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    • Early Advertising Collection, Bryn Mawr College

    • Most of these American and European trade cards date from the late nineteenth century. Products well represented in the collection include books, household items, furniture, and clothing.
    • Advertising; Children in advertising; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Southern Places

    • This database includes images and documents from the Center's major programs, such as the Tennessee Rural African American Church Project and the Tennessee Century Farms Program. Additional highlights include images and histories of the Country...
    • African American churches; African American schools; Architecture; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Tennessee
    • 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
    • Black Women Oral History Project

    • This collection includes audio files and/or transcripts of oral histories with 72 African American women who made significant contributions to society during the first half of the 20th century.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Women artists; Women authors; Women clergy; Women clerks; Women household employees; Women educators; Women journalists; Women lawyers; Women librarians; Women musicians; Women social workers; Women volunteers...
    • United States
    • Geography of Slavery in Virginia

    • Runaway slave advertisements from 18th century Virginia newspapers. Limiting search to "female" retrieves almost 600 records.
    • African American women; Fugitive slaves; Women slaves
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Armstrong Family Papers

    • The Armstrongs were one of the leading African-American magic acts in the early twentieth century. Lille Belle Armstrong, her husband, J. Hartford Armstrong, and eventually their daughter, Ellen Armstrong, specialized in mind reading, slight of...
    • African American women; Vaudeville; Women magicians
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Delaware Public Archives: Digital Archives

    • Highlights from the documents section include manumission documents and petitions for freedom; Joseph Barker’s “Negro Ledger Book” 1808-1811; and a marriage contract and other documents from the 17th century. Other highlights include Public School...
    • African Americans; Schools; Slavery; Women; Women slaves; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Delaware
    • Perry Ballet Photographs

    • This collection includes 300 black and white photographs of many of the most significant ballet dancers of the mid-twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on the 1950s.
    • Ballerinas; Ballet dancers
    • United States
    • Victorian Trade Card Collection

    • This collection includes more than 1500 images of advertising trade cards that date from the late 19th and early 20th Century. Among the hundreds of cards that depict women are advertisements for appliances, clothing, musical instruments, patent...
    • Children in advertising; Girls; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • University of Mississippi Civil War Archive

    • Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • Identity By Design: Tradition, Change in Celebration in Native Women's Dresses

    • This online exhibit features sections on "19th Century Style," "Full Circle of Life," "Indigenous Innovation," "Forming Cultural Identity," "Dancing in Beauty," and "The Powwow World." The exhibit includes video clips of contemporary Native women...
    • Clothing and dress; Indian women -- North America
    • United States -- Colorado; United States -- Montana; United States -- North Dakota; United States -- Oklahoma; United States -- South Dakota
    • 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
    • Pilgrim Hall Museum: Collections

    • This collection includes a variety of 17th century artifacts: cradles; an embroidered silk shoe; a teapot; and portraits of Penelope Pelham Winslow (1651) and Elizabeth Paddy Wensley (1670-1680).
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- New Plymouth
    • Vassar College

    • Includes photographs of Vassar students, faculty and buildings from the latter half of the 19th century. Christine Ladd-Franklin's diary documents her experience at Vassar in the 1860s, as well as her early years of teaching.
    • Education (Higher); Women astronomers; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women's colleges
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie
    • Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Percé

    • Sisters Sue McBeth (1830-1893) and Kate McBeth (1833-1915) were missionary teachers to the Nez Percé in North-central Idaho during the last quarter of the 19th century. In addition to documenting their interactions with the Nez Percé tribe and...
    • Indians of North America; Religion; Sisters; Women missionaries; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho
    • Frontera Collection of Mexican American Music

    • The 30,000 performances in this collection were recorded, primarily in Spanish, in the first half of the twentieth century. Users can listen to the first 50 seconds of each recording. A search for "Lydia Mendoza" retrieves more than 500 records.
    • Mexican American music; Women musicians; Women singers
    • United States
    • Irene Haupt Photographs of Musicians in Buffalo

    • Irene Haupt has been documenting the Buffalo arts scene through her photography since 1976. Her photographs of the June in Buffalo festival of new music (1982-1987, and 2000 - present) include images of major composers and performers of the last...
    • Music festivals; Musicians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Buffalo

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