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;
Edith Wharton (1862-1939) wrote more than 20 novels, including Ethan Frome (1911) and The Age of Innocence (1920). Highlights in this collection include portraits of Wharton, and manuscripts from The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.
This collection includes diaries by five women: Mary Jane Dilworth Hammond (1853-55) in Hawaii; Inez Knight Allen (1898-99) in Great Britain; Emma Elizabeth Reeve (1902-1904) in New Zealand; Jennie Hill Leavitt (1916-1920) in Samoa and Tonga; and...
Mormon women; Women missionaries
Great Britain; New Zealand; Samoa; Scotland -- Edinburgh; Tonga; United States -- Hawaii
In addition to being a prolific writer, Ellinor Dale Runcie (? -1935) was a teacher at the Barstow School in Kansas City and Miss West’s School for Girls in St. Joseph, MO. This collection includes samples of her letters, poetry, and short...
Teachers; Women authors
United States -- Missouri; United States -- California - San Francisco
This multifaceted site includes text from the first edition; comparison of manuscript, serial and novel texts; contemporary reviews; book covers from various editions; and antislavery texts that predate the novel.
Antislavery movements; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Women authors
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
This site includes five collections: Connexxus/Centro de Mujeres Collection; the
Crukshank (Margaret) Collection; the Lillian Faderman papers (1976-89); the
Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Collection; and the Women Against...
Lesbian studies; Lesbians; Lesbians' writings; Lesbians--Education (Higher); Pornography; Rape; Sex in Advertising; Violence against women
The Armstrongs were one of the leading African-American magic acts in the early twentieth century. Lille Belle Armstrong, her husband, J. Hartford Armstrong, and eventually their daughter, Ellen Armstrong, specialized in mind reading, slight of...
African American women; Vaudeville; Women magicians
This site features the diary of midwife Martha Ballard (1735-1812) and additional medical and midwifery documents. Ballard wrote in her diary nearly every day from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812. In addition to her work as a midwife, Ballard...
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
Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
African American women authors; African American women journalists; Women authors; Women journalists
This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
African American women; Religion; Women slaves
United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia