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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
    • Leona Hudson Collection

    • The scrapbooks in this collection document such topics as travel, women’s colleges, World War II, courtship, and three generations of family life. In addition, the photos in these albums document life in Valdosta, Georgia , from 1900 hrough the...
    • Social life and customs; Travel; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Georgia -- Valdosta
    • 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
    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • 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
    • 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.)
    • Manumissions, Indentures, Bills of Sale

    • This collection includes 168 items from the Howard County Historical Society that document the history of slavery in Howard County, Maryland.
    • African American women; Slave women; Slavery
    • United States -- Maryland -- Howard County
    • WHC Oral History Project

    • The oral history interviews in this collection document the 1977 Washington State International Women's Year Conference for Women, held in Ellensburg. Feminist and conservative perspectives are represented.
    • Conservatives; Equal Rights Amendment; Feminists; Women political activists; Women's rights
    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg
    • Tanner Trust Book Collection

    • Seven of these digital editions of previously published books were written by women. In her autobiography and other writings, Mary Tanner covers life as a polygamous wife, her love for her children, and dedication to the Mormon faith. Alice...
    • Frontier and pioneer life; Governors' spouses; Marriage; Mormon pioneers; Mormon women; Polygamy; Religion; Women pioneers;
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Utah
    • 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
    • Coral Gables Garden Club Scrapbooks

    • The Coral Gables Garden Club was organized in 1925 to promote gardening and community beautification in Coral Gables, Florida. The three scrapbooks in this collection document the activities of the garden club from 1925 to 1944.
    • Gardening; Social life and customs; Societies and Clubs
    • United States -- Florida -- Coral Gables
    • WWII Historical Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States
    • Mary Ellen Ewing vs the Houston School Board

    • This collection includes clippings that document Ewing's work in public school reform and for the suffrage campaign.
    • School boards; Suffragists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Texas -- Houston
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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