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    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    • This collection documents the history of the American Colony, a non-denominational utopian Christian community founded by a small group of American expatriates in Ottoman Palestine in 1881.
    • American Colony (Jerusalem); Christian communities -- Palestine; Missionaries; Religion
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    • Athenaeum Damenverein & Women's Auxiliary Records, 1876-2007

    • The Athenaeum Damenverein was organized in 1876 as the women’s auxiliary of the Athenaeum Turners. In addition to supporting the Turners, this German American organization has offered social and cultural events for its members, and been involved...
    • Fashion shows; German American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Gay History Papers and Photographs

    • This collection documents the work of two pioneers in the gay and lesbian rights movement. Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) influenced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. She also worked with...
    • Lesbian activists; Lesbians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943

    • Includes 908 posters from the Works Projects Administration. These posters publicized health programs (e.g., prenatal care); cultural programs (art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances); travel and tourism; educational programs; and...
    • Health and hygiene; History; New Deal, 1933-1939; Posters; Women; Works Projects Administration; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Iowa; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Pennsylvania;
    • Communal Societies Collection

    • This collection features photographs, postcards, publications, ephemera (e.g., product labels), and other materials that document the history of the Shakers of America and the House of David community (Benton Harbor, Michigan).
    • Collective settlements; House of David; Religion; Shaker women; Shakers
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Enfield; United States -- Maine -- Alfred; United States -- Maine -- Sabbathday Lake; United States -- Massachusetts -- Hancock; United States -- Massachusetts -- Harvard; United States -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor;...
    • Coral Gables Garden Club Scrapbooks

    • The Coral Gables Garden Club was organized in 1925 to promote gardening and community beautification in Coral Gables, Florida. The three scrapbooks in this collection document the activities of the garden club from 1925 to 1944.
    • Gardening; Social life and customs; Societies and Clubs
    • United States -- Florida -- Coral Gables
    • Evelyn Birkby Digital Collection

    • This collection documents Birkby's career as a newspaper columnist and radio personality. It includes promotional photographs from Birkby's career at KMA radio in Shenandoah, Iowa, audio excerpts from her radio program, and newspaper clippings from...
    • Homemakers; Women in radio broadcasting
    • United States -- Iowa -- Shenandoah
    • From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont

    • The Pi Beta Phi Settlement School was founded in 1912 by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. This collection includes letters, diaries, and scrapbooks written and compiled by Settlement School teachers; photographs of the Settlement School,...
    • Education; Handicraft; Pi Beta Phi Settlement School; Women teachers
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Gatlinburg
    • Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters

    • These newsletters from the 1970s and 1980s highlight the interests and activities of thirteen feminist and lesbian organizations and community groups in Houston, Austin, and other areas of Texas. The publications addressed such topics as the Equal...
    • Feminism; Feminists; Lesbianism; Lesbians; National Organization for Women; Political activity
    • United States -- Texas -- Austin; United States -- Texas -- Houston
    • Kate Matthews Collection

    • Kate Seston Matthews (1870-1956) is best known for her photographs depicting characters in the Little Colonel series of children's books. This collection includes some of these photographs, as well as images of daily life in her community of Pewee...
    • Girls; Women photographers
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Pewee Valley
    • 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
    • Oneida Community Collection in the Syracuse University Library

    • This collection includes annual reports of the Oneida Association (1849- 1851); contemporary accounts; Oneida Community Mansion House: Historic Structure Report; and 140 historic photographs of the Oneida Community.
    • Collective settlements; Historic houses; Historic sites; Oneida Community;
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Oneida
    • Pamela Gearhart Collection of Photographs

    • Pamela Gearhart was a member of the music faculty at the University at Buffalo from 1957 to 1975. Highlights from this collection include portraits of Gearhart and photos of Gearhart conducting the Community Music School of Buffalo Orchestra and...
    • Women college teachers; Women conductors; Women violinists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
    • Service through Sponge Cake

    • This collection includes fundraising cookbooks published by churches, synagogues and other community organizations in Indiana.
    • Cookbooks; Cookery
    • United States -- Indiana
    • Short Creek Photographs

    • The LDS church renounced polygamy in 1904, In the 1930s, fundamentalists who practiced polygamy settled in Short Creek, a town on the border of Arizona and Utah. Although the state of Arizona raided the community and seized 263 children in 1953,...
    • Children; Families; Girls; Marriage; Mormons; Polygamy
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Utah
    • Silent Worker

    • A popular national newspaper among the U.S. deaf population from 1888 to 1929, The Silent Worker included articles about deaf community events, schools for the deaf, sign language, notable people, and a wide range of other topics. Browse the...
    • Deaf women; Employment; Weddings
    • United States
    • Tejano Voices

    • More than 50 of the oral history interviews (audio and transcripts) in this collection are with Tejanas, women of Spanish-Mexican origin in Texas. Women recall their experiences as city council members, community and political activists, educators,...
    • Mexican American women
    • United States -- Texas
    • The Visionaires

    • In 1938, a small group of African American women formed the Visionaires, a community organization in Gaineville. This collection includes minutes of their meetings, records of financial transactions, and photographs.
    • African American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Florida -- Gainesville
    • University of Chicago Archival Photographic Files

    • This collection documents the history of the University of Chicago and the development of its campus, academic programs, and community life. Highlights from this collection include images of women engaged in sports and social club activities;...
    • Women college students; Societies and clubs; Women photographers
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago

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