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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Historical Research Center Digital Collections

    • This collection documents the history of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and of health sciences in Arkansas. Highlights include photos of pioneering women: Annie Schoppach, M.D., the first female graduate of the Medical Department...
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Women physicians
    • United States -- Arkansas -- Little Rock
    • GRIN: Great Images in NASA

    • This collection includes about 50 photographs in the "women" subcollection. Select "Browse by Subject," then "People," then "Women." Highlights include photos of the First Lady Astronaut Trainees (also known as the "Mercury 13"), NASA scientists,...
    • Women astronauts
    • United States
    • Washington College of Law Historical Collection

    • This rich collection documents the history of the first law school founded by women for women. Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma M. Gillett founded the Washington College of Law in 1896.
    • Women law students; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States -- Washington (D.C.)
    • Our History: Profiles of Nevada Women

    • In addition to interviews with casino owners (Sarann Preddy, Claudine Williams), gaming executives (Jeanne Hood), and workers in the industry, this collection explores the lives of a women in a wide variety of other fields: Hatty Canty (president...
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Casinos; Employment; Gambling industry; Rape; Women casino owners; Women executives
    • United States -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
    • Frieda Gernant Christmas Cards

    • Frieda Gernant, Georgia Southern Professor Emirita of Art, designed her first Christmas cards to send to family and friends from the 1930s until her death in 1999.
    • Christmas cards; Women artists
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    • Governors Papers Related to Women's Issues 1904-1984

    • This collection from the Washington State Archives documents contacts between the Governor's Office, women, and women's organizations, regarding women's issues, womens suffrage, women's rights, and comparable worth. The Papers of Dixy Lee Ray...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Pay equity; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Medicine and Madison Avenue

    • The 600 health-related advertisements in this collection appeared in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s through the 1950s. The following categories link to a significant number of advertisements: Cough and Cold; First Aid and Wound Care; Food;...
    • Health and hygiene; Household products; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Iowa Women's Archives Founders Digital Collection

    • This collection includes photographs and scrapbooks from the papers of Louise Noun (1908-2002) and Mary Louise Smith (1914-1997). Noun and Smith founded the Iowa Women's Archives, which opened in 1992. Noun had leadership roles in League of Women...
    • Women political activists; Women social reformers
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Juliet A. Peddle Architectural Collection

    • Juliet A. Peddle (1899-1979) was the first female architect licensed to practice in the state of Indiana. This collection includes Peddle's architectural drawings, sketches, industrial design drawings, and holiday cards.
    • Women architects
    • United States -- Indiana -- Terre Haute
    • Women in the West Oral Histories

    • This collection of nearly 200 interviews provides first hand documentation regarding the role of women in the Pacific Northwest during the early and mid 1900s. The interviews were conducted by students in professor Sue Armitage's history classes...
    • Childhood; Farm life; Homemakers; Rural women; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Oregon; United States -- Washington (State)
    • American Jewess Project

    • Founded and edited by Rosa Sonneschein (1847-1932), American Jewess (1895-1899) was the first English-language periodical directed to American Jewish women.
    • Jewish women; Women's periodicals
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    • 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
    • Women of Valor: Emma Goldman

    • Biographical profile includes a good selection of primary sources. Examples include advertisments for Goldman's speeches; Goldman's first published writing on the subject of marriage (1897); Goldman's deportation portrait (1919); Eulogy by...
    • Women anarchists; Women political activists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • Five College Archives Digital Access Project

    • This site serves as a gateway to selected archival collections from Amherst College, Hamphire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Highlights include Sophia Smith's journal from the last nine...
    • Coeducation; Conduct of life; Education (Higher); Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers

    • Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was inaugurated as governor of Wyoming in 1925, thus becoming the first woman governor in the United States. In addition, she was Director of the U.S. Mint in 1933 to 1953. This large collection documents Ross' work...
    • United States Mint -- Officials and employees; Women governors
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • Suffragists Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full-length interviews with seven women who played key roles in the suffrage movement. Burnita Shelton Matthews remembers law school, the origin and development of the Equal Rights Amendment, and her appointment as the...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Suffragists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States
    • 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

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