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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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    • Anne Sullivan Macy: The Miracle Worker

    • The American Federation for the Blind offers this illustrated overview of Sullivan's life and work. See in particular Sullivan's letters in which she describes her work with Keller.
    • Teachers of deafblind people
    • United States
    • Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

    • Fletcher's account of her six-week venture into Plains Indian territory in 1881. The site also includes an overview of Fletcher's life, a photo gallery, and the text of the folktales that she recorded in her diary.
    • Dakota Indians; Indians of North America; Women anthropologists
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    • 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
    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • United States
    • 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

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