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    • 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
    • Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls

    • The Berachah Home was established in Arlington, Texas in 1903 by the Maggie Mae Upchurch and her husband, Rev. J. T. Upchurch. Highlights from this collection include photos of Maggie Upchurch, the Berachah Home dedication service in 1903, and...
    • Church work with women; Children -- Institutional care; Female juvenile delinquents
    • United States -- Texas -- Arlington
    • 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
    • Jackson Davis Collection of African American Educational Photographs

    • This collection includes photographs of African-American schools and educational scenes in the southern United States taken by Jackson Davis during the period 1915-1930 when he was affiliated with the General Education Board in New York, New York....
    • African-American girls; African Americans -- Education; Home economics -- Study and teaching; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Louisiana; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Oklahoma; United States -- South Carolina; United States --...
    • Philanthropy Resources Online (PRO)

    • Highlights include annual reports from a variety of charities and institutions: the American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless... (1852); College Settlements Association; Female Hospitable Society of Philadelphia (1831); the...
    • Child welfare; Social settlements; Women in charitable work; Women philanthropists
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson's memory book documents the author's college years at the University of Iowa in the 1920s. Also during this period, Althea "Bee" Moore's scrapbook offers the perspective of an African American student. Farm life and home...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Cookery; Girls; Home economics; Women college students; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Volunteer Voices

    • This collaborative digitization program includes content from more than 100 archives, libraries, and museums across Tennessee. Highlights include documentation of Tennessee's key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment; photos and documents from...
    • African American Women; Civil rights movements; Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • 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
    • World War II Iowa Press Clippings Digital Collection

    • These newspaper clippings document Iowa's war efforts at home and on abroad. The site provides a sample search for "Women's military activity," which retrieves more than 3000 records. The collection includes a large number of clippings about...
    • Naval Reserve -- Women's Reserve; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Maine Memory Network

    • Maine's statewide digitization program provides access to primary sources from over 180 museums, historical societies, libraries, and other organizations. Highlights include photographs of women working (e.g., nurses, switchboard operators);...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Employment; Shakers; Women -- Suffrage; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Maine
    • Milwaukee County Marriage Certificates Collection

    • The original marriage certificates in this collection were created between 1822 and 1876. The type of information provided in these documents could vary, dependiing on the practices of individual county clerks or clergy members. Many of the...
    • Marriage
    • United States -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection

    • This collection includes hundreds of items that document the key role that East Tennessee women (e.g., Lizzie Crozier French) played a critical role in the women's suffrage movement; it includes scrapbooks, correspondence, minutes from the...
    • Women -- Suffrage; Temperance
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Tennessee -- Knoxville
    • 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
    • Zora Neale Hurston, the WPA in Florida, and the Cross City Turpentine Camp

    • This site includes Hurston's essay, "Turpentine," one of the few first-hand accounts of the lives of turpentine workers. Stetson Kennedy describes Hurston's work with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida. The site also includes photos of...
    • African American women
    • United States -- Florida -- Cross City
    • Every Week Magazine

    • Every Week Magazine, published from 1915 to 1918, provides a rich resource for researchers who are interested in the home front during World War I, constructions of gender and race, popular fiction, and advertising.
    • Advertising; Periodicals; World War, 1914-1918
    • United States
    • Teaching with Historic Places

    • Lesson plans in this collection include background information and examples of primary sources. Fifteen topics are listed under the "women's history" theme, including the Homestead Act; Clara Barton's house; Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill; the The...
    • Historic houses; Hiistoric sites; Women
    • United States
    • ARC Gallery: Rose O'Neal Greenhow

    • Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) was a socialite in Washington, DC, and a Confederate spy. This collection includes the correspondence (175 documents) that the U.S. Intelligence Service seized from Greenhow's home in August 1861. Highlights...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women spies
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)

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