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    • Catalog of American Portraits: Portrait Search

    • The Catalog of American Portraits includes 80,000 records of portraits in public (e.g., National Portrait Gallery) and private collections across the United States and abroad. Researchers may want to select "find objects with images only" because...
    • Portraits; Women
    • United States
    • Digital Quaker Collection

    • Includes works by or about numerous women, including Elizabeth Ashbridge, Elizabeth Leslie Rous Wright Comstock, Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Lucretia Mott, and Hannah Whitall Smith.
    • Quaker women; Women authors
    • United States
    • Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection

    • Searchable digital collection of pamphlets and leaflets. Activities of women's societies in opposing slavery are heavily documented. Highlights include reports from the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery...
    • Antislavery movements; Women
    • United States
    • Virginia's Colonial Dynasties

    • This online exhibit includes 24 portraits of members of the Randolph, Byrd, Carter, Fitzhugh, Wormeley, Eskridge, Page, Baylor, and Gordon families.
    • Clothing and dress; Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Girls; Portraits; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive

    • The letters between Abigail and John Adams in this collection span the years 1762 to 1801. The diary and autobiography of John Adams are also included.
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Courtship; Marriage; Presidents' spouses; Revolution, 1775-1783
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Trial Pamphlets Collection

    • The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
    • Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
    • Pennsylvania German Broadsides and Fraktur

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans, such as births and baptisms, marriages, and house blessings. Broadsides in the collection include English and German versions of "A...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • F&M Pennsylvania German Fraktur Collection

    • This collection includes more than 500 examples of taufscheins (birth and baptismal certificates), vorshrifts (writing examples), haus segens (house blessings), bucherzeichen (book plates), and drawings by German Americans in Pennsylvania.
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Highlights from the Saltonstall Family Collections

    • The papers, photographs, art, and artifacts of the Saltonstall family, one of the founding families of Massachusetts, document five centuries of family history and involvement in public life. Highlights include the correspondence of Mary Cooke...
    • Revolution, 1775-1783; World War, 1914-1918
    • France; United States--Massachusetts
    • Geography of Slavery in Virginia

    • Runaway slave advertisements from 18th century Virginia newspapers. Limiting search to "female" retrieves almost 600 records.
    • African American women; Fugitive slaves; Women slaves
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Teaching with Historic Places

    • Lesson plans in this collection include background information and examples of primary sources. Fifteen topics are listed under the "women's history" theme, including the Homestead Act; Clara Barton's house; Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill; the The...
    • Historic houses; Hiistoric sites; Women
    • United States
    • Fraktur Collection

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans. Users can limit searches by creator, location, category (e.g., Christmas greeting, house blessing, marriage blessing), and media...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania;
    • Sampler Collection

    • Browse the 64 samplers in this collection by date, place of manufacture, or type (e.g., samplers with people depicted).
    • Samplers
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    • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

    • Select "Browse/Topics" for an outline of the major subjects in the collection, including the arrival of immigrants, attitudes toward immigrants, education, and employment. Highlighted themes include contextual essays and cover such subjects as the...
    • Immigrants; Social Settlements; Women
    • United States
    • Probing the Past: Virginia and Maryland Probate Inventories, 1740-1810

    • A probate inventory is a list of possessions recorded after someone dies. The 325 probate inventories in this collection were recorded in the Chesapeake region Maryland and Virginia. These inventories provide valuable insight into a family's daily...
    • Consumption (Economics); Social life and customs
    • United States -- Maryland; United States -- Virginia
    • DoHistory

    • This site features the diary of midwife Martha Ballard (1735-1812) and additional medical and midwifery documents. Ballard wrote in her diary nearly every day from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812. In addition to her work as a midwife, Ballard...
    • Courtship; Marriage; Midwives; Women
    • United States -- Maine -- Hallowell

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