Women's History Resources in the Special Collections Research Center
The SCRC invites you to explore manuscripts, university archives, rare books, and artifacts related to women and to engage with the achievements, struggles, and representations of women throughout history.
Autograph book kept by Yancey while at Patapsco Female Institute (Ellicott City, Maryland), a "finishing school" meant to teach young women the proper deportment and etiquette for entry into upper-class society.
Letters from Frances M. Warren to her stepdaughter, Bertha, who is a deaf student at the Mystic Oral School (Mystic, Connecticut). Frances writes about the skills she hopes Bertha will learn at school and shares news from home.
Personal correspondence from Haus' time at Marion Junior College in Marion, Virginia and Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Throughout her higher education, Haus joined numerous religious organizations for students, such as the Lutheran League. She graduated with a teaching certificate.
Scrapbook, entitled "Memories of My School Days," kept by Thompson while a student at Virginia State College, a Historically Black College in Petersburg, Virginia. Her scrapbook compiles names and addresses of classmates, greeting cards, and ephemera from play productions.
Correspondence and school papers kept by Graves during her time at Winston-Salem Teachers College (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), the first Historically Black College to issue bachelor's degrees in elementary school education.
Certificate from the Virginia State Board of Education certifying that Charlotte Shipman is authorized to teach history, English, and Latin in public schools. Endorsed by the Division Superintendent of Newport News, Virginia.