The William Morris Society in the United States is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. Years in the making, the site combines our longstanding digital resources with new offerings, within a totally new design and structure.
We continue to host the full archives of The Journal of William Morris Studies and our magazine Useful and Beautiful, as well as to provide information and resources about Morris, his works, his circle, and our Society. The journal and magazine archives both use a new document system for sorting and searching. The new website also includes a more robust system for announcing news, events, and publications, and will see the return of our blog.
The website design is reflected across our organization, including in the new logo seen above, which is drawn from Morris’s botanical designs.
As part of this project, we will also soon be moving our membership management system to the Wild Apricot platform. This shift will make it easier for members to join, renew their memberships, and manage their contact information.
The William Morris Society in the United States has had a web presence since 1997 – very early for an organization of our scale and scope. Over almost a quarter century, we have been committed to making information and publications about Morris digitally available to all. Our new website will help us continue that work well into the future.
The website and logo were designed by Cari Schindler of Cari Schindler Designs, a graphic and web designer based in Tacoma, Washington. A devoted team of Society volunteers moved the project from concept to reality. Sarah Mead Leonard, WMS-US Vice President, managed the project and worked tirelessly to prepare the site for launch, assisted by many including Jane Carlin, KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, and Rebekah Greene. The entire WMS-US board contributed their Morrissian expertise. Florence Boos deserves special thanks for making the former site into such a great Morrissian resource. The new website builds upon the foundations laid by Florence and earlier Society volunteers.