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    • Wisconsin Historical Society: Museum Objects Archive

    • This site provides historical context for a wide variety of artifacts, often relating a specific story about how the artifact was used in daily life. Examples of clothing include wedding dress from 1887; a woman suffrage tunic (1916); prom dresses...
    • Clothing and dress; Household appliances
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • A Canterbury Tale: A Resource Package for Connecticut's Prudence Crandall Affair

    • Prudence Crandall, a white Quaker, opened a teacher-training school for young African-American women in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1833. Local opposition forced the school to close the following year. This collection includes a selection of...
    • African American women; Education; Women educators
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Canterbury
    • Trial Pamphlets Collection

    • The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
    • Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
    • What Did You Do In the War, Grandma?

    • Narratives written by students at South Kingstown High School from 26 oral history interviews. A variety of perspectives are represented, including those of teachers, a pacifist, a nurse, a scientist, a journalist, and a WAC Commanding Officer.
    • World War, 1939-1945; Women
    • United States -- Rhode Island
    • Archives for Women in Medicine

    • The Archives for Women in Medicine began in 2005 as a project of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women and the Countway Library of Medicine. The Women in Medicine Oral Histories collection is one of the highlights of the site. Fifteen women...
    • Medical laboratories; Medicine -- Study and teaching; Women medical students; Women physicians; Women scientists
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    • Tale of Two Women: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Carr

    • Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998), author of landmark book The Everglades: River of Grass (1947), helped found Friends of the Everglades in 1969. Marjorie Carr helped stop a major construction project that threatened central Florida's ecosystem....
    • Women conservationists
    • United States -- Florida
    •  Woman's Land Army of America 1918-1923

    • The District of Columbia branch of the W. L. A. A. sent young women to work on farms in Montgomery County, Maryland. This collection includes images of women engaged in a variety of farm tasks (e.g., driving a team of draft horses).
    • Women's Land Army of America; World War, 1914-1918
    • United States -- Maryland -- Montgomery County
    • Women of the CBC

    • Includes a history of women in the Congressional Black Caucus, features on Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan, a CBC Women Timeline, and a variety of primary sources.
    • African American Women; Congressional Black Caucus; Women legislators
    • Washington, DC
    • Edna Tiny Tarbutton Collection

    • This collection includes a variety of sources that document the career of Hall of Fame high school basketball coach Willie Edna Tiny Tarbutton: a scrapbook with team photographs from 1945 to 1976 and clippings of articles about the teams; a photo...
    • Camps for girls; Girls in basketball; Women basketball coaches
    • United States -- Louisiana -- Baskin
    • The Stadtman Way: A Tale of Two Biochemists at NIH

    • This online exhibit documents the careers and influence of Thressa and Earl Stadtman at NIH. The "Why NIH" section includes a letter that illustrates how difficult it was for a married couple to find jobs at the same university in 1950. In the...
    • Marriage; Women scientists
    • United States -- Maryland -- Bethesda
    • World War I Posters

    • Includes about 1,800 posters from the U.S. and other countries supporting the war effort. Common themes include recruitment, war bonds, and the American Red Cross. Sample titles include "Be a trained nurse," "For every fighter a woman worker...
    • American Red Cross; Women; World War, 1914-1918; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States
    • WNYC Collection

    • This collection includes 700 hours of selected recordings from the NYC Department of Records/Municipal Archives' WNYC collection. Selected "Miscellaneous" segments include the following: "Mary McLeod Bethune: Great Women of America" (1949);...
    • Radio programs
    • United States
    • Our History: Profiles of Nevada Women

    • In addition to interviews with casino owners (Sarann Preddy, Claudine Williams), gaming executives (Jeanne Hood), and workers in the industry, this collection explores the lives of a women in a wide variety of other fields: Hatty Canty (president...
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Casinos; Employment; Gambling industry; Rape; Women casino owners; Women executives
    • United States -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
    • Emma Bell Miles Southern Appalachia Art and Correspondence

    • Emma Bell Miles (1879-1919) was a naturalist, artist, and noted author of The Spirit of the Mountains (1905), a classic study of Southern Appalachia. This collection includes correspondence that documents her troubled relationship with her parents...
    • Women artists; Women authors; Women naturalists
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Walden's Ridge
    • Doctor or Doctress?

    • This site combines compelling stories with a variety of primary sources to bring the history of women physicians to a wide audience. The stories explore a range of topics: the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; Civil War surgeon Mary Walker;...
    • Women physicians; African American women physicians; Medicine -- Study and teaching
    • United States
    • Eyewitness: American Originals from the National Archives

    • This site offers a variety of eyewitness accounts, including "Susan B. Anthony at the Voting Polls, 1872;" Laura Ingalls Wilder's diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri,; Marie Adams' account of the internment of American...
    • Travel; Women -- Suffrage; World War, 1939-1945
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    • Middletown Women's History Collection

    • The organization of this digital collection is based on the six areas used by Helen and Robert Lynd in their seminal sociological study of Muncie ("Middletown"), Indiana in the 1920s and 1930s: Getting a Living (e.g., Muncie Business and...
    • Camps; Religion; Sisters; Societies and clubs; Women -- Suffrage; Social life and customs; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie

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