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Founded in New York in 1971 as an affiliate of the UK William Morris Society, the William Morris Society in the United States strives to publicize the life and work of William Morris and his associates. We coordinate our activities with our fellow Morris Societies in the UK and Canada, and distribute UK and US Newsletters and a biannual Journal of William Morris Studies.



NYC Talk: "Victorian Connections: The Literary and Artistic Circles of William and Helen Allingham from the Collections of Grolier Club Members"

Wednesday 6 May, 5:30 p. m., The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, NYC.

Mark Samuels Lasner, co-curator of the member's exhibition "Victorian Connections: The Literary and Artistic Circles of William and Helen Allingham from the Collections of Grolier Club Members," will introduce the exhibition and speak about his adventures in Allingham collecting and bibliography. Second-floor gallery.

The exhibition, which contains books, letters and artworks connected to William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites, will be on view through 23 May. 




Upcoming Sessions:


The William Morris Society will sponsor a guaranteed conference session at the 2016 MLA on the topic of "Teaching Morris."


We have also applied for a second session, tentatively to be held jointly with the Marxist Literary Group, on the topic of "William Morris and the Legacy of Socialist Aesthetics."

Details of speakers, times and venues will appear later on this site. For questions and guest passes, please write Professor Linda Hughes at or (for "Socialist Aesthetics")

NEW William Morris Song Book

CD from Britain: For contents and information on how to order, please visit or write

Digital Independent Morris-Inspired Press:

The Kelmsgarth Press
First Publication: William Morris: The Blog by Tony Pinkney


Upcoming Panels:

"Utopias": 2-4 September 2015, University of Brighton, UK. Sponsored by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics. For more information see Send abstracts by April 17th to Bob Brecher:


Coming in 2014…

The Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900
17 February-19 May 2013, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
A version of the Tate Britain exhibition, Fall 2012, with a second display, Pre-Raphaelites and the Book

Other Events in the US:

England Private Press Tour 18-28 October 2015, " Arts and Crafts Tour, focusing on the Cotswolds, Oxford, and London. For more information, see or write

Newport Summer Schools: Newport, Rhode Island, 29 May-7 June, 2015; Chicago 11-16 June, 2015; London, 27-June-July 12, 2015 (Victorian London); and English Midlands Tour 3-7 July, 2015. Sponsored by the Victorian Society of America. For more information, see

Book sale to benefit the William Morris Society in the United States

New Illustrated Edition of News from Nowhere

New Blog by WMS Award Winner: The Morrisian

New Book:

An Original William Morris Broadside
by Stephen Lee-Davis
Printed on the original Kelmscott/Gaudy Press at RIT

The Broadside
Time and the Tapestry: A William Morris Adventure
by John Plotz
Bunker Hill Publishing, 2014

Time and the Tapestry Cover
The Collected Letters of Jane Morris
Edited by Jan Marsh and Frank Sharp
Boydell and Brewer, 2012

Collected Letters Cover

Morris-related Book:

Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture. Stanford, 2012.

Shadows of Amiens bookcover
The Multifaceted Mr. Morris: A Record of the Exhibition in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library, 1–30 October 2010
Jane Marguerite Tippett
Lead Graffiti, 2012
The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census
William S. Peterson and Sylvia Holton Peterson
Oak Knoll Press, 2011

Kelmscott Chaucer bookcover
A History of Kelmscott House
Helen Elletson
William Morris Society, London, 2011
Illustrated Edition of the Works of William Morris in English,
Robert L. M. Coupe
Second edition
Published by the author, 2011
Illustrated Editions bookcover
Socialist Aesthetics and "The Shadows of Amiens"
Florence S. Boos
William Morris Society: London, 2011
Shadows of Amiens bookcover