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  • Time Period: 19th century
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    • Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present

    • This collection documents the effort to revive handcraft in western North Carolina. Highlights include photographs of women making crafts, as well as images of baskets, cornhusk dolls,and textiles that were made by women. The collection also...
    • Arts and crafts movement; Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Handicraft; Social life and customs; Women Photographers;
    • Appalachian Region, Southern.; United States -- North Carolina;
    • 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
    • Blanche Espy Chenoweth, Her Life, Her Times

    • The 67 photographs and a 48-page scrapbook in this digital collection document the life of Blanche Espy Chenoweth (1875-1960). As a a writer, lecturer, and radio show host, Chenoweth covered such topics as women's social customs, homemaking, and...
    • Women authors; Women in radio broadcasting
    • United States
    • American Song Sheets

    • This collection includes approximately 1800 broadsides and song sheets from nineteenth-century America. Many of these single sheets include illustrations of women (e.g., "The Soldier's Farewell to his Bride"). The full text of the lyrics can be...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Love songs; Popular music; Songs; Women
    • United States
    • Catt Collection of Suffrage Photographs

    • The Catt collection includes more than 800 photographs that document suffrage parades and pageants, pioneers and leaders, state suffrage organizations, and the international suffrage movement.
    • International Woman Suffrage Alliance; Parades; Women -- suffrage
    • United States
    • Early Advertising Collection, Bryn Mawr College

    • Most of these American and European trade cards date from the late nineteenth century. Products well represented in the collection include books, household items, furniture, and clothing.
    • Advertising; Children in advertising; Women in advertising
    • 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
    • Stamp, Sticker, Seal, and Envelope Collection

    • Most of the 1400 items in this collection were used to promote peace and social justice. Additional highlights include anti-slavery stickers from the 19th century and stamps created from peace posters drawn or painted by high school students,...
    • Peace movements
    • United States
    • Theater Actor Prints and Photographs Collection

    • This collection includes a good selection ofacclaimed actresses (and actors) from the 1880s through the 1930s: Mary Anderson, Kate Claxton, Fanny Davenport, Pauline Hall, Helena Modjeska, Ada Rehan, Lillian Russell, and others.
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States
    • Button, Pin and Ribbon Collection

    • This collection includes 1900 items related to human rights, women's rights, temperance, labor rights, wars of the 20th century, and the anit-nuclear movement.
    • Peace movements; Temperance; Women's rights
    • United States
    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • United States
    • AVON: Celebrating Women for 125 Years

    • This collection documents the history of the company, its employees and sales representatives, and the consumers of its products. Users can search the collection by keyword, or browse by broad subject (advertising, catalogs, representatives, the...
    • Avon Products, Inc.; Beauty, personal; Cosmetics; Employment; Women sales personnel
    • United States;
    • International Ladies Garment Workers Union Photographs (1885-1985)

    • This collection is divided into 165 sets, such as education - classes and events; garment shops; homework; Labor Day parades; Schneiderman, Rose; and strikes and pickets.
    • Employment; Labor unions; Strikes and lockouts; Triangle Shirtwaist Company -- Fire, 1911; Women clothing workers
    • 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
    • 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
    • Julia Neely Finch Papers

    • Julia Neely Finch (1850-1926) was a prolific writer of short stories and poems, and many of her works appeared in the women's magazines of the day.
    • Women authors;
    • United States -- Alabama;
    • Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South

    • This collection includes audio recordings of 410 oral history interviews that chronicle the lives of African Americans during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. Selecting the "Gender" tab reveals more...
    • African American women; African Americans -- Civil rights; African Americans -- Segregation; Race relations
    • United States -- Alabama -- Birmingham; United States -- Georgia -- Albany; United States -- Louisiana -- New Iberia; United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans; United States -- Mississippi -- LeFlore County; United States -- North Carolina --...
    • Alaska Native Collections

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

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