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    • Abby Hill Collection

    • Abby Williams Hill (1861–1943) received four successive contracts to produce landscape paintings for major railway companies from 1903 to 1906. The Abby Hill Collection includes paintings from this period, a small selection of earlier and later...
    • Women artists
    • United States -- Montana; United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Wyoming
    • WWII Letters of Annette Dyar Sherman

    • Annette Dyar's letters to her parents document her life in Washington, D.C. during World War II. In addition, the letters offer firsthand accounts of speeches and parades for returning war heroes.
    • Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Clara Breed Collection

    • Clara Breed, a children's librarian at San Diego Public Library, corresponded regularly with her Japanese American patrons after they were forced into concentration camps with their families in 1942. This collection includes over 300 letters and...
    • Children; Girls; Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women librarians; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona -- Poston; United States -- California -- Arcadia;
    • 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
    • Dorothy West Papers

    • Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
    • African American women authors; African American women journalists; Women authors; Women journalists
    • United States -- Massachusetts--Martha's Vineyard
    • Edith Wharton Collection

    • Edith Wharton (1862-1939) wrote more than 20 novels, including Ethan Frome (1911) and The Age of Innocence (1920). Highlights in this collection include portraits of Wharton, and manuscripts from The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.
    • Women authors
    • France; United States
    • 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
    • Dear Madam: Letters Between Catharine Macaulay and Mercy Warren

    • Four of the seven letters in this online exhibit were written by Mercy Warren (1728-1814) to Catharine Macaulay. Warren noted the impact of the closing of the port of Boston and the passing of the Coercive Acts (29 December 1774); described public...
    • Revolution, 1775-1783
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Women's Travel Diaries

    • Highlights from this collection include diaries by two American women missionaries. Mary McCornack Thompson was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa. Thompson's diaries...
    • Pacifists; Social life and Customs; Women missionaries; Women teachers; Women travelers
    • Japan; United States
    • Education in a Valley Fair

    • Highlights from this collection include the ciphering book of Blandina LeFevre (1833); group portraits of students and teachers; and a photo of a one-room school house.
    • Education; Schools; Teachers colleges
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Around the Table: Early Cooking in the Hudson Valley

    • Highlights from this online exhibit include images of cooking utensils (e.g., a corn mold, a butter paddle, and a sausage stuffer), and Mrs. Anna Maria Elting's Rochester Recipe Book from 1819.
    • Cookery; Cooking utensils
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Daphne Cunningham Diaries

    • http://acumen.lib.ua.edu/u0003_0000385/id/88#item%3Du0003_0000385_0000002%3B
    • Women college students
    • United States -- Alabama -- Tuscaloosa
    • Delia Locke Diaries

    • In 1855, Delia Hammond married Dr. Dean Jewett Locke and moved to California. Locke (1832-1922) began keeping a diary that same year. The diaries in this collection document daily life in rural Northern California from 1855 to 1879.
    • Religion; Social life and customs; Temperance; Temperature measurements
    • United States -- California -- Lockeford
    • Elinor Dale Runcie Collection

    • In addition to being a prolific writer, Ellinor Dale Runcie (? -1935) was a teacher at the Barstow School in Kansas City and Miss West’s School for Girls in St. Joseph, MO. This collection includes samples of her letters, poetry, and short stories.
    • Teachers; Women authors
    • United States -- Missouri; United States -- California - San Francisco
    • Julia Neely Finch Papers

    • Julia Neely Finch (1850-1926) was a prolific writer of short stories and poems, and many of her works appeared in the women's magazines of the day.
    • Women authors;
    • United States -- Alabama;
    • 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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