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The Civil War: Women and the Homefront: Civil War Women: P-Y

Guide to print and manuscript materials at the Rubenstein Library related to women and their roles in the Civil War.

Civil War Women: P-Y

This section of the guide covers collections with last names starting with P-Y. The links will take you to the catalog record for each collection for more information. Some collections also have finding aids (inventories) in their catalog records. The microfilm notations are explained in the box on the right.

E.D.E.N. Southworth

Prolific writer Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (1819-1899) was quite possibly the single most widely-read American novelist during the last half of the 19th century.

Collections on Microfilm

A significant number of collections at Duke have been microfilmed in Series H of the Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century collection. If you see a note that says "SW&TF-H/1, 2 or 3" this means that collection is in section 1, 2, or 3 of Series H. We suggest that you ask at your local library about their availability via Interlibrary Loan. The links below may help with this process.