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    • Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South

    • This collection includes audio recordings of 410 oral history interviews that chronicle the lives of African Americans during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. Selecting the "Gender" tab reveals more...
    • African American women; African Americans -- Civil rights; African Americans -- Segregation; Race relations
    • United States -- Alabama -- Birmingham; United States -- Georgia -- Albany; United States -- Louisiana -- New Iberia; United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans; United States -- Mississippi -- LeFlore County; United States -- North Carolina --...
    • 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
    • F&M Pennsylvania German Fraktur Collection

    • This collection includes more than 500 examples of taufscheins (birth and baptismal certificates), vorshrifts (writing examples), haus segens (house blessings), bucherzeichen (book plates), and drawings by German Americans in Pennsylvania.
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Fraktur Collection

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans. Users can limit searches by creator, location, category (e.g., Christmas greeting, house blessing, marriage blessing), and media...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania;
    • Transforming the Tar Heel State: The Legacy of Public Libraries in North Carolina

    • The preconfigured searches illustrate the subject strengths of this collection: "African Americans and Libraries," "Bookmobiles," "Children and Libraries," "Library Legislation," "Reading Programs," "Women and Libraries," and "Works Progress...
    • Bookmobiles; Children; Libraries; Women librarians
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Teachers' Domain: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    • Highlights include interviews with Diane Nash, and Rosa Parks, and Sonia Sanchez; a video profile of Fannie Lou Hamer; and Sylvia Mendez' recollection of the conditions that led Mexican Americans to sue for desegregation in the 1940s.
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • United States
    • The Indian Sentinel, 1902-1962

    • The Indian Sentinel included articles about Native Americans from across the United States and their evangelization by the Catholic Church.
    • Catholic Church -- Missions; Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America -- Missions
    • United States
    • Belgian-American Research Collection

    • The 1890 U.S. census indicates that 81% of Belgian Americans in Wisconsin lived in the northeastern counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door. This collection includes photographs, oral histories, immigration histories, and survey maps.
    • Belgian American women; Immigrant women; Vernacular architecture
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Benedicte Wrensted:  An Idaho Photographer in Focus

    • Benedicte Wrensted (1859-1949), a native of Denmark, arrived in the United States in 1894. She was a professional photographer in Pocatello, Idaho from 1895 to 1912. This online exhibit features Wrensted's photographs of Native Americans. Curator...
    • Immigrants; Indians of North America; Women photographers
    • United States -- Idaho -- Pocatello
    • Images of a Rural Past

    • This Flickr collection consists of nearly 7000 photographs from the Agricultural Communications Office of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. The vast majority are black and white images from the 1930s through the late 1970s. See in...
    • Agriculture; Home demonstration work; Home economics; Rural women
    • United States -- Texas
    • Open Vault

    • This site offers video excerpts and searchable transcripts from WGBH programs. In addition to numerous segments featuring prominent African Americans (see "Notable Women" below), the collection offers segments on "Women and AIDS" (1991), "Midwives"...
    • African American women; Television programs
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    • Indian Sentinel, 1902-1962

    • The Indian Sentinel included articles about Native Americans from across the United States and their evangelization by the Catholic Church.
    • Catholic Church -- Missions; Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America -- Missions
    • United States
    • Green 'N' Growing: The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in North Carolina

    • This site includes 10,000 items (photos, pamphlets, reports) that document the history of home demonstration and 4-H in North Carolina. A variety of essays place these primary sources in historical context, and cover such topics as African...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Agriculture; Girls; History; Home demonstration work; Home economics; Race relations; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina

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