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  • Description: letters
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    • Modjeska Monteith Simkins: In Her Own Words

    • Simkins (1899-1992) served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP from 1941 to 1957, was a founder of the Victory Savings Bank of Columbia, and was an influential voice in political campaigns. The letters in the collection are stand...
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    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Center for Jewish History Digital Collections

    • Highlights include Abigail Franks' letters to her son from the 1730s and 1740s; photos and posters of the actress Molly Picon; photos of Henrietta Szold from the Hadassah Archives; and oral histories of Austrian-Jewish emigrees who fled to the USA...
    • Actresses; Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Immigrants; Jewish women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Dorothy West Papers

    • Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
    • African American women authors; African American women journalists; Women authors; Women journalists
    • United States -- Massachusetts--Martha's Vineyard
    • Digital Image Collections (Indiana Historical Society)

    • Highlights from this large collection include photographs of the Madame C.J. Walker, the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, various hairstyles, and students at the Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture; photographs of award winners from...
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Employment; Girls; Hairstyles; Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Indiana
    • AlabamaMosaic

    • This collaborative digitization program includes a variety of primary sources from Alabama archives and libraries. Highlights include 29 oral history interviews from the "Women in the Depression" collection at University of Alabama at Birmingham;...
    • African American women; Depressions -- 1929; Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Alabama
    • A Canterbury Tale: A Resource Package for Connecticut's Prudence Crandall Affair

    • Prudence Crandall, a white Quaker, opened a teacher-training school for young African-American women in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1833. Local opposition forced the school to close the following year. This collection includes a selection of...
    • African American women; Education; Women educators
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Canterbury
    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery Collection

    • This collection includes approximately 1200 letters dating from 1835-1868 of the five Weston sisters: Maria Weston Chapman, and Anne, Caroline, Deborah, Lucia and Mary Weston.
    • Antislavery movements
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • UMedia Archive: Immigration History Research Center

    • The Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota holds one of the largest archival collections documenting U.S. immigration and refugee life. In addition to photographs and other materials about specific ethnic groups, the...
    • Belarusan American women; Clothing and dress; Croatian American women; Finnish American women; Folk dancers; Greek American women; Immigrant women; Italian American women; Latvian American women; Polish American women; Slovak American women;...
    • United States -- Minnesota; United States -- Wisconsin
    • Dolley Madison Project

    • Each of the four sections in this biographical profile of Dolley Madison includes selected letters, images of Madison and her homes, and a timeline.
    • Biography; Presidents' spouses; Widows; Women
    • United States -- Virginia; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Margaret Sanger and the Woman Rebel

    • Sanger's publication of the feminist journal The Woman Rebel in 1914 established her as the key leader in the birth control movement. This collection includes digital images of pages from the journal, letters to and from Sanger, and a detailed...
    • Birth control; Feminism; Feminists
    • United States
    • Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA)

    • Most of the photos in this collection were taken by War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographers (e.g., Dorothea Lange) for publicity purposes. In contrast to the smiling faces in these photos, Estelle Ishigo's letters and paintings (e.g.,...
    • Children; Girls; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women artists; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Idaho; United States -- Utah; United States -- Wyoming
    • Clara Breed Collection

    • Clara Breed, a children's librarian at San Diego Public Library, corresponded regularly with her Japanese American patrons after they were forced into concentration camps with their families in 1942. This collection includes over 300 letters and...
    • Children; Girls; Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women librarians; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona -- Poston; United States -- California -- Arcadia;
    • 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
    • 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
    • Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

    • Numerous letters, diaries, and other sources document women's lives in Pennsylvania and Virginia before, during, and after the Civil War.
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877); Women
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Franklin County; United States -- Virginia -- Augusta County

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