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  • Place: United States -- Massachusetts
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    • Highlights from the Saltonstall Family Collections

    • The papers, photographs, art, and artifacts of the Saltonstall family, one of the founding families of Massachusetts, document five centuries of family history and involvement in public life. Highlights include the correspondence of Mary Cooke...
    • Revolution, 1775-1783; World War, 1914-1918
    • France; United States--Massachusetts
    • Quilt Index

    • This collection includes images (and documentation) of thousands of quilts from documentation projects, museums, libraries, and private collections. Search fields include pattern name, quilter, location made (state), and time period.
    • Quilts
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Iowa; United States -- Kansas; United States...
    • American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection

    • The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection contains 118 hours of recordings documenting North American English dialects. The recordings include speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public...
    • English language -- Dialects
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- District of Columbia; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Idaho; United States --...
    • National Child Labor Committee Collection

    • Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Lewis Hine (1874-1940) documented working and living conditions of children in the United States between 1908 and 1924. A search for "girl*" in this collection...
    • Child labor; Girls
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Delaware; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Louisiana;...
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...
    • Panoramic Photographs

    • A search for "women" retrieves more than 50 group portraits, including college students (e.g., Wellesley College); several photos of women attending the National Women's Trade Union League of America; and participants in Long Island's Womens...
    • Beauty contests; Schools; Women college students;
    • United States -- California; United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.); United States--Massachusetts; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Ohio; United States--Texas
    • By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943

    • Includes 908 posters from the Works Projects Administration. These posters publicized health programs (e.g., prenatal care); cultural programs (art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances); travel and tourism; educational programs; and...
    • Health and hygiene; History; New Deal, 1933-1939; Posters; Women; Works Projects Administration; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Iowa; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Pennsylvania;
    • Communal Societies Collection

    • This collection features photographs, postcards, publications, ephemera (e.g., product labels), and other materials that document the history of the Shakers of America and the House of David community (Benton Harbor, Michigan).
    • Collective settlements; House of David; Religion; Shaker women; Shakers
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Enfield; United States -- Maine -- Alfred; United States -- Maine -- Sabbathday Lake; United States -- Massachusetts -- Hancock; United States -- Massachusetts -- Harvard; United States -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor;...
    • Historic New England Collections Access

    • In addition to search options, users can discover the strengths of this rich collection by browsing by category: architecture (photos of historic buildings and houses, architectural drawings); art (e.g., miniature portraits); clothing and...
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Historic houses; Social life and customs; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maine; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- Rhode Island; United States -- Vermont
    • Advertising Trade Cards from the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection

    • This collection of more than 150 advertising trade cards features women working as dressmakers, hairdressers, music teachers, photographers, shop and storekeepers, and wine and liquor dealers.
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Employment; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Pennsylvania
    • 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
    • Girlhood Embroidery: Samplers at Pilgrim Hall Museum

    • This online exhibit begins with the first American-made sampler, embroidered by Loara Standish in the 17th century. Additional samplers from the 18th and 19th centuries are also featured.
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Girls; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); Samplers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery Collection

    • This collection includes approximately 1200 letters dating from 1835-1868 of the five Weston sisters: Maria Weston Chapman, and Anne, Caroline, Deborah, Lucia and Mary Weston.
    • Antislavery movements
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • American Centuries

    • Browse/search the digital collection that includes approximately 2000 objects and transcribed document pages from Memorial Hall Museum and Library. The "Activities" section of the site includes video demonstrations of such tools as the "great...
    • Clothing and dress; Home labor; Temperance; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945; Women photographers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts Historical Society: Object of the Month

    • The Massachusetts Historical Society uses this site to showcase artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, and other items. Highlights include letters written by Margaret Fuller (1836), Elizabeth Peabody (1838), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852), and Eleanor...
    • Women artists; Women authors
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Old Sturbridge Village: Online Collections

    • Old Sturbridge Village's collection of early 19th-century rural New England artifacts includes numerous examples of textiles (clothing, quilts, accessories, etc.), household furnishings, and portraits.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Quilts; Samplers;
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Old Sturbridge Village: Historic Documents

    • Transcriptions of diaries, letters, and other documents about life and events in New England from the 1790s to the 1850s. Highlights include a prenuptial agreement from 1835, correspondence concerning work in textile mills, and the courtship...
    • Courtship; Employment; Marriage; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • 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

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