In my searchings for information on the craftsman style, I have of course read countless mentions to Gustav Stickley, considered by many to be the father of the craftsman style. In 1901 he started the magazine called "The Craftsman" a publication that lasted for about 15 years and includes plans for craftsman style homes. The other day I ran across a database of the magazine in the University of Wisconsin's digital collections. The database includes complete copies of all The Craftsman magazines ever published! For someone who loves to go straight to the source for the best information on a topic, this was a great find. I've been checking out some of the magazines, and have found quite an interesting collection of house plans, discussions on style and even poetry that gives more meaning and understanding to this great American style that influenced so many. The image is of the cover page for the first edition in October 1901. The entire edition is dedicated to William Morris, who was one of Stickley's biggest influences. The database is worth checking out - if you can find the time between projects. You can find the database by clicking here, or by checking out the link on the blog's homepage listed under The Craftsman magazine. It's a great read and adventure, so enjoy!