This collection includes full-length interviews with seven women who played key roles in the suffrage movement. Burnita Shelton Matthews remembers law school, the origin and development of the Equal Rights Amendment, and her appointment as the...
Equal Rights Amendment; Suffragists; Women -- Suffrage
This collection focuses on the radical origins of the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Documents are organized under these subject categories: "General and Theoretical;" "Medical and Reproductive Rights;" "Music;"...
African American women; Feminism; Lesbian feminism; Women's rights
Highlights include interviews with the first librarian at Old Dominion, faculty members, physicians, priests, and Girl Scout leaders. One set of interviews explores sex roles during the Great Depression.
Civil rights movements; Depressions, 1929; Education (Higher); Girl Scouts; Women college teachers; Women physicians; Woman priests
Browse this collection of 125 oral history interviews by name, ethnicity, gender, and occupation. Key topics include the sit-ins at Woolworth's in 1960, participation in the civil rights movement by Bennett College students, and leadership roles in...
African American women; Civil rights movements; Race relations; Women college students; Women's colleges; Women journalists; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A
This collection includes more than 2000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. Browse the videos under such headings as "Advertising: Television Commercials," "Gender roles," and "Occupations" (e.g., librarians).
Advertising; Conduct of life; Employment; Home economics; Marriage; Sex education; World War, 1939-1945
This collection includes photographs and scrapbooks from the papers of Louise Noun (1908-2002) and Mary Louise Smith (1914-1997). Noun and Smith founded the Iowa Women's Archives, which opened in 1992. Noun had leadership roles in League of Women...
Women political activists; Women social reformers
United States -- Iowa
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