This documentary recounts the daring adventures and fearless attitude that made Bly a successful journalist and eventually a household name. The accompanying PBS resources includes a map of Bly’s travels, excerpts from her book Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, additional background information, and other special features.
This electronic collection maintained by the University of Pennsylvania recognizes the historical contributions of women writers by making their works available online. Bly’s accounts of her undercover investigation at the Blackwell Island insane asylum, Ten Days in a Mad-HouseExternal (1887), and of her globe-circling travels, Around the World in Seventy-Two DaysExternal (1890), are available here.
This institution currently uses its online presence to raise awareness and honor women's diverse experiences and achievements. They strive to educate, inspire, empower, and shape the future by integrating women's distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States. A biography of Nellie Bly (also listed under Elizabeth Cochrane) is provided along with additional resources.
The American Oil & Gas Historical Society presents this online feature about another aspect of Nellie Bly's life--her career as a manufacturing company executive and inventor. In this role, she was generally known by her real and married name--Elizabeth Cochran(e) Seaman.