Cora Wilson Stewart founded the moonlight schools and was a leader in the national campaign to eliminate adult illiteracy. The bulk of the photographs in this collection document moonlight schools in Eastern Kentucky.
Jean Thomas (1881-1982) documented the music, crafts, and daily lives of people in the eastern Kentucky mountains. This collection, which also documents the staging of the annual American Folk Song Festival, includes more than 1000 photographs.
Appalachian region; Folk festivals; Folk music; Folklore; Girls; Social life and customs; Women folklorists
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...
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...
The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
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