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In Her Own Right: A century of women's activism 1820-1920

In Her Own Right digital collection; Dr. Mary Evans, American Women's Hospitals

The In Her Own Right collection reflects women’s struggles for justice leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Area Consortium for Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL), the portal provides access to content from more than 20 regional repositories, as well as interpretive essays based on the digital materials.

Materials from all repositories can be searched on the full site or Drexel's contributions can be searched there or directly in our own database.

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The Drexel collections in In Her Own Right consist of women physicians' personal papers, the records of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, and records of groundbreaking women's medical organizations.

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In Her Own Right gratefully acknowledges the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council on the Library and Information Resources, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Gender Justice Fund (formerly New Century Trust)