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    • Girlhood Embroidery: Samplers at Pilgrim Hall Museum

    • This online exhibit begins with the first American-made sampler, embroidered by Loara Standish in the 17th century. Additional samplers from the 18th and 19th centuries are also featured.
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Girls; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); Samplers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China
    • 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
    • Stamp, Sticker, Seal, and Envelope Collection

    • Most of the 1400 items in this collection were used to promote peace and social justice. Additional highlights include anti-slavery stickers from the 19th century and stamps created from peace posters drawn or painted by high school students,...
    • Peace movements
    • United States
    • Button, Pin and Ribbon Collection

    • This collection includes 1900 items related to human rights, women's rights, temperance, labor rights, wars of the 20th century, and the anit-nuclear movement.
    • Peace movements; Temperance; Women's rights
    • United States
    • 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
    • Irene Haupt Photographs of Musicians in Buffalo

    • Irene Haupt has been documenting the Buffalo arts scene through her photography since 1976. Her photographs of the June in Buffalo festival of new music (1982-1987, and 2000 - present) include images of major composers and performers of the last...
    • Music festivals; Musicians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
    • June in Buffalo Photograph Collection

    • Irene Haupt has been documenting the Buffalo arts scene through her photography since 1976. Her photographs of the June in Buffalo festival of new music (1982-1987, and 2000 - present) include images of major composers and performers of the last...
    • Music festivals; Musicians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
    • Pilgrim Hall Museum: Collections

    • This collection includes a variety of 17th century artifacts: cradles; an embroidered silk shoe; a teapot; and portraits of Penelope Pelham Winslow (1651) and Elizabeth Paddy Wensley (1670-1680).
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- New Plymouth
    • Armstrong Family Papers

    • The Armstrongs were one of the leading African-American magic acts in the early twentieth century. Lille Belle Armstrong, her husband, J. Hartford Armstrong, and eventually their daughter, Ellen Armstrong, specialized in mind reading, slight of...
    • African American women; Vaudeville; Women magicians
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Early Advertising Collection, Bryn Mawr College

    • Most of these American and European trade cards date from the late nineteenth century. Products well represented in the collection include books, household items, furniture, and clothing.
    • Advertising; Children in advertising; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Southern Places

    • This database includes images and documents from the Center's major programs, such as the Tennessee Rural African American Church Project and the Tennessee Century Farms Program. Additional highlights include images and histories of the Country...
    • African American churches; African American schools; Architecture; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Tennessee
    • Bain Collection

    • This collection of more than 40,000 images documents a wide range of events in early 20th century New York City, including theater productions, crime, strikes, disasters, woman suffrage parades, conventions and public celebrations.
    • Strikes and lockouts; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Black Women Oral History Project

    • This collection includes audio files and/or transcripts of oral histories with 72 African American women who made significant contributions to society during the first half of the 20th century.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Women artists; Women authors; Women clergy; Women clerks; Women household employees; Women educators; Women journalists; Women lawyers; Women librarians; Women musicians; Women social workers; Women volunteers...
    • United States
    • Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983

    • Betty Parsons (1900-1982) was one of the leading art dealers in New York City during the second half of the twentieth century. This collection documents the operations of the Betty Parsons Gallery, from its opening in 1946 to its closing in 1983.
    • Women art dealers; Women gallery owners
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Delaware Public Archives: Digital Archives

    • Highlights from the documents section include manumission documents and petitions for freedom; Joseph Barker’s “Negro Ledger Book” 1808-1811; and a marriage contract and other documents from the 17th century. Other highlights include Public School...
    • African Americans; Schools; Slavery; Women; Women slaves; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Delaware
    • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

    • This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
    • African American women authors; Women authors
    • United States
    • Vassar College

    • Includes photographs of Vassar students, faculty and buildings from the latter half of the 19th century. Christine Ladd-Franklin's diary documents her experience at Vassar in the 1860s, as well as her early years of teaching.
    • Education (Higher); Women astronomers; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women's colleges
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie
    • Camilla Urso Collection

    • Camilla Urso (1842-1902) was one of the leading violinists of the 19th century. This collection includes portraits of Urso, concert programs, and advertisements.
    • Women musicians; Women violinists
    • United States

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