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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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
    • 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
    • Daphne Cunningham Diaries

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

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