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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.)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Cora Wilson Stewart Photographic Collection,ca. 1900-1940

    • Cora Wilson Stewart founded the moonlight schools and was a leader in the national campaign to eliminate adult illiteracy. The bulk of the photographs in this collection document moonlight schools in Eastern Kentucky.
    • Adult education; Literacy; Women educators
    • United States -- Kentucky
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China
    • 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...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • Pennsylvania German Broadsides and Fraktur

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans, such as births and baptisms, marriages, and house blessings. Broadsides in the collection include English and German versions of "A...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Fraktur Collection

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans. Users can limit searches by creator, location, category (e.g., Christmas greeting, house blessing, marriage blessing), and media...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania;
    • 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
    • Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress

    • Historic film footage and photographs document Dunham's dance technique and field work. In additional video clips from 2002, Dunham discusses the importance of the hands, arms, and feet in her technique.
    • African American dance; African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Delia Locke Diaries

    • In 1855, Delia Hammond married Dr. Dean Jewett Locke and moved to California. Locke (1832-1922) began keeping a diary that same year. The diaries in this collection document daily life in rural Northern California from 1855 to 1879.
    • Religion; Social life and customs; Temperance; Temperature measurements
    • United States -- California -- Lockeford
    • Eleanor Phelps' Cruise Around the World

    • In 1922, South Carolina resident Eleanor Phelps took part in the inaugural American Express Company Cruise Around the World. These photographs and diary entries document her visits to the Taj Mahal, the Panama Canal, and such destinations as Cuba,...
    • Women travelers
    • China; Cuba; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Panama; United States -- Hawaii; United States -- South Carolina -- Aiken
    • Peithmann Collection

    • Includes 1074 photographs of Florida Seminole Indians taken primarily in the 1950s by Irvin M. Peithmann. These images document Seminole life on the Brighton and Big Cypress Indian Reservations in southern Florida.
    • Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America; Seminole Indians
    • United States -- Florida
    • Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes

    • Major Lee Moorhouse was an Indian Agent for the Umatilla Indian Reservation. His photographs document Native American life in the Columbia Basin (particularly Umatilla County, Oregon).
    • Clothing and dress; Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America;
    • United States -- Oregon -- Umatilla County
    • Mildred Wirt Benson Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson (1905-2002) was the original author of the Nancy Drew mystery series. This digitial collection includes more than 250 items (e.g., correspondence, cover gallery, photographs] that document the career of this prolific writer.
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Fashion History Design Collection

    • More than 1,500 fashion design sketches by Claire McCardell, Norman Norell, and Mildred Orrick document the changes in women's fashion from the 1920s to the 1970s.
    • Clothing and dress; Fashion design; Women fashion designers
    • United States
    • Women in Blue and Gold

    • More than 1800 photographs document women's athletics at Marquette University from 1975 to 2000. The introduction to the site notes the positive effects of the implementation of Title IX at Marquette.
    • Rifle team; Women athletes; Women basketball players; Women college students; Women soccer players; Women track and field athletes; Women volleyball players
    • United States -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Sterling Family Papers

    • Most of the 62 letters in this collection were written by Tillie Farquhar Sterling, with additional letters written by Tillie's husband, Will Sterling, and Tillie's mother, Anna Virginia ("A. V.") Farquhar. The letters document daily life in...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Maryland
    • Nell Shipman Collection

    • Nell Shipman (1892-1970) starred in, directed, or produced more than 20 films between 1916 and 1924. This digital collection offers more than 130 images that document the life and career of a pioneering filmmaker.
    • Actresses; Women motion picture producers and directors
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- California -- Los Angeles

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