Abby Williams Hill Collections
The Abby Williams Hill Collection is an extensive collection of diaries, letters, photographs and paintings documenting the activities of this early 20th century artist. A small sampling of material from the collection is available online.
Abby Williams Hill and her children with White Bull
Abby Williams Hill Paintings (digital images)
Abby Williams Hill Journals
Nine of Abby Williams Hill's journals are also digitized, transcribed, and available online. These journals focus on Hill’s travels throughout the United States with her four children between 1895 and 1906 and provide a unique female perspective on significant issues affecting the nation at that time, including education, tourism, and the rights of women, African Americans, Native Americans, and the working class. Her detailed observations of daily events coupled with her unique life experiences create a rich and varied resource for scholars of all ages.
For your independent projects, you will be working with selections from Hill's Northern Pacific Railway Commission journal:
These journals are fully keyword searchable and relevant records will be highlighted in red. Use the "filtered" tab to see the full list of your search results. A full PDF transcript is available to download at the end of each journal and a transcription is also available underneath each individual image.
The Archives & Special Collections is located on the second floor of the Collins Memorial Library.
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