This website was was created by students in Dr. Paul Westover’s fall 2019 “Romanticism and Memory” class, drawing on resources from BYU’s remarkable Rowe Wordsworth Collection. It was designed to accompany a physical exhibition at the Harold B. Lee Library, “Wordsworth at BYU,” mounted on the occasion of William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday, 7 April 2020.

Wordsworth (1770-1850) is of the most loved and influential poets in the English language. This exhibit is part of a worldwide celebration of his birth and his legacy. To learn more, see wordsworth250.org.

The curators wish to express their appreciation for Maggie Kopp, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, and Jeremy Browne, Associate Research Professor in the Office of Digital Humanities, for their indispensable assistance and support. We also thank Jeff Cowton, Curator of the Wordsworth Trust, for permission to display items from the collections at Dove Cottage. All other images in this exhibit appear courtesy Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, unless otherwise indicated.

Interested visitors may also wish to explore our sister site on Dorothy Wordsworth.

List of Contributors:

Taylore Bonds

Amanda Charles

Hailey Kate Chatlin

Chelsey Clay

Abby Clayton

Noelle Conder

Cameron Cornejo

Benjamin Denton

Kori Anne Dryer

Tesi Feinga

Staci Fisher

Erika Free

Kristina Isaak

Alex Kennington

Matthew McCollum

Chelsea McNeil

Kyler Merrill

Kristin Pedersen

Lexa Porter

Sarah Safsten

Tiffiny Safsten

Thomas Sorensen

Shoshana Weaver

Emily Wright

Lauralee Yount