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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.
    • Archives of American Art Oral History Interviews

    • Includes numerous interviews with women painters (e.g., Joan Mitchell), photographers (e.g., Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange), quiltmakers (Peggie Hartwell and Carolyn Mazloomi), ceramicists, illustrators, and sculptors. Also included are...
    • Quiltmakers; Women artists; Women photographers
    • 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
    • Rosenwald Schools of South Carolina: An Oral History Exhibit

    • The Julius Rosenwald Foundation, working in collaboration with African American communities, built more than 5000 schools, shop buildings, and teachers' houses across the South between 1917 and 1932. In these oral history interviews, women and men...
    • African American schools; African American students; African American women teachers; African Americans -- Education; Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings.; School buidlings; Segregation in education
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

    • Fletcher's account of her six-week venture into Plains Indian territory in 1881. The site also includes an overview of Fletcher's life, a photo gallery, and the text of the folktales that she recorded in her diary.
    • Dakota Indians; Indians of North America; Women anthropologists
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    • 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
    • Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1870-1960

    • Charlotta A. Bass (1879-1969) was managing editor and publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. This collection documents Bass' career as publisher and editor, as well as her campaign activities as the Progressive...
    • African American women civil rights workers; Businesswomen; Women journalists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Girlhood Embroidery: Samplers at Pilgrim Hall Museum

    • This online exhibit begins with the first American-made sampler, embroidered by Loara Standish in the 17th century. Additional samplers from the 18th and 19th centuries are also featured.
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Girls; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); Samplers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • VOAHA: The Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive

    • The "Women's History" section of this large collection of oral history sound recordings includes such subsections as "Chicana feminists," "Feminist Health Movement," "Professionals and Entrepreneurs," "Reformers and Radicals," and "Rosie the...
    • Employment; Feminism; Feminists; Indian women -- North America; Japanese American women; Labor unions; Mexican American women; Southeast Asian American women; Women labor leaders; Women social reformers; Women -- Suffrage; Women's health services;...
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present

    • This collection documents the effort to revive handcraft in western North Carolina. Highlights include photographs of women making crafts, as well as images of baskets, cornhusk dolls,and textiles that were made by women. The collection also...
    • Arts and crafts movement; Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Social life and customs; Women Photographers
    • Appalachian Region, Southern.; United States -- North Carolina
    • Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

    • Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, ephemera and memorabilia related women's suffrage. The collection not only highlights their work at the local level with the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States--New York--Ontario--Geneva
    • Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930

    • Many of the 5000 decorative bindings in this collection depict women or girls. The site also offers lesson plans covering women's history and women writers, and the historical essay, "From Domestic Goddesses to Suffragists: The Story of Women Told...
    • Bookbinding; Publishers' bindings
    • United States
    • Edith Kramer: Immigrant, Artist, and Art Therapy Pioneer

    • Edith Kramer was a pioneer in the field of art therapy. This exhibit traces her move from Austria to the United States, her work in establishing a graduate program in art therapy at NYU in the 1970s. Examples of Kramer's paintings and sculptures...
    • Art therapy; Immigrant women; Women artists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • New-York Historical Society's Online Museum Catalog

    • Collection includes images and information about the New York Historical Society's collection of more than 60,000 artifacts (buttons, clothing, dolls, furniture, quilts, etc.) and works of art. More than 50 digital images of Tiffany lamps designed...
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    • United States -- New York
    • 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
    • Women in Congress

    • See the "artifacts" section for images of political campaign buttons, historic images, gallery passes, collectable cards, and magazine covers. The site also includes biographical profiles, historical essays, historical data, and educational...
    • Women legislators
    • Washington, D.C.

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