|American Women Through Time|
Go to: II. RESEARCH SOURCES (Advertising, Advice Lit., Manuscripts, Newspapers, ...)
1900 America 1900 is the companion site to the PBS film of the same title.
1900 Female missionaries associated
with Oberlin College
are among those
killed during the Boxer Rebellion in China.
of Early African American Life, David Levering Lewis and Deborah
Willis discuss the collection of photographs that were featured in "The
Exhibit of American Negroes" at the 1900 Paris International
Lizzie Black Kander's The Settlement Cook Book is published.
1902 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
1902 Mary Harris
"Mother" Jones organizes West Virginia
for the great anthracite coal strike of 1902.
Maggie Lena Walker becomes president of the Saint Luke Penny Savings Bank
in Richmond, Virginia.
1903 National Women's Trade Union League of America founded, 1903 Women Working, 1800-1930, Harvard University Library] provides an overview and numerous primary sources in digital format.
1904 The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back and Looking Forward, an online exhibit from the Missouri Historical Society, includes Gerhard Sisters' Photographs.
1904 Forty Irish orphans from New
York are adopted by Mexican families in
1904 Helen Keller graduates from
1904 Ida Tarbell's The History
of the Standard Oil Company
digital edition) is published.
Mary McLeod Bethune founds the Daytona Normal and
Industrial School for
Negro Girls, now Bethune-Cookman College.
1904 The National Child Labor
Committee is formed.
1905 Mary Colter designs Hopi House.
1905 Nampeyo demonstrates
pottery-making at the Grand Canyon Hopi House.
1906 The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire [Bancroft Library] includes nearly 14,000 images and 7000 pages of text. One option would be to select "Browse," then "Women--California--Correspondence."
Susan B. Anthony dies.
1907 Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Equality League of
1907 Marian and Edward MacDowell
found the MacDowell Colony, an artists' retreat.
1908 Muller v. Oregon (Supreme Court upholds maximum hour law), February 24, 1908 [Women Working, 1800-1930, Harvard University Library]
International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) organizes strike by
20,000 New York City shirtwaist makers.
Center Labor Photos database includes images of the strike, as well as
images of ILGWU activities covering most of the twentieth
century. Access note: Researchers have to set up a free account
searching the database.
Tompkins, Vincent, ed. American
Decades: 1900-1909. Detroit: Gale Research, 1996.
Emergence of Advertising
in America: 1850-1920 [online]. [Durham, NC]: Digital Scriptorium,
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library,
Duke University, 2000 [cited 12 March 2001]. Available from:
Peterson, Kelsy. The Glory
of Woman: Prescriptive Literature in the
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
[online]. Durham, NC: Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and
Culture, Duke University, 2003 [cited 21 November 2005]. Available
Women Working, 1800-1930
[online]. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Library Open Collections
Program, 2004- [cited 21 November 2005]. Available
Digital Dress Costume Collections allows researchers to search four collections simultaneously. Enter 1900-1909 to search for items from 1900 to 1909.
Historical Museum Children's Clothing Collection
[online]. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, updated 26 June 2001
[cited 10 December 2001]. Available
American Memory [Library of Congress] offers several film collections from this time period, including Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904, The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906, Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916.
Statistical Abstract of the United States [online]. Washington,
DC: Government Printing Office, 1879- .
Manuscripts: Diaries & Letters
Many academic libraries offer access to the commercial digital collection, North American Women's Letters & Diaries. This collection offers numerous search options, including the ability to search by "year written." See a brief tutorial on searching this collection by time period.
Kingsley [online]. In Women Working, 1800-1930. Cambridge,
Mass.: Harvard University Library, 2005.
Marion Bosworth (1881-1982) [online]. In Women Working,
Mass.: Harvard University Library, 2005.
The National Digital
will create a digital collection of historically significant
all states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922.
The Quilts section of American
History: A Research Guide includes additional links to digital
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