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    • Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869

    • This large collection of diaries in manuscript form includes only four diaries by women. In her diary from 1846, Bathsheba Smith desscribes her journey to Utah in 1849, as well daily events in Utah in 1873. Emmeline Wells writes of her journey from...
    • Mormon women; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Travel; Women pioneers
    • United States -- Iowa; United States -- Montana; United States -- Utah
    • Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity

    • Includes videos of interviews with Ramona Medina (1918- ), Socorro Gómez (1951- ), and Yolanda Almaraz (1951- ). The "Collection" section includes photographs and other sources about the walkouts from Coachella Valley schools in 1976, as well as...
    • Latinas; Social activists;
    • Coachella Valley, California; Providence, Rhode Island
    • Oral History of American Music

    • The "Excerpts" section of this site includes a short audio clip from an interview with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, as well as text excerpts from interviews with Joan LaBarbara and Tania Leon.
    • Women composers
    • United States
    • 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
    • Documenting Lesbian Lives: Student Oral History Project

    • This site offers transcripts of life histories of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories. Narrators include artists, educators, grassroots activists,...
    • Childhood; Feminism; Lesbians; Religion
    • United States
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sidonie de la Houssaye Collection

    • This collection contains the collected works of nineteenth century Louisiana French writer Sidonie de la Houssaye (1820-1894), as well as correspondence, a scrapbook, and newspaper clippings about her life and writings.
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Louisiana
    • Sherman Thackera Collection

    • Includes letters of Eleanor to her father, General William Tecumseh Sherman, as well as the courtship letters between Eleanor and Alexander Montgomery Thackara (Mont).
    • Courtship; Fathers and daughters
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party

    • This collection of 448 photographs documents the National Women's Party's campaign for ratification of the 19th Amendment, as well as its later campaign for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
    • National Woman's Party; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States
    • Tale of Two Women: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Carr

    • Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998), author of landmark book The Everglades: River of Grass (1947), helped found Friends of the Everglades in 1969. Marjorie Carr helped stop a major construction project that threatened central Florida's ecosystem....
    • Women conservationists
    • United States -- Florida
    • Emma Bell Miles Southern Appalachia Art and Correspondence

    • Emma Bell Miles (1879-1919) was a naturalist, artist, and noted author of The Spirit of the Mountains (1905), a classic study of Southern Appalachia. This collection includes correspondence that documents her troubled relationship with her parents...
    • Women artists; Women authors; Women naturalists
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Walden's Ridge
    • Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1870-1960

    • Charlotta A. Bass (1879-1969) was managing editor and publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. This collection documents Bass' career as publisher and editor, as well as her campaign activities as the Progressive...
    • African American women civil rights workers; Businesswomen; Women journalists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present

    • This collection documents the effort to revive handcraft in western North Carolina. Highlights include photographs of women making crafts, as well as images of baskets, cornhusk dolls,and textiles that were made by women. The collection also...
    • Arts and crafts movement; Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Social life and customs; Women Photographers
    • Appalachian Region, Southern.; United States -- North Carolina
    • Elizabeth Jenks Clark Collection of Margaret Anderson

    • Margaret Anderson (1886-1973) founded the highly influential periodical Little Review in 1914. This collection documents Anderson's work as editor of the Little Review, as well as her relationships with co-editor and writer Jane Heap, writer Solita...
    • Lesbians; Women authors; Women editors
    • United States
    • Women's Suffrage and Equal Rights

    • This collection includes leaflets, flyers, newspaper articles, suffrage programs, magazine clippings, photographs, and memorabilia from the United States, as well as correspondence and ephemera related to suffragists such as Susan B. Anthony,...
    • Women -- Suffrage; Women's rights
    • United States -- California
    • Triptych : Theater Photography from the Theresa Helburn Collection

    • A collection of 1100 production and publicity photographs relating to the Theatre Guild. More than 200 photos of Katharine Hepburn are included, as well as images of other actresses (e.g., Helen Hayes).
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

    • The Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys serves girls in 44 Minnesota counties, as well as four counties in Wisconsin and one in Iowa. This collection documents the early history of girl scouts in this region with...
    • United States -- Minnesota
    • Isabel Bishop Papers, 1914-1983

    • This collection of 2,127 images documents Bishop's career as a realist painter as well as her participation in art organizations.
    • Women artists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York


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