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First-person Narratives of the American South
Includes diaries, autobiographies, and other personal narratives of Southern women planters, writers, spies, soldiers, socialites, and slaves.
http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/

Georgia Historic Books
Includes significant nineteenth and early twentieth century books on the culture, history, biography, and literature of Georgia written by female Georgia writers.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/zlgb

Hall County Georgia Historical Photograph Collection
Included among these photographs of Hall County, Georgia are several showing women’s roles in education, social events, and recreation.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=any%3D+%28su%3A+%28girls+female%2A+women%29%29+Coll%3A+%28hchp%29

Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Antebellum letters, to Callie Lumpkin King, wife of Alabama lawyer and plantation owner Porter King and daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, that touch on family life, local and national politics, marriage, and social life in Athens, Georgia.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/lump

Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976
Includes photographs of women workers and women’s social, professional, and civic groups.
Try searching each of these terms separately: woman, women, female, females, girl, and girls at http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/collections/AV/lane/#search

New Georgia Encyclopedia
Many of the articles in the encyclopedia treat the history of women in the state.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/nge/query:woman+women+girl+girls+female+females

Tracy O'Neal Photographic Collection, 1923-1975
Includes photographs of women workers and women’s social, professional, and civic groups.
Try searching each of these terms separately: woman, women, female, females, girl, and girls at http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/Collections/AV/oneal/#search.

Vanishing Georgia
Included in its over eighteen thousand images are more than 2,300 images of Georgia women from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vanishinggeorgia/query:%28%28women%29%29+and+%28not+hd%3A+yes%29

African American and Native American Women

Black History Society Photograph Collection
These photographs of the African American community in Hall County, Georgia include portraits of several women and girls.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=all%3D+%28women%29+Coll%3A+%28bhsp%29

The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s: Selections from the Records of Macon's Douglass Theatre
The records of Macon, Georgia's African American theater, the Douglass Theatre, contain handbills and other documents showcasing African American women performers during the 1910s through the 1930s.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=any%3D+%28women+woman+girl%2A+female%2A%29+Coll%3A+%28dtrm%29

Community Art in Atlanta, 1977-1987: Jim Alexander's Photographs of the Neighborhood Arts Center from the Auburn Avenue Research Library
Jim Alexander’s fifty-five documentary photographs of the Neighborhood Arts Center (1975-1989), an Atlanta, Georgia-based, African American-centered cultural and community organization, include depictions of African American female performing and visual artists.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/communityart/query:%28women%29+or+%28girls%29

Faceville, Georgia Photographs
Among the sixteen 1898 photographs of Judge Spooner's farm in Faceville, Georgia are four that document the life of the African American women and girls on this farm.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=any%3D+%28women+woman+female%2A+girl%2A%29+Coll%3A+%28faceville%29

The Joyce Joyce Collection
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and book covers from the collections of the Archives at Valdosta State University that relate to the career of Joyce Ann Joyce, African American professor and writer, and her time as a student at Valdosta State College.
http://books.valdosta.edu/arch/joyce_display/

North American Slave Narratives
Among the narratives are several written about African American female slaves including Harriet Tubman, Chloe Spear, and Harriet Ann Jacobs.
http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/

Robert E. Williams Photographic Collection: African-Americans in the Augusta, Ga. Vicinity (Richmond Co.), circa 1872-1898
The late-nineteenth-century photographs of Augusta, Georgia-area African Americans depict the domestic and religious life of tenant farmers and their families.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=any%3D+%28women+girl%2A+woman+female%2A%29+Coll%3A+%28zlrw%29

Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
The database contains approximately forty documents that refer to women’s roles with regards to the Native American population in the Southeast.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=any%3D+%28women+woman+female%2A+girl%2A+wife+wives%29+Coll%3A+%28zlna%29

Women of the Irene Mound
An essay, oral history interview, and images related to the 1937 excavation by African American women field workers of the Irene Mound, located outside of Savannah, Georgia.
http://www.sip.armstrong.edu/Irene/Irene.html

Women and education

Georgia Tech: Telling It Like It Was
Two women describe their experiences at Georgia Tech in the 1950s and the 1960s.
http://www.library.gatech.edu/alumni/perspectives/perspectives.htm

Historic Postcard Collection
The collection contains images of female educational institutions and sites related to Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America.
Try searching each of these separately: girl, girls, women, or female at http://www.georgiaarchives.org/what_do_we_have/online_records/postcard/Searchkeywords.aspx

The Janice Daugharty Collection
The Janice Daugharty Collection, located in the Archives of Valdosta State University, highlights the career of this Georgia regional author and her college years at Valdosta State College.
http://books.valdosta.edu/arch/jdaugharty/

The Joyce Joyce Collection
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and book covers from the collections of the Archives at Valdosta State University that relate to the career of Joyce Ann Joyce, African American professor and writer, and her time as a student at Valdosta State College.
http://books.valdosta.edu/arch/joyce_display/

The Pinecones
View yearbooks from Valdosta State University, which served as a women’s college from 1913 to 1950.
http://books.valdosta.edu/arch/pinecone/pinecones.html

Troup County Digital Archives Project Oral Histories
Includes oral histories of prominent women educators and civic and business leaders from Troup County, Georgia.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=any%3D+%28su%3A+%28women+girl%2A+female%2A+woman%29%29+Coll%3A+%28oralhist%29

Troup County Digital Archives Project Photograph Database
Of its almost five hundred photographs, the database includes many images depicting life at LaGrange Female College, a women’s college until 1953, and Southern Female College in College Park, Georgia amd women’s recreational activities in the county.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=any%3D+%28women+girls+female%29+Coll%3A+%28photo%29

VSU Archives Online Image Collection
View photographs of Valdosta State University from its earliest days as South Georgia State Normal College, a normal school for women, to the integration of male students in 1950 as Valdosta State College.
http://books.valdosta.edu/arch/imagecollection.html

Women and politics

Baldy Editorial Cartoons, 1946-1982, 1997 : Clifford H. Baldowski Editorial Cartoons at the Richard B. Russell Library
Among the editorial cartoons by Clifford H. Baldowski, cartoonist for the Augusta Chronicle and Atlanta Constitution are several that depict attitudes to the Equal Rights Amendment and to women in politics.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/baldy/query:su%3A+%28equal+rights%29+or+su%3A+%28women%29

Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project Collection
Audio clips documenting the women's rights movement in Georgia from the Special Collections at Georgia State University
http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/women/oralhistory/

Historical Broadsides
The collection of 2,100 broadsides from the 1740s through the 1980s contains numerous broadsides on women’s suffrage, the Women’s movement, and women’s political activities.
Try searching the following string: women woman female females girl girls at http://fax.libs.uga.edu/common/qmbro.asp

Women in the Arts

The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s: Selections from the Records of Macon's Douglass Theatre
The records of Macon, Georgia's African American theater, the Douglass Theatre, contain handbills and other documents showcasing African American women performers during the 1910s through the 1930s.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=any%3D+%28women+woman+girl%2A+female%2A%29+Coll%3A+%28dtrm%29

Community Art in Atlanta, 1977-1987: Jim Alexander's Photographs of the Neighborhood Arts Center from the Auburn Avenue Research Library
Jim Alexander’s fifty-five documentary photographs of the Neighborhood Arts Center (1975-1989), an Atlanta, Georgia-based, African American-centered cultural and community organization, include depictions of African American women performing and visual artists.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/communityart/query:%28women%29+or+%28girls%29

The Janice Daugharty Collection
The Janice Daugharty Collection, located in the Archives of Valdosta State University, highlights the career of this Georgia regional author and her college years at Valdosta State College.
http://books.valdosta.edu/arch/jdaugharty/

The Joyce Joyce Collection
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and book covers from the collections of the Archives at Valdosta State University that relate to the career of Joyce Ann Joyce, African American professor and writer, and her time as a student at Valdosta State College.
http://books.valdosta.edu/arch/joyce_display/

Women workers

Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills Digital Collection
The photographs and records from 1907-1989 of the Atlanta, Georgia-based Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill include images and texts about the female workers in the mill.
http://search.library.gatech.edu/dimes/results.php?keyword=female&browseby=keyword

Mill Workers Oral Histories
Among the oral histories of mill workers from Muscogee County, Georgia covering the period from the 1930s to 1988 are a number for women mill workers.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi?query=%28women%29+Coll%3A+%28mc109%29

Ships for Victory: J.A. Jones Construction Company and Liberty Ships in Brunswick, Georgia
Of the eighty-four black-and-white photographs depicting the J.A. Jones Construction Company’s World War II cargo ship building activities in Brunswick, Georgia, several feature women workers and ship sponsors.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/vsbg.cgi?query=any%3D+%28women+female%2A+girl%2A+woman%29

Virtual Vault: Digital Treasures from the Georgia Archives, Office of the Secretary of State
This collection of documents from the Georgia Archives includes photographs of women participating in the war effort at home from 1942 to 1944. Try searching: wom at
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/archives/Vault/ArcVirtualVault/keywords.aspx.

Women of the Irene Mound
An essay, oral history interview, and images related to the 1937 excavation by African American women field workers of the Irene Mound, located outside of Savannah, Georgia.
http://www.sip.armstrong.edu/Irene/Irene.html

Women’s Organizations

For Our Own Mutual Benefit: The Athens Woman's Club and Social Reform, 1912-1920
For Our Mutual Benefit consists of a minute book, covering the years 1912-1920, from the Athens Woman's Club collection housed in the Heritage Room of the Athens-Clarke County Library that documents the social, philanthropic and reform activities of the Athens Woman's Club during the height of the Progressive Era.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/athenswomansclub/

Historical Sketches of the Greater Atlanta Young Women's Christian Association
Historical sketches, essays, and photographs relating to the Greater Atlanta YWCA, 1902-1975 from the Special Collections Department at Emory University.
http://sage.library.emory.edu/exhibits/YWCA-histories/index.html

Women’s Christian Temperance Union
An essay and images related to the WCTU in Savannah, Georgia.
http://www.sip.armstrong.edu/WCTU/wctuindex.htm