garment workers' strike.
garment workers' strike, Sep. 22 1910 - Feb. 18 1911 from the
Women Working collection.
Madam C.J. Walker sets up a factory and beauty school in
C. J. Walker Collection [Indiana Historical Society] includes digital
images of Walker, advertisements, and examples of hairstyles.
Bundles discusses the life of Madam C. J. Walker in a Library of
Congress Symposium, "Resourceful Women: Researching and Interpreting
American Women's History."
The Triangle Factory
Fire, March 25, 1911 [online]. Ithaca, N.Y.: Kheel
Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, 1998- . Available
The "Sources" section includes documents, photographs and illustrations,
and audio files of oral histories.
The Bread and Roses Strike begins in Lawrence,
Bread and Roses
Strike Begins ["Mass Moments," Massachusetts Foundation for the
Strike of 1912 [Women Working, 1800-1930, Harvard University
Library] provides an overview of the strike, primary sources in digital
format, and links to additional web resources.
Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) founds the Girl Scouts
of America. A
of Low appears in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Oregon's Equal Suffrage Proclamation
Voices & Visions: Proclamation of Woman's Suffrage in Oregon
(University of Oregon Library and the Center for the Study of Women in
U.S. Children's Bureau is formally created.
Lindenmeyer's presentation [video; 19 min.] on the role of women in
and work of the Children's Bureau was part of the Library of Congress
Resourceful Women: Researching and Interpreting American Women's
Harris "Mother" Jones is arrested after leading protest of conditions
in West Virginia mines.
[online]. Talking History, 2 September 2002. Available
White goods workers of New York strike.
Read Rose Schneiderman
and the White Goods Workers of New York, taken from Chapter 2 of
Carrie Brown's Rosie's Mom: Forgotten
Women Workers of the First World War (Northeastern University Press,
The woman suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. draws more than 5000
Sheridan Harvey's essay, Marching for
the Vote: Remembering the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913, is part of
the Library of Congress guide, American Women.
Ludlow Massacre (April 14)
See The Ludlow
Massacre: Images from the Western History Collection, Denver Public
Margaret Sanger publishes the first issue of The Woman
Margaret Sanger and The Woman
Rebel [Model Editions Partnership].
Elsie De Wolfe's The House in Good Taste is published. The
House in Good Taste is part of the University of Wisconsin's Digital
Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture.
Edith Bolling Galt marries President Woodrow Wilson.
View the Booknotes Interview with
Phyllis Lee Levin, author of Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom is founded.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection's online
exhibit on the history of the WILPF includes about 100
Suffrage activist Inez Miholland collapses while speaking on
stage in Los Angeles, and dies a month later.
Listen to the Talking History interview, Linda
Lumsden on the Life and Times of Inez Milholland [26 August 2004].
Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first American woman elected to
the United States Congress. See Jeannette
Rankin: Activist for World Peace, Women's Rights, and Democratic
Government [Suffragists Oral History Project, UC Berkeley, Regional
Oral History Office].
Labor Act of 1916 [100 Milestone Documents]
The National Woman's Party is founded.
of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party
[Library of Congress] documents the wide range of tactics that the NWP
used in its push for ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Callie House, the driving force behind the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief,
Bounty and Pension Association, begins serving a one-year sentence in
the Missouri State Prison in Jefferson City.
Watch Mary Frances
Berry's lecture, Callie
House: My Face is Black is True.
Georgia O'Keeffe's first one-person show is held at the 291 gallery
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
includes a biographical profile and a detailed chronology.
The National Gallery of Art's Radio
Programs offers a brief interview (3 min., 31 sec.) with Barbara
Buhler Lynes, co-curator of the O'Keeffe on Paper exhibition.
of Art History includes an overview of O'Keeffe's life and examples of
Segment 2: From the Archives: "Ernestine Hara Kettler Recalling Her
Imprisonment after the National Woman's Party March on Washington of 1917
(Recorded 1-29-1973)." [online]. Talking History, August 26,
The United States enters World War I.
Carrie Brown offers excerpts from her book, Rosie's Mom:
Forgotten Women Workers of the First World War.
Several digital collections are cited in the World
War I section of American Women's History: A Research Guide.
Remember When: What Became of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918." (The
Influenza Epidemic of 1918 in Philadelphia) [online]. Talking History,
24 March 2005. Available
Originally broadcast on WUHY-FM in Philadelphia on 18 January 1983.
Several women and men recall the epidemic in this segment.
Julia Morgan begins work on the Hearst Castle.
the Julia Morgan Architectural Drawings, 1907-1929 includes over 30
digital images of drawings for the Hearst Castle and other projects.
Access [online]. [Durham, NC]:
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke
Images of over 7000 advertisements from U.S. and Canadian newspapers and
magazines between 1911 and 1955. "Beauty and hygiene" is one of the five
areas of concentration.
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:
Medicine and Madison
Avenue [online]. Durham, NC: Digital Scriptorium, Rare Book,
Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, 2002 [cited
28 September 2002]. Available
Images of 600 health-related advertisements that appeared in newspapers
and magazines from the 1910s through the 1950s.
Researchers can examine state and county topics for individual census
years and over time, as well as generate maps of selected data.
the U.S. Census Bureau and Its Work
Dress Costume Collections allows researchers to search four
collections simultaneously. Enter 1910-1919 to search
for items from the 1910s.
Historical Museum Children's Clothing Collection
[online]. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, updated 26 June 2001
[cited 10 December 2001]. Available
Tour the collection by decade (then by gender and type of clothing).
Manuscripts: Diaries & Letters
Schoedler (1891-1963) [online]. In Women Working,
Mass.: Harvard University Library,
2005. In her 1914 diary, Schoedler describes her work as a secretary in
New York City, her social life, and her athletic activities.
Newspapers [online]. Salt Lake City: Marriott Library,
University of Utah, 2002 [cited 12 February 2003]. Available
Numerous papers in this collection cover the early 1900s.
Browse the Quilt Index by time period (e.g.,
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 1910
to 1919, enter 1910d in the "Time Period" row of the search screen.
America: History & Life by Time Period for an example using
another time period.
American Women Through Time
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132