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    • Silent Worker

    • A popular national newspaper among the U.S. deaf population from 1888 to 1929, The Silent Worker included articles about deaf community events, schools for the deaf, sign language, notable people, and a wide range of other topics. Browse the...
    • Deaf women; Employment; Weddings
    • United States
    • 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
    • Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement

    • This collection includes more than 100 oral history interviews with leaders in the disability rights and independent living movement. The "Research Topics" section provides links to interviews under a range of topics: Conceptualizing a Political...
    • Civil rights movements; People with disabilities -- Civil rights; Women
    • United States -- California
    • Building Muscles While Building Minds: Athletics and the Early Years of Women's Education

    • This online exhibit features photographs of Bryn Mawr students and clippings form periodicals and books. Illustrated essays explore such topics as the leadership role of the Bryn Mawr's Athletic Association, the rapid rise of interest in hockey at...
    • Clothing and dress; Education (Higher); Women athletes; Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr
    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...
    • Oral Histories of the American South

    • This collection includes 500 oral history interviews, organized into such topics as "Civil Rights," "Environmental Transformations," and "Southern Women."
    • Civil rights movements; Women; Work
    • Alabama; Arkansas; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas
    • Women in Chemistry Oral History Project

    • This collection includes selected audio clips and transcripts from interviews with women chemists Mildred Cohn recalls being the only woman in the chemistry lab. Zaida Morales-Martinez explains why she has never had concerns about being a working...
    • Women chemists; Women scientists
    • United States
    • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Archive

    • More than 500 letters cover such topics as marriage, the Rosenberg's children, Sing Sing Prison, McCarthyism, and capital punishment.
    • Rosenberg, Ethel, -- 1915-1953 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; Trials (Conspiracy); Trials (Espionage); Communists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;...
    • 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
    • Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. & U.K., 1815-1914

    • This collection includes images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from Harvard Law School Library's trial collections. The narratives cover such topics as domestic violence, bigamy, seduction, breach of promise to marry, child...
    • Adultery; Divorce; History; Marriage; Murder; Trials; Violence against women;
    • Great Britain; United States
    • Greenwich Village History

    • The digital collections and online exhibits on this site have been developed by students in New York University's graduate programs in Archives and Public History and in Museum Studies. The online exhibits cover such topics as lesbian feminism,...
    • Social life and customs; Women social reformers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York -- Greenwich Village
    • DoHistory

    • This site features the diary of midwife Martha Ballard (1735-1812) and additional medical and midwifery documents. Ballard wrote in her diary nearly every day from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812. In addition to her work as a midwife, Ballard...
    • Courtship; Marriage; Midwives; Women
    • United States -- Maine -- Hallowell
    • Always Part of Me: Women Remember Millersville

    • Topics covered include student regulations, friendships, dating, the effects of world events on campus life, and working after graduation.
    • Education (Higher); Women college students
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Millersville
    • Womenspeak: Voices of Vermont Women

    • Audio excerpts from oral history interviews with 12 women. Some of the topics covered include farming, music, entering politics in the 1970s, and the arrival of electricity in Hinesburg, VT
    • Social life and customs;
    • United States -- Vermont
    • 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
    • Ogontz School, 1850-1950

    • This online exhibit includes more than 50 photographs that document the history of the Ogontz School. Topics covered include administration of the school, academics, student activities (e.g., May Day), outstanding alumnae (e.g., Amelia Earhart),...
    • Education, Secondary; Girls' Schools; Private schools
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia;
    • Indian-Pioneer Papers Collection

    • This collection includes typescripts of interviews with thousands of Oklahomans conducted during the 1930s. Topics covered include the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, living conditions, and daily life.
    • Indians of North America; Pioneers; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Oklahoma

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