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    • Washington College of Law Historical Collection

    • This rich collection documents the history of the first law school founded by women for women. Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma M. Gillett founded the Washington College of Law in 1896.
    • Women law students; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States -- Washington (D.C.)
    • American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    • This collection documents the history of the American Colony, a non-denominational utopian Christian community founded by a small group of American expatriates in Ottoman Palestine in 1881.
    • American Colony (Jerusalem); Christian communities -- Palestine; Missionaries; Religion
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    • 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
    • American Jewess Project

    • Founded and edited by Rosa Sonneschein (1847-1932), American Jewess (1895-1899) was the first English-language periodical directed to American Jewish women.
    • Jewish women; Women's periodicals
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    • Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator

    • Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Negro Girls in 1904. This online exhibit features photographs of Bethune and her school, as well as transcripts of Dr. Charles Spurgeon Johnson's interviews with Bethune.
    • African American women; Women educators
    • United States -- Florida -- Daytona Beach
    • Elizabeth Jenks Clark Collection of Margaret Anderson

    • Margaret Anderson (1886-1973) founded the highly influential periodical Little Review in 1914. This collection documents Anderson's work as editor of the Little Review, as well as her relationships with co-editor and writer Jane Heap, writer Solita...
    • Lesbians; Women authors; Women editors
    • United States
    • Mary Baldwin College Collections

    • Mary Baldwin College is a private four-year women’s liberal arts college founded in 1842. This collection includes yearbooks, histories, and the college’s magazine.
    • Women College Students; Women college teachers; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Virginia -- Staunton
    • From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont

    • The Pi Beta Phi Settlement School was founded in 1912 by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. This collection includes letters, diaries, and scrapbooks written and compiled by Settlement School teachers; photographs of the Settlement School,...
    • Education; Handicraft; Pi Beta Phi Settlement School; Women teachers
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Gatlinburg
    • Elizabeth Harrison - Chicago Kindergarten Movement

    • Elizabeth Harrison (1849-1927) and Rumah Avilla Crouse founded the Chicago Kindergarten Training School in 1887. This collection highlights the Kindergarten Movement in Chicago, education reform in the 19th and 20th centuries, and role of...
    • Kindergarten; Schools; Women educators
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Iowa Women's Archives Founders Digital Collection

    • This collection includes photographs and scrapbooks from the papers of Louise Noun (1908-2002) and Mary Louise Smith (1914-1997). Noun and Smith founded the Iowa Women's Archives, which opened in 1992. Noun had leadership roles in League of Women...
    • Women political activists; Women social reformers
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Mountaineers Collection

    • The Mountaineers Club was founded in 1906 to promote the discovery and conservation of the "mountains, forests and watercourses of the Pacific Northwest." Over half of the charter members of the Mountaineers were women. More than 670 photographs in...
    • Societies and clubs; Women mountaineers
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie Collection (1836 – 1911)

    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie founded the Runcie Club in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1894, and served as its president until her death in 1911. In addition to Runcie's writings (e.g., Woman, An Essay), this collection documents the activities of the...
    • Social life and customs; Societies and Clubs; Women authors
    • United States -- Missouri
    • College of St. Catherine Photograph Collection

    • The College of St. Catherine was founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. This digital colleciton includes images of students and campus buildings; graduation pictures from St. Mary’s Hospital School of...
    • Catholic women's colleges; Nurses; Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Minnesota -- St. Paul
    • Supporting Israel in Northern California: Israel Bonds Initiatives (1950s-1960s)

    • The Development Corporation for Israel (Israel Bonds) was founded in 1951 to raise money from the American public for the fledgling Israeli state. Highlights from this small digital collection includes photos of Eleanor Roosevelt, Ginger Rogers,...
    • Development Corporation for Israel; Fundraising
    • United States -- California -- San Francisco
    • Ruth St. Denis Collection

    • Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) founded the Adelphi Dance Department in 1938. Highlights from this collection include the Adelphi Bulletin from 1938 that features St. Denis and the new dance program, letters by St. Denis, and a collection of portraits...
    • Women dancers
    • United States

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