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    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...
    • Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

    • This companion site to an exhibition in 1997 groups primary sources under themes such as patriotism, war work, spies, religion, and education. The "Griefs and Anxieties" section includes a letter from 1862 that informs a South Carolina woman of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Oral History Projects at the Student Life and Culture Archival Program

    • "The University of Illinois During the Great Depression" covers such topics as the effects of the depression on student life, sororities, work, rules for women students, and life after graduation. "World War II and the University of Illinois"...
    • Depressions -- 1929; Education (Higher); Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Illinois -- Urbana
    • 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
    • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Collections Online

    • This collection includes a wide range of sources: : images of art work by O’Keeffe and other artists; letters written by Georgia O'Keeffe and addressed to Alfred Stieglitz, Maria Chabot or Claudia O'Keeffe; photographs of Georgia O'Keeffe from...
    • Women artists
    • United States -- New Mexico -- Abiquiu; United States -- Texas;
    • Zora Neale Hurston, the WPA in Florida, and the Cross City Turpentine Camp

    • This site includes Hurston's essay, "Turpentine," one of the few first-hand accounts of the lives of turpentine workers. Stetson Kennedy describes Hurston's work with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida. The site also includes photos of...
    • African American women
    • United States -- Florida -- Cross City
    • Civil War Women: Online Archival Collections

    • The correspondence of Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) documents her work as a spy for the Confederacy. The correspondence of Sarah Thompson (1838-1909) contains testimonials of Thompson's services to the Federal government and her subsequent...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women; Women spies
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • 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
    • Volunteer Voices

    • This collaborative digitization program includes content from more than 100 archives, libraries, and museums across Tennessee. Highlights include documentation of Tennessee's key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment; photos and documents from...
    • African American Women; Civil rights movements; Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • Mary Ellen Ewing vs the Houston School Board

    • This collection includes clippings that document Ewing's work in public school reform and for the suffrage campaign.
    • School boards; Suffragists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Texas -- Houston
    • Women in Chemistry Oral History Project

    • This collection includes selected audio clips and transcripts from interviews with women chemists Mildred Cohn recalls being the only woman in the chemistry lab. Zaida Morales-Martinez explains why she has never had concerns about being a working...
    • Women chemists; Women scientists
    • United States
    • Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress

    • Historic film footage and photographs document Dunham's dance technique and field work. In additional video clips from 2002, Dunham discusses the importance of the hands, arms, and feet in her technique.
    • African American dance; African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Maya Miller Papers

    • The collection includes oral history interviews with Miller; fliers and correspondence that document her work in the welfare rights movement; and items related to Miller's U.S. Senate Campaign in 1974.
    • Feminists; Women political activists
    • United States -- Nevada
    • Katherine Dunham's Living Legacy

    • This online exhibit explores Dunham's dance and film career, global activism, and anthropological work.
    • African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Maggie L. Walker Virtual Museum Exhibit

    • This site highlights key aspects of Walker's life and work: social activism, economic empowerment, life at home, and her legacy. A virtual tour of Walker's house completes the site.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Historic sites; Homes and haunts
    • United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • The Real Rosie the Riveter Project

    • This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48 women who were employed in critical trades (e.g., shipbuilding and aircraft manufacturing) during the World War II years. This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48...
    • Employment; Pay equity; Sex discrimination in employment; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States


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