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.
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
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
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
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;
This guide is a slightly expanded and fully searchable version of the print publication, American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2001).
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;
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
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
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;
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...
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
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.
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...