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Alabama

AlabamaMosaic [online]. Montgomery: Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, 2004- .
Quickly search digital collections from Alabama's archives, libraries, and museums.

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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Alaska

Alaska's Digital Archive [online]. VILDA, 2004. Available from: http://vilda.alaska.edu/.

Arizona

Arizona Aviation History: The Ruth Reinhold Collection [online]. Arizona Historical Foundation. Available from: http://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/index.php?CISOROOT=/ahfrein.

Colorado Plateau Digital Archives Search [online]. Flagstaff: Special Collections and Archives Department, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, 1999- [cited 4 December 2001]. Available from: http://library.nau.edu/speccoll/index.html.

Historical Photograph Collection at the Arizona State Archives [online]. Phoenix: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, n.d. [cited 23 July 2001]. Available from: http://photos.lib.az.us/photos.htm.

Little Cowpuncher: Rural School Newspaper of Southern Arizona [online]. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Library, 2000- [cited 20 February 2002]. Available from: http://digital.library.arizona.edu/cowpuncher/.
Little Cowpuncher, written and illustrated by Anglo and Mexican-American children, appeared from 1932 to 1943.


Arkansas

Archives of the Arkansas Center for Oral and Visual History [online]. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Libraries, updated 7 November 2002. Available from: http://libinfo.uark.edu/SpecialCollections/ACOVH/default.asp.
See in particular "The Arkansas Gazette Project Oral Interview Transcripts."

Arkansas History Commission Photographs [online]. Little Rock: Arkansas History Commission, c2001. Available from: http://www.ark-ives.com/photo/.

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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California

California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 [online]. [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, 1997. Available from: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbhome.html.

California Heritage Collection [online]. Berkeley, Calif.: Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1998- .

Historic Photograph Collection [online]. Chico: California State University, n.d. [cited 2 April 2002]. Available from: http://cricket.csuchico.edu/spcfotos/photos2.html.
"Women" is an option under "Browse by Subject Keywords."

Historical Photograph Collection [online]. San Francisco: San Francisco Public Library, n.d. [cited 25 February 2002]. Available from: http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/sfhistory/photograph2.htm.

Photo Database & Virtual Gallery [online]. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Public Library, n.d. [cited 25 February 2002]. Available from: http://catalog.lapl.org/cgi-bin/cw_cgi?5005+CONFIGcw_photo.ini+language_3_useDatabase.


Colorado

Colorado Digitization Program [online]. [Denver, Colo.]: Colorado Digitization Project, 1999- [cited 16 August 2001]. Available from: http://coloradodigital.coalliance.org/.

The Photography Collection [online]. Denver, CO: Denver Public Library, 1995- . Available from: http://gowest.coalliance.org/.
This collection includes 80,000 images. A keyword search for women or woman or girl* retrieved over 10,000 records. Try combining one or more of these terms with other terms (e.g., Indians, clothing) that appear frequently in the database.


Connecticut

Connecticut History Online [online]. Connecticut Historical Society, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, and Mystic Seaport, [2001- ]. Available from: http://www.cthistoryonline.org/.


Delaware

The Digital Archives [online]. Dover: Delaware Public Archives, n.d. [cited 4 December 2001]. Available from: http://www.state.de.us/sos/dpa/exhibits/exhibits-toc.shtml.


District of Columbia

Washington As It Was



Florida

Call Family and Brevard Family Papers [online]. Tallahassee: Florida State Archives, n.d. [cited 26 May 2002]. Available from: http://www.dos.state.fl.us/dlis/barm/CallBrevardPapers/default.htm.
Includes Ellen Call Long's Diary (1864-1865), Caroline Mays Brevard's writings as author and educator, and letters written by women from both families.

Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942 [online]. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/flwpahtml/flwpahome.html.
Includes folktales, folksongs, and interviews that document a variety of ethnic cultures.

Florida Heritage Collection

Florida Memory [online]. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State Archives, n.d. [cited 21 February 2004]. Available from: http://www.floridamemory.com/.

Reclaiming the Everglades: South Florida's Natural History, 1884-1934 [online]. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2002 [cited 12 October 2002]. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/award98/fmuhtml/everhome.html.
Includes material from the University of Miami Library, Florida International Libraries, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Women's work in the political arena is among the key topics in this collection.


Georgia

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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Digital Library of Georgia [online]. University System of Georgia, n.d. [cited 5 December 2001].
The site includes digitized books, images, manuscripts, and media.


Hawaii

The Annexation of Hawaii: A Collection of Documents [online]. Manoa: University of Hawaii, c2001 [cited 17 April 2003]. Available from: http://libweb.hawaii.edu/libdept/hawaiian/annexation/annexation.html.

Hawai'i War Records Depository Photographs [online]. Manoa: Hawaii War Records Depository, University of Hawaii, n.d. [cited 1 November 2001]. Available from: http://digicoll.manoa.hawaii.edu/hwrd/.

He Wahi Mo‘olelo ‘ohana No Kaloko Me Honokohau Ma Kekaha O Na Kona: A Collection of Family Traditions Describing . Customs, Practices and Beliefs of the Families and Lands of Kaloko and Honokohau, North Kona, Island of Hawai‘i [online]. [Kailua-Kona, HI]: Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, n.d. [cited 17 November 2004]. Available from: http://www.nps.gov/kaho/home/oralhistory/index.htm. Oral history interviews.


Idaho

Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive [online]. Vancouver: Washington State University, n.d. [cited 22 March 2004]. Available from: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/.
This project highlights ethnic collections from leading archives in Idaho, and Oregon, and Washington.

Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Perce [online]. Moscow: University of Idaho Libary, 1999 [cited 8 September 2000]. Available from: http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/mcbeth/welcome.htm. This site documents the interactions between the McBeth sisters, federal agents, and the Nez Percé people during the late nineteenth century; it includes Kate McBeth's diaries and over 150 of Sue McBeth's letters.

Oroitzapenak Memories: Basque Oral History Project [online]. Boise, ID: Basque Museum & Cultural Center, 2001- [cited 6 December 2004]. Available from: http://www.basquemuseum.com/oralhistory/.



Illinois

The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory [online]. [Chicago, Ill.]: Chicago Historical Society and the Trustees of Northwestern University, 1996. Available from: http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/.
The "Web of Memory" section includes eyewitness recollections of the 1871 fire by nine women.

Illinois Alive [online]. Pekin, Ill.: Alliance Library System, 1999- . Available from: http://history.alliancelibrarysystem.com/IllinoisAlive/index.cfm.

Illinois Digital Archive

Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933 [online]. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2002 [cited 4 February 2003]. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/ichihtml/cdnhome.html.
Over 55,000 images of urban life. Numerous photographs of "suffragists," "women employees," "women in sports," and "women pilots."

The Quilt Index [online]. East Lansing: Matrix - The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences, Michigan State University, n.d. [cited 18 October 2003]. Available from: http://www.quiltindex.org.
Includes images of Illinois Quilt Research Project quilts owned by the Illinois State Museum.

Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive [online]. [2002- ]. Available from: http://www.umvphotoarchive.org/.


Indiana

Hohenberger Photograph Collection [online]. [Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Digital Library Program], 1998. Available from: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/lilly/hohenberger/index.html.


Iowa

African American Women in Iowa [online]. University of Iowa Libraries, [2006]. Available from: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/aawiowa.
Features a State University of Iowa scrapbook from the 1920s, an Iowa Federation Home pamphlet (1929), and NAACP newsletters (1963-1970).

America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 1998 [cited 5 December 2001]. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fahome.html.
Search tip: combine Iowa with such terms as woman, women, Mrs., and families.

The Iowa Heritage Digital Collections [online]. IHDC, 2004- [cited 28 November 2004]. Available from: http://lib-transition.iowa.uiowa.edu/.



Kansas

Kansas Digital Library [online].
The 1871 diary of Abbie Bright is among the initial collections featured in the Kansas Digital Library.



Kentucky

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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Kentuckiana Digital Library [online]. Frankfort, Ky.: Kentucky Virtual Library, n.d. [cited 13 March 2002]. Available from: http://www.kyvl.org/kentuckiana/digilibcoll/digilibcoll.shtml.

The Quilt Index [online]. East Lansing: Matrix - The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences, Michigan State University, n.d. [cited 18 October 2003]. Available from: http://www.quiltindex.org.
Includes over 600 images of quilts from the Kentucky Quilt Project at University of Louisville Archives and Records Center.


Louisiana

LSU Digital Library [online]. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University, 1998- . Available from: http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/.


Maine

DoHistory [online]. [Cambridge, MA]: Film Study Center, Harvard University, c2000. Available from: http://www.dohistory.org/.
Site features the diary of midwife Martha Ballard (1735-1812) and additional medical and midwifery documents.

Maine Memory Network [online]. Portland: Maine Historical Society, 2001- [cited 27 February 2002]. Available from: http://www.mainememory.net/.


Maryland

Maryland Memory Projects [online]. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, [2000- ]. Available from: http://www.mdhs.org/library/mmphome.html.



Massachusetts

Five College Archives Digital Access Project [online]. [Amherst, Mass.?]: Five Colleges, Inc., 1997- . Available from: http://clio.fivecolleges.edu.
This site includes "digitized versions of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to women's history -- particularly women's education at the Five Colleges."

Northeast Massachusetts Digital Library [online]. 2003- [cited 15 November 2004]. Available from: http://www.nmrls.org/nmdl/.

Visual Information Access (VIA) [online]. [Cambridge, Mass.]: Harvard University Library, 1999- . Available from: http://via.harvard.edu:748/html/VIA.html.
VIA is a union catalog of visual resources at Harvard's museums and libraries (including the Schlesinger Library).


Michigan

Ann Arbor: A Woman's Town [online]. [Ann Arbor]: CHICO, University of Michigan, n.d. [cited 9 October 2002]. Available from: http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/aawomen/index.html.

Bentley Image Data Base [online]. Ann Arbor: Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, n.d. [cited 21 August 2001]. Available from: http://images.umdl.umich.edu/b/bhl/.
This database includes numerous images of women in Ann Arbor and at the University of Michigan.
Search tip: the subject heading women only applies to some of the images; conduct a separate search for portraits to retrieve additional images of women.

Kellogg African American Health Care Project [online]. [Ann Arbor]: University of Michigan, c2000 [cited 9 August 2002]. Available from: http://www.med.umich.edu/haahc/.
Oral history interviews with doctors and nurses who were active in the Detroit area during the period of 1940-1969.

The Making of Modern Michigan [online]. 2004- [cited 15 November 2004]. Available from: http://mmm.lib.msu.edu/index.html.

The Quilt Index [online]. East Lansing: Matrix - The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences, Michigan State University, n.d. [cited 18 October 2003]. Available from: http://www.quiltindex.org.
Includes images of quilts from the Michigan Quilt Project at Michigan State University Museum/Great Lakes Quilt Center.


Minnesota

Minnesota Girls in the 20th Century [online]. [Mankato]: Minnesota State University, 2004 [cited 10 March 2005]. Available from: http://www.mnsu.edu/mngirls/. Undergraduates in Professor Susan Freeman's course conducted oral history intereviews with eleven women. Includes video and audio files from the interviews, photographs, and reactions of students to the project.

Unpacking On the Prairie: Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest [online]. St. Paul: Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, c2001 [cited 23 July 2001]. Available from: http://www.jewishwomenexhibit.org/.
This site includes numerous photographs and excerpts from oral history interviews.

Visual Resources Database [online]. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, [1998- ]. Available from: http://www.mnhs.org/library/search/vrdb/bsearch.html.


Mississippi

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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Civil Rights in Mississippi


Missouri

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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Images of Kansas City: Photographs [online]. Kansas City, MO: Kansas City Public Library, n.d. [cited 4 May 2002]. Available from: http://images.kclibrary.org/photographs/.


Montana

Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains [online]. Bozeman, Mont. : Montana State University, 2000- [cited 22 February 2002]. Available from: http://libmuse.msu.montana.edu/epubs/nadb/.
Large database of digital images (mostly photographs). Select "Search Database by Subject," enter women, and limit by tribe (optional).


Nebraska

Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher [online]. Washington, DC: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, 2001. Available from: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/fletcher/fletcher.htm.
Fletcher's account of her six-week venture into Plains Indian territory in 1881. The site also includes an overview of Fletcher's life, a photo gallery, and the text of the folktales that she recorded in her diary.

Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters, 1862-1912 [online]. [Washington, DC]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/nbhihtml/pshome.html.
"This digital collection integrates two collections from the holdings of the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Solomon D. Butcher photographs and the letters of the Uriah W. Oblinger family. Together they illustrate the story of settlement on the Great Plains" (description taken from web site).

"There are No Renters Here": Homesteading in a Sod House [online]. Denver, CO: Women of the West Museum, n.d. [cited 10 September 2001]. Available from: http://www.wowmuseum.org/.


Nevada

Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1998 [cited 28 February 2002]. Available from: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ncrhtml/crhome.html.

Oroitzapenak Memories: Basque Oral History Project [online]. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, 2001- [cited 6 December 2004]. Available from: http://basque.unr.edu/oralhistory/.
Rich collection of oral histories of women and men from Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada. This site will include a "Find by Location" option.

New Hampshire

America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 1998 [cited 5 December 2001]. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fahome.html.
Search tip: combine New Hampshire with such terms as woman, women, Mrs., and families.


New Jersey

New Jersey Digital Highway [online]. [New Brunswick, NJ: New Jersey Digital Highway, 2003- ]. Available from: http://www.njdigitalhighway.org/.

New Jersey Women's History [Ridgewood, NJ]: Women's Project of New Jersey, 2001- . Available from: http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/.

Women in Leadership Database (WILD) [online]. New Brunswick, N.J.: Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries, 2001- . Available from: http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/wild/. The site offers digital images of a variety of primary source materials (e.g., photographs, posters, correspondence, audio and video recordings). These sources document women's activities in such areas as art, education, feminism, politics, social reforms, and trade unions.


New Mexico

Online Archive of New Mexico [online]. Albuquerque: General Library, University of New Mexico, 2001- . Available from: http://eLibrary.unm.edu/oanm/.

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 [online]. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1998. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html The site offers over 200 WPA Life Histories from New Mexico.


New York

From Domesticity to Modernity: What Was Home Economics? [online]. Ithaca, NY: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, 2001 [cited 15 April 2002]. Available from: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/homeEc/default.html.
The site includes two video interviews with two students who graduated from Cornell's home economics program in the 1920s.

Images of Early Vassar [online]. Archives & Special Collections, Vassar College Libraries, n.d. [cited 24 January 2004]. Available from: http://libraryosxsvr.vassar.edu/earlyimages/.

NYS College of Human Ecology - Historical Photographs [online]. Ithaca: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, Cornell University, n.d. Available from: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/edb-Hephotos/.
The 1419 photographs in this collection are organized into eight themes (e.g., "Resident Training," "Extension and Outreach").

Rochester Images [online]. Rochester, NY: Monroe County Library System, 1999- [cited 6 May 2002]. Available from: http://www.rochester.lib.ny.us/rochimag/.


North Carolina

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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Click, Patricia C. The Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony [online]. 2001 [cited 15 April 2002]. Available from: http://www.roanokefreedmenscolony.com/.
See in particular: Letters from Roanoke Island Missionary Teachers.

Heritage of Black Highlanders Collection, ca. 1888-1972 [online]. Asheville: Special Collections and University Archives, Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville, n.d. [cited November 2001]. Available from: http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/blackhigh/black.html.

North Carolina ECHO: Exploring Cultural Heritage Online [online]. Raleigh: State Library of North Carolina, [2001- ]. Available from: http://www.ncecho.org/.

The North Carolina Experience: Beginnings to 1940 [online]. [Chapel Hill, N.C.] : Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001- [cited 28 May 2002]. Available from: http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/index.html.


North Dakota

Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920

Unpacking On the Prairie: Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest [online]. St. Paul: Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, c2001 [cited 23 July 2001]. Available from: http://www.jewishwomenexhibit.org/.
This site includes numerous photographs and excerpts from oral history interviews.



Ohio

The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920

Greater Cincinnati Memory Project [online]. Cincinnati, OH: Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium, 2000- [cited 10 March 2002]. Available from: http://memory.gclc-lib.org/.
Access to 6,000 pre-1940 photos and postcards.

Ohio Memory: An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History [online]. Columbus : Ohio Historical Society, 2000- [cited 5 April 2002]. Available from: http://www.ohiomemory.org/.
Primary source materials from numerous archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums across the state. Try browsing by Subject Category (e.g., "Ohio Women").

OhioPix [online]. Columbus: Ohio Historical Society, 2001- [cited 9 October 2002]. Available from: http://www.ohiohistory.org/etcetera/exhibits/ohiopix/.

Oral History Digital Collections [online]. Youngstown, OH: William F. Maag Jr. Library, Youngstown State University, updated March 2002 [cited 25 June 2002]. Available from: http://www.maag.ysu.edu/oralhistory/oral_hist.html.
This large collection offers convenient access by subject (e.g., "Depressions," "Greek Americans," "Household Appliances," "Peace Corps," and "Women").


Oklahoma

Rosie the Riveters [online]. Midwest City: Eastern Oklahoma County Regional History Center, Rose State College, updated 8 October 2004 [cited 18 February 2005]. Available from: http://www.rose.edu/EOCRHC/Rosie-Index.htm. Transcripts of 16 oral history interviews with women who worked in defense factories during World War II.

The WAVES Collection [online]. [Stillwater]: Oklahoma State University Library, updated 4 May 1999 [cited 23 July 2001]. Available from: http://www.library.okstate.edu/scua/women/Waves.htm.
Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) were trained to perform secretarial and clerical functions for the Navy during World War II. This site includes over 25 photographs of women who were trained at Oklahoma A&M College.

The Western History Collections Photographic Archives [online]. Norman: University of Oklahoma Libraries, n.d. [cited 31 August 2001]. Available from: http://libraries.ou.edu/etc/westhist/intro/.



Oregon

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive [online]. Vancouver: Washington State University, n.d. [cited 22 March 2004]. Available from: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/.
This project highlights ethnic collections from leading archives in Idaho, and Oregon, and Washington.

The Oregon History Project [online]. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 2002- [cited 28 November 2003]. Available from: http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/index.cfm.

Oregon State Archives: Web Exhibits and Projects [http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/banners/exhibits.htm]

Oroitzapenak Memories: Basque Oral History Project [online]. Boise, ID: Basque Museum & Cultural Center, 2001- [cited 6 December 2004]. Available from: http://www.basquemuseum.com/oralhistory/.

Salem Public Library Historic Photograph Collections [online]. Salem, OR: Salem Public Library, n.d. [cited 1 March 2002]. Available from: http://photos.salemhistory.org/.


Pennsylvania

Bethlehem Digital History Project [online]. Bethlehem, PA: Bethlehem Digital History Project, 2000- . Available from: http://bdhp.moravian.edu/home/home.html.

Digital Diamond [online]. Philadelphia: Temple University Libraries, 2001- . Available from: http://diamond.temple.edu:81/search/.
Includes photographs from Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, WWI and WWII posters, and other digital collections at Temple.

Historic Pittsburgh [online]. Pittsburgh, PA: Digital Research Library, University of Pittsburgh, n.d. [cited 15 November 2004]. Available from: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/.


Rhode Island

A&L Tirocchi Dressmakers' Project [online]. Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 2001 [cited 12 April 2002]. Available from: http://tirocchi.stg.brown.edu/.

What Did You Do in the War, Grandma? [online]. Honors English Program, South Kingstown High School; Scholarly Technology Group (STG), Brown University, [1995-1997]. Available from: http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/tocCS.html. Rhode Island women discuss their lives during World War II.

The Whole World Was Watching: An Oral History of 1968 [online]. Providence, RI: Scholarly Technology Group, Brown University, [1998- ]. Available from: http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/1968/.
Seven women discuss civil rights, the Vietman War, women's rights, and other issues.


South Carolina

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 [online]. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1998. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html The site offers 170 WPA Life Histories from South Carolina.

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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South Dakota

Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher [online]. Washington, DC: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, 2001. Available from: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/fletcher/fletcher.htm.
Fletcher's account of her six-week venture into Plains Indian territory in 1881. The site also includes an overview of Fletcher's life, a photo gallery, and the text of the folktales that she recorded in her diary.

Unpacking On the Prairie: Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest [online]. St. Paul: Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, c2001 [cited 23 July 2001]. Available from: http://www.jewishwomenexhibit.org/.
This site includes numerous photographs and excerpts from oral history interviews.



Tennessee

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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History of Women at UT [online]. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Libraries, forthcoming [cited 24 July 2003]. Available from: http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/dlc/cow/index.html.

ARC: Archival Research Catalog [online]. [Washington, DC]: National Archives and Records Administration, [2002- ]. Available from: http://www.archives.gov/research_room/arc/index.html.
The ARC database offers access to the Lewis Hine Photographs for TVA series. This collection includes numerous photographs of Tennessee folk crafts and culture from the 1930s. The collection also includes photographs of mountaineer families forced to vacate their homes because of the construction of Norris Dam. Use Lewis Hine and Tennessee as search terms.

Digital Library of Appalachia [online]. Appalachian College Association Central Library, n.d. [cited 28 November 2004]. Available from: http://www.aca-dla.org/index.html.

The Quilt Index [online]. East Lansing: Matrix - The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences, Michigan State University, n.d. [cited 18 October 2003]. Available from: http://www.quiltindex.org.
This major digitization project currently includes 169 images of quilts from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Tennessee Documentary History, 1796-1850 [online]. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Libraries, 2002- [cited 13 April 2002]. Available from: http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/dlc/tdh/index.html.

Volunteer Voices [online]. [Nashville, Tenn.: TENN-SHARE, 2003- ]. Available from: http://volunteervoices.org/.



Texas

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 [online]. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1998. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html The site offers over 400 WPA Life Histories from Texas.

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 2000. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html.
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Images of a Rural Past: Photographs from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service [online]. College Station: Digital Library, Texas A & M University, c1999.
7000 photographs, most from the 1930s to the 1970s; conduct separate searches for woman and women in the "Title/Caption/Description" field.

Jane McCallum and the Suffrage Movement [online]. Austin, TX: Austin History Center, [2001]. Available from: http://www.cityofaustin.org/library/ahc/suffrage/.

Tejano Voices [online]. Arlington: The University of Texas at Arlington, c2002 [cited 25 February 2003]. Available from: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/.
The site includes transcripts and audio files of oral history interviews with seventy-seven Mexican Americans.


Utah

"Always Lend a Helping Hand": Sevier County Remembers the Great Depression [online]. [New York]: Institute for Learning Technologies, Columbia University, 1999 [cited 25 February 2002]. Available from: http://newdeal.feri.org/sevier/interviews/index.htm.
This site, developed from materials collected by honors English students at Richland High School, includes twenty-four oral histories.

Photograph Archives [online]. Salt Lake City: Marriott Library, University of Utah, n.d. [cited 20 July 2001]. Available from: http://www.lib.utah.edu/spc/photo/.
A search for women utah retrieves hundreds of digitized photographs, many of which show women skiing.

Tanner Trust Book Collection [online]. Salt Lake City: Tanner Trust Fund, Marriott Library, University of Utah, [2001-].
Several of the digitized books in this series document the lives of women in Utah.

Utah Digital Newspapers [online]. Salt Lake City: Marriott Library, University of Utah, 2002-2003 [cited 9 August 2003]. Available from: http://www.lib.utah.edu/digital/unews/.
Covers 18 newspaper titles from the late 19th century through 1922.


Vermont

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 [online]. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1998. Available from: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html.
The site offers over 100 WPA Life Histories from Vermont.


Virginia

Holsinger Studio Collection [online]. Charlottesville, Va.: Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library, 1997- [cited 1 March 2002]. Available from: http://www.lib.virginia.edu/speccol/holsinger/.
The 9500 photographic images in this collection document life in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. Studio portraits make up two-thirds of the collection.

Library of Virginia Digital Library Program

Norfolk Women's History [online]. Norfolk, Va.: Old Dominion University Libraries, 2000- . Available from: http://www.lib.odu.edu/aboutlib/spccol/oralhistory/womenhistory.
Oral histories that document women's activities in the Girl Scout Movement, medicine, and religion.

Working Out Her Destiny: Women's History in Virginia, 1600-2004 [online]. Richmond: Library of Virginia, 2004 [cited 17 November 2004]. Available from: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whoweare/exhibits/destiny/index.htm.


Washington

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive [online]. Vancouver: Washington State University, n.d. [cited 22 March 2004]. Available from: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/.
This project highlights ethnic collections from leading archives in Idaho, and Oregon, and Washington.

Digital Northwest Collections [online]. Seattle: University of Washington Libraries, n.d. [cited 20 July 2001]. Available from: http://content.lib.washington.edu/.
Try a keyword search across all collections for woman or women.

Japanese American Exhibit & Access Project [online]. Seattle: University of Washington, c1999- . Available from: http://www.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/harmony/.
The Camp Harmony Exhibit documents the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

King County Snapshots [online]. 2001- [cited 15 November 2004]. Available from: http://content.lib.washington.edu/imls/kcsnapshots/index.html.
Includes 12,000 historical images selected from area museums, historical societies, and libraries.

Tacoma Public Library's Photography Archive [online]. Tacoma, WA: Tacoma Public Library, 1999- [cited 10 May 2002]. Available from: http://search.tpl.lib.wa.us/images/.

Sutphen, Debra. Women and Timber: The Pacific Northwest Logging Community, 1920 - 1998 [online]. Vancouver, WA: Center for Columbia River History, n.d. [cited 17 November 2002]. Available from: http://www.ccrh.org/oral/women&timber/index.htm.
Oral history transcripts.

Washington State Pioneer Life Database [online]. Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington Libraries, 2003 [cited 17 October 2003]. Available from: http://content.lib.washington.edu/pioneerlifeweb/index.html.
In letters to relatives in Massachusetts during the 1860s, Louise Swift described domestic activities, family relationships, illnesses, children, deaths, and social life. Reminiscences by three additional women provide insight into the daily lives of early settlers of Washington.


West Virginia

Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia [online]. [Washington, D.C.]: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 2000 [cited 28 February 2002]. Available from: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cmnshtml/cmnshome.html.


Wisconsin

Wisconsin Goes to War: Digital Civil War Collections [online]. Oshkosh: University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Archives & Area Research Center, updated 23 March 2000 [cited 1 July 2003]. Available from: http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/civilwar/civilwar.html.
See the "Women and the Homefront" section.

Wisconsin Historical Images [online]. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, 2002- [cited 14 March 2002. Available from: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/index.asp.
Search or browse by broad category (e.g., Women).

Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles (WLHBA) [online]. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, 2001- . Available from: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wlhba/index.asp.
Most of the 16,000 articles in this collection were published between 1860 and 1940.

Wisconsin Pioneer Experience [online]. [Madison]: University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, 2002 [cited 15 January 2003]. Available from: http://libtext.library.wisc.edu/wipionexp/.
This collection includes letters, diaries, and reminiscences of women and men who lived in Wisconsin during the 19th century.

Wyoming

Heart Mountain Digital Preservation Project [online]. Powell, WY: John Taggart Hinckley Library, Northwest College, c1998 [cited 28 February 2002]. Available from: http://chem.nwc.cc.wy.us/HMDP/.
This site uses photographs to document the lives of Japanese and Japanese Americans who were relocated to northwest Wyoming during World War II.






American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
kmiddlet@frank.mtsu.edu
Middle Tennessee State University Library