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  • Place: North Carolina
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    • Doris Ulmann Photograph Collection

    • This collection includes 1800 of Ulmann's photographs of Appalachian craftspeople, Berea College students, and celebrity portraits. Select the "Craftswomen" and "Berea College, Craftswomen" themes for images of women quilting, sewing, weaving,...
    • African American women; Aged; Appalachian region; Clothing and dress; Cookery; Girls; Handicraft; Quilters; Quilts; Rural women; Weavers; Women college students; Women photographers
    • United States -- Georgia -- Ringgold; United States -- Georgia -- White; United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington; United States -- Kentucky -- Viper; North Carolina -- Asheville; North Carolina -- Brasstown; ...
    • Tobacco Bag Stringing

    • Members of farm families in North Carolina supplemented their incomes by sewing drawstrings into cotton tobacco bags. This site reproduces the "Report on Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia" that was produced in 1939....
    • Depressions -- 1929; Employment; Tobacco industry; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Rockingham County; United States -- North Carolina -- Wilkes County; United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • Green 'N' Growing: The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in North Carolina

    • This site includes 10,000 items (photos, pamphlets, reports) that document the history of home demonstration and 4-H in North Carolina. A variety of essays place these primary sources in historical context, and cover such topics as African...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Agriculture; Girls; History; Home demonstration work; Home economics; Race relations; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present

    • This collection documents the effort to revive handcraft in western North Carolina. Highlights include photographs of women making crafts, as well as images of baskets, cornhusk dolls,and textiles that were made by women. The collection also...
    • Arts and crafts movement; Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Social life and customs; Women Photographers
    • Appalachian Region, Southern.; United States -- North Carolina
    • North Carolina Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1751-1840

    • This project provides online access to more than 2300 runaway slave advertisements published in North Carolina newspapers from 1751 to 1840. Entering "woman" as a search term retrieves 289 records, and "girl" retrieves 97 records.
    • African American girls; African American women; Fugitive slaves; Slave children; Slaveholders; Women slaves
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Colonial and State Records of North Carolina

    • These individual, governmental, and organizational records document North Carolina's history, from settlement by Europeans in the 1600s through the ratification of the United States Constitution. See the detailed "CSR Index" for coverage of...
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • H. Lee Waters Film Collection

    • Silent films documenting communities in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina from 1936 to 1942.
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    • United States -- North Carolina; United States -- South Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • Duke Chapel Recordings

    • This collection includes audio and video recordings made at Duke Chapel in Durham, North Carolina, between 1955 and 1995. Sermons by more than 30 women form a significant portion of the collection. Most of the sermons by women took place in the...
    • Sermons; Women preachers
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Durham
    • 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
    • Transforming the Tar Heel State: The Legacy of Public Libraries in North Carolina

    • The preconfigured searches illustrate the subject strengths of this collection: "African Americans and Libraries," "Bookmobiles," "Children and Libraries," "Library Legislation," "Reading Programs," "Women and Libraries," and "Works Progress...
    • Bookmobiles; Children; Libraries; Women librarians
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Stories of Mountain Folk

    • This collection includes more than 150 half-hour radio programs produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a western North Carolina not-for-profit. Interviewees discuss traditions, events, and life stories of the region.
    • Arts and Crafts; Farm life; Folklore; Storytelling
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of Our Elders

    • Cherokee Traditions includes historic photographs, images of art forms (basketry, pottery, and woodwork), and native language recordings. The site provides a wealth of contextual information, such as biographies of artisans and essays that cover...
    • Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Women potters;
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • 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
    • Oral Histories of the American South

    • This collection includes 500 oral history interviews, organized into such topics as "Civil Rights," "Environmental Transformations," and "Southern Women."
    • Civil rights movements; Women; Work
    • Alabama; Arkansas; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • New South Voices

    • New South Voices offers access to over 800 audio recordings and transcripts of interviews, narratives and conversations. See in particular the following collections: "Before Brown Collection; "Charlotte Jewish Historical Society;" "Levine Museum of...
    • African American women; Education; Jewish women; Religion; Social life and customs; Women basketball players; Women teachers
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Charlotte
    • Quilt Index

    • This collection includes images (and documentation) of thousands of quilts from documentation projects, museums, libraries, and private collections. Search fields include pattern name, quilter, location made (state), and time period.
    • Quilts
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Iowa; United States -- Kansas; United States...
    • Jackson Davis Collection of African American Educational Photographs

    • This collection includes photographs of African-American schools and educational scenes in the southern United States taken by Jackson Davis during the period 1915-1930 when he was affiliated with the General Education Board in New York, New York....
    • African-American girls; African Americans -- Education; Home economics -- Study and teaching; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Louisiana; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Oklahoma; United States -- South Carolina; United States --...
    • Samuel and Sarah Wait Collection

    • Includes Sarah Wait's journal (1815-1817) and correspondence, 1822-1831. In one letter (May 16, 1831), Sarah informed her husband about the death of their young son.
    • Marriage; Religion
    • United States -- North Carolina

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