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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Virtual Jamestown

    • Organized by source type: "Maps and Images," "Court Records," "Labor Contracts," "Reference Center," "First Hand Accounts and Letters," and "Newspapers." The site also includes an interactive Indian village. Find Kathleen M. Brown's interpretive...
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Indians of North America; Slavery
    • United States -- Virginia -- Jamestown
    • Vassar College

    • Includes photographs of Vassar students, faculty and buildings from the latter half of the 19th century. Christine Ladd-Franklin's diary documents her experience at Vassar in the 1860s, as well as her early years of teaching.
    • Education (Higher); Women astronomers; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women's colleges
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie
    • Wisconsin’s Holocaust Survivors

    • These photographs document the lives of Holocaust survivors and their families before World War II, in postwar Europe, and early years in Wisconsin.
    • Holocaust survivors
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Macauley's Theatre Collection

    • This collection includes studio portraits of actresses and actors from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Notable women among the almost 600 images of actresses: Viola Allen, Mary Anderson, Lotta Crabtree, Maxine Elliott, Julia Marlowe, and...
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • Women Physicians: 1850s-1970s

    • This collection documents the history of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP), Coverage includes founding and early years of the college (1850-1870); student and academic life; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians;...
    • African American women physicians; Missionaries; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Women medical students; Women physicians; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

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