|American Women Through Time|
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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
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones organizes West Virginia
for the great anthracite coal strike of 1902.
The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back and Looking Forward, an online exhibit from the Missouri Historical Society, includes Gerhard Sisters' Photographs.
Forty Irish orphans from New York are adopted by Mexican families in
Helen Keller graduates from Radcliffe College.
Ida Tarbell's The History of the Standard Oil Company.
Mary McLeod Bethune founds the Daytona Normal and
Industrial School for
Negro Girls, now Bethune-Cookman College.
The National Child Labor Committee is formed.
Marian MacDowell founds the MacDowell Colony, an artists' retreat.
Muller v. Oregon (Supreme Court upholds maximum hour law), February 24, 1908 [Women Working, 1800-1930, Harvard University Library]
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.
Diary of Margaret A. Eadie, 1901-1909 [Schoenberg Center for
Electronic Text & Image, University of Pennsylvania Library]
The National Digital Newspaper Program will create a digital collection of historically significant newspapers from all states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922. The pilot project will involve the digitization of newspapers from six states covering the years 1900 to 1910.
Newspapers [online]. Salt Lake City: Marriott Library,
University of Utah, 2002 [cited 12 February 2003]. Available
The Quilts section of American Women's
History: A Research Guide includes additional links to digital
The database America: History & Life offers a simple option
for limiting a search for articles and other sources to a specific time
period. If you are searching for articles that cover the decade from 1900
to 1910, enter 1900d in the "Time Period" row of the search screen.
America: History & Life by Time Period for an example using another
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