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  • Time Period: 20th century
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    • 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
    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • 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;...
    • Susan B. Anthony Papers

    • This finding aid links to digital images of Anthony's diaries (1837-1839, 1853-1855), correspondence (1837-1902), manuscripts of speeches (e.g., " Fourth of July address, Framingham, Mass., 1862"), and newspaper clippings (1920-1944).
    • Antislavery movements; Social life and customs; Suffragists; Temperance; Women -- suffrage; Women social reformers
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Beecher-Stowe Family Papers

    • This extensive collection includes correspondence, miscellaneous writings, clippings and memorabilia of Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Calvin Stowe, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Charlotte Perkins Gilman,...
    • Antislavery movements; Suffragists; Women educators
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    • 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
    • Emma Bell Miles Southern Appalachia Art and Correspondence

    • 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. This collection includes correspondence that documents her troubled relationship with her parents...
    • Women artists; Women authors; Women naturalists
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Walden's Ridge
    • Flanders Ballad Collection

    • Helen Hartness Flanders began recording folk songs in her native Vermont in the 1930s. In addition to photos of Flanders and singers, this digital collection includes more than 450 broadsides.
    • Folk music; Folk songs
    • United States -- Vermont
    • The African American Experience in Ohio

    • 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
    • Doctor or Doctress?

    • This site combines compelling stories with a variety of primary sources to bring the history of women physicians to a wide audience. The stories explore a range of topics: the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; Civil War surgeon Mary Walker;...
    • Women physicians; African American women physicians; Medicine -- Study and teaching
    • 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;
    • Norene Hawk Diaries

    • These diaries from 1898-1899 and 1905 cover Hawk's work in a real estate business and as a stenographer in Muncie, Indiana.
    • Employment
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie
    • 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); Ward-Belmont...
    • College preparatory schools; Education, Primary; Education, Secondary; Girls' schools
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Nashville
    • 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
    • Middletown Women's History Collection

    • The organization of this digital collection is based on the six areas used by Helen and Robert Lynd in their seminal sociological study of Muncie ("Middletown"), Indiana in the 1920s and 1930s: Getting a Living (e.g., Muncie Business and...
    • Camps; Religion; Sisters; Societies and clubs; Women -- Suffrage; Social life and customs; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie
    • Ogontz School, 1850-1950

    • This online exhibit includes more than 50 photographs that document the history of the Ogontz School. Topics covered include administration of the school, academics, student activities (e.g., May Day), outstanding alumnae (e.g., Amelia Earhart),...
    • Education, Secondary; Girls' Schools; Private schools
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia;

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