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    • Profiles in Science: Virginia Apgar

    • Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) is best known for developing the Apgar Score, a standard for assessing the health status of newborn children. This collection offers an overview of Apgar's career and a wide range of online primary sources.
    • Women physicians
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    • Geography of Slavery in Virginia

    • Runaway slave advertisements from 18th century Virginia newspapers. Limiting search to "female" retrieves almost 600 records.
    • African American women; Fugitive slaves; Women slaves
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Probing the Past: Virginia and Maryland Probate Inventories, 1740-1810

    • A probate inventory is a list of possessions recorded after someone dies. The 325 probate inventories in this collection were recorded in the Chesapeake region Maryland and Virginia. These inventories provide valuable insight into a family's daily...
    • Consumption (Economics); Social life and customs
    • United States -- Maryland; United States -- Virginia
    • Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University

    • Includes content from the following member libraries of the Historically Black College and University Library Alliance: Alabama State; Atlanta University; Fisk; Grambling; Hampton; Southern University; Tennessee State; Tuskegee; and Virginia State....
    • African American universities and colleges; African American women; Education (Higher); Fisk University; Jubilee Singers; Women athletes; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women track and field athletes;
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Alabama -- Tuskegee; United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta; United States -- Louisiana -- Baton Rouge; United States -- Louisiana -- Grambling; United States -- Tennessee -- Nashville; United...
    • Television News of the Civil Rights Era

    • News footage from two local television stations in Roanoke, Virginia. Footage from 1959 offers perspectives on school integration from African American students, white students, a veteran teacher. and Vivian Carter Mason (a founder of the Women's...
    • Civil rights movements; Race relations; School integration
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Mount Holyoke Digital Collections Online

    • This collection includes more than 1500 primary source items that document the history of Mount Holyoke College from the 1840s to the 1990s. Highlights include items from the collections of politician Ella Grasso, physician Virginia Apgar, and New...
    • Women college teachers; Women college students; Women legislators; Women physicians; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- South Hadley
    • Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996

    • This site features materials from two American Folklife Center collections. The Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, an ethnographic field project conducted in 1978 by the American Folklife Center and the National Park Service, includes 229...
    • Quiltmakers; Quiltmaking; Quilts
    • United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • 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
    • Tobacco Bag Stringing

    • Members of farm families in North Carolina supplemented their incomes by sewing drawstrings into cotton tobacco bags. This site reproduces the "Report on Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia" that was produced in 1939....
    • Depressions -- 1929; Employment; Tobacco industry; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Rockingham County; United States -- North Carolina -- Wilkes County; United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • Eyes on the Prize Interviews

    • This collection offers full-text access to transcripts of interviews filmed for the PBS Eyes on the Prize documentary series that premiered January 21, 1987. Among the women interviewed: Virginia Durr, Myrlie Evers, Patricia Harris, Constance Baker...
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • Alabama; Mississippi; Tennessee
    • Charlotte Kaminski Scrapbook Collection

    • Charlotte Virginia Kaminski (Prevost) (1908-1982) lived with her family in Georgetown, South Carolina and spent her summers on Pawleys Island. Most of the photographs in this scrapbook represent her summers on the island.
    • Girls
    • United States -- South Carolina -- Pawleys Island
    • Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence

    • Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
    • African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
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    • Mount Holyoke College

    • This collection includes more than 1500 primary source items that document the history of Mount Holyoke College from the 1840s to the 1990s. Highlights include items from the collections of politician Ella Grasso, physician Virginia Apgar, and New...
    • Women college students; Women college teachers; Women legislators; Women physicians; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- South Hadley

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