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    • University of Mississippi Civil War Archive

    • Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869

    • This large collection of diaries in manuscript form includes only four diaries by women. In her diary from 1846, Bathsheba Smith desscribes her journey to Utah in 1849, as well daily events in Utah in 1873. Emmeline Wells writes of her journey from...
    • Mormon women; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Travel; Women pioneers
    • United States -- Iowa; United States -- Montana; United States -- Utah
    • 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
    • Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon, Oral History Collection

    • Several Japanese American women share their experiences before, during, and after World War II. Mitzi Asai Loftus (1932- ) was in the fourth grade when her family was sent to the Pinedale Assembly Center in Fresno, California; they also lived in...
    • Japanese American women; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    • United States -- Oregon -- Lane County; United States -- California
    • Morman Missionary Diaries

    • This collection includes diaries by five women: Mary Jane Dilworth Hammond (1853-55) in Hawaii; Inez Knight Allen (1898-99) in Great Britain; Emma Elizabeth Reeve (1902-1904) in New Zealand; Jennie Hill Leavitt (1916-1920) in Samoa and Tonga; and...
    • Mormon women; Women missionaries
    • Great Britain; New Zealand; Samoa; Scotland -- Edinburgh; Tonga; United States -- Hawaii
    • Modjeska Monteith Simkins: In Her Own Words

    • Simkins (1899-1992) served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP from 1941 to 1957, was a founder of the Victory Savings Bank of Columbia, and was an influential voice in political campaigns. The letters in the collection are stand...
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    • United States -- South Carolina
    • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

    • This collection of local newsfilm, documentaries and other programs presents 60 years of social and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area. A sample of the many relevant films in this collection follows: Chicano women's rights (1973);...
    • Women's rights
    • United States -- California -- San Francisco
    • Taking a Leading Role: Women in Broadcasting History

    • This collection documents the lives and careers of 16 women who worked in radio and/or television broadcasting. Highlights include photos, scripts, and promotional papers from Irene Beasley's musical quiz show, "Grand Slam;" photos from the...
    • Actresses; Radio programs; Television programs; Women in radio broadcasting; Women in television broadcasting
    • United States
    • Pennsylvania German Broadsides and Fraktur

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans, such as births and baptisms, marriages, and house blessings. Broadsides in the collection include English and German versions of "A...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media

    • Oyez provides audio recordings of oral arguments in Supreme Court cases, as well as links to opinions in every case decided by the Court back to 1793. For overviews of many relevant cases in Oyez, see Clare Cushman's Supreme Court Decisions and...
    • Abortion; Birth control; Jury duty; Pregnancy; Reproductive rights; Sex discrimination; Sex discrimination in employment; Sexual harassment; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Greensboro VOICES

    • Browse this collection of 125 oral history interviews by name, ethnicity, gender, and occupation. Key topics include the sit-ins at Woolworth's in 1960, participation in the civil rights movement by Bennett College students, and leadership roles in...
    • African American women; Civil rights movements; Race relations; Women college students; Women's colleges; Women journalists; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Greensboro
    • Short Creek Photographs

    • The LDS church renounced polygamy in 1904, In the 1930s, fundamentalists who practiced polygamy settled in Short Creek, a town on the border of Arizona and Utah. Although the state of Arizona raided the community and seized 263 children in 1953,...
    • Children; Families; Girls; Marriage; Mormons; Polygamy
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Utah
    • Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers

    • Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was inaugurated as governor of Wyoming in 1925, thus becoming the first woman governor in the United States. In addition, she was Director of the U.S. Mint in 1933 to 1953. This large collection documents Ross' work...
    • United States Mint -- Officials and employees; Women governors
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • Creating Sakakawea Online Exhibit

    • This online exhibit explores the history of the statues that Sakakawea inspired in North Dakota (1910) and in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The "Popular Culture" section of the exhibit includes a link to a Flickr...
    • Indian women -- North America; Monuments
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.); United States -- North Dakota
    • Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

    • Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), born and educated in Germany, arrived in New York in 1941. This collection includes correspondence and other documents concerning the trial of Adolf Eichmann; drafts of books (e.g., Between Past and Future); essays and...
    • Women authors; Women college teachers; Women political scientists
    • United States -- California; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause of Women in Government, 1969-74

    • This project documents efforts by the Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities to recruit and train women for upper-level governmental positions. In addition to summaries of interviews with 20 women who were involved in the program, the...
    • Women government executives; Women journalists; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Identity By Design: Tradition, Change in Celebration in Native Women's Dresses

    • This online exhibit features sections on "19th Century Style," "Full Circle of Life," "Indigenous Innovation," "Forming Cultural Identity," "Dancing in Beauty," and "The Powwow World." The exhibit includes video clips of contemporary Native women...
    • Clothing and dress; Indian women -- North America
    • United States -- Colorado; United States -- Montana; United States -- North Dakota; United States -- Oklahoma; United States -- South Dakota
    • Leona Hudson Collection

    • The scrapbooks in this collection document such topics as travel, women’s colleges, World War II, courtship, and three generations of family life. In addition, the photos in these albums document life in Valdosta, Georgia , from 1900 hrough the...
    • Social life and customs; Travel; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Georgia -- Valdosta

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