This collection includes approximately 1800 broadsides and song sheets from nineteenth-century America. Many of these single sheets include illustrations of women (e.g., "The Soldier's Farewell to his Bride"). The full text of the lyrics can be...
Civil War, 1861-1865; Love songs; Popular music; Songs; Women
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...
The small collection of documents in this collection includes the text from Smith's "Declaration of Conscience" speech. Select "Audio Recordings" to listen to "Leave It to the Girls," a song written for Smith's 1964 presidential campaign.
Prudence Crandall, a white Quaker, opened a teacher-training school for young African-American women in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1833. Local opposition forced the school to close the following year. This collection includes a selection of...
African American women; Education; Women educators
Jean Thomas (1881-1982) documented the music, crafts, and daily lives of people in the eastern Kentucky mountains. This collection, which also documents the staging of the annual American Folk Song Festival, includes more than 1000 photographs.
Appalachian region; Folk festivals; Folk music; Folklore; Girls; Social life and customs; Women folklorists
United States -- Kentucky
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