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  • Time Period: 19th century
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    • May Wright Sewall Papers

    • May Eliza Wright Sewall (1844-1920) worked as an activist and leader for a number of social causes, such as education, women's rights, cultural enrichment, and world peace. This collection includes 470 letters written to May Wright Sewall between...
    • Women social reformers; Women's rights
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • 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
    • Mary Baldwin College Collections

    • Mary Baldwin College is a private four-year women’s liberal arts college founded in 1842. This collection includes yearbooks, histories, and the college’s magazine.
    • Women College Students; Women college teachers; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Virginia -- Staunton
    • Mount Holyoke College

    • 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 students; Women college teachers; Women legislators; Women physicians; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- South Hadley
    • 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
    • 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;
    • Gene Stratton-Porter

    • Gene Stratton-Porter was a well-known author and naturalist from Indiana.
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Indiana -- Geneva
    • 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
    • Dorothea A. Dreier Papers

    • These papers document Dreier's life and work as an artist, as well as her family's activities in social reform, women's suffrage, and politics.
    • Women artists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn
    • Isabella Stewart Gardner's Travel Albums

    • Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) was one of the foremost patrons of the arts of her time. Decades of collecting art from around the world culminated in the opening of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1903. The albums in this digital...
    • Women art collectors; Women travelers
    • China; Egypt; France; Great Britain; Germany; India; Italy; Japan; Portugal; Spain
    • 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
    • Elinor Dale Runcie Collection

    • In addition to being a prolific writer, Ellinor Dale Runcie (? -1935) was a teacher at the Barstow School in Kansas City and Miss West’s School for Girls in St. Joseph, MO. This collection includes samples of her letters, poetry, and short stories.
    • Teachers; Women authors
    • United States -- Missouri; United States -- California - San Francisco
    • San Jose State Normal School Pennant

    • This collection includes 42 volumes produced between 1898 to 1909, and documents student life during the early years of the San Jose State Normal School.
    • Teachers colleges; Women college students
    • United States -- California -- San Jose
    • 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
    • Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters

    • The 203 items in this collection from the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections are dated from 1866 to 1882, and relate to local affairs, family and friends.
    • Social life and customs;
    • United States -- Texas
    • Sewing Machine Times

    • Sewing Machine Times was a bi-monthly trade journal that included articles, news stories, information about new products, employment notices, advertisements for sewing machines and related home goods, and descriptions of sewing machine retail...
    • Sewing machine industry; Sewing machines
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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