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    • 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
    • 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;
    • Mormon 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
    • 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
    • Daphne Cunningham Diaries

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

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