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  • Time Period: 1840-1859
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    • Sampler Collection

    • Browse the 64 samplers in this collection by date, place of manufacture, or type (e.g., samplers with people depicted).
    • Samplers
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    • Doll Collection

    • Browse 1200 dolls from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Browse by category, collector, country and maker, decade, and material.
    • Dolls; Girls; History
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    • Beecher-Stowe Family Papers

    • This extensive collection includes correspondence, miscellaneous writings, clippings and memorabilia of Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Calvin Stowe, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Charlotte Perkins Gilman,...
    • Antislavery movements; Suffragists; Women educators
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    • Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence

    • Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
    • African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
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    • Mrs. Russell Sage Collection

    • The digital images in this collection were selected by Prof. Ruth Crocker, author of Mrs. Russell Sage: Women's Activism and Philanthropy in Gilded Age and Progressive Era America.
    • Women philanthropists
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    • Brady-Handy Collection

    • Includes portraits from the Civil War era. Researchers must browse the collection for images of women, or search by known name (e.g., Lincoln, Mary Todd).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
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    • Heritage West

    • Rich collection of digitized materials from instititutions across much of the American West. Just a few highlights include more than 600 photographs by Laura Gilpin; oral histories of Montana women ranchers; and oral histories from the "Montana...
    • Feminism; Frontier and pioneer life; Indians of North America; Women photographers
    • Arizona; Colorado; Montana; Nebraska; New Mexico; South Dakota; Utah; Wyoming
    • Mormon Missionary Diaries

    • 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
    • Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. & U.K., 1815-1914

    • This collection includes images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from Harvard Law School Library's trial collections. The narratives cover such topics as domestic violence, bigamy, seduction, breach of promise to marry, child...
    • Adultery; Divorce; History; Marriage; Murder; Trials; Violence against women;
    • Great Britain; United States
    • Catalog of American Portraits: Portrait Search

    • The Catalog of American Portraits includes 80,000 records of portraits in public (e.g., National Portrait Gallery) and private collections across the United States and abroad. Researchers may want to select "find objects with images only" because...
    • Portraits; Women
    • United States
    • 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
    • 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
    • Costume Collections

    • Includes content from four collections: Detroit Historical Museums Historic Costume Collection; Dorothea June Grossbart Historic Costume Collection; The Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection; and the Meadow Brook Hall Historic Costume Collection....
    • Clothing and dress
    • United States
    • Children's Clothing Collection

    • This collection includes more than 2,000 articles of children’s clothing from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Browse the collection by decade (then by gender and type of clothing).
    • Clothing and dress; Girls
    • United States
    • American Textile History Museum: The Chace Catalogue

    • Highlights from this collection include more than images of more than 290 coverlets, more than 250 spinning wheels, and a large selection of dresses.
    • Clothing and dress; Coverlets; Spinning Wheels
    • United States
    • Conner Prairie Historic Clothing Collection

    • Conner Prairie, an Interactive History Park located in Fishers, Indiana, holds an important collection of historic clothing and accessories. This digital collection includes more than 100 rotating 3-D images of items.
    • Clothing and dress
    • United States

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