Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History

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Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History is a collection of digitized manuscripts, diaries, travel journals, correspondence, photographs, postcards, and ephemera created by American women travelers in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The collection also includes maps, a slideshow gallery of images from the collection, essays, finding aids to the original physical collections, and a chronology. The original materials are held by the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Emigration and daily life
  • Missionary work
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Boxer War in China
  • Frontier Life in America
  • Personal enlightenment through travel
  • Education and finishing school
  • Sightseeing, holidays, and tourism
  • Customs, culture and leisure

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Date Coverage

  • 1818 – 1970s

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