The Winnifred Eaton Archive would not have been possible without the creativity and support of many institutions and individuals. We wish to thank the University of British Columbia, Loyola University Maryland, and the University of Victoria for their sustained support of this project. We also gratefully acknowledge the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada ( and UBC’s Department of English Language and Literatures. Special thanks to Susan Brown and Dean Irvine for DH support and inspiration, to Martin Holmes and Stewart Arneil for their e-hospitality, and to Megan Meredith Lobay (Advanced Research Computing, UBC), Eka Grguric (Research Commons, UBC Library), and Ricardo Serrano (Arts ISIT, UBC) for helping us navigate UBC’s DH support infrastructure. Eternal gratitude to Dr. Serina Patterson, web designer extraordinaire.
We also would like to thank Winnifred Eaton Babcock Reeve descendants Diana Birchall, Elizabeth Rooney, Frank Rooney, and Eileen Hathaway for their generosity, interest, and shared stories about their inspiring ancestor. Winnifred Eaton Babcock Reeve scholars from around the world, particularly Karen Skinazi, Jennifer Harris, Dominika Ferens, and Shaun Hunter, also generously contributed photographs, facts, scans, critical input and ideas.
This site would not have been possible without around-the-clock service by UBC interlibrary loans librarians before and during the COVID pandemic and the generous loan of materials from the following libraries and collections: Special Collections and other holdings at the University of Calgary Library, Hathi Trust, Google Books, Project Gutenberg, American Periodicals, Library of Congress, Free Library of Philadelphia, New Hampshire Libraries, Newberry Library, Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, the Winterthur Library, the University of Illinois-Chicago Library, the Center for Research Libraries, Perry Castañeda Library at University of Texas-Austin, Yale University Libraries, Rauner Library at Dartmouth College, Koerner Library at the University of British Columbia, Anderson Library at the University of Minnesota, Anderson Library at the University of Michigan Library, the British Library, the Bodleian Library, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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People Mentioned

Mary Chapman

Mary Chapman is the Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive, a Professor of English, and Academic Director of the Public Humanities Hub at University of British Columbia. She is the author of the award-winning monograph Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and US Modernism (Oxford UP) and of numerous articles about American literature and women writers. She has also edited Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton (McGill-Queen’s UP) and published essays on the Eaton sisters in American Quarterly, MELUS, Legacy, Canadian Literature, and American Periodicals. Her current research project is a microhistory of the Eaton family. For more information, see

Jean Lee Cole

Jean Lee Cole is Senior Consultant on The Winnifred Eaton Archive, author of The Literary Voices of Winnifred Eaton: Redefining Ethnicity and Authenticity (2002), co-editor of A Japanese Nightingale and Madame Butterfly: Two Orientalist Texts (2002, with Maureen Honey), and editor of the original Winnifred Eaton Digital Archive (2004). She is Professor of English at Loyola University Maryland.

Joey Takeda

Joey Takeda is the Technical Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive and a Developer at Simon Fraser University’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL). He is a graduate of the M.A. program in English at the University of British Columbia where he specialized in Indigenous and diasporic literature, science and technology studies, and the digital humanities.