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    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • Tanner Trust Book Collection

    • Seven of these digital editions of previously published books were written by women. In her autobiography and other writings, Mary Tanner covers life as a polygamous wife, her love for her children, and dedication to the Mormon faith. Alice...
    • Frontier and pioneer life; Governors' spouses; Marriage; Mormon pioneers; Mormon women; Polygamy; Religion; Women pioneers;
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Utah
    • 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
    • Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

    • This collection documents the life and work of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (1798-1856). Highlights include Guerin's journal from 1840-1855, portraits, images of artifacts that belonged to her, and photographs of the canonization ceremonies that...
    • Catholicism; Civil War, 1861-1865; Nuns; Religion
    • United States -- Indiana
    • 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
    • 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.)
    • Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959

    • This collection of more than 14,350 photographs documents the architecture and social life of the Washington area. Highlights include group portraits of American Association of University Women members; portrait photographs of Washington residents;...
    • American Association of University Women; Household appliances; Social life and customs; Vocational education; Women
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Delia Locke Diaries

    • In 1855, Delia Hammond married Dr. Dean Jewett Locke and moved to California. Locke (1832-1922) began keeping a diary that same year. The diaries in this collection document daily life in rural Northern California from 1855 to 1879.
    • Religion; Social life and customs; Temperance; Temperature measurements
    • United States -- California -- Lockeford
    • Digital Horizons

    • The photographs and documents in Digital Horizons depict daily life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to the 1980s. In addition to individual and family portraits, the collection includes photos of contests (e.g., "Oil Princess Pageant"),...
    • Girl Scouts; Indian women -- North America; Social life and customs; Women college students; Women homesteaders;
    • United States -- Minnesota; United States -- North Dakota
    • Daisie M. Helyar, 1906-1910 Scrapbook

    • Helyar's scrapbook documents student life at Simmons College as well as the social and cultural diversions of Boston.
    • Social life and customs; Women College Students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston; United States -- Vermont;
    • American Social Hygiene Posters

    • Includes 48 posters from "Youth and Life," a series designed to educate teenage girls and young women about the dangers of sexual promiscuity and encouraged them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
    • Conduct of life; Health education; Prostitution; Sexually transmitted diseases; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Historic New England Collections Access

    • In addition to search options, users can discover the strengths of this rich collection by browsing by category: architecture (photos of historic buildings and houses, architectural drawings); art (e.g., miniature portraits); clothing and...
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Historic houses; Social life and customs; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maine; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- Rhode Island; United States -- Vermont
    • Folkstreams

    • Folkstreams offers streaming video of documentary films about American folklore. Select "Women" from the subjects list to explore a wide range of topics, from life stories of ballad and gospel singers to the wedding traditions as practiced by Old...
    • African American women; Aging; Folk music; Folklore; Quiltmakers; Religion; Social life and customs; Weddings; Women singers;
    • United States
    • Old Sturbridge Village: Historic Documents

    • Transcriptions of diaries, letters, and other documents about life and events in New England from the 1790s to the 1850s. Highlights include a prenuptial agreement from 1835, correspondence concerning work in textile mills, and the courtship...
    • Courtship; Employment; Marriage; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Maggie L. Walker Virtual Museum Exhibit

    • This site highlights key aspects of Walker's life and work: social activism, economic empowerment, life at home, and her legacy. A virtual tour of Walker's house completes the site.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Historic sites; Homes and haunts
    • United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • 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

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