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Divinely guided the California work of the Women's National Indian Association Valerie Sherer Mathes

Author:
Mathes, Valerie Sherer 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Women's National Indian Association (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 392 pages illustrations, map 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
California
Californie
Kalifornien
Date:
2012
Topic:
Missions--History  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Women missionaries--History  Search this
Femmes missionnaires--Histoire  Search this
Indians of North America--Civil rights  Search this
Indians of North America--Missions  Search this
Women missionaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153387

The education of Betsey Stockton an odyssey of slavery and freedom Gregory Nobles

Author:
Nobles, Gregory H.,  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (1 volume) illustrations
Type:
Biography
Electronic books
Biographies
Place:
New Jersey
Princeton
United States
Hawaii
Princeton (N.J.)
Date:
2022
Topic:
African American women  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Freed persons  Search this
Women missionaries  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Women teachers  Search this
Presbyterians  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157002

She calls herself Betsey Stockton the illustrated Odyssey of a Princeton slave Constance K. Escher ; foreword by John J. Baxter

Author:
Escher, Constance K  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource illustrations
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Electronic books
Place:
New Jersey
Princeton
United States
Hawaii
États-Unis
Princeton (N.J.)
Date:
2022
Topic:
African American women  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Freed persons  Search this
Women missionaries  Search this
Women teachers  Search this
Noires américaines  Search this
Esclaves  Search this
Femmes missionnaires  Search this
Enseignantes  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157098

Hair Bracelet

Physical Description:
hair (overall material)
wax (caps material)
cotton or silk (thread material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 4.1275 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
?
hairwork
Other Terms:
?; Hair Work
Place made:
United States
Place owned:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1855 - 1885
Subject:
Indians  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Hair  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Personal Accessories  Search this
Education  Search this
Missions  Search this
School  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The Rev. Jacob A. Walter
ID Number:
DL.022467.0001B
Catalog number:
022467.0001B
Accession number:
22467
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-b97b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_321471
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Funeral program of Fannie Ezelle Hill with eulogy notes by Eddie Faye Gates

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Fannie Ezelle Hill, American, 1904 - 2006  Search this
Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church, American, founded 1905  Search this
Written by:
Eddie Faye Gates, American, 1934 - 2021  Search this
Owned by:
Eddie Faye Gates, American, 1934 - 2021  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 6731pixels × 10177pixels
Type:
digital images
programs
digital media - born analog
Place collected:
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 13, 2006
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Eddie Faye Gates, Tulsa OK, author, historian, community activist
Object number:
2014.117.72
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eddie Faye Gates Collection, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51e8f0943-6b95-4b1a-a1ec-a2ca55a32cf5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.117.72
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Minutes of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Convention of the Woman's Mite Missionary Society

Created by:
Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, American, founded 1874  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 3/4 × 5 7/8 × 3/16 in. (22.2 × 14.9 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Place used:
Frederick, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1925
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Communication  Search this
Communities  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Societies  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.40.24
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5996697fc-eee7-427d-9c9b-2f9a3450439c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.40.24
Online Media:

Deaconess Harriet M. Bedell photographs

Creator:
Bedell, Harriet M., 1875-  Search this
Extent:
233 Photographic prints (black and white)
115 Copy negatives (black and white)
Culture:
Gwich'in (Kutchin)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Alaska
Oklahoma
Florida
Date:
1910-1939
Summary:
Photographs in this collection include indoor and outdoor portraits, domestic scenes, landscapes of Gwich'in (Kutchin), Seminole and Cheyenne Indians taken by Deaconess M. Bedell from her work as missionary between 1907-1939.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of photographs made by Deaconess Bedell while she worked as an Episcopal missionary among the Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), Gwich'in (Kutchin), and Seminole peoples in Oklahoma, Alaska, and Florida respectively. Although Bedell work in Oklahoma from 1907 to 1916, the Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai photographs are dated from 1910 to 1915 and consist of informal group portraits of men, women, and children dressed in both traditional and Anglo American clothing; group pictures of school children--boys and girls--at the Whirlwind Mission school and the mission campus itself; and traditional and Anglo American dwellings of Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai individuals. Among these photographs are studio portraits collected but likely not made by Bedell. Bedell worked in Alaska from 1916 to 1931; the Alaska photographs in the collection date from 1926 to 1931. Among the photographs are informal, outdoor group portraits of Gwich'in men, women, and children, and photographs depicting the landscape, dog sled teams, and Gwich'in dwellings, summer camps, and men fishing and boxing.The Florida photographs date from 1933 to 1939 and depict informal, outdoor group and single portraits of Seminole men, women, and children in traditioanl clothing, photographs depicting men rowing dugouts, Seminole dwellings (chickees), camps, and baskets. Most of these photographs were made at the Glade Cross Mission in the Everglades. The negatives are primarily copy negatives.
Arrangement note:
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by print number

Negatives: organized in envelopes; arranged by negative number
Biographical/Historical note:
Harriet Mary Bedell was born on March 19, 1875, in Buffalo, New York, to Horace Ira Bedell and Louisa Sophia Oberist. Bedell was confirmed in the Episcopalian church and graduated from Normal School in 1894. Following graduation, Bedell worked as a school teacher before deciding to enroll in the New York City Training School for Deaconesses in 1906. She also spent several months in Buffalo at a local hospital learning the rudiments of nursing. Between 1907 and 1916 Bedell was sent to the Whirlwind mission in Blaine County, Oklahoma. There, she worked as a missionary-teacher among the Cheyenne alongside Deacon Oakerhater (Cheyenne). During her time in Oklahoma Bedell contracted Tuberculosis and spent some time in Denver, Colorado recovering. By 1916 plans were made to close the Mission and Bedell was told she was to be transferred to Alaska where her teaching skills were needed. She accepted the remote post in Stevens Village, Alaska, among the Gwich'in (Kutchin) people. In 1922, Bedell left Alaska briefly to be officially ordained as a Deaconess in Portland, Oregon. During her time in Alaska, Bedell also established a boarding school in nearby Tanana but due to the stock market crash of 1929 and the scarcity of funds the boarding facility was unable to remain open. In 1931, following an unsuccessful trip to Buffalo to try and raise money, it was decided that there was no reason for Bedell to return to Alaska.

In 1933, Bedell travelled to Florida by invitation to speak and was appalled by the living conditions she witnessed among the Seminole in southern Florida. Bedell worked to reopen the Glade Cross Mission in Everglades City which had closed in 1914 as well as opening a new Mission in Collier City. In addition to focusing on health and education, Bedell encouraged the Seminole women she worked with to revive traditional doll-making, basket-weaving and intricate patchwork designs. Bedell worked in South Florida until 1960 when hurricane Donna destroyed her home and the Glade Cross Mission and she decided to retire. Bedell lived to be 94 and spent her final years at the Bishop Gray Inn in Davenport, Florida until her death on January 8, 1969. In the year 2000 Bedell was named a "Great Floridian" and in the diocese of Southwest Florida celebrate Harriet Bedell Day annually on January 8th.
Related Materials:
The Harriet Bedell Collection of 126 prints of Bedell working among the Seminole Indians in South Florida from 1933 to 1960 is located at the State Library and Archives of Florida. Information can be found here: Harriet Bedell Collection.
Provenance:
In 1940 Harriet Bedell sent her negatives to the Museum of the American Indian, via William Stiles, to be made into prints. These prints are the bulk of the collection [P14817-P14911, P14955-P15050]. Later in 1940 Bedell presented the museum with an additional 29 prints [P14913-P14941] and in 1941and 1942 Bedell sent two additional gifts totaling 13 prints [P15328-P15330, P15355-P15364].
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Gwich'in Indians -- Missions -- Photographs  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- Missions -- Photographs  Search this
Seminole Indians -- Missions -- Photographs  Search this
Women missionaries -- United States  Search this
Women in the Episcopal Church  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Deaconess Harriet M. Bedell photographs, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.037
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4bbe6bf3a-feb9-4284-b57c-0aa52492283a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-037
Online Media:

Singing in my soul : black gospel music in a secular age / Jerma A. Jackson

Author:
Jackson, Jerma A  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 193 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Gospel music--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans--Music--History and criticism  Search this
Popular music--Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_740119

Where wagons could go : Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Spalding / introductions and editorial notes by Clifford Merrill Drury ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Julie Roy Jeffrey

Author:
Whitman, Narcissa Prentiss 1808-1847  Search this
Spalding, Eliza Hart 1807-1851  Search this
Drury, Clifford Merrill 1897-1984  Search this
Subject:
Whitman, Narcissa Prentiss 1808-1847  Search this
Spalding, Eliza Hart 1807-1851  Search this
Physical description:
280 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Diaries
Correspondence
Place:
Northwestern States
Oregon
Oregon Territory
Date:
1997
1963
Topic:
Women pioneers  Search this
Women missionaries  Search this
Overland journeys to the Pacific  Search this
Missions  Search this
Indians of North America--Missions  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_915018

The mountains we have crossed : diaries and letters of the Oregon Mission, 1838 / introductions and editorial notes by Clifford Merrill Drury ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Bonnie Sue Lewis

Author:
Smith, Sarah Gilbert White 1813-1855  Search this
Smith, Asa Bowen 1809-1886  Search this
Drury, Clifford Merrill 1897-1984  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Sarah Gilbert White 1813-1855  Search this
Smith, Asa Bowen 1809-1886  Search this
Physical description:
332 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Diaries
Correspondence
Place:
Northwestern States
Oregon
Oregon Territory
Date:
1999
1966
C1999
19th century
Topic:
Women pioneers  Search this
Women missionaries  Search this
Pioneers  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Overland journeys to the Pacific  Search this
Missions--History  Search this
Indians of North America--Missions--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_919819

On to Oregon : the diaries of Mary Walker and Myra Eells / introductions and editorial notes by Clifford Merrill Drury ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Mina Carson

Author:
Walker, Mary Richardson 1811-1897  Search this
Eells, Myra Fairbanks 1805-1878  Search this
Drury, Clifford Merrill 1897-1984  Search this
Subject:
Eells, Myra Fairbanks 1805-1878  Search this
Walker, Mary Richardson 1811-1897  Search this
Physical description:
382 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Diaries
Correspondence
Place:
Northwestern States
Oregon
Oregon Territory
Date:
1998
1963
[1998], c1963
Topic:
Women pioneers  Search this
Women missionaries  Search this
Overland journeys to the Pacific  Search this
Missions  Search this
Indians of North America--Missions  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_918712

Linda Richards Correspondence

Author:
Richards, Linda, 1841-1930 (nurse)  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Japan -- 1880-1890
Date:
1886-1890
Summary:
Linda Richards was the first woman nurse trained in the United States at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. When these letters were written, she was a missionary nurse and the head of the first training school for nurses in Japan.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of six letters written by Miss Richards to three friends. The letters relate to Miss Richards' work as a missionary nurse and head of the first training school for nurses in Japan. Typewritten copies of each of the letters are a part of the collection.

In her letters, Miss Richards describes what she is doing both as a nurse trainer and a missionary in Japan. She gradually masters the language enough to work in the hospital but finds evangelizing among rural people requires an interpreter. She complains often about her own health - particularly colds and abscessed ears. Subjects include primarily personal information and missionary work, not nursing or nursing education.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Linda Richards was the first woman nurse trained in the United States at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. When these letters were written, she was a missionary nurse and the head of the first training school for nurses in Japan. An e-mail from Donna Bellemare, 7/17/06, refers to her as Melinda Ann (Linda) Richards.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Medical sciences -- 1880-1890 -- Japan  Search this
Nursing -- 1880-1890 -- Japan  Search this
Missionaries -- 1880-1890 -- Japan  Search this
Nurses -- 1880-1890 -- Japan  Search this
Women missionaries -- 1880-1890 -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1880-1890
Citation:
Linda Richards Correspondence, 1886-1890, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0221
See more items in:
Linda Richards Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b870a135-c52e-485a-8832-4302afb2e5bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0221

Isabella Thoburn, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Brackenridge, Marian 1903-  Search this
Subject:
Thoburn, Isabella  Search this
Medium:
Indiana limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Washington National Cathedral Public Affairs Massachusetts & Wisconsin Avenues, N. W Washington District of Columbia 20016
Date:
1965
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Missionary  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75003635
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_6550

Mother Joseph: A Sister of Providence 1823-1902, (sculpture)

Title:
Sister of Providence, 1823-1902, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
De Weldon, Felix George Weihs 1907-2003  Search this
Subject:
Mother Joseph  Search this
Medium:
Statue: metal; Base: metal and concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Vancouver Parks & Recreation P. O. Box 1995 Vancouver Washington 98668
Located City Hall 210 Broadway Courtyard Vancouver Washington
Date:
1981. Dedicated May 4, 1987
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Nun  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Missionary  Search this
Object--Other--Rosary  Search this
Object--Tool  Search this
Control number:
IAS WA000171
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_326925

(Mother Teresa and Baby), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Myers, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Mother Teresa  Search this
Medium:
Figures: ceramic; Base top: marble or granite; Base stem: metal
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
St. Timothy Catholic Community 1730 West Guadalupe Road Main entrance Mesa Arizona 85202
Date:
1990
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Missionary  Search this
Figure--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS AZ000015
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_310843

Daughters of America; or, Women of the century By Phebe A. Hanaford .

Author:
Hanaford, Phebe A (Phebe Ann) 1829-1921  Search this
Physical description:
750 pages including illustrations, plates, portraits frontispiece (portrait) 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Works by women
Printed books
Place:
United States
Maine
Augusta
Date:
1882
19th century
Topic:
Women  Search this
Call number:
E176 .H23
CT3260 .H23 1883
E176.H23
CT3260.H23 1883
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20359

Women and the conquest of California, 1542-1840 : codes of silence / Virginia Marie Bouvier

Author:
Bouvier, Virginia Marie 1958-  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 266 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
2001
C2001
To 1846
Topic:
Women pioneers--History  Search this
Women pioneers--Social conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Sex role--History  Search this
Missions--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_683418

Woman in the wilderness : letters of Harriet Wood Wheeler, missionary wife, 1832-1892 / Nancy Bunge

Author:
Bunge, Nancy L  Search this
Subject:
Wheeler, Harriet Wood 1816-1894  Search this
Wheeler, Harriet Wood 1816-1894  Search this
Wheeler, Harriet Wood 1816-1894 Family  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 255 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Case studies
Place:
Wisconsin
United States
Date:
2010
C2010
19th century
Topic:
Women pioneers  Search this
Missionaries' spouses  Search this
Ojibwa Indians--Missions--History  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Women--Education  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_966498

A contest of faiths : missionary women and pluralism in the American Southwest / Susan M. Yohn

Author:
Yohn, Susan M (Susan Mitchell) 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A Woman's Board of Home Missions History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
1995
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Hispanic Americans--Missions  Search this
Women missionaries  Search this
Presbyterian women  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Home missions  Search this
Presbyterian Church--Missions  Search this
Church history  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533823

Island queens and mission wives : how gender and empire remade Hawai'i's Pacific world / Jennifer Thigpen

Author:
Thigpen, Jennifer  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Hawaii
Pacific Area
Date:
2014
19th century
To 1893
Topic:
Hawaiian women--Political activity--History  Search this
Missionaries--Political activity--History  Search this
History  Search this
Foreign relations  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081081

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