Online Resources

CMTS Resources

Mark Twain Day By Day

Mark Twain Day By Day was originally a print reference, meticulously created by David Fears, who has generously made this work available, via the Center for Mark Twain Studies, as a digital edition. This invaluable resource for Twain scholars has never before been available outside research libraries and rare private collections. It is a unique tool for scholars, students, teachers, and other Twain enthusiasts. Please recognize that this is a preliminary, BETA version of a resource which we will continue to develop in the coming years. 

Mark Twain: Television Star

David Bianculli, nationally-known television critic and contributor to NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, has assembled a collection of all the known times the character “Mark Twain” has occurred on television exclusively for the Center for Mark Twain Studies. CMTS hopes that this collection helps contribute to the academic discussion of Mark Twain’s portrayal in the television era and beyond.

Virtual Tour of Quarry Farm

This virtual tour shows the entirety of Quarry Farm, the Quarry Farm grounds, the Mark Twain Study, and many other locations locations associated with CMTS.  One of the major highlights is the Quarry Farm parlor, Mary Ann Cord’s stove in the Kitchen, and the Porch where Mark Twain set “A True Story, Word For Word As I Heard It.”

Catalog of Quarry Farm Furniture

A catalog of the 19th century furnishings at Quarry Farm, compiled by Walter J. Ritchie, Jr., Quarry Farm Fellow, in 2017. The catalog includes furniture that once existed in the Langdon Mansion and items specifically purchased for Quarry Farm by Susan Crane. This is an ever-growing list. The catalog will be used for preservation efforts for this Quarry Farm collection.

Mark Twain in Elmira (2013)

In an expanded collection of primary and secondary documents and photos, Mark Twain in Elmira recounts the story of Sam Clemens’ time in Elmira and underscores the importance of Elmira in the development of American literature.  Mark Twain in Elmira (1977) was first compiled by Robert D. Jerome, an Elmira businessman and Mark Twain researcher and collector, and Dr. Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr., and Elmira College Professor of History.  As information about Mark Twain’s life in Elmira grew, Jerome and Wisbey created a list of pieces they proposed for inclusion in a second edition.  This expanded second edition contains those suggestions as well as additional new content and photographs of interest to mark Twain scholars and enthusiasts.  Dr. Barbara Snedecor is the editor of the second edition.

The Major Mark Twain Centers

The four major Mark Twain Centers include the Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, New York; The Mark Twain Papers at the University of California, Berkeley; the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut; and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri.

Academic Organizations and Academic Journals

Important Sites Dedicated to Mark Twain and His Literature