In Her Own Right: Women asserting their civil rights, 1820-1920

The In Her Own Right collection reflects women’s struggles for justice leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment. This collection was composed as part of the larger project aggregating content around this theme, sponsored by the Philadelphia Area Consortium for Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). When the pilot is completed in July 2017, a portal will provide access to content from seven regional repositories, as well as interpretive essays based on the digital materials. To-date, the Drexel contribution consists of nearly 50 years of the reports and proceedings of the Alumnae Association of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1876-1923. The publication highlights the activity of the women physicians through this period as they work to build the presence of women in the profession, and contribute to the scientific and healthcare community.

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Anna M. Fullerton diary, 1915-1916
Anna M. Fullerton diary, 1915-1916
Dr. Anna M. Fullerton graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP) in 1882. She was an obstetrician and gynecologist who lectured at WMCP and served as the lead physician at the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia during the 1880s though the 1890s. Fullerton spent the latter half o...
Mary Pauline Root photograph album of missionary work in India
Mary Pauline Root photograph album of missionary work in India
Album of photographs taken and/or collected by Mary Pauline Root during her time as a medical missionary in India from approximately 1885-1893. Photographs depict various temples, schools, and natural landscapes in southern India, grounds of the Woman's Hospital of Madura, and foreign missionaries, ...
Lina to Millie
Lina to Millie
Letter from Mary Pauline Root (Lina) to her sister, Millie, while Root was living in Japan as a missionary with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1891. In the letter, Root explains some of the Japanese customs she has learned, and mentions some of the other missionaries and...
Correspondence from Elizabeth Cisney Smith to Augustus Edwin Smith
Correspondence from Elizabeth Cisney Smith to Augustus Edwin Smith
Letters from Elizabeth Cisney Smith to her fiancé, Augustus Edwin Smith, regarding future plans of marriage and family. Elizabeth Cisney Smith graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1911. She practiced medicine for 35 years in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Dakota and Maryland; an...
Correspondence from Elizabeth Cisney Smith to Augustus Edwin Smith
Correspondence from Elizabeth Cisney Smith to Augustus Edwin Smith
Letters from Elizabeth Cisney Smith to her future husband, Augustus Edwin Smith, while both were working as teachers in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Cisney Smith graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1911. She practiced medicine for 35 years in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Dakota and...
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