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Vassar Innovators     View
This website celebrates the contributions of students and faculty of coeducational Vassar College, which was founded as a women's college in 1861. Provides background and images of individuals such as Alice Huyler Ramsey (who, in 1909, was "the ...

Mollie Orshansky     View
This brief biography profiles Orshansky's lifetime achievements and contributions to U.S. government service, notably at the Social Security Administration (SSA), where she developed the "poverty threshold," the original measure of poverty. ...

Women in American History     View
This site from Encyclopedia Britannica contains articles on hundreds of American women from 1600 to modern times. Also included are timelines, primary documents, classic Britannica articles, audio and video clips, links to other sites about women's h ...

National Women's History Museum: Biography     View
This collection of biographies of women covers areas such as the abolition movement, activists, arts, civil rights, the Colonial period, educators, "firsts," journalists, military, notorious women, writers, and scientists, doctors, and nurs ...

How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History From Victoria to the Present     View
"This is an exhaustive annotated bibliography of the more than 930 books published in English between 1830 and 1940 that collect three or more women's biographies in narrative form, with a selection of all-female collective biographies published ...

Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman, Collection     View
Collection of over a thousand digitized materials related to Jean Thomas (1881-1982), who was known as "The Traipsin' Woman," and "who traveled the mountains of eastern Kentucky taking snapshot photographs of the mountain way of life, ...

Women in History: Historical Figures     View
Profiles of famous American women, such as Louisa May Alcott, Clara Barton, Rachel Carson, Isadora Duncan, Sally Hemings, Dolley Madison, Annie Oakley, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Profiles vary in amount of infor ...

Notable Women Adventurers     View
Brief profiles of over 30 journalists, explorers, aviators, astronauts, race car drivers, cowgirls, mountain climbers, and travelers.

Ohioana Authors: Mildred Wirt Benson     View
Biography of Mildred Wirt Benson, journalist and writer of juvenile series books, including 23 of the first Nancy Drew mysteries (under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene). Includes a list of her works, awards and honors, audio of a radio feature on Benson, ...

Natalie Vivian Scott     View
This exhibit celebrates Natalie Vivian Scott (1890-1957), "decorated war hero, a celebrated newspaperwoman, an award winning playwright, a wilderness explorer, a Red Cross nurse, translator, teacher and social worker." She was "the onl ...




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