Videos of SFDA Team

A Look Inside the Seward Family Digital Archive Project

Building a Digital Collection

Project Origins

Project Overview

Frances Seward: A Nineteenth-Century American Woman 

Digital Humanities and the Seward Project

Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation and the Seward Project

Community Volunteers and the Seward Project 

Requesting Manuscripts


Annotation and Transcription 



Uploading Letters 

Seward Project Overview, 2018

Thomas P. Slaughter, Arthur R. Miller Professor of History explains the Seward Family Digital Archive Project.


Seward Stories Presentations, April 12, 2017

Student presentations from the fourth annual Seward Family Digital Archive's Seward Stories event.

Anne Fennimore on confidential documents from Charles Sumner. 


Omar Masood on the intersections of class, race and gender in a Seward letter.


Serenity Sutherland on leaving and saying goodbye on the Seward Project.


Seward Stories Presentations, April 13, 2016

Student presentations from the Seward Family Digital Archive's annual event, Seward Stories.


Camden Burd on networked representations of Frances Seward's social circle in Auburn, NY.


Nathan Simons on Augustus Seward's early military career.


Michelle Ridout on Frances's network of friends and acquaintances.







From Fall 2015: "Spanning the Generations, One Letter at a Time"

A film about the collaboration between the Seward Family Digital Archive and the Highlands at Pittsford, a retirement community in Pittsford, NY.