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  • Time Period: 19th century
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    • Probing the Past: Virginia and Maryland Probate Inventories, 1740-1810

    • A probate inventory is a list of possessions recorded after someone dies. The 325 probate inventories in this collection were recorded in the Chesapeake region Maryland and Virginia. These inventories provide valuable insight into a family's daily...
    • Consumption (Economics); Social life and customs
    • United States -- Maryland; United States -- Virginia
    • Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, 1868-1983

    • Beginning in the early 1880s, Brezing (1860-1940) operated brothels in Lexington, Kentucky. This collection consists of 277 photographic prints collected or created by E. I. "Buddy" Thompson in connection with the writing of his 1983 book, Madam...
    • Brothels; Prostitutes
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington
    • University of Mississippi Civil War Archive

    • Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • 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
    • 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
    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie Collection (1836 – 1911)

    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie founded the Runcie Club in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1894, and served as its president until her death in 1911. In addition to Runcie's writings (e.g., Woman, An Essay), this collection documents the activities of the...
    • Social life and customs; Societies and Clubs; Women authors
    • United States -- Missouri
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China
    • Eliza Blaker Collection

    • Eliza Blaker (1854-1926) established kindergartens in Indiana based on the teachings of Friedrich Froebel. This collection includes Blaker's notes for speeches (e.g., What Constitutes a Good Mother?"), as well as photographs of Blaker, kindergarten...
    • Kindergarten; Schools; Teacher educators
    • United States -- Indiana; United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • The Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles

    • Emma Bell Miles (1879-1919) was a naturalist, artist, and noted author of The Spirit of the Mountains (1905), a classic study of Southern Appalachia. Highlights from this collection include photographs of Miles and her family, a nice selection of...
    • Women artists; Women authors; Women naturalists
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • Minneapolis Seedswomen Catalogs

    • Explore catalogs from three seed companies owned by women (Miss C.H. Lippincott, Jessie R. Prior, and Emma V. White) dating from the 1890s through the 1930s.
    • Businesswomen; Seed industry and trade -- Catalogs
    • United States -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis
    • Fair Hill Boarding School Letters

    • Fair Hill Seminary was also known as the Fair Hill Boarding School for Girls. In addition to a small selection of letters, this collection includes circulars from 1860 and 1862 that cover the school's course of study, textbooks used, regulations,...
    • Education; Girls; Girls' schools; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Maryland -- Fair Hill
    • American Jewess Project

    • Founded and edited by Rosa Sonneschein (1847-1932), American Jewess (1895-1899) was the first English-language periodical directed to American Jewish women.
    • Jewish women; Women's periodicals
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    • Harpeth Hall

    • Four institutions with a related history provided secondary and higher education to young women in Nashville, TN from 1865 to the present: W.E. Ward’s Seminary for Young Ladies (1865-1913); Belmont College for Young Women (1890-1913);...
    • College preparatory schools; Education, Primary; Education, Secondary; Girls' schools
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Nashville
    • Fraktur Collection

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans. Users can limit searches by creator, location, category (e.g., Christmas greeting, house blessing, marriage blessing), and media...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania;
    • Harvey Girls of the Winslow Harvey Houses

    • Fred Harvey opened a chain of restaurants and inns known as "Harvey Houses" in the late nineteenth century. The first Harvey House in Winslow, Arizona was built in 1897. Waitresses who worked at Harvey Eating Houses were known as "Harvey Girls."...
    • Waitresses
    • United States -- Arizona -- Winslow
    • Gene Stratton-Porter

    • Gene Stratton-Porter was a well-known author and naturalist from Indiana.
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Indiana -- Geneva
    • Women's Travel Diaries

    • 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
    • Japan; 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
    • Education in a Valley Fair

    • Highlights from this collection include the ciphering book of Blandina LeFevre (1833); group portraits of students and teachers; and a photo of a one-room school house.
    • Education; Schools; Teachers colleges
    • United States -- New York (State)

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