadelphia

Rosenbach Library

Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI) at Penn Libraries

Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania

Mitch Fraas, University of Pennsylvania

William Noel, University of Pennsylvania

Lynne Farrington, University of Pennsylvania

David McKnight, University of Pennsylvania

John Pollack, University of Pennsylvania

Dot Porter, University of Pennsylvania

Scott Enderle, University of Pennsylvania

Betsy Bates, University of Pennsylvania

Mick Overgaard, University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Burlingame, University of Pennsylvania

Richard Griscom, University of Pennsylvania

Laurie Allen, University of Pennsylvania

Jen Rajchel, Tri-Co Digital Humanities

Peggy Seiden, Swarthmore College

Nabil Kashyap, Swarthmore College

Anne Garrison, Swarthmore College

Kate Carter, Swarthmore College

Roberto Vargas, Swarthmore College

Liz Evans, Haverford College

Laura McGrane, Haverford College

Kara Nielsen, Columbia University

David Mimno, Cornell University

Claude Willan, Princeton University

Joe Drury, Villanova University