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    • 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
    • Highlights from the Saltonstall Family Collections

    • The papers, photographs, art, and artifacts of the Saltonstall family, one of the founding families of Massachusetts, document five centuries of family history and involvement in public life. Highlights include the correspondence of Mary Cooke...
    • Revolution, 1775-1783; World War, 1914-1918
    • France; United States--Massachusetts
    • OhioPix

    • Highlights include photographs of nurses during World War I, aircraft industry workers during World War II, temperance crusaders in the 1870s, and female offenders at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in the 1950s. The collection also includes posters...
    • Employment; Female offenders; Temperance; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Ohio
    • The Real Rosie the Riveter Project

    • This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48 women who were employed in critical trades (e.g., shipbuilding and aircraft manufacturing) during the World War II years. This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48...
    • Employment; Pay equity; Sex discrimination in employment; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

    • During his three years working for the Southern Courier, Jim Peppler took over 11,000 photographs documenting the civil rights movement, social conditions in central Alabama, and music performances (e.g., Odetta, Tina Turner). Of particular note...
    • African American women; African American women civil rights workers; Beauty shops; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements; Women singers
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Mississippi -- Jackson
    • Rosie the Riveter WWII American Homefront Project

    • This collection includes transcripts of numerous oral history interviews with residents of the Bay Area about their experiences during the World War II period. Narrators cover such topics as work and family life, race relations, educational...
    • Employment; Race relations; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California
    • Eleanor Steber Photograph Collection

    • Eleanor Steber (1916-1990) made her premiere with the Metropolitan Opera in 1940 and remained with the company until 1963. This collection includes stock publicity photographs, informal snapshots of Steber, and photographs of a television screen...
    • Sopranos (Singers)
    • United States
    • Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Percé

    • Sisters Sue McBeth (1830-1893) and Kate McBeth (1833-1915) were missionary teachers to the Nez Percé in North-central Idaho during the last quarter of the 19th century. In addition to documenting their interactions with the Nez Percé tribe and...
    • Indians of North America; Religion; Sisters; Women missionaries; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho
    • Emilie Davis Diaries

    • Emilie Davis, an African American woman who lived in Philadelphia, began writing in her pocket diary in 1863. She wrote about such events as National Fast Day, the flight of residents from Gettysburg to Philadelphia during the Battle of Gettysburg,...
    • African American Women; Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • WWII Letters of Annette Dyar Sherman

    • Annette Dyar's letters to her parents document her life in Washington, D.C. during World War II. In addition, the letters offer firsthand accounts of speeches and parades for returning war heroes.
    • Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • 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
    • Women in the West Oral Histories

    • This collection of nearly 200 interviews provides first hand documentation regarding the role of women in the Pacific Northwest during the early and mid 1900s. The interviews were conducted by students in professor Sue Armitage's history classes...
    • Childhood; Farm life; Homemakers; Rural women; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Oregon; United States -- Washington (State)
    • Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

    • Numerous letters, diaries, and other sources document women's lives in Pennsylvania and Virginia before, during, and after the Civil War.
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877); Women
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Franklin County; United States -- Virginia -- Augusta County
    • AlabamaMosaic

    • This collaborative digitization program includes a variety of primary sources from Alabama archives and libraries. Highlights include 29 oral history interviews from the "Women in the Depression" collection at University of Alabama at Birmingham;...
    • African American women; Depressions -- 1929; Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Alabama
    • Women's History in Wisconsin

    • This chronological overview offers a wide range of supporting primary sources, such as documents on the Civil War homefront; letters by nurses during World War I; and state regulations for women workers (1920).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage; Women's rights; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Emma Goldman Papers

    • Emma Goldman (1869–1940) The "Primary Sources" section of the site includes excerpts from Goldman's books (e.g., Anarchism and Other Essays); text from Goldman's speeches and newspaper accounts that document her protest against conscription...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • Black Women Oral History Project

    • This collection includes audio files and/or transcripts of oral histories with 72 African American women who made significant contributions to society during the first half of the 20th century.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Women artists; Women authors; Women clergy; Women clerks; Women household employees; Women educators; Women journalists; Women lawyers; Women librarians; Women musicians; Women social workers; Women volunteers...
    • United States
    • Women Remember Drake

    • The 14 oral history interviews in this collection cover such topics as campus events, classes during the World War II era, and life after Drake. The site also includes a gallery of photographs.
    • Education (Higher); Women college students
    • United States -- Iowa

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