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  • Time Period: 20th Century
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    • Button, Pin and Ribbon Collection

    • This collection includes 1900 items related to human rights, women's rights, temperance, labor rights, wars of the 20th century, and the anit-nuclear movement.
    • Peace movements; Temperance; Women's rights
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;...
    • May Wright Sewall Papers

    • May Eliza Wright Sewall (1844-1920) worked as an activist and leader for a number of social causes, such as education, women's rights, cultural enrichment, and world peace. This collection includes 470 letters written to May Wright Sewall between...
    • Women social reformers; Women's rights
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • Thomas and Annie Taylor Dee Collection

    • This collection includes a good mix of primary source types: a collection of photographs of Thomas and Annie Dee and their eight children; diaries written by Annie Taylor Dee and her daughter, Annie Maude Dee Porter from 1915 to 1964; letters...
    • Families; Social life and customs
    • 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
    • Katherine Deyo Cookingham Downer Collection

    • The Deyo Cookingham Family Photograph Album includes images of members of the Deyo, Cookingham, Howell, and Brodhead families. The digital collection also includes selected articles of clothing worn by members of the Deyo Cookingham family.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New Paltz
    • Susan B. Anthony Papers

    • This finding aid links to digital images of Anthony's diaries (1837-1839, 1853-1855), correspondence (1837-1902), manuscripts of speeches (e.g., " Fourth of July address, Framingham, Mass., 1862"), and newspaper clippings (1920-1944).
    • Antislavery movements; Social life and customs; Suffragists; Temperance; Women -- suffrage; Women social reformers
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Beecher-Stowe Family Papers

    • This extensive collection includes correspondence, miscellaneous writings, clippings and memorabilia of Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Calvin Stowe, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Charlotte Perkins Gilman,...
    • Antislavery movements; Suffragists; Women educators
    • Community Collection: People, Places, and Things

    • This site documents the social, educational and architectural history of Ogden, Utah. Highlights include Emily Almira Cozzens Rich's diaries from 1893 to 1947; oral histories covering the history of St. Benedict's School of Nursing; and a small...
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Social life and customs; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Utah -- Ogden
    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie Collection (1836 – 1911)

    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie founded the Runcie Club in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1894, and served as its president until her death in 1911. In addition to Runcie's writings (e.g., Woman, An Essay), this collection documents the activities of the...
    • Social life and customs; Societies and Clubs; Women authors
    • United States -- Missouri
    • Maggie L. Walker Virtual Museum Exhibit

    • This site highlights key aspects of Walker's life and work: social activism, economic empowerment, life at home, and her legacy. A virtual tour of Walker's house completes the site.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Historic sites; Homes and haunts
    • United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, 1868-1983

    • Beginning in the early 1880s, Brezing (1860-1940) operated brothels in Lexington, Kentucky. This collection consists of 277 photographic prints collected or created by E. I. "Buddy" Thompson in connection with the writing of his 1983 book, Madam...
    • Brothels; Prostitutes
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington
    • Emma Bell Miles Southern Appalachia Art and Correspondence

    • Emma Bell Miles (1879-1919) was a naturalist, artist, and noted author of The Spirit of the Mountains (1905), a classic study of Southern Appalachia. This collection includes correspondence that documents her troubled relationship with her parents...
    • Women artists; Women authors; Women naturalists
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Walden's Ridge
    • Flanders Ballad Collection

    • Helen Hartness Flanders began recording folk songs in her native Vermont in the 1930s. In addition to photos of Flanders and singers, this digital collection includes more than 450 broadsides.
    • Folk music; Folk songs
    • United States -- Vermont
    • The African American Experience in Ohio

    • This collection from the Ohio Historical Society includes newspaper clippings, photographs and manuscript sources.
    • African American children; African American Women; Education; Employment; Lynching; Religion; Segregation; Slavery; Social life and customs; Societies and clubs;
    • United States -- Ohio


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