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  • Primary Sources: Correspondence
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    • Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers

    • Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was inaugurated as governor of Wyoming in 1925, thus becoming the first woman governor in the United States. In addition, she was Director of the U.S. Mint in 1933 to 1953. This large collection documents Ross' work...
    • United States Mint -- Officials and employees; Women governors
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • Women's History in Wisconsin

    • This chronological overview offers a wide range of supporting primary sources, such as documents on the Civil War homefront; letters by nurses during World War I; and state regulations for women workers (1920).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage; Women's rights; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin Goes to War: Our Civil War Experience

    • This collection includes numerous letters by Cordelia Harvey, the state sanitary agent. Harvey wrote about sick and wounded Wisconsin soldiers, construction of army hospitals, and requests for aid. Another subcollection includes papers related to...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Ada James Papers and Correspondence (1912-1923)

    • This collection includes letters to Ada James (1876-1952), and documents the grass roots efforts that led to the passage of women's suffrage in Wisconsin and at the national level.
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Catherine May Congressional Papers

    • Congressional District of Washington, between 1959 and 1970. Topics covered include Washington state agriculture, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, sex discrimination against women, anti-communist movements, women's rights, education, labor, aid,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Emma Smith DeVoe Papers

    • Emma Smith DeVoe (1848-1927) became president of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association in 1906. This collection includes letters from many of the key women who worked with DeVoe for the passage of the 1910 woman suffrage amendment to the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Governors Papers Related to Women's Issues 1904-1984

    • This collection from the Washington State Archives documents contacts between the Governor's Office, women, and women's organizations, regarding women's issues, womens suffrage, women's rights, and comparable worth. The Papers of Dixy Lee Ray...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Pay equity; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Washington College of Law Historical Collection

    • This rich collection documents the history of the first law school founded by women for women. Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma M. Gillett founded the Washington College of Law in 1896.
    • Women law students; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States -- Washington (D.C.)
    • Dolley Madison Project

    • Each of the four sections in this biographical profile of Dolley Madison includes selected letters, images of Madison and her homes, and a timeline.
    • Biography; Presidents' spouses; Widows; Women
    • United States -- Virginia; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Maggie L. Walker Virtual Museum Exhibit

    • This site highlights key aspects of Walker's life and work: social activism, economic empowerment, life at home, and her legacy. A virtual tour of Walker's house completes the site.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Historic sites; Homes and haunts
    • United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia

    • Hightlights include oral history interviews with Ruth James, lead litigant in the court cases initiated to reopen Norfolk's schools, and Vivian Carter Mason, a founder of the Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation; records from the Women's...
    • African American women; Civil rights movements; School integration; Societies and clubs; Women teachers
    • United States -- Virginia -- Norfolk
    • Virtual Jamestown

    • Organized by source type: "Maps and Images," "Court Records," "Labor Contracts," "Reference Center," "First Hand Accounts and Letters," and "Newspapers." The site also includes an interactive Indian village. Find Kathleen M. Brown's interpretive...
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Indians of North America; Slavery
    • United States -- Virginia -- Jamestown
    • Fredericksburg: City of Hospitals

    • This collection includes accounts of women who nursed the wounded as they passed through Fredericksburg and Belle Plain.
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Hospitals
    • United States -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg;
    • Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

    • This companion site to an exhibition in 1997 groups primary sources under themes such as patriotism, war work, spies, religion, and education. The "Griefs and Anxieties" section includes a letter from 1862 that informs a South Carolina woman of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Thomas and Annie Taylor Dee Collection

    • This collection includes a good mix of primary source types: a collection of photographs of Thomas and Annie Dee and their eight children; diaries written by Annie Taylor Dee and her daughter, Annie Maude Dee Porter from 1915 to 1964; letters...
    • Families; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Utah

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