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  • Time Period: 1840-1859
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    • Morman 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
    • Digital Quaker Collection

    • Includes works by or about numerous women, including Elizabeth Ashbridge, Elizabeth Leslie Rous Wright Comstock, Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Lucretia Mott, and Hannah Whitall Smith.
    • Quaker women; Women authors
    • United States
    • Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection

    • Searchable digital collection of pamphlets and leaflets. Activities of women's societies in opposing slavery are heavily documented. Highlights include reports from the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery...
    • Antislavery movements; Women
    • United States
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture

    • 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
    • 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;...
    • Dolley Madison Project

    • Each of the four sections in this biographical profile of Dolley Madison includes selected letters, images of Madison and her homes, and a timeline.
    • Biography; Presidents' spouses; Widows; Women
    • United States -- Virginia; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

    • This collection documents the life and work of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (1798-1856). Highlights include Guerin's journal from 1840-1855, portraits, images of artifacts that belonged to her, and photographs of the canonization ceremonies that...
    • Catholicism; Civil War, 1861-1865; Nuns; Religion
    • United States -- Indiana
    • Trial Pamphlets Collection

    • The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
    • Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
    • 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
    • Women Physicians: 1850s-1970s

    • This collection documents the history of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP), Coverage includes founding and early years of the college (1850-1870); student and academic life; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians;...
    • African American women physicians; Missionaries; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Women medical students; Women physicians; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Mount Holyoke Digital Collections Online

    • This collection includes more than 1500 primary source items that document the history of Mount Holyoke College from the 1840s to the 1990s. Highlights include items from the collections of politician Ella Grasso, physician Virginia Apgar, and New...
    • Women college teachers; Women college students; Women legislators; Women physicians; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- South Hadley
    • 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
    • Picture Collection of The New York Public Library

    • This collection of 30,000 digitized images includes a large selection of illustrations of women's clothing that appeared such magazines as Godey's and Harper's.
    • Clothing and dress; Girls; Indians of North America; Marriage customs; Women
    • 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;...
    • 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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