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    • United Farm Workers

    • In addition to numerous photographs of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, this collection includes images of women farm workers and women involved in strikes/boycotts.
    • Agricultural laborers; Labor unions; Mexican Americans; United Farm Workers; Women labor leaders
    • United States
    • 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
    • Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904

    • The Westinghouse Works Collection contains 21 actuality films that Westinghouse used to showcase its operations. Five films feature women workers at winding machines, working with coils, and taking time checks. For an overview of working conditions...
    • Employment; Women electric industry workers
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
    • 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;...
    • Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection

    • This collection includes 62 posters, broadsides, and advertisements related to the Chicano movement. Highlights include "Chicanas For Action Of Justice" and a poster in support of a strike by Mexican American workers at the Farah pants company.
    • Chicano movement; Mexican American women; Mexican Americans
    • United States -- California
    • Our History: Profiles of Nevada Women

    • In addition to interviews with casino owners (Sarann Preddy, Claudine Williams), gaming executives (Jeanne Hood), and workers in the industry, this collection explores the lives of a women in a wide variety of other fields: Hatty Canty (president...
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Casinos; Employment; Gambling industry; Rape; Women casino owners; Women executives
    • United States -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
    • Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity

    • Includes videos of interviews with Ramona Medina (1918- ), Socorro Gómez (1951- ), and Yolanda Almaraz (1951- ). The "Collection" section includes photographs and other sources about the walkouts from Coachella Valley schools in 1976, as well as...
    • Latinas; Social activists;
    • Coachella Valley, California; Providence, Rhode Island
    • Mother Jones Collection

    • Correspondence between Mother Jones and John Mitchell regarding the Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902. Mitchell was president of the United Mine Workers at the time.
    • Women labor leaders
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • 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
    • Digital Diamond

    • A large collection of photographs from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin includes images of women in various types of employment (construction workers, nurses, etc.). Another collection features posters from World Wars I and II.
    • Employment; Nurses; Women; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • 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

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