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  • Time Period: 1860-1879
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    • Civil War Women: Online Archival Collections

    • The correspondence of Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) documents her work as a spy for the Confederacy. The correspondence of Sarah Thompson (1838-1909) contains testimonials of Thompson's services to the Federal government and her subsequent...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women; Women spies
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Isabella Stewart Gardner's Travel Albums

    • Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) was one of the foremost patrons of the arts of her time. Decades of collecting art from around the world culminated in the opening of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1903. The albums in this digital...
    • Women art collectors; Women travelers
    • China; Egypt; France; Great Britain; Germany; India; Italy; Japan; Portugal; Spain
    • 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
    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Shades of Gray and Blue

    • Shades of Gray and Blue provides a unique online tool for exploring the Tennessee homefront during the Civil War. The site pairs compelling stories of individual women and men with quick access to relevant photographs, artwork, and images of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Percé

    • Sisters Sue McBeth (1830-1893) and Kate McBeth (1833-1915) were missionary teachers to the Nez Percé in North-central Idaho during the last quarter of the 19th century. In addition to documenting their interactions with the Nez Percé tribe and...
    • Indians of North America; Religion; Sisters; Women missionaries; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho
    • Sunday School Books: Shaping the Values of Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

    • This collection includes 163 Sunday school books published between 1815 and 1865, drawn from the collections of Michigan State University Libraries and the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University Libraries. The books cover such...
    • Conduct of life; Girls; Religion; Religious literature; Sunday school literature
    • United States
    • Women's Travel Diaries

    • Highlights from this collection include diaries by two American women missionaries. Mary McCornack Thompson was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa. Thompson's diaries...
    • Pacifists; Social life and Customs; Women missionaries; Women teachers; Women travelers
    • Japan; United States
    • 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
    • Costume Collections

    • Includes content from four collections: Detroit Historical Museums Historic Costume Collection; Dorothea June Grossbart Historic Costume Collection; The Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection; and the Meadow Brook Hall Historic Costume Collection....
    • Clothing and dress
    • United States
    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...
    • Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869

    • This large collection of diaries in manuscript form includes only four diaries by women. In her diary from 1846, Bathsheba Smith desscribes her journey to Utah in 1849, as well daily events in Utah in 1873. Emmeline Wells writes of her journey from...
    • Mormon women; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Travel; Women pioneers
    • United States -- Iowa; United States -- Montana; United States -- Utah
    • Tanner Trust Book Collection

    • Seven of these digital editions of previously published books were written by women. In her autobiography and other writings, Mary Tanner covers life as a polygamous wife, her love for her children, and dedication to the Mormon faith. Alice...
    • Frontier and pioneer life; Governors' spouses; Marriage; Mormon pioneers; Mormon women; Polygamy; Religion; Women pioneers;
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Utah
    • Lawrence T. Jones III Collection

    • This collection includes photographs of a wide spectrum of Texan citizens, including African American, Indian, Hispanic, and Caucasian women, men, and children.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits
    • United States -- Texas


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