Discovering American Women’s History Online

Blanche Espy Chenoweth (1875-1960): writer, lecturer, and radio show host 

Based at Middle Tennessee State University, this valuable database gives interested parties access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, and so on) that document the history of women in the United States.

Visitors can browse the database by subject, place, time period, or primary source type.

There are many fascinating resources and links here, including letters from Abigail Franks to her son from the 1730s and 1740s and Katrina Thomas’ wonderfully evocative photographs of various ethnic weddings. Even a close appraisal of items listed by primary source is delightful, as the headings here include everything from broadsides to buttons to trade cards.

One particularly noteworthy collection contains the papers of the late Irene Kuhn, who was a global traveler, journalist, and social commentator.

 From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013.
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