In the News

Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money. 

This article announces that the project will receive $289,100, over the next two years, from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. It highlights the many individuals, community partners, and funders, who have contributed to the project's success. here.


Project Member Carrie Knight Writes a Project Showcase for the National Council on Public History

The article explores the importance of community outreach and the Seward Family Digital Archive as part of NCPH's History @ Work series. To read the article, click here.


New Letters from 1860s added!

After a summer of TEI, our team has added 126 new letters from the 1860s. This is the first appearance of 1860s letters to the site. More to come! To read the 1860s letters, click here.


A Vast Resource

Rochester Review interviews Seward Family Digital Archive team members about the depth of research possibilities found in the online archive. Read more about what the letters can offer!


NHPRC Grant Announcement

The National Archives Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records Program awards the Seward Family Digital Archive a two-year grant for $97,000 to collaborate with retirees at a local retirement community, the Highlands at Pittsford. Volunteers work with students to transcribe, annotate and edit the Seward family papers. Find out more


Rochester Review 

The Seward Family Digital Archive is featured in the Rochester Review. Read more about the Highlands at Pittsford collaboration to learn how volunteers and students work together to transcribe documents in "Lives in Letters."


Collaboration between students and Rare Books & Special Collections

Learn how Demeara Torres, undergraduate and Seward Family Digital Archive Data Manager, learned about the importance of collaboration and the fun of history by working with the Seward letters. Find out more.


Digitizing the Past, Archiving the Future

Read about how the Seward Family Digital Archive collaborates with University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Rare Books and Special Collections and the Digital Humanities Center. 




Grant Helps Fund the Seward Family Digital Archive

A $360,000 grant from the Emerson Foundation helps the Seward Project digitize, transcribe, annotate and mark up the papers of William Henry Seward and his family. Learn more about the grant.




Seward Project Turns Undergrad on to History and Computer Science Studies

After working on the Seward Family Digital Archive, Luke Kortepeter discovers his love for history and bad handwriting. Learn more about Luke's switch.