To complement our “Annotation and User Guidelines”-page (which explains, among others, our rationale for how we create our transcriptions and how we designed the collection and its search functions), this page provides users with an overview of tags, relationships, and subject headings to help you navigate our collection.

  • Tags: enhance clarity and specify the relation of an item to a
    particular research focus; linked on item pages and as word cloud displayed at the bottom each page on ArchivalGossip.com/collection. (Please note: word cloud at bottom of ArchivalGossip.com relates only to blog posts and thus uses different terminology)
  • Relationships: adapted from Archive Relational Model by George Soules and implemented via the Omeka-plugin AvantRelationships, which
    provides the opportunity to visually display relevant relationships
    among items; terms and relationships defined by us specifically for the purpose of creating a gossip ontology and enable a better understanding of same-sex relationships are highlighted in bold.
  • Subject Headings:  enable users to search the items for their specific interests via the “advanced search”-option. Additionally, there is a “refine search”-option enabled through the Facet Plugin. Our subject headings are adapted from Library of Congress subject headings; terms and relationships defined by us specifically for the purpose of creating a gossip ontology and enable a better understanding of same-sex relationships are highlighted in bold.

 

  • admirers: e.g. fan letters, favorable accounts in the press, praise in letters, …
  • artists abroad
  • auto/biography: items related to the biography
    written by Stebbins (private life writing, public and private
    responses); other auto/biographical accounts related to Cushman can be
    found in the respective exhibit
  • black periodicals: gossip columns, newspaper articles, and female journalists publishing in magazines and newspapers targeting a majority African American readership
  • breach of privacy: mostly private life writing that addresses a violation of trust
  • civil war
  • financial concerns: discussions about precarity, wages, poverty, payments for art, debt, loans, estate, trustees, …
  • gender norms/bending: implicit or explicit mentions of gender norms of the 19th century
  • gossip: unpublished instances of gossip
  • gossip–published: instances of the term or concept of
    gossip that were published in the press (articles, books, etc.);
    contemporary definitions of gossip from the 19th or 20th century
  • humor
  • illness/death
  • London
  • love: expressions of love, intimacies; For the range of
    terms applied to relationships between women based on different forms
    of attachment, refer to Merrill, Marcus, Vicinus, Faderman, Chapman (Nineteenth-Century Gender, Sexuality & Society Sources)
  • political affairs: personal material as well as press-coverage which mixes the private and the political
  • press coverage: press-related content; e.g. article and published auto/biographies; also used for letters that mention press-related content
  • public image (active): author of document considers public reputation issues (implicitly or explicitly)
  • public intimacy: public accounts that discuss or
    display intimacy between two agents, private life writing that discusses
    public consequences of intimacies, porous boundaries between private
    and (semi-)public spheres
  • publicity
  • race
  • religion
  • respectability: items that discuss socially acceptable behavior, mostly in terms of gender norms and privacy issues
  • Rome
  • rumors: “While rumours can be disseminated anonymously, gossip is always personal: an ‘intimate, usually collective narrative’ (Adkins 2002: 216) that relies on close personal ties between all involved” (Horn, Katrin. “Of Gaps and Gossip: Intimacy in the Archive.” Anglia, vol. 138, no. 3, 2020, pp. 429)
  • same-sex attraction: physical and romantic attraction between agents identifying as women
  • sexuality: mentions of physical attraction, issues explicitly related to the sexes, not necessarily tied to identity but rather focus on practice
  • social capital: relationships that constitute a social network potentially supportive of access to money, institutions, engagements/job offers, etc.
  • travel/touring: items related to performances and private traveling
  • women’s jobs 

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This Item Rule

Relationship Type

Related Item Rule

38

Reference

(implicitly) critical of

Reference

38

Reference

(implicitly) criticized by

Reference

6

Location

(temporary) home of

Reference with subject People

3

Reference with subject People

Reference with subject People

18

Reference

about

Event

34

Reference

addressed to

Reference with subject People

34

Reference with subject People

addressee of

Reference

22

Reference with subject People

adopted by

Reference with subject People

22

Reference with subject People

adopts

Reference with subject People

32

Reference with subject People

aunt of

Reference with subject People

19

Reference with subject People

author of

Reference

26

Reference with subject People

brother of

Reference with subject People

5

Reference with subject People

business partners with

Reference with subject People

28

Reference with subject People

child of

Reference with subject People

16

Reference with subject People

colleagues with

Reference with subject People

30

Reference

critical of

Reference

30

Reference

criticized by

Reference

1

Reference

depicted by

Image

1

Image

depicts

Reference

18

Event

described by

Reference

12

Reference with subject Organization

employs

Reference with subject People

27

Reference with subject People

friends with

Reference with subject People

37

Reference

implies personal knowledge of

Reference with subject People

17

Reference with subject People

in a relationship with

Reference with subject People

31

Reference with subject People

in love with

Reference with subject People

15

Reference with subject Organization

includes

Reference with subject People

20

Event

includes

Reference with subject People

8

Reference

includes this part

Reference

8

Reference

is included in

Reference

15

Reference with subject People

is member of

Reference with subject Organization

29

Reference with subject People

is mentioned in

Reference

13

Reference with subject Organization

is owned by

Reference with subject People

23

Event

is performance of

Reference with subject People

10

Profession

is profession of

Reference with subject People

11

Profession

is profession of

Reference with subject People

14

Reference

is referenced by

Reference

6

Reference with subject People

lives in

Location

7

Reference

located in

Location

7

Location

location of

Reference

2

Reference with subject People

married to

Reference with subject People

29

Reference

mentions

Reference with subject People

32

Reference with subject People

nephew of

Reference with subject People

13

Reference with subject People

owns

Reference with subject Organization

28

Reference with subject People

parent of

Reference with subject People

20

Reference with subject People

part of

Event

23

Reference with subject People

performs at

Event

37

Reference with subject People

personal knowledge implied in

Reference

35

Reference

praised by

Reference

35

Reference

praises

Reference

14

Reference

references

Reference

4

 

related to

 

24

Reference

sculpted by

Reference with subject People

24

Reference with subject People

sculptor of

Reference

33

Reference with subject People

sends

Reference

33

Reference

sent by

Reference with subject People

36

Reference

similar/identical wording as

Reference

26

Reference with subject People

sister of

Reference with subject People

25

Reference with subject People

sister of

Reference with subject People

21

Reference with subject People

sister/brother of

Reference with subject People

9

Reference with subject People

supported by

Reference with subject People

9

Reference with subject People

supports

Reference with subject People

10

Reference with subject People

works as

Profession

11

Reference with subject People

works as

Profession

12

Reference with subject People

works for

Reference with subject Organization

19

Reference

written by

Reference with subject People

Actors and Actresses
Actors and Actresses–English
Actors and Actresses–US American
Actors and Actresses–French
Artists
Artists–US American
Artists–English
Artists–Italian
Artists–Painters–US American
Artists–Painters– English
Artists–Painters– Italian
Artists–Sculptors–US American
Artists–Sculptors–English
Artists–Sculptors– Italian
Arts
Arts–Architecture
Arts–Commission and Prizes
Arts–Exhibits
Arts–Literature
Arts–Portraits
Arts–Sculpture
Arts–Studio
Athenaeum
Atlantic Monthly
Beauty
Black Periodicals
Blackwood’s
Blagden, Isabella “Isa”, 1816?-1873
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893
Booth, Mary Devlin, 1840-1863
Boston Daily Advertiser
Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861
Citation of Different Periodical / Reprint
Citation of Named Entity
Citation of Anonymous Source

Class
Connelly, Celia (Logan), Mrs., 1837-1904
Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889
Criticism
Crow, Wayman, 1808-1885
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Cushman, Edwin “Ned” Charles, 1838-1909
Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920
Daily Evening Telegraph
Death
England
England–London
Fame
Family
Fields, Annie, 1834-1915
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881
Finances
Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
France
France–Paris
Friendship
Frustration
Gender Norms
Godey’s
Gossip
Gossip–Private
Gossip–Published
Gossip–Lecture

Hale, Sarah Josepha, 1788-1879
Hawthorne, Nathanial, 1804-1864
Hays, Matilda Mary, 1820-1897
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908
Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960
Howitt, Mary, 1799-1888
Humor
Illness
Intimacy
Intimacy–As topic
Intimacy–As Source
Intimacy–With Readers/Addressees
Intimacy–With Subjects

Italy
Italy–Rome
Italy–Florence
Italy–Naples
Italy–Vatican
Jewsbury, Geraldine Endsor, 1812-1880
Journalists/Writers
Kemble, Frances “Fanny” Anne, 1809-1893
Ladies’ Home Journal
Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881
Lewis, Edmonia, 1844-1907
Lewis, Lillian Alberta ( (pseudonym: Bert Islew), 1861-?
Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904
Lippincott’s Magazine
London Illustrated News
Manners / Etiquette
Marriage
Mercer, Sallie
Meteyard, Eliza, 1816-1879
Monarchy
Mossell, Gertrude Emily Hicks Bustill, 1855-1848
Muspratt, Susan Cushman, 1822-1859
National Era
New Century
New York Graphic
New York Times
New York World
Patriotism
Philadelphia Bulletin
Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Telegraph
Political Affairs
Praise
Phrenological Journal
Racism/Racist Violence
Relationships
Relationships–Intimate–Opposite-sex
Relationships– Intimate–Same-sex
Relationships–Networks
Relationships–Patrons and Protégés

Religion
Reputation
Rumors

Saturday Evening Post
Scandal
Scotland
Self-Citation
Sentimental
Social Acceptance
Social Critique
Social Events
Social Events–Salons and Receptions
Social Events–Travels
Social Events–Studio Visits
Social Events–Misc.

Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882
Stillman, William James, 1828-1901
Sully, Rosalie, 1818-1847
Transcript
Travel Reports
United States
United States–Boston
United States–New York City
United States–St. Louis
United States–Philadelphia
United States–Washington, DC
Wallack, Lester, 1820-1888
Whitney, Anne, 1821-1915