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    • Wisconsin Historical Society: Museum Objects Archive

    • This site provides historical context for a wide variety of artifacts, often relating a specific story about how the artifact was used in daily life. Examples of clothing include wedding dress from 1887; a woman suffrage tunic (1916); prom dresses...
    • Clothing and dress; Household appliances
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Archives of American Art Oral History Interviews

    • Includes numerous interviews with women painters (e.g., Joan Mitchell), photographers (e.g., Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange), quiltmakers (Peggie Hartwell and Carolyn Mazloomi), ceramicists, illustrators, and sculptors. Also included are...
    • Quiltmakers; Women artists; Women photographers
    • United States
    • Isabella Stewart Gardner's Travel Albums

    • Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) was one of the foremost patrons of the arts of her time. Decades of collecting art from around the world culminated in the opening of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1903. The albums in this digital...
    • Women art collectors; Women travelers
    • China; Egypt; France; Great Britain; Germany; India; Italy; Japan; Portugal; Spain
    • Massachusetts Historical Society: Object of the Month

    • The Massachusetts Historical Society uses this site to showcase artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, and other items. Highlights include letters written by Margaret Fuller (1836), Elizabeth Peabody (1838), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852), and Eleanor...
    • Women artists; Women authors
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • 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
    • Philanthropy Resources Online (PRO)

    • Highlights include annual reports from a variety of charities and institutions: the American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless... (1852); College Settlements Association; Female Hospitable Society of Philadelphia (1831); the...
    • Child welfare; Social settlements; Women in charitable work; Women philanthropists
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • Trial Pamphlets Collection

    • The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
    • Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
    • World War I Posters

    • Includes about 1,800 posters from the U.S. and other countries supporting the war effort. Common themes include recruitment, war bonds, and the American Red Cross. Sample titles include "Be a trained nurse," "For every fighter a woman worker...
    • American Red Cross; Women; World War, 1914-1918; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States
    • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

    • Highlights from nearly 14,000 images include photos of women as disaster victims (e.g., "Fleeing from the flames") and of Chinese American girls and women. More than 7000 pages of text include oral history transcipts, letters, and other documents....
    • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
    • United States -- California - San Francisco
    • 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
    • WNYC Collection

    • This collection includes 700 hours of selected recordings from the NYC Department of Records/Municipal Archives' WNYC collection. Selected "Miscellaneous" segments include the following: "Mary McLeod Bethune: Great Women of America" (1949);...
    • Radio programs
    • United States
    • 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
    • Sewall-Belmont House & Museum Catalog

    • The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum houses the National Woman’s Party (NWP) collection, which documents history of the suffrage movement and the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Highlights from this digital collection include suffrage...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; National Woman's Party; Suffragists; Women -- suffrage
    • 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
    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...
    • Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection

    • This collection includes 62 posters, broadsides, and advertisements related to the Chicano movement. Highlights include "Chicanas For Action Of Justice" and a poster in support of a strike by Mexican American workers at the Farah pants company.
    • Chicano movement; Mexican American women; Mexican Americans
    • United States -- California
    • First-Person Narratives of the American South

    • This collection of digital editions of previously published works includes approximately 40 works by women. Highlights include Mary Boykin Chesnut's "A Diary from Dixie;" Sarah Morgan Dawson's "A Confederate Girl's Diary;" and works by Confederate...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Girls; Plantation life; Women Spies
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- South Carolina; United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Virginia
    • American Song Sheets

    • This collection includes approximately 1800 broadsides and song sheets from nineteenth-century America. Many of these single sheets include illustrations of women (e.g., "The Soldier's Farewell to his Bride"). The full text of the lyrics can be...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Love songs; Popular music; Songs; Women
    • United States


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