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  • Time Period: 1840-1859
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Pennsylvania German Broadsides and Fraktur

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans, such as births and baptisms, marriages, and house blessings. Broadsides in the collection include English and German versions of "A...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • 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
    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...
    • F&M Pennsylvania German Fraktur Collection

    • This collection includes more than 500 examples of taufscheins (birth and baptismal certificates), vorshrifts (writing examples), haus segens (house blessings), bucherzeichen (book plates), and drawings by German Americans in Pennsylvania.
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • 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
    • 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
    • Lawrence T. Jones III Collection

    • This collection includes photographs of a wide spectrum of Texan citizens, including African American, Indian, Hispanic, and Caucasian women, men, and children.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits
    • United States -- Texas
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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    • 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

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