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    • 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.)
    • Emma Goldman Papers

    • Emma Goldman (1869–1940) The "Primary Sources" section of the site includes excerpts from Goldman's books (e.g., Anarchism and Other Essays); text from Goldman's speeches and newspaper accounts that document her protest against conscription during...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • 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
    • Virtual Jamestown

    • Organized by source type: "Maps and Images," "Court Records," "Labor Contracts," "Reference Center," "First Hand Accounts and Letters," and "Newspapers." The site also includes an interactive Indian village. Find Kathleen M. Brown's interpretive...
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Indians of North America; Slavery
    • United States -- Virginia -- Jamestown
    • 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
    • Sunday School Books: Shaping the Values of Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

    • This collection includes 163 Sunday school books published between 1815 and 1865, drawn from the collections of Michigan State University Libraries and the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University Libraries. The books cover such...
    • Conduct of life; Girls; Religion; Religious literature; Sunday school literature
    • United States
    • Fredericksburg: City of Hospitals

    • This collection includes accounts of women who nursed the wounded as they passed through Fredericksburg and Belle Plain.
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Hospitals
    • United States -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg;
    • Oneida Community Collection in the Syracuse University Library

    • This collection includes annual reports of the Oneida Association (1849- 1851); contemporary accounts; Oneida Community Mansion House: Historic Structure Report; and 140 historic photographs of the Oneida Community.
    • Collective settlements; Historic houses; Historic sites; Oneida Community;
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Oneida
    • North Dakota Voices from the Past

    • This collection includes audio/transcripts of interviews from the Memories of North Dakota Homemakers oral history project. In addition, Sylvia Morgan and Alice Olson recall their political activism (e.g., personal accounts of the 1968 Democratic...
    • Home economics; Homemakers; Women political activists
    • United States -- North Dakota
    • Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

    • This collection includes more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
    • Girls; Slavery; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- Missouri; United States -- North Carolina;...
    • Kent State Shootings Oral Histories

    • This collection includes oral history accounts pertaining to the May 4, 1970, shootings and their aftermath.
    • Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
    • United States -- Ohio -- Kent
    • Zora Neale Hurston, the WPA in Florida, and the Cross City Turpentine Camp

    • 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...
    • African American women
    • United States -- Florida -- Cross City
    • Eyewitness: American Originals from the National Archives

    • This site offers a variety of eyewitness accounts, including "Susan B. Anthony at the Voting Polls, 1872;" Laura Ingalls Wilder's diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri,; Marie Adams' account of the internment of American...
    • Travel; Women -- Suffrage; World War, 1939-1945
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