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  • Description: Letters
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    • WWII Letters of Annette Dyar Sherman

    • Annette Dyar's letters to her parents document her life in Washington, D.C. during World War II. In addition, the letters offer firsthand accounts of speeches and parades for returning war heroes.
    • Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Sterling Family Papers

    • Most of the 62 letters in this collection were written by Tillie Farquhar Sterling, with additional letters written by Tillie's husband, Will Sterling, and Tillie's mother, Anna Virginia ("A. V.") Farquhar. The letters document daily life in...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Maryland
    • Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters

    • In these ten letters to her husband from 1873, Emma Spaulding Bryant recounts her activities while visiting relatives in Ohio and Illinois. Some letters describe Bryant's visits to a doctor in Cleveland for "uterine difficulties."
    • Health and hygiene; Marriage
    • United States -- Illinois; United States -- Ohio
    • 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
    • Sherman Thackera Collection

    • Includes letters of Eleanor to her father, General William Tecumseh Sherman, as well as the courtship letters between Eleanor and Alexander Montgomery Thackara (Mont).
    • Courtship; Fathers and daughters
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Dear Madam: Letters Between Catharine Macaulay and Mercy Warren

    • Four of the seven letters in this online exhibit were written by Mercy Warren (1728-1814) to Catharine Macaulay. Warren noted the impact of the closing of the port of Boston and the passing of the Coercive Acts (29 December 1774); described public...
    • Revolution, 1775-1783
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Swan Johnson and Josephine Peterson Letters, Swenson Center

    • This collection includes the courtship letters from 1891 to 1892 between Swan Johnson, a student at the Augustana Theological Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois and Josephine Peterson of Swede Bend, Iowa.
    • Courtship
    • United States -- Iowa -- Swede Bend
    • Fair Hill Boarding School Letters

    • Fair Hill Seminary was also known as the Fair Hill Boarding School for Girls. In addition to a small selection of letters, this collection includes circulars from 1860 and 1862 that cover the school's course of study, textbooks used, regulations,...
    • Education; Girls; Girls' schools; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Maryland -- Fair Hill
    • From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont

    • The Pi Beta Phi Settlement School was founded in 1912 by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. This collection includes letters, diaries, and scrapbooks written and compiled by Settlement School teachers; photographs of the Settlement School,...
    • Education; Handicraft; Pi Beta Phi Settlement School; Women teachers
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Gatlinburg
    • University of Mississippi Civil War Archive

    • Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • Emma Smith DeVoe Papers

    • Emma Smith DeVoe (1848-1927) became president of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association in 1906. This collection includes letters from many of the key women who worked with DeVoe for the passage of the 1910 woman suffrage amendment to the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Dorothy West Papers

    • Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
    • African American women authors; African American women journalists;Women authors; Women journalists;
    • United States -- Massachusetts--Martha's Vineyard
    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • California Loyalty Oath Digital Collection

    • This collection documents the loyalty oath controversy at the University of California in 1949 and 1950. The 3500 pages of text includes letters to and from Margaret t. Hodgen, an associate professor of Sociology and Social Institutions. In one...
    • Education (Higher); Loyalty oaths; Women college teachers
    • United States -- California
    • Massachusetts Historical Society: Object of the Month

    • The Massachusetts Historical Society uses this site to showcase artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, and other items. Highlights include letters written by Margaret Fuller (1836), Elizabeth Peabody (1838), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852), and Eleanor...
    • Women artists; Women authors
    • United States -- Massachusetts

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