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    • Sunday School Books: Shaping the Values of Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

    • This collection includes 163 Sunday school books published between 1815 and 1865, drawn from the collections of Michigan State University Libraries and the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University Libraries. The books cover such...
    • Conduct of life; Girls; Religion; Religious literature; Sunday school literature
    • United States
    • May Wright Sewall Papers

    • May Eliza Wright Sewall (1844-1920) worked as an activist and leader for a number of social causes, such as education, women's rights, cultural enrichment, and world peace. This collection includes 470 letters written to May Wright Sewall between...
    • Women social reformers; Women's rights
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • 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
    • Emma Goldman Papers

    • Emma Goldman (1869–1940) The "Primary Sources" section of the site includes excerpts from Goldman's books (e.g., Anarchism and Other Essays); text from Goldman's speeches and newspaper accounts that document her protest against conscription during...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
    • Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

    • Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), born and educated in Germany, arrived in New York in 1941. This collection includes correspondence and other documents concerning the trial of Adolf Eichmann; drafts of books (e.g., Between Past and Future); essays and...
    • Women authors; Women college teachers; Women political scientists
    • United States -- California; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Service through Sponge Cake

    • This collection includes fundraising cookbooks published by churches, synagogues and other community organizations in Indiana.
    • Cookbooks; Cookery
    • United States -- Indiana
    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • First-Person Narratives of the American South

    • This collection of digital editions of previously published works includes approximately 40 works by women. Highlights include Mary Boykin Chesnut's "A Diary from Dixie;" Sarah Morgan Dawson's "A Confederate Girl's Diary;" and works by Confederate...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Girls; Plantation life; Women Spies
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- South Carolina; United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Virginia
    • Colonial Manuscript Collection

    • This collection showcases some of the earliest documents from the archives of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. Highlights include two documents that relate to seamstresses: the account book kept by seamstress Jannetje DuBois from...
    • Seamstresses
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New Paltz
    • 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
    • History of Women at the University of Wisconsin

    • This collection includes seven works published by the University of Wisconsin that explore the history of women students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin System. They Came to Learn, They Came to Teach, They Came to Stay (1980) includes...
    • Women college students; Women college teachers; Women's studies
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Women's History in Wisconsin

    • This chronological overview offers a wide range of supporting primary sources, such as documents on the Civil War homefront; letters by nurses during World War I; and state regulations for women workers (1920).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage; Women's rights; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Ade Bethune Collection

    • This collection includes 200 of Bethune's illustrations of the seasons of the Church year and various saints; more than 70 brush and ink drawings for the Catholic Worker newspaper and other publications; and a selection of Bethune's writings.
    • Catholic artists; Catholic Worker Movement; Christian art and symbolism; Religion; Women artists;
    • United States -- Rhode Island
    • Willa Cather Archive

    • Highlights from this site iclude an image gallery with over 600 photographs of Cather and related subjects; full text of selected novels and other writings; a text analysis tool; Cather's a ten second silent movie clip from the only known moving...
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Nebraska


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