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    • Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture

    • This multifaceted site includes text from the first edition; comparison of manuscript, serial and novel texts; contemporary reviews; book covers from various editions; and antislavery texts that predate the novel.
    • Antislavery movements; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Women authors
    • 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;
    • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

    • This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
    • African American women authors; Women authors
    • United States
    • Haystack

    • This collection documents the history of Colby-Sawyer College, which was a women's junior college from 1928 until 1973. The college started admitting men in 1990. The collection also includes Patience Cleveland's diary from 1964, in which she...
    • Actresses; Women athletes; Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles; United States -- New Hampshire -- New London
    • Tale of Two Women: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Carr

    • Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998), author of landmark book The Everglades: River of Grass (1947), helped found Friends of the Everglades in 1969. Marjorie Carr helped stop a major construction project that threatened central Florida's ecosystem....
    • Women conservationists
    • United States -- Florida
    • Online Manuscript Resources in Southern Women’s History

    • This site highlights materials from 16 collections in Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The "teaching moments" section combines discussion questions with relevant resources to increase the use of archival...
    • Beauty culture; Civil rights movements; Conduct of life; Consumer protection; League of Women Voters; Marriage; Motherhood; Religion; Socialism; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Temperance; Women circus performers; Women -- Suffrage;...
    • United States -- Georgia; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- North Carolina
    • Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson's memory book documents the author's college years at the University of Iowa in the 1920s. Also during this period, Althea "Bee" Moore's scrapbook offers the perspective of an African American student. Farm life and home...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Cookery; Girls; Home economics; Women college students; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, 1868-1983

    • Beginning in the early 1880s, Brezing (1860-1940) operated brothels in Lexington, Kentucky. This collection consists of 277 photographic prints collected or created by E. I. "Buddy" Thompson in connection with the writing of his 1983 book, Madam...
    • Brothels; Prostitutes
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington
    • Anne Braden Oral History Project

    • These interviews were conducted by Cate Fosl for her book, Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South (2002). Interviewees include Anne Braden, as well as her coworkers, mentees, and friends.
    • Women civil rights workers
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • F&M Pennsylvania German Fraktur Collection

    • This collection includes more than 500 examples of taufscheins (birth and baptismal certificates), vorshrifts (writing examples), haus segens (house blessings), bucherzeichen (book plates), and drawings by German Americans in Pennsylvania.
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • From Paris to Providence: Fashion Art and the Tirocchi Dressmakers' Shop, 1915-1947

    • Anna and Laura Tirocchi managed A. & L. Tirocchi Gowns in Providence, Rhode Island from 1915 until 1947. The collection includes approximately 200 items of correspondence from clients, employees, and personal friends of Anna Tirocchi; records of...
    • Businesswomen; Dressmakers; Employment; Fashion design; Immigrants; Italian American women; Sisters; Women consumers
    • United States -- Rhode Island -- Providence
    • Women's Athletics at Washington State University

    • This collection of 380 photographs, postcards, book illustrations, and certificates documents women's athletics at Washington State University from 1899 to 2000. The site offers predefined searches for more than 25 sports, from archery to...
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    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Pullman

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