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  • Time Period: 1840-1859
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    • African American women

    • 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
    • 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
    • African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920

    • This collection from the Ohio Historical Society includes newspaper clippings, photographs and manuscript sources.
    • African American children; African American women; Education; Employment; Lynching; Religion; Segregation; Slavery; Social life and customs; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Ohio
    • Alaska Native Collections

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    • Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alaska
    • American Centuries

    • Browse/search the digital collection that includes approximately 2000 objects and transcribed document pages from Memorial Hall Museum and Library. The "Activities" section of the site includes video demonstrations of such tools as the "great...
    • Clothing and dress; Home labor; Temperance; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945; Women photographers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • 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
    • Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

    • This collection includes more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
    • Girls; Slavery; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- Missouri; United States -- North Carolina;...
    • Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery Collection

    • This collection includes approximately 1200 letters dating from 1835-1868 of the five Weston sisters: Maria Weston Chapman, and Anne, Caroline, Deborah, Lucia and Mary Weston.
    • Antislavery movements
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • 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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    • Call Family and Brevard Family Papers

    • Ellen Call Long's diary notes the progress and conclusion of the Civil War, and the assassination of Lincoln. Long's correspondence documents her experience as a member of Confederate memorial associations and women's organizations; correspondence...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Societies and clubs; Women authors;
    • United States -- Florida
    • Camilla Urso Collection

    • Camilla Urso (1842-1902) was one of the leading violinists of the 19th century. This collection includes portraits of Urso, concert programs, and advertisements.
    • Women musicians; Women violinists
    • 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
    • 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
    • Chinese in California, 1850-1925

    • This collection documents Chinese immigration to California with about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials. Items are drawn from collections at The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley; The Ethnic Studies Library,...
    • Chinese American women;
    • United States -- California
    • 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
    • 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

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