American Women's History: A Research Guide
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Encountering Texas, 1846-1856 [online]. Amon Carter Museum, n.d. [cited 11 July 2006]. Available from:


Triptych: The TriCollege Digital Library [online]. [Haverford, PA : Haverford College Special Collections, 2002- ]. Available from:
Conduct a search for button to retrieve images of buttons, pins and ribbons from the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. .

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The Silence of the Suffragettes: Women's Right to Vote in Congressional Publications [online]. The Readex Report (Summer 2006). Available from:

Constituent Letters

Equal Rights Amendment [Florida Memory Project] includes four examples of constituent letters for and against the ERA.

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Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project [online]. East Lansing: Michigan State University Library and Michigan State University Museum, 2001- [cited 25 February 2002]. Available from:



Selections from the Mary Noble Postcard Collection [online]. Iowa City: Iowa Women's Archives, University Libraries, University of Iowa, n.d. [cited 2 April 2005]. Available from:


The Pepper Pot [St. Mary's Female Seminary yearbook from 1925]

American Women's History: A Research Guide
Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State University Library