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    • Civil War Women: Online Archival Collections

    • The correspondence of Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) documents her work as a spy for the Confederacy. The correspondence of Sarah Thompson (1838-1909) contains testimonials of Thompson's services to the Federal government and her subsequent...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women; Women spies
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • World War I Photograph Albums and Postcards

    • See the subcollection "Under the Red Cross flag at home and abroad : base hospital unit #44, evacuation hospital #5 (1918-1919)." Ethel Anderson's scrapbook includes photographs and her diary.
    • Nurses; World War, 1914-1918
    • France
    • Rachel Carson Papers

    • Rachel Carson (1907-1964) was a biologist, conservationist, and writer. Her book, Silent Spring (1962), exposed the dangers of the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Highlights from this digital collection include photographs of Carson as a child...
    • Women biologists; Women environmentalists; Women scientists;
    • United States;
    • 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
    • Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

    • Browse or search this collection of more than 2300 covers, as well as text from selected dime novels. Select "Browse the Covers Listed by Image Feature," then select either "Women" or "Both" (Men and women) under audience. Also browse 60 subject...
    • Dime Novels
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    • Teaching with Historic Places

    • Lesson plans in this collection include background information and examples of primary sources. Fifteen topics are listed under the "women's history" theme, including the Homestead Act; Clara Barton's house; Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill; the The...
    • Historic houses; Hiistoric sites; Women
    • United States
    • Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement

    • This collection includes more than 100 oral history interviews with leaders in the disability rights and independent living movement. The "Research Topics" section provides links to interviews under a range of topics: Conceptualizing a Political...
    • Civil rights movements; People with disabilities -- Civil rights; Women
    • United States -- California
    • Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

    • This companion site to an exhibition in 1997 groups primary sources under themes such as patriotism, war work, spies, religion, and education. The "Griefs and Anxieties" section includes a letter from 1862 that informs a South Carolina woman of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Ad*Access

    • This collection presents 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Product subcategories under "Beauty and Hygiene" include cosmetics; deodorants; feminine hygiene; hair preparations; rouge;...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Women in advertising; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement

    • This collection focuses on the radical origins of the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Documents are organized under these subject categories: "General and Theoretical;" "Medical and Reproductive Rights;" "Music;"...
    • African American women; Feminism; Lesbian feminism; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Prelinger Archives

    • This collection includes more than 2000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. Browse the videos under such headings as "Advertising: Television Commercials," "Gender roles," and "Occupations" (e.g., librarians).
    • Advertising; Conduct of life; Employment; Home economics; Marriage; Sex education; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Virtual Jamestown

    • Organized by source type: "Maps and Images," "Court Records," "Labor Contracts," "Reference Center," "First Hand Accounts and Letters," and "Newspapers." The site also includes an interactive Indian village. Find Kathleen M. Brown's interpretive...
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Indians of North America; Slavery
    • United States -- Virginia -- Jamestown
    • Edna Tiny Tarbutton Collection

    • This collection includes a variety of sources that document the career of Hall of Fame high school basketball coach Willie Edna Tiny Tarbutton: a scrapbook with team photographs from 1945 to 1976 and clippings of articles about the teams; a photo...
    • Camps for girls; Girls in basketball; Women basketball coaches
    • United States -- Louisiana -- Baskin

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