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and Songs and Music.
American Women Writers of the 19th Century (Schomburg Center for Research
in Black Culture, New York Public Library Digital Library Collection).
- The Bluestocking Archive (Maintained by Elizabeth Fay, English Department University
of Massachusetts, Boston). Site features a selected " archive of texts by or relating to the eighteenth-century
British Bluestocking Circle and the second generation Blues...." The start page screen illustrates the title page
of the first issue of La Bella assemblée (1806), published on behalf of this group of British women writers.
Women Playwrights Around 1800 (Edited by Thomas C. Crochunis and Michael
Eberle-Sinatra hosted by Stanford University). Full-text versions with
supporting research materials of plays by British women authors.
- British Women
Romantic Poets, 1789-1832: An Electronic Collection of Texts from the
Shields Library, University of California, Davis. Searchable/browsable
collection in HTML and SGML formats. Date updated: 2003-12-20.
- A Celebration of Women
Writers (Edited by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania)
includes original transcriptions and links to existing digital books in various
formats on the Internet.
- Civil War
Women: Primary Sources on the Internet (Compiled by Ginny Daley, Special
Collections, Duke University Library). Direct links to digital facsimiles or
text-markup of primary archival records, photographs and prints by and about
women of the United States Civil War.
- Diotima: Materials for the Study of
Women and Gender in the Ancient World (Hosted by the Stoa Consortium).
- Discovering American Women's History Online. Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 2008-. Summary: Developed and maintained by librarian Ken Middleton, " This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs
of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century." Date accessed: 2009-02-16. Date added: 2009-02-16.
- DoHistory. Harvard University. " A site that shows you how to
piece together the past from the fragments that have survived. Our case
study: Martha Ballard." Martha Ballard (1735-1812) was an American  midwife
and the centerpiece of this site is a digital facsimile and transcription
of the diary she kept for 27 years (1785-1812). Supporting documents in
the form and archival records and publications are also available for study. Date accessed: 2002-09-17. Date added: 2002-09-17.
- The Dolly
Madison Project: The Life, Letters and Legacy of Dolly Payne Madison
(Virginia Center for Digital History). Digital facsimiles and transcriptions of
letters by Dolly Madison, wife of U.S. President James Madison.
- Early Modern French Women
Writers: A Women's Studies Digitization Project Initiative (Electronic Text
Research Center, University of Minnesota). Free and restricted access to
SGML-encoded works by female writers principally from the 15th to 17th
- Early Modern Women Database. University of Maryland Libraries, 2000?-. Summary: " ...provides links to Web resources useful for the study of women in early
modern Europe and the Americas. It focuses on the period from ca. 1500
to ca. 1800 and includes links to Web sites about the Medieval period
and 19th Century as well. Resources have been selected for their
scholarly value by librarians of the University of Maryland Libraries. Materials
range from bibliographic databases to full-text resources, images, and
sound recordings. Most of the resources linked here are free. Some require
a license for access." (Quoted from the About the Database page). Date accessed: 2006-01-23. Date added: 2006-01-23.
- Early Modern
Women Writers (Montana State University). As of October 2001, contains
Sweet Nosegay (1573) by Isabella Whitney and Female Poems on Several
Occasions (1679) by Ephelia.
- Emma Crosby Letters. Vancouver, BC: Rare Books and Special Collections, University of BC Library, 2007?. Summary: " Emma Crosby (1849-1926) was the wife of Thomas Crosby, a prominent Methodist missionary on the north coast of British Columbia. UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections holds 87 letters written by Emma Crosby between 1874 and 1926. The majority of these
letters were written from Fort Simpson B.C., to her family in Ontario between 1874 and 1892. Thanks to Drs. Jan Hare and Jean Barman for their transcriptions of the 1874-1892 letters.  . Date accessed: 2007-12-30. Date added: 2007-12-30.
Women Writers Resource Project (Directed by Professor Sheila Cavanagh,
Emory University, Georgia). Full-text electronic editions of various works by
- Five College Archives Digital
Access Project. Amherst, MA: Five Colleges, Inc. Summary: " This Web site provides access to digitized versions of archival records and
manuscript collections relating primarily to women's history --
particularly women's education at the Five Colleges. Included among the
collections are official college publications, letters, photographs, articles,
oral histories, diaries, and more." The five colleges are Amherst College,
Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Date accessed: 2002-10-25. Date added: 2002-10-25.
- George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers. West Lafayette, IN: Archives & Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries. Summary: Multimedia, partially digitized collection of archival records and artifacts that document " the personal life, aviation career, and business activities of pilot Amelia Earhart" (1897-1937). A finding aid/collection inventory is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. The collection
can also be searched or browsed through a database interface. Date accessed: 2005-08-27. Date added: 2005-08-27.
- Godey's Lady's
Book (Written by Hope Greenberg, University of Vermont). Selections
presented in SGML/HTML from 1852 and 1855 of this popular 19th century American
- Godey's Lady's
Book Online (History Department, University of Rochester). Several issues
from 1850 in HTML format of Godey's Lady's Book, a popular American
- Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH). Ithaca, NY: Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Search or browse full-text books and journals on home economics (housekeeping) published in the United States before 1950. Date accessed: 2005-02-12. Date added: 2005-02-12.
- Jane Austen Information Page (Maintained by Henry Churchyard hosted by the Republic of Pemberley). Guide to Internet/Web resources, including full-text electronic editions of her works, about this Romantic era British author.
- The Letters
of Dorothea Allison 1913-1922 (Edited by Duane Thomson and Carolyn Webb
hosted by Living Landscapes: Thompson-Okanagan). Digital facsimiles and
transcripts, along with supporting research material, by this resident of the
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.
- Novels On-line (Chawton House Library, Chawton,
Hants, United Kingdom). Unedited novels by women writers, representing part of the collection of books and manuscripts dating from 1600 to 1830, viewable or downloadable as HTML pages, Microsoft Word documents, or Adobe Portable Document Format files. The physical collection of books is temporarily housed in the United States while the house is undergoing restoration.
- Reception History of
19th Century Women Poets (Electronic Document Centre, Simon Fraser
University Library). This site documents through digital facsimiles and other
electronic formats the lives, works and public reception of Felicia Hemans
(1793-1835), Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838), Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(1806-1861), and Christina Rossetti (1830-94). A database permits a variety of
Suffragists Oral History Project (Regional Oral History Office, University
of California, Berkeley). Transcripts encoded in SGML of audio interviews with
over a half dozen women's rights advocates who worked in the United
- Susanna Moodie and
Catharine Parr Traill Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada
Virtual Exhibit). Includes digital facsimiles and transcripts of
selected letters between these two 19th-century writers. Date updated: 2004-04-21.
- The Victorian Women
Writers' Letters Project (Katharine Bassett Patterson, Department of
English, Simon Fraser University hosted by the Electronic Document Centre,
Simon Fraser University Library). As of February 2001, two British women letter
writers, Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) and Harriet Martineau (1802-1876),
are represented through a searchable database and (in future)
- Victorian Women Writers
Project (Indiana University). Large collection of SGML-encoded texts by
British women writers. The texts often include illustrations from the original
work and can be displayed in HTML, SGML or downloaded.
- Women and Social
Movements in the United States, 1820-1940 (Copyright by Thomas Dublin and
Kathryn Kish Sklar hosted by State University of New York, Binghamton).
Collection of full-text published and archival documents in HTML format. A
site-search engine is available, along with supporting research materials for
integrating the site into the school curriculum.
- Women in America,
1820-1842 (Created by Mary Halnon hosted by University of Virginia).
Extracts from published and archival sources in HTML format by various writers
about the social conditions of women in the United States. This site is a
in America: Alexis DeTocqueville.
- Women Romantic-Era
Writers. Created and maintained by Adriana Craciun, University of Nottingham.
A guide to electronic texts of Romantic-era women writers and links to related
resources. Date accessed: 2002-10-18. Date added: 2002-10-18.
- Women Working, 1870-1930. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Library, 2002-. Part of: Open Collections Program, Harvard University Library. Digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections that explore women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. The collection can be browsed or searched. Date accessed: 2005-02-12. Date added: 2005-02-12.
- Women Writers
Electronic Texts (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library).
Searchable/browsable collection of electronic versions of works by and about
women, chiefly by Americans, dating from the 17th through the 20th centuries.
Canada is represented by Lucy Maud Montgomery. British women writers include
Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Gaskell, Beatrix
Potter, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
- Women Writers
of Early Canada (Electronic Text Centre, University of New Brunswick
Libraries). Full-text SGML-encoded poetry and prose by several women
Writers of the Middle Ages (Bonnie Duncan, English Department, Millersville
University). Guide to and about female writers of the medieval era with links
to electronic texts in a variety of formats.
- Women's Travel Writing,
1830-1930: A Women's Studies Digitization Project Initiative (Electronic
Text Research Center, University of Minnesota). Free and restricted access to
SGML-encoded whole books and excerpts documenting the life of female
- The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress.
Washington, DC: American Memory, Library of Congress, 2004. Digital facsimiles  of
10 plays by Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), an African-American author,
anthropologist, and folklorist. Date accessed: 2004-03-22. Date added: 2004-03-22.
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