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    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie Collection (1836 – 1911)

    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie founded the Runcie Club in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1894, and served as its president until her death in 1911. In addition to Runcie's writings (e.g., Woman, An Essay), this collection documents the activities of the...
    • Social life and customs; Societies and Clubs; Women authors
    • United States -- Missouri
    • Emilie Davis Diaries

    • Emilie Davis, an African American woman who lived in Philadelphia, began writing in her pocket diary in 1863. She wrote about such events as National Fast Day, the flight of residents from Gettysburg to Philadelphia during the Battle of Gettysburg,...
    • African American Women; Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Emma Smith DeVoe Papers

    • Emma Smith DeVoe (1848-1927) became president of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association in 1906. This collection includes letters from many of the key women who worked with DeVoe for the passage of the 1910 woman suffrage amendment to the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Philanthropy Resources Online (PRO)

    • Highlights include annual reports from a variety of charities and institutions: the American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless... (1852); College Settlements Association; Female Hospitable Society of Philadelphia (1831); the...
    • Child welfare; Social settlements; Women in charitable work; Women philanthropists
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Ohio Memory

    • Highlights include Lucinda Lenore Merriss Cornell's diary covering the Ohio homefront during the Civil War; librarian Nettie E. Wheeler's diary from 1870; Margaret Boyd, the first woman enrolled in Ohio University, kept this diary in 1873 and...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Education; Societies and clubs; Teachers; Temperance; Women college students; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Ohio
    • Mormon Publications: 19th Century

    • Highlights include periodicals The Young Woman's Journal (1889-1929), published by the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, and The Woman's Exponent (1872-1899).
    • Mormon women; Societies and clubs; Women's periodicals
    • United States -- Utah
    • Kansas Memory

    • Highlights include photographs of temperance leader Carry Amelia Nation, legislator Nancy Kassebaum, and Amelia Earhart; documentation of the struggle for woman suffrage in Kansas; and diaries by Mary Madgalene (Bower) Brulport (1877-1879) and ...
    • Temperance; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Kansas
    • GFWC Desert Jade Woman's Club

    • In the early 1960s, ten young Asian-American women formed the Desert Jade Junior Woman's Club in Phoenix, Arizona. The club has since contributed to numerous philanthropic and civic projects. The scrapbooks in this collection provide photos of club...
    • Asian American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Arizona -- Phoenix
    • World War I Posters

    • Includes about 1,800 posters from the U.S. and other countries supporting the war effort. Common themes include recruitment, war bonds, and the American Red Cross. Sample titles include "Be a trained nurse," "For every fighter a woman worker...
    • American Red Cross; Women; World War, 1914-1918; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States
    • Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches

    • Includes Mary McLeod Bethune's 1939 speech, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me;" Fannie Lou Hamer's "Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention" (1964); Shirley Chisolm's ""The Black Woman in Contemporary...
    • African American orators; African American women; Speeches, addresses, etc.;
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    • Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956

    • Mary Fanton Roberts (1864-1956) had a long career that included editing positions at Demorest Magazine, New Idea Woman's Magazine, The Craftsman, The Touchstone Magazine, Decorative Arts magazine, and Arts and Decoration. The bulk of this...
    • Women art critics; Women editors
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Tejano Voices

    • More than 50 of the oral history interviews (audio and transcripts) in this collection are with Tejanas, women of Spanish-Mexican origin in Texas. Women recall their experiences as city council members, community and political activists, educators,...
    • Mexican American women
    • United States -- Texas
    • Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA)

    • Most of the photos in this collection were taken by War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographers (e.g., Dorothea Lange) for publicity purposes. In contrast to the smiling faces in these photos, Estelle Ishigo's letters and paintings (e.g.,...
    • Children; Girls; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women artists; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Idaho; United States -- Utah; United States -- Wyoming
    • Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers

    • Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was inaugurated as governor of Wyoming in 1925, thus becoming the first woman governor in the United States. In addition, she was Director of the U.S. Mint in 1933 to 1953. This large collection documents Ross' work...
    • United States Mint -- Officials and employees; Women governors
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • Margaret Sanger and the Woman Rebel

    • Sanger's publication of the feminist journal The Woman Rebel in 1914 established her as the key leader in the birth control movement. This collection includes digital images of pages from the journal, letters to and from Sanger, and a detailed...
    • Birth control; Feminism; Feminists
    • United States
    • Trial Pamphlets Collection

    • The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
    • Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
    • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records

    • The photographs in this collection document many topics (e.g., "Gender in the workplace") and cover the years 1912 to 1951. An advanced search for Women OR Woman retrieves more than 1200 records. The collection also includes 21 photos of Marlene...
    • Employment; Fashion shows; Vocational education; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Ohio -- Akron

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