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    • 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
    • Wisconsin Historical Society: Museum Objects Archive

    • This site provides historical context for a wide variety of artifacts, often relating a specific story about how the artifact was used in daily life. Examples of clothing include wedding dress from 1887; a woman suffrage tunic (1916); prom dresses...
    • Clothing and dress; Household appliances
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Women's Travel Diaries

    • Highlights from this collection include diaries by two American women missionaries. Mary McCornack Thompson was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa. Thompson's diaries...
    • Pacifists; Social life and Customs; Women missionaries; Women teachers; Women travelers
    • Japan; United States
    • Frances Goff Papers

    • Frances Goff (1916-1994) was the first personnel director of the Texas Railroad Commission, served as secretary to a Texas state legislator and Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, and worked as the director for the Texas Bluebonnet Girls' State program and...
    • Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Texas
    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • Changing Face of the Auto Industry Collection

    • A good source for images of women as drivers/passengers in early automobiles. Try separate searches for female* (124 records) and women (14 records) because "women" is not used as a subject term in this collection.
    • Automobiles; Women automobile drivers
    • United States -- Michigan
    • Grand Rapids Oral Histories

    • Audio tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted in the early 1970s, primarily of the children and grandchildren of some of the founders of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    • United States -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids
    • 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
    • Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, 1868-1983

    • Beginning in the early 1880s, Brezing (1860-1940) operated brothels in Lexington, Kentucky. This collection consists of 277 photographic prints collected or created by E. I. "Buddy" Thompson in connection with the writing of his 1983 book, Madam...
    • Brothels; Prostitutes
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington
    • 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)
    • Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections

    • The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is digitizing a wide variety of materials from its extensive collections: selected Academy Awards photographs, rule books, programs and ephemera; full text issues of...
    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures); Actresses
    • United States -- California
    • Thin Blue Line: A History of the Pregnancy Test Kit

    • Judith Vaitukaitis and Glenn Braunstein recall their reproductive hormone research at the NIH in the 1970s. The site also includes a selection of early pregnancy test advertisements from magazines.
    • Pregnancy tests; Women scientists
    • United States -- Maryland -- Bethesda
    • Bain Collection

    • This collection of more than 40,000 images documents a wide range of events in early 20th century New York City, including theater productions, crime, strikes, disasters, woman suffrage parades, conventions and public celebrations.
    • Strikes and lockouts; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

    • The Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys serves girls in 44 Minnesota counties, as well as four counties in Wisconsin and one in Iowa. This collection documents the early history of girl scouts in this region with...
    • United States -- Minnesota
    •  Verdell Burdine and Otto G. Rutherford Family Collection

    • Verdell A. Burdine Rutherford (1913-2001) and Otto G. Rutherford (1911-2000) were leaders in the struggle for civil rights in Oregon. This collection includes family photos from the early 1900s, a scrapbook with photos and documents of the Portland...
    • African American families; African American women civil rights workers; African American Women; African American women social reformers; African American women's clubs
    • United States -- Oregon -- Portland
    • From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont

    • The Pi Beta Phi Settlement School was founded in 1912 by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. This collection includes letters, diaries, and scrapbooks written and compiled by Settlement School teachers; photographs of the Settlement School,...
    • Education; Handicraft; Pi Beta Phi Settlement School; Women teachers
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Gatlinburg
    • Lee Morse Collection

    • Lee Morse (1897-1954) was a popular female vocalist in the 1920s and early 1930s. This digital collection includes numerous photographs of Morse, images of her 78-rpm records, a discography, and a biographical profile.
    • Vaudeville; Women singers
    • United States


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