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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.


Digital Independent Morris-Inspired Press:

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


Upcoming Panels:

Helping in the Work of Creation: John Ruskin and William Morris Today. Saturday 31 May, 2014.

9 a. m. to 5 p. m. (with lunch and reception), Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, California. For further information: tel.: 510-848-3277;, and

MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, Vancouver, Canada, January 8-11, 2015.

The William Morris Society will sponsor a panel on "The Pre-Raphaelites: The Ecological and the Oceanic."  Times, places and speakers will be announced in July. We will arrange for a pass for non-MLA members; to receive such a pass, please write

We have applied for a session on "William Morris and Old Norse," to be co-sponsored by the William Morris Society and the Old Norse Discussion Group. For updated information, please write and


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:

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:

Recently published!
The Collected Letters of Jane Morris
edited by Jan Marsh and Frank Sharp
Boydell and Brewer, 2012
Shadows of Amiens bookcover

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

Digital Independent Morris-Inspired Press:

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