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    • 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
    • Five College Archives Digital Access Project

    • This site serves as a gateway to selected archival collections from Amherst College, Hamphire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Highlights include Sophia Smith's journal from the last nine...
    • Coeducation; Conduct of life; Education (Higher); Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Digital Quaker Collection

    • Includes works by or about numerous women, including Elizabeth Ashbridge, Elizabeth Leslie Rous Wright Comstock, Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Lucretia Mott, and Hannah Whitall Smith.
    • Quaker women; Women authors
    • United States
    • World War II Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Silent Worker

    • A popular national newspaper among the U.S. deaf population from 1888 to 1929, The Silent Worker included articles about deaf community events, schools for the deaf, sign language, notable people, and a wide range of other topics. Browse the...
    • Deaf women; Employment; Weddings
    • United States
    • Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive

    • This collection includes Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel's video interviews with prominent individuals from the following programs (women interviewed are noted): "About the Arts" (Charlotte Curtis, Marian McPartland, Maralin Niska, Estelle...
    • Women architects; Women artists; Women fashion designers; Women Interior decorators; Women photographers
    • United States
    • 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
    • Macauley's Theatre Collection

    • This collection includes studio portraits of actresses and actors from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Notable women among the almost 600 images of actresses: Viola Allen, Mary Anderson, Lotta Crabtree, Maxine Elliott, Julia Marlowe, and...
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • Quilts of Gee's Bend in Context

    • Includes images of about 60 quilts that were made from the 1930s to the 1970s.
    • African American women; Quilts
    • United States -- Alabama -- Boykin
    • 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
    • Chinese in California, 1850-1925

    • This collection documents Chinese immigration to California with about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials. Items are drawn from collections at The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley; The Ethnic Studies Library,...
    • Chinese American women;
    • United States -- California
    • Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity

    • Includes videos of interviews with Ramona Medina (1918- ), Socorro Gómez (1951- ), and Yolanda Almaraz (1951- ). The "Collection" section includes photographs and other sources about the walkouts from Coachella Valley schools in 1976, as well as...
    • Latinas; Social activists;
    • Coachella Valley, California; Providence, Rhode Island
    • Ada Lois Sipuel

    • This digital collection includes 251 documents from the Oklahoma State Supreme Court, Civil Case No. 32756 about the first African-American woman admitted to the University of Oklahoma law school in 1948.
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • New-York Historical Society's Online Museum Catalog

    • Collection includes images and information about the New York Historical Society's collection of more than 60,000 artifacts (buttons, clothing, dolls, furniture, quilts, etc.) and works of art. More than 50 digital images of Tiffany lamps designed...
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    • United States -- New York
    • Historic Government Publications from World War II

    • Many of these documents cover issues related to women employed in wartime industries and in the Women’s Land Army. Publications about industrial safety, housing, and nutrition are also included.
    • Employment; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • UMedia Archive: Immigration History Research Center

    • The Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota holds one of the largest archival collections documenting U.S. immigration and refugee life. In addition to photographs and other materials about specific ethnic groups, the...
    • Belarusan American women; Clothing and dress; Croatian American women; Finnish American women; Folk dancers; Greek American women; Immigrant women; Italian American women; Latvian American women; Polish American women; Slovak American women;...
    • United States -- Minnesota; United States -- Wisconsin
    • Samuel and Sarah Wait Collection

    • Includes Sarah Wait's journal (1815-1817) and correspondence, 1822-1831. In one letter (May 16, 1831), Sarah informed her husband about the death of their young son.
    • Marriage; Religion
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

    • Rawlings won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for her novel, The Yearling. This collection currently includes about 180 photographs and will continue to grow.
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Florida
    • Tobacco Bag Stringing

    • Members of farm families in North Carolina supplemented their incomes by sewing drawstrings into cotton tobacco bags. This site reproduces the "Report on Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia" that was produced in 1939....
    • Depressions -- 1929; Employment; Tobacco industry; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Rockingham County; United States -- North Carolina -- Wilkes County; United States -- Virginia -- Richmond

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