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HIST 512: Women and Reform in the United States, 1830-2000

WSU Special Collections and Archives

Selected Manuscript Collections of Women

Elise "Eliza" Isely, Devoted correspondent (and wife) of US Civil War soldier who settles in Wichita and whose children helped start Fairmount College

Edwana Denning Collins, Wichita Board of Education member and president during turbulent 1960s and 1970s

Frances, Helen, & Fanny Garrison, Mother, wife and daughter of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison

Olive Ann Beech, Head of Beech Aircraft Company whose personality and business philosophy comes through in Beech Log entries (SC 4876).

Linville Papers, Depression-era Farm Account Books of Mrs. Linville from western Kansas

Louise Brooks, Diaries (in Box 1) and more of silent movie star who grew up in Wichita

Women in Engineering, Oral histories and transcripts of academic and professional experiences and challenges of women engineers in the aerospace industry during the late 20th century

Wichita African American Business History Project, Oral histories of entrepreneurs; several are women


Other collections

Click here to view other collections related to women in the Manuscript Subject Index.

  • Scroll down to "Women" to view the subject categories for women, starting with Women -- Aviation.
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