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,...
A large collection of photographs from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin includes images of women in various types of employment (construction workers, nurses, etc.). Another collection features posters from World Wars I and II.
Employment; Nurses; Women; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
Highlights include annual reports from a variety of charities and institutions: the American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless... (1852); College Settlements Association; Female Hospitable Society of Philadelphia (1831); the...
Child welfare; Social settlements; Women in charitable work; Women philanthropists
United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
Searchable digital collection of pamphlets and leaflets. Activities of women's societies in opposing slavery are heavily documented. Highlights include reports from the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery...
Antislavery movements; Women
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