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    • Florence Knoll Bassett Papers, 1932-2000

    • This collection documents Knoll Bassett's education at the Kingswood School and Cranbrook Academy of Art; her work with Knoll Associates from the 1940s to 1965; and projects undertaken since her retirement. The collection includes copies of designs...
    • Women architects; Women designers
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    • Martha Washington: A Life

    • The "Archive" section of this site includes Martha Washington’s correspondence and other documents, art work, and material culture objects.
    • Presidents' spouses; Revolution, 1775-1783; Social life and customs
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    • 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
    • Maggie L. Walker Virtual Museum Exhibit

    • This site highlights key aspects of Walker's life and work: social activism, economic empowerment, life at home, and her legacy. A virtual tour of Walker's house completes the site.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Historic sites; Homes and haunts
    • United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

    • This companion site to an exhibition in 1997 groups primary sources under themes such as patriotism, war work, spies, religion, and education. The "Griefs and Anxieties" section includes a letter from 1862 that informs a South Carolina woman of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • 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
    • Civil War Women: Online Archival Collections

    • The correspondence of Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) documents her work as a spy for the Confederacy. The correspondence of Sarah Thompson (1838-1909) contains testimonials of Thompson's services to the Federal government and her subsequent...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women; Women spies
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Volunteer Voices

    • This collaborative digitization program includes content from more than 100 archives, libraries, and museums across Tennessee. Highlights include documentation of Tennessee's key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment; photos and documents from...
    • African American Women; Civil rights movements; Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • Women Physicians: 1850s-1970s

    • This collection documents the history of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP), Coverage includes founding and early years of the college (1850-1870); student and academic life; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians;...
    • African American women physicians; Missionaries; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Women medical students; Women physicians; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Women of the Oklahoma Legislature

    • This collection includes oral history interviews (full transcripts and audio excerpts) with more than 40 women who have served in the Oklahoma legislature. These women discuss their legislative work on such issues as domestic violence, abortion,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

    • Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, ephemera and memorabilia related women's suffrage. The collection not only highlights their work at the local level with the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States--New York--Ontario--Geneva
    • Toni Stabile Papers

    • Toni Stabile, an advocate for cosmetic safety, is the author of Cosmetics: Trick or Treat? (1966) and Cosmetics: The Great American Skin Game (1973, 1979). Her work paved the way for such reforms as cosmetic ingredient listing on labels. This...
    • Consumer protection; Cosmetics industry; Investigative reporting; Women journalists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Gay History Papers and Photographs

    • This collection documents the work of two pioneers in the gay and lesbian rights movement. Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) influenced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. She also worked with...
    • Lesbian activists; Lesbians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Dorothea A. Dreier Papers

    • These papers document Dreier's life and work as an artist, as well as her family's activities in social reform, women's suffrage, and politics.
    • Women artists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn
    • Sarah Lawrence College Student War Board Scrapbook, 1942-1946

    • This scrapbook documents the contributions of Sarah Lawrence College students to the war effort. Clippings cover such topics as Nurses' Aide courses and the Red Cross at the college during the war; nutrition; the victory garden on campus; child...
    • Women college students; Women's colleges; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Bronxville
    • Lewis Wickes Hine: Documentary Photographs, 1905-1938

    • This collection of 617 silver gelatin photographic prints is organized into broad subjects: labor, housing and social conditions; immigrants, including portraits of immigrants at Ellis Island; child labor; and women at work.
    • Child labor; Employment; Immigrants; Women
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Collections Online

    • This collection includes a wide range of sources: : images of art work by O’Keeffe and other artists; letters written by Georgia O'Keeffe and addressed to Alfred Stieglitz, Maria Chabot or Claudia O'Keeffe; photographs of Georgia O'Keeffe from...
    • Women artists
    • United States -- New Mexico -- Abiquiu; United States -- Texas;
    • 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

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