The Sibley Watson Digital Archive was initially conceived by Marjorie Barkin Searl & Lu Harper of the Memorial Art Gallery. We wish to thank the following organizations & colleagues for their support and assistance in bringing this phase of an ongoing project to fruition:

Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries:

For their generous support for digitizing images and letters.


George Eastman Museum:

Bruce Barnes, Director

Barbara Galasso, Photographer

Ken Fox, Project Archivist

Lisa Hostetler, Curator-in-Charge, Department of Photography 

Nancy Kauffman Archivist, Moving Image Department

Ross Knapper, Collection Manager, Department of Photography

Lauren Sodano, Digital Asset Coordinator

Joe Struble, retired Collection Manager, Department of Photography


Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester: 

Jonathan Binstock, Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director

Julia Corsetti, intern, Summer 2015

Kim Hallatt, Assistant Director for Administration

Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, McPherson Director of Academic Programs

Grant Holcomb, Director Emeritus

Danielle Vander Horst, intern, Winter 2015


University of Rochester River Campus Libraries:

Mary Ann Mavrinac, Vice Provost & Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of Libraries

Phyllis Andrews, Special Collections Librarian for Modern Literature Collections, Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation

Esther Arnold, Archives Assistant, Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation

Lori Birrell, Special Collections Librarian for Historical Manuscripts, Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation

Nora Dimmock, Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Research & Digital Scholarship, Administration

Joe Easterly, Digital Humanities Librarian

James Kuhn, former Director, Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation

Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Assistant Dean and Joseph N. Lambert & Harold B. Schleifer Director of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Melissa Mead, John M. and Barbara Keil University Archivist and Rochester Collections Librarian, Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation               

Sean Morris, Interface Designer

Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian for Rare Books and Conservation, Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation

Joshua Rompf, Digital Humanities Programmer

Blair Tinker, Research Specialist for GIS

Melinda Wallington, Senior Library Assistant, Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation

Lisa Wright, Digital Format Specialist 

Sibley Watson Digital Archive Advisory Committee:

Christopher Clarke, Consulting Historian

Susan Dodge Peters Daiss, Senior Associate, Memorial Art Gallery and Division of Medical Humanities & Bioethics, University of Rochester

Dale Davis, Literary executor for the estate of James Sibley Watson, Jr. & Hildegarde Lasell Watson

Anastasia Watson Markson, great-grand-daughter of Emily Sibley Watson

Jessica Marten, Curator in Charge, Memorial Art Gallery

Joan Saab, Susan B. Anthony Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, University of Rochester

Tom Slaughter, Arthur R. Miller Professor and Professor of History, University of Rochester