Thomas Gray Archive

thomas gray

Project Description:

The Thomas Gray Archive is a long-term research project dedicated to studying the life and work of eighteenth-century poet Thomas Gray (1716-1771). The Archive strives to preserve and to make accessible a comprehensive corpus of high-quality, electronic primary sources and secondary materials. By using open, interoperable standards and formats widely used in the digital humanities, the Archive offers a structured platform for scholarly communication and collaboration and is developing as a living forum with the discussions, annotations, and contributions shared by the scholarly community. The Thomas Gray Archive is a freely accessible, educational resource solely intended for teaching, research, and study. The Archive consists of two major sections: the Texts section and the Resources section. The former contains searchable electronic editions of Gray's complete poetry with critical apparatus and extensive collaborative commentary, selected prose works, a browsable calendar to Gray's complete correspondence, and a digital library of primary sources and audio-visual media. The latter section is comprised entirely of secondary materials, including a concordance, a finding aid to Gray MSS, criticism, a biographical sketch, an introductory chronological table of Gray's life and work, a glossary of names and terms, a select bibliography, a picture gallery, and links to related online resources.