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    • Zora Neale Hurston, the WPA in Florida, and the Cross City Turpentine Camp

    • This site includes Hurston's essay, "Turpentine," one of the few first-hand accounts of the lives of turpentine workers. Stetson Kennedy describes Hurston's work with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida. The site also includes photos of...
    • African American women
    • United States -- Florida -- Cross City
    • June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA

    • This site includes five collections: Connexxus/Centro de Mujeres Collection; the Crukshank (Margaret) Collection; the Lillian Faderman papers (1976-89); the Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Collection; and the Women Against...
    • Lesbian studies; Lesbians; Lesbians' writings; Lesbians--Education (Higher); Pornography; Rape; Sex in Advertising; Violence against women
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • DoHistory

    • This site features the diary of midwife Martha Ballard (1735-1812) and additional medical and midwifery documents. Ballard wrote in her diary nearly every day from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812. In addition to her work as a midwife, Ballard...
    • Courtship; Marriage; Midwives; Women
    • United States -- Maine -- Hallowell
    • Community Collection: People, Places, and Things

    • This site documents the social, educational and architectural history of Ogden, Utah. Highlights include Emily Almira Cozzens Rich's diaries from 1893 to 1947; oral histories covering the history of St. Benedict's School of Nursing; and a small...
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Social life and customs; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Utah -- Ogden
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture

    • This multifaceted site includes text from the first edition; comparison of manuscript, serial and novel texts; contemporary reviews; book covers from various editions; and antislavery texts that predate the novel.
    • Antislavery movements; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Women authors
    • United States
    • Colonial Manuscript Collection

    • This collection showcases some of the earliest documents from the archives of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. Highlights include two documents that relate to seamstresses: the account book kept by seamstress Jannetje DuBois from...
    • Seamstresses
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New Paltz
    • 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
    • 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
    • Morman Missionary Diaries

    • This collection includes diaries by five women: Mary Jane Dilworth Hammond (1853-55) in Hawaii; Inez Knight Allen (1898-99) in Great Britain; Emma Elizabeth Reeve (1902-1904) in New Zealand; Jennie Hill Leavitt (1916-1920) in Samoa and Tonga; and...
    • Mormon women; Women missionaries
    • Great Britain; New Zealand; Samoa; Scotland -- Edinburgh; Tonga; United States -- Hawaii
    • Missouri Memories: A Diary Project

    • This collection features excerpts from diaries written by Missourians, including students, teachers, and pioneers.
    • Social life and customs
    • United States -- Missouri
    • H.D. Papers

    • This collection documents the life and career of the poet Hilda Doolittle (H.D.).
    • Women authors; Women poets
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    • 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
    • Norene Hawk Diaries

    • These diaries from 1898-1899 and 1905 cover Hawk's work in a real estate business and as a stenographer in Muncie, Indiana.
    • Employment
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie
    • Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive

    • The letters between Abigail and John Adams in this collection span the years 1762 to 1801. The diary and autobiography of John Adams are also included.
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Courtship; Marriage; Presidents' spouses; Revolution, 1775-1783
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Armstrong Family Papers

    • The Armstrongs were one of the leading African-American magic acts in the early twentieth century. Lille Belle Armstrong, her husband, J. Hartford Armstrong, and eventually their daughter, Ellen Armstrong, specialized in mind reading, slight of...
    • African American women; Vaudeville; Women magicians
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters

    • The 203 items in this collection from the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections are dated from 1866 to 1882, and relate to local affairs, family and friends.
    • Social life and customs;
    • United States -- Texas
    • Rachel Carson Papers

    • Rachel Carson (1907-1964) was a biologist, conservationist, and writer. Her book, Silent Spring (1962), exposed the dangers of the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Highlights from this digital collection include photographs of Carson as a child...
    • Women biologists; Women environmentalists; Women scientists;
    • United States;

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