Women and the American Experience

The 'Women and the American Experience' class, led by Professor Elizabeth De Wolfe, spent the Spring 2000 semester studying primary source material in the Maine Women Writers Collection. Each of us selected, researched, described, and transcribed original material from the Maine women Writers Collection for display and study on the University of New England Internet site.

We hope to show that women have been active agents in American history, leaving behind material that is often overlooked. Through the study of these private sources we made a more intimate connection with the women, their accomplishments and dreams.

Student Contributions



Melissa Snow &
Jennifer McAleer:

   Women's Suffrage: One Woman's Experience

Carrie Webber:    

   Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat (1823-1908)

Krista Wescott:

   Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

Robin Russell:    

    Seafaring Women

Jessie Pinkham:

    Marie Peary Stafford (1893-1978)

Corina Tanguay:

    Josephine Diebitsch Peary (1863-1955)