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    • 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
    • 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
    • Ohio Memory

    • Highlights include Lucinda Lenore Merriss Cornell's diary covering the Ohio homefront during the Civil War; librarian Nettie E. Wheeler's diary from 1870; Margaret Boyd, the first woman enrolled in Ohio University, kept this diary in 1873 and...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Education; Societies and clubs; Teachers; Temperance; Women college students; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Ohio
    • 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.
    • 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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    • First-Person Narratives of the American South

    • This collection of digital editions of previously published works includes approximately 40 works by women. Highlights include Mary Boykin Chesnut's "A Diary from Dixie;" Sarah Morgan Dawson's "A Confederate Girl's Diary;" and works by Confederate...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Girls; Plantation life; Women Spies
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- South Carolina; United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Virginia
    • Eyewitness: American Originals from the National Archives

    • This site offers a variety of eyewitness accounts, including "Susan B. Anthony at the Voting Polls, 1872;" Laura Ingalls Wilder's diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri,; Marie Adams' account of the internment of American...
    • Travel; Women -- Suffrage; World War, 1939-1945
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    • 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
    • Emilie Davis Diaries

    • Emilie Davis, an African American woman who lived in Philadelphia, began writing in her pocket diary in 1863. She wrote about such events as National Fast Day, the flight of residents from Gettysburg to Philadelphia during the Battle of Gettysburg,...
    • African American Women; Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • 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
    • World War I Photograph Albums and Postcards

    • See the subcollection "Under the Red Cross flag at home and abroad : base hospital unit #44, evacuation hospital #5 (1918-1919)." Ethel Anderson's scrapbook includes photographs and her diary.
    • Nurses; World War, 1914-1918
    • France
    • Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA)

    • Most of the photos in this collection were taken by War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographers (e.g., Dorothea Lange) for publicity purposes. In contrast to the smiling faces in these photos, Estelle Ishigo's letters and paintings (e.g.,...
    • Children; Girls; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women artists; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Idaho; United States -- Utah; United States -- Wyoming
    • Territorial Kansas Online, 1854-1861

    • The "Personalities" section includes links to documents by or about Julia Louisa Hardy Lovejoy, Clarina Nichols, and Sara Robinson. Lovejoy's diary includes passages about the illness and death of her daughter Edith, the conflict in the territory,...
    • Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Kansas
    • Delia Locke Diaries

    • In 1855, Delia Hammond married Dr. Dean Jewett Locke and moved to California. Locke (1832-1922) began keeping a diary that same year. The diaries in this collection document daily life in rural Northern California from 1855 to 1879.
    • Religion; Social life and customs; Temperance; Temperature measurements
    • United States -- California -- Lockeford
    • Haystack

    • This collection documents the history of Colby-Sawyer College, which was a women's junior college from 1928 until 1973. The college started admitting men in 1990. The collection also includes Patience Cleveland's diary from 1964, in which she...
    • Actresses; Women athletes; Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles; United States -- New Hampshire -- New London
    • Abby Hill Collection

    • Abby Williams Hill (1861–1943) received four successive contracts to produce landscape paintings for major railway companies from 1903 to 1906. The Abby Hill Collection includes paintings from this period, a small selection of earlier and later...
    • Women artists
    • United States -- Montana; United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Wyoming
    • Call Family and Brevard Family Papers

    • Ellen Call Long's diary notes the progress and conclusion of the Civil War, and the assassination of Lincoln. Long's correspondence documents her experience as a member of Confederate memorial associations and women's organizations; correspondence...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Societies and clubs; Women authors;
    • United States -- Florida
    • Eleanor Phelps' Cruise Around the World

    • In 1922, South Carolina resident Eleanor Phelps took part in the inaugural American Express Company Cruise Around the World. These photographs and diary entries document her visits to the Taj Mahal, the Panama Canal, and such destinations as Cuba,...
    • Women travelers
    • China; Cuba; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Panama; United States -- Hawaii; United States -- South Carolina -- Aiken

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