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...
Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
Gladys Ewing's scrapbook includes items (invitations, notes, dance cards, etc.) that she saved from the No-TSU-OH 1911 Carnival Ball, winter Mardi Gras celebrations, Krewe parties, luncheons, and other social events.
Debutante balls; Debutantes; Social life and customs
Grace Thompson Edmister (1890-1984) was a musician, teacher, and director of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony (later named New Mexico Symphony Orchestra). This collection includes portraits of Edmister and photos of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony.
In 1922, South Carolina resident Eleanor Phelps took part in the inaugural American Express Company Cruise Around the World. These photographs and diary entries document her visits to the Taj Mahal, the Panama Canal, and such destinations as Cuba,...
China; Cuba; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Panama; United States -- Hawaii; United States -- South Carolina -- Aiken
In addition to photographs, histories, speeches, programs, and clippings, this collection includes the meeting minutes of such women's organizations as the Iowa Suffrage Association, the Iowa State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, the...
Includes photographs of Vassar students, faculty and buildings from the latter half of the 19th century. Christine Ladd-Franklin's diary documents her experience at Vassar in the 1860s, as well as her early years of teaching.
Education (Higher); Women astronomers; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women's colleges
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