In Her Own Right: The Many Faces of Women's Activism, 1820-1920

Material Description


This project builds on an NEH-funded planning grant to survey member collections relating to the efforts of women to assert their rights in the century prior to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and to develop a prototype interface to expose these collections on a collaborative website. It is led by Temple University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center, the Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center, and Swarthmore College and involves seven additional content contributors. Project participants will digitize and create metadata for their own materials. A project website will harvest OAI-PMH-compliant metadata that will also be DPLA-ready. Participants have paid particular attention to uncovering records by and about women of color, working women, and other marginalized or underrepresented populations


Digitizing Hidden Collections

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Temple University - Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education


Ms. Margery Sly
Temple University Libraries

Ms. Margaret Graham
Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine

Ms. Celia Caust-Ellenbogen
Swarthmore College

Collaborating Institution(s)

Bryn Mawr College; Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center; German Society of Pennsylvania; Haverford College; Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Lehigh University; National Archives at Philadelphia; the Friends Historical Library and the Peace Collection at Swarthmore College; Temple University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center; University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press; University of Pennsylvania; Barbara Bates Nursing Center; and the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections (PACSCL)


  • 117000 Mixed Archival Collections