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  • Primary Sources: Correspondence
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    • Civil War Women: Online Archival Collections

    • The correspondence of Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) documents her work as a spy for the Confederacy. The correspondence of Sarah Thompson (1838-1909) contains testimonials of Thompson's services to the Federal government and her subsequent...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women; Women spies
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence

    • Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
    • African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
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    • Old Sturbridge Village: Historic Documents

    • Transcriptions of diaries, letters, and other documents about life and events in New England from the 1790s to the 1850s. Highlights include a prenuptial agreement from 1835, correspondence concerning work in textile mills, and the courtship...
    • Courtship; Employment; Marriage; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Call Family and Brevard Family Papers

    • Ellen Call Long's diary notes the progress and conclusion of the Civil War, and the assassination of Lincoln. Long's correspondence documents her experience as a member of Confederate memorial associations and women's organizations; correspondence...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Societies and clubs; Women authors;
    • United States -- Florida
    • Archivos Virtuales: Papers of Latino and Latin American Artists

    • Transcripts of oral history interviews with Juana Alicia, Judith Baca, Barbara Carrasco, Elsa Flores, Judithe Hernandez, Luchita Hurtado, Carmen Lomas Garza, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Sylvia Orozco, Regina Vater, and Liliana Wilson. This collection...
    • Immigrants; Latinas; Women artists
    • United States
    • From Paris to Providence: Fashion Art and the Tirocchi Dressmakers' Shop, 1915-1947

    • Anna and Laura Tirocchi managed A. & L. Tirocchi Gowns in Providence, Rhode Island from 1915 until 1947. The collection includes approximately 200 items of correspondence from clients, employees, and personal friends of Anna Tirocchi; records of...
    • Businesswomen; Dressmakers; Employment; Fashion design; Immigrants; Italian American women; Sisters; Women consumers
    • United States -- Rhode Island -- Providence
    • Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Percé

    • Sisters Sue McBeth (1830-1893) and Kate McBeth (1833-1915) were missionary teachers to the Nez Percé in North-central Idaho during the last quarter of the 19th century. In addition to documenting their interactions with the Nez Percé tribe and...
    • Indians of North America; Religion; Sisters; Women missionaries; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho
    • Mother Jones Collection

    • Correspondence between Mother Jones and John Mitchell regarding the Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902. Mitchell was president of the United Mine Workers at the time.
    • Women labor leaders
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection

    • This collection includes hundreds of items that document the key role that East Tennessee women (e.g., Lizzie Crozier French) played a critical role in the women's suffrage movement; it includes scrapbooks, correspondence, minutes from the...
    • Women -- Suffrage; Temperance
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Tennessee -- Knoxville
    • Toni Stabile Papers

    • Toni Stabile, an advocate for cosmetic safety, is the author of Cosmetics: Trick or Treat? (1966) and Cosmetics: The Great American Skin Game (1973, 1979). Her work paved the way for such reforms as cosmetic ingredient listing on labels. This...
    • Consumer protection; Cosmetics industry; Investigative reporting; Women journalists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Grant-Burr Family Papers

    • Correspondence between and to Caroline Burr Grant (1820-1892) and her husband Daniel Grant (1818-1892).
    • Child rearing; Childbirth; Civil War, 1861-1865; Courtship; Education; Marriage; Pregnancy; Religion; Social life and customs; Women missionaries;
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Wisconsin
    • Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project

    • Includes "My Day" columns, correspondence related to the Kennedy election of 1960, articles, and transcripts of speeches.
    • Human rights; Presidents' spouses
    • United States
    • Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

    • Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), born and educated in Germany, arrived in New York in 1941. This collection includes correspondence and other documents concerning the trial of Adolf Eichmann; drafts of books (e.g., Between Past and Future); essays and...
    • Women authors; Women college teachers; Women political scientists
    • United States -- California; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • Highlights from the Saltonstall Family Collections

    • The papers, photographs, art, and artifacts of the Saltonstall family, one of the founding families of Massachusetts, document five centuries of family history and involvement in public life. Highlights include the correspondence of Mary Cooke...
    • Revolution, 1775-1783; World War, 1914-1918
    • France; United States--Massachusetts
    • Samuel and Sarah Wait Collection

    • Includes Sarah Wait's journal (1815-1817) and correspondence, 1822-1831. In one letter (May 16, 1831), Sarah informed her husband about the death of their young son.
    • Marriage; Religion
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Sidonie de la Houssaye Collection

    • This collection contains the collected works of nineteenth century Louisiana French writer Sidonie de la Houssaye (1820-1894), as well as correspondence, a scrapbook, and newspaper clippings about her life and writings.
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Louisiana
    • Mildred Wirt Benson Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson (1905-2002) was the original author of the Nancy Drew mystery series. This digitial collection includes more than 250 items (e.g., correspondence, cover gallery, photographs] that document the career of this prolific writer.
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Iowa
    • 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

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