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Unless otherwise indicated, all titles cited in this discussion of the General Collections are shelved in the General Collections of the Library of Congress.

1. Sofia M. Loebinger, “Suffragism, Not Feminism,” American Suffragette (Official Organ of the National Progressive Woman Suffrage Union; JK1880.A6), December 1909, 3.[back]

2. Monroe Nathan Work, comp., A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America (1928; reprint, New York: Octagon Books, 1965; Z1361.N39 W8 1965 MRR Alc, LH&G).[back]

3. American Antiquarian Society, ed., Early American Imprints, 1639-1800 [microform], 22,000 microfiches (New York: Readex, 1981-82; Microfiche 85/431; MicRR guide no. Z1215.S495 MicRR). Early American Imprints, 1801-1819 [microform], ca. 40,480 microfiches (New York: Readex, 1985-93; Microfiche 90/7049; MicRR guide nos. Z1215.S48 and Z1215.N58 1983).[back]

4. Congressional Record (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, with various titles, 1789-; KF35 MRR Alc, MicRR, LAW; 1989- at <>) (February 21, 1955), 101: 1840. Many important early congressional documents, including the early equivalents of the Congressional Record and Senate and House journals, have been digitized and are available at the address given in this note.[back]

5. For Margaret Sanger's works, see several advertisements in To-day's Housewife (1924; TX1.T6).[back]

6. The magazine had several different publishers and titles: Calling All Girls (1941-50, 1956-66), Senior Prom (1949-51), Polly Pigtails' Magazine for Girls (1953-55), Young Miss (1966-85), and YM (1985-); incomplete, AP201.C18 and AP201.C2.[back]

7. Mass Transportation: City Transit's Industry-wide Magazine (1935-59, TF701.M3), May 1944, 134.[back]

8. Letter, November 29, 1862, “Civil War Letters of Brigadier General William Ward Orme—1862-1866,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 23 (July 1930, F536.I18): 246-315; at p. 262.[back]

9. Washington and Georgetown Directory (Washington, 1853, no call number), 123; and list of businesses in 1863 directory. Most city directories published before 1936 are available in the Microform Reading Room.[back]

10. R. N. T., Memoir of Mary Whitall (Philadelphia: Printed for the family [by Grant & Faires], 1885; CT275.W5314 M4), 1.[back]

11. Samuel K. Jennings, The Married Lady's Companion; or, Poor Man's Friend (1808; reprint, New York: Arno, 1972; RG121.J45 1972), 19.[back]

12. An American Lady, Ladies' Vase: or, Polite Manual for Young Ladies (Lowell: N. L. Dayton, 1843; BJ1681.L3), 116.[back]

13. Lucy Larcom, An Idyl of Work (Boston: Osgood, 1875; PS2222.I5), 26, 138.[back]

14. Yoshiko Uchida, Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation (New York: Scribner's Sons, 1971; PZ7.U25. Jo), 85.[back]

15. Ibid., viii.[back]

16. The Journal of Mrs. Mary Ringo: A Diary of Her Trip across the Great Plains in 1864 (Santa Ana, Calif.: Privately printed, 1956; F594.R58), 20. After burying her husband, she and her five children traveled five more miles before stopping for the night.[back]

17. Eva Antonia Wilbur-Cruce, A Beautiful, Cruel Country (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1987; F811.W67 1987), 177.[back]

18. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 2 vols. (New York: Vintage Books, 1990; JK216.T7; 1835-40 ed., RBSC), 2: 214.[back]

19. Harriet Martineau, Society in America, 2nd ed., 2 vols. (New York: Saunders and Otley, 1837; E165.M392), 2: 226.[back]

20. Spirit of Missions, January 1873, 79 (Episcopalian; BV2575.A1 S7. LC holds 1837-1973). A brief name and subject index exists for 1836-1900 (BV2575.A1 S724 1977).[back]

21. Woman's Work for Woman and Our Mission Field, July 1886, 154 (Presbyterian; BV2612.W8. LC holds 1885-1924, incomplete; 1885-1924, microfiche 82/12, P215).[back]

22. XX [sic] De La Banta, De la Banta's Advice to Ladies Concerning Beauty (Chicago: S. Junkin, 1878; RA778.D3), 288.[back]

23. George Washington Burnap, The Sphere and Duties of Woman, 3rd ed. (Baltimore: J. Murphy, 1848; HQ1221.B92), 46.[back]

24. The Young Husband's Book; A Manual of the Duties, Moral, Religious, and Domestic, Imposed by the Relations of Married Life (Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1843; HQ756.Y7 1843), 15.[back]

25. Henry Davenport Northrop, The College of Life (Chicago: Chicago Publication and Lithograph Co.,1895; AG105.N848), 23, 153.[back]

26. Pye Henry Chavasse, Chavasse's Advice to a Mother on the Management of Her Children, 15th ed. (New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1898; RJ61.C53 1898a; earlier eds. in RBSC), 3.[back]

27. Daniel Clarke Eddy, The Young Man's Friend, New Series (Boston: Graves and Young, 1865; BJ1671.E2 1865), 93.[back]

28. Norton Hughes Jonathan, Guide Book for the Young Man about Town (Philadelphia: J.C. Winston Co., 1948; BJ1855.J6 1948), 229.[back]

29. Jhan and June Robbins, “Why Young Mothers Feel Trapped,” in Why Young Mothers Feel Trapped, edited by Robert Stein (New York: Trident Press, 1965; HQ759.R45), 5.[back]

30. E. Marea, The Wife's Manual, Containing Advice and Valuable Instruction for Married Women and Those Anticipating Marriage (Cortland, N.Y.: [n.p.], 1896; HQ46.M32), 3.[back]

31. Grace Reese Adkins, The Sex Life of Girls and Young Women (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Company, 1919; HQ51.A3 Overflow), 9.[back]

32. Leslie J. Swabacker, Letters to My Daughter (Chicago: Atwood & Knight, 1926; HQ51.S88), 81.[back]

33. Amy G. Ayer, ed., Facts for Ladies (Chicago: A.G. Ayer, 1890; RG121.A89), 218.[back]

34. John Harvey Kellog, Plain Facts about Sexual Life (Battle Creek, Mich.: Office of the Health Reformer,1877; RG121.K3 1877), 160, 293. [back]

35. Catharine E. Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy, for the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at School, rev. [3rd] ed. (New York: Harper, 1848; TX145.B41 1848), 33. The first edition, 1841, is in RBSC, and the 1850 edition in MicRR.[back]

36. Anna Parmly Paret, ed., Harper's Handy-Book for Girls (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910; GV1201.P3), xiii-xiv.[back]

37. Elizabeth Sloan Chesser, From Girlhood to Womanhood (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1914; HQ51.C5), 115.[back]

38. Interview of Lizzie Atkins, published in George P. Rawick et al., eds., The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography, Supplement, series 2, vol. 2 of Texas Narratives, part 1 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979; E444.A45 suppl. 2), 98. Original transcript in MSS.[back]

39. Outdoor Baseball for Girls and Women (New York: American Sports Publishing Co., 1930; GV877.A55), 9. [back]

40. George Stillman Hillard and Loomis J. Campbell, The Franklin Second Reader (New York: Taintor Brothers, Merrill & Co., 1873; PE1117.F742), 60.[back]

41. Lois G. Nemec, School Friends, Democracy Series Revised (New York: Macmillan, 1951; PE1117.D46 Primer), 11-12.[back]

42. Vassar College, Catalogue (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), 1865 (LD7176), 34-35, 38.[back]

43. Girls Industrial College Bulletin (Denton, Tex.), August 1903 (LD7251 .D4494), 34. [back]

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