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    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • 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
    • Mistick Krewe of Comus 1910 Float Designs

    • Jennie Wilde (1865-1913) designed floats for many New Orleans Mardi Gras parades. Mistick Krewe of Comus 1910 float designs features 20 of Wilde's colorful and detailed designs.
    • Carnival floats; Parade float designers
    • United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
    • Ruth St. Denis Collection

    • Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) founded the Adelphi Dance Department in 1938. Highlights from this collection include the Adelphi Bulletin from 1938 that features St. Denis and the new dance program, letters by St. Denis, and a collection of portraits...
    • Women dancers
    • United States
    • Women with Words

    • This collection features 40 short biographies and oral histories of female journalists in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.
    • Women journalists
    • United States -- Texas -- Dallas; United States -- Texas -- Fort Worth
    • Advertising Trade Cards from the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection

    • This collection of more than 150 advertising trade cards features women working as dressmakers, hairdressers, music teachers, photographers, shop and storekeepers, and wine and liquor dealers.
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Employment; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Nell Brinkley

    • This site features 20 of Brinkley's color covers for the series "Golden Eyes and Her Hero, Bill."
    • Women cartoonists; Women illustrators
    • United States
    • 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
    • Missouri Memories: A Diary Project

    • This collection features excerpts from diaries written by Missourians, including students, teachers, and pioneers.
    • Social life and customs
    • United States -- Missouri
    • 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
    • Benedicte Wrensted:  An Idaho Photographer in Focus

    • Benedicte Wrensted (1859-1949), a native of Denmark, arrived in the United States in 1894. She was a professional photographer in Pocatello, Idaho from 1895 to 1912. This online exhibit features Wrensted's photographs of Native Americans. Curator...
    • Immigrants; Indians of North America; Women photographers
    • United States -- Idaho -- Pocatello
    • Women of the CBC

    • Includes a history of women in the Congressional Black Caucus, features on Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan, a CBC Women Timeline, and a variety of primary sources.
    • African American Women; Congressional Black Caucus; Women legislators
    • Washington, DC
    • Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York Portrait Photographer

    • Beginning in 1897, Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869-1933) operated a highly successful portrait studio on Fifth Avenue in New York. This online exhibt features Ben-Yusuf's photographs of Edith Wharton, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Theodore Roosevelt, William Dean...
    • Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Communal Societies Collection

    • This collection features photographs, postcards, publications, ephemera (e.g., product labels), and other materials that document the history of the Shakers of America and the House of David community (Benton Harbor, Michigan).
    • Collective settlements; House of David; Religion; Shaker women; Shakers
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Enfield; United States -- Maine -- Alfred; United States -- Maine -- Sabbathday Lake; United States -- Massachusetts -- Hancock; United States -- Massachusetts -- Harvard; United States -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor;...
    • Latino Voices

    • This collection includes the audio and transcripts of interviews with 45 residents of Cache Valley, Utah. The collection features women originally from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. Key...
    • Hispanic American women; Families; Religion
    • United States -- Idaho -- Cache Valley; United States -- Utah -- Cache Valley
    • Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator

    • Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Negro Girls in 1904. This online exhibit features photographs of Bethune and her school, as well as transcripts of Dr. Charles Spurgeon Johnson's interviews with Bethune.
    • African American women; Women educators
    • United States -- Florida -- Daytona Beach
    • Identity By Design: Tradition, Change in Celebration in Native Women's Dresses

    • This online exhibit features sections on "19th Century Style," "Full Circle of Life," "Indigenous Innovation," "Forming Cultural Identity," "Dancing in Beauty," and "The Powwow World." The exhibit includes video clips of contemporary Native women...
    • Clothing and dress; Indian women -- North America
    • United States -- Colorado; United States -- Montana; United States -- North Dakota; United States -- Oklahoma; United States -- South Dakota
    • UMedia Archive: Immigration History Research Center

    • The Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota holds one of the largest archival collections documenting U.S. immigration and refugee life. In addition to photographs and other materials about specific ethnic groups, the...
    • Belarusan American women; Clothing and dress; Croatian American women; Finnish American women; Folk dancers; Greek American women; Immigrant women; Italian American women; Latvian American women; Polish American women; Slovak American women;...
    • United States -- Minnesota; United States -- Wisconsin
    • Carol M. Highsmith Archive

    • Carol M. Highsmith has donated her photographs to the Library of Congress since 1992. The Carol M. Highsmith Archive features photographs of landmark buildings and architectural renovation projects in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United...
    • Women Photographers
    • United States


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