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    • Women's Travel Diaries

    • Highlights from this collection include diaries by two American women missionaries. Mary McCornack Thompson was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa. Thompson's diaries...
    • Pacifists; Social life and Customs; Women missionaries; Women teachers; Women travelers
    • Japan; United States
    • Leona Hudson Collection

    • The scrapbooks in this collection document such topics as travel, women’s colleges, World War II, courtship, and three generations of family life. In addition, the photos in these albums document life in Valdosta, Georgia , from 1900 hrough the...
    • Social life and customs; Travel; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Georgia -- Valdosta
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Cora Wilson Stewart Photographic Collection,ca. 1900-1940

    • Cora Wilson Stewart founded the moonlight schools and was a leader in the national campaign to eliminate adult illiteracy. The bulk of the photographs in this collection document moonlight schools in Eastern Kentucky.
    • Adult education; Literacy; Women educators
    • United States -- Kentucky
    • At Home in Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs, 1978-1979

    • This collection includes 576 black and white photographs by Dinanda H. Nooney (d. 2004) that document almost 200 families and individuals in their homes. These photos reflect the ethnic and economic diversity of Brooklyn in the late 1970s.
    • Dwellings; Families; Women photographers
    • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.); United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection

    • This collection includes hundreds of items that document the key role that East Tennessee women (e.g., Lizzie Crozier French) played a critical role in the women's suffrage movement; it includes scrapbooks, correspondence, minutes from the...
    • Women -- Suffrage; Temperance
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Tennessee -- Knoxville
    • Communal Societies Collection

    • This collection features photographs, postcards, publications, ephemera (e.g., product labels), and other materials that document the history of the Shakers of America and the House of David community (Benton Harbor, Michigan).
    • Collective settlements; House of David; Religion; Shaker women; Shakers
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Enfield; United States -- Maine -- Alfred; United States -- Maine -- Sabbathday Lake; United States -- Massachusetts -- Hancock; United States -- Massachusetts -- Harvard; United States -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor;...
    • Young Lords in Lincoln Park

    • The oral histories, photographs, and clippings in this collection document the history of the displacement of Puerto Ricans, Mejicanos, other Latinos, and the poor from the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The collection includes more than 30...
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    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Mount Holyoke Digital Collections Online

    • This collection includes more than 1500 primary source items that document the history of Mount Holyoke College from the 1840s to the 1990s. Highlights include items from the collections of politician Ella Grasso, physician Virginia Apgar, and New...
    • Women college teachers; Women college students; Women legislators; Women physicians; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- South Hadley
    • Pennsylvania German Broadsides and Fraktur

    • 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...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Nell Shipman Collection

    • Nell Shipman (1892-1970) starred in, directed, or produced more than 20 films between 1916 and 1924. This digital collection offers more than 130 images that document the life and career of a pioneering filmmaker.
    • Actresses; Women motion picture producers and directors
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • 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.)
    • Bethine Church Collection

    • The photographs in this collection document the public and personal life of Bethine Church, wife of the late Senator Frank Church.
    • Legislators' spouses; Women political activists
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Washington (D.C.)
    • Peithmann Collection

    • Includes 1074 photographs of Florida Seminole Indians taken primarily in the 1950s by Irvin M. Peithmann. These images document Seminole life on the Brighton and Big Cypress Indian Reservations in southern Florida.
    • Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America; Seminole Indians
    • United States -- Florida
    • WHC Oral History Project

    • The oral history interviews in this collection document the 1977 Washington State International Women's Year Conference for Women, held in Ellensburg. Feminist and conservative perspectives are represented.
    • Conservatives; Equal Rights Amendment; Feminists; Women political activists; Women's rights
    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg
    • Blanche Espy Chenoweth, Her Life, Her Times

    • The 67 photographs and a 48-page scrapbook in this digital collection document the life of Blanche Espy Chenoweth (1875-1960). As a a writer, lecturer, and radio show host, Chenoweth covered such topics as women's social customs, homemaking, and...
    • Women authors; Women in radio broadcasting
    • United States

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