American Women's History: Digital Collections
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Primary Sources: Digital Collections

The American Missionary Association and the Promise of a Multicultural America: 1839-1954 [online]. New Orleans, La.: Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, in collaboration with the Louisiana State University Digital Library, [2000-]. Available from:

The Church in the Southern Black Community [online]. Chapel Hill: Academic Affairs Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999 [cited 16 April 2001]. Available from:

Click, Patricia C. The Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony [online]. 2001 [cited 15 April 2002]. Available from:
See in particular: Letters from Roanoke Island Missionary Teachers.

Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Perce [online]. Moscow: University of Idaho Libary, 1999 [cited 8 September 2000]. Available from:
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.

Ohio Memory: An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History [online]. Columbus : Ohio Historical Society, 2000- [cited 5 April 2002]. Available from:
Primary source materials from numerous archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums across the state. Highlights: temperance, the work of nuns, and activities of the Piqua Female Bible Society.

The Ursuline Convent, Charlestown, Massachusetts Collection [online]. Washington, D.C.: American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, Catholic University of America, 2003.
The collection spans the years 1832-1903 and includes correspondence, a hand-written copy of an eyewitness report of the Convent's burning, a scrapbook history, printed items including journals, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings, and a photo and sketch of the Convent.

Commercial Digital Collections

The Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online. [Alexandria, Va.] : Chadwyck-Healey, [2000]. Overview from the publisher.
Limit language to English and search for women and religion in the "Gerritsen Index" search field. This search will retrieve the full content (i.e., page images) of books published in the United States and England.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries. Alexandria, Va.: Alexander Street Press, 2001- . Overview from the publisher.
The "Find Authors" and "Advanced Search" search screens include a "religion" (of author) limit.

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
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Middle Tennessee State University Library