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    • 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
    • Communal Societies Collection

    • This collection features photographs, postcards, publications, ephemera (e.g., product labels), and other materials that document the history of the Shakers of America and the House of David community (Benton Harbor, Michigan).
    • Collective settlements; House of David; Religion; Shaker women; Shakers
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Enfield; United States -- Maine -- Alfred; United States -- Maine -- Sabbathday Lake; United States -- Massachusetts -- Hancock; United States -- Massachusetts -- Harvard; United States -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor;...
    • Harvey Girls of the Winslow Harvey Houses

    • Fred Harvey opened a chain of restaurants and inns known as "Harvey Houses" in the late nineteenth century. The first Harvey House in Winslow, Arizona was built in 1897. Waitresses who worked at Harvey Eating Houses were known as "Harvey Girls."...
    • Waitresses
    • United States -- Arizona -- Winslow
    • Land of (Unequal) Opportunity

    • Highlights include documentation of the integration of Little Rock Central High School; text of Daisy Bates speaking against the slow pace of integration; images of Civil Rights Protests at Arkansas AM&N College; essays by Japanese American...
    • African Americans; Civil rights movements; Equal Rights Amendment; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Lesbians; School integration
    • United States -- Arkansas
    • Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches

    • Includes Mary McLeod Bethune's 1939 speech, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me;" Fannie Lou Hamer's "Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention" (1964); Shirley Chisolm's ""The Black Woman in Contemporary...
    • African American orators; African American women; Speeches, addresses, etc.;
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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
    • Clara Barton National Historic Site

    • The 360° virtual tour of the three levels of the house includes some descriptions in Barton's own words. The site also includes a photo gallery and a small collection of primary source documents.
    • American Red Cross; Historic houses; Historic Sites
    • United States -- Maryland
    • Education in a Valley Fair

    • Highlights from this collection include the ciphering book of Blandina LeFevre (1833); group portraits of students and teachers; and a photo of a one-room school house.
    • Education; Schools; Teachers colleges
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Tejano Voices

    • More than 50 of the oral history interviews (audio and transcripts) in this collection are with Tejanas, women of Spanish-Mexican origin in Texas. Women recall their experiences as city council members, community and political activists, educators,...
    • Mexican American women
    • United States -- Texas
    • Oneida Community Collection in the Syracuse University Library

    • This collection includes annual reports of the Oneida Association (1849- 1851); contemporary accounts; Oneida Community Mansion House: Historic Structure Report; and 140 historic photographs of the Oneida Community.
    • Collective settlements; Historic houses; Historic sites; Oneida Community;
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Oneida
    • 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
    • Edith Wharton Collection

    • Edith Wharton (1862-1939) wrote more than 20 novels, including Ethan Frome (1911) and The Age of Innocence (1920). Highlights in this collection include portraits of Wharton, and manuscripts from The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.
    • Women authors
    • France; United States

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