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  • Place: United States -- Illinois
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    • 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; Women
    • 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;...
    • 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;...
    • Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters

    • In these ten letters to her husband from 1873, Emma Spaulding Bryant recounts her activities while visiting relatives in Ohio and Illinois. Some letters describe Bryant's visits to a doctor in Cleveland for "uterine difficulties."
    • Health and hygiene; Marriage
    • United States -- Illinois; United States -- Ohio
    • By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943

    • Includes 908 posters from the Works Projects Administration. These posters publicized health programs (e.g., prenatal care); cultural programs (art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances); travel and tourism; educational programs; and...
    • Health and hygiene; History; New Deal, 1933-1939; Posters; Women; Works Projects Administration; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Iowa; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Pennsylvania;
    • 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...
    • Resource for Outside Advertising Descriptions (ROAD)

    • This collection provides more than 30,000 images of outdoor advertisements from five source collections. The site offers multiple options for searching and browsing (company, product, date, medium, etc.) the collection. Researchers may need to be...
    • Advertising; Advertising, Outdoor; Billboards
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York; United States -- Pennsylvania
    • 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;...
    • Katrina Thomas Ethnic Wedding Photograph Collection

    • This collection includes more than 700 of Thomas' photographs of ethnic weddings in the United States. Ethnic and religious traditions that are represented in the collection include Afghan (Muslim); African American; Akan (Ghana); Albanian...
    • Dancing; Immigrant women; Marriage customs and rites; Religion; Weddings; Women photographers
    • United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Louisiana; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Michigan; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon; United...
    • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

    • The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League had teams based in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, and operated between 1943 and 1954. This collection includes oral history interviews (videos/transcripts) with women who played in the...
    • Women baseball players; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Illinois; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Michigan; United States -- Wisconsin
    • Ruth Etting

    • Photographs and sheet music covers document the life and singing career of Ruth Etting (1897-1978).
    • Popular music; Women singers
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago; United States -- Nebraska -- David City
    • Oral History of Illinois Agriculture

    • The "Audio-Video Barn" features oral history interviews with people involved in various aspects of agriculture and rural life in Illinois.
    • Rural women; Women in agriculture
    • United States -- Illinois
    • 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
    • Women in Science

    • Women in Science highlights key collections in the Women and Leadership Archives: the Alice Bourke Hayes, Ph.D. Papers, the Katherine DeLage Taft Papers, the Mundelein College Archives, and the Visiting Nurse Association North Records.
    • Women college students; Women college teachers; Women scientists
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Young Lords in Lincoln Park

    • The oral histories, photographs, and clippings in this collection document the history of the displacement of Puerto Ricans, Mejicanos, other Latinos, and the poor from the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The collection includes more than 30...
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    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • University of Chicago Archival Photographic Files

    • This collection documents the history of the University of Chicago and the development of its campus, academic programs, and community life. Highlights from this collection include images of women engaged in sports and social club activities;...
    • Women college students; Societies and clubs; Women photographers
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Elizabeth Harrison - Chicago Kindergarten Movement

    • Elizabeth Harrison (1849-1927) and Rumah Avilla Crouse founded the Chicago Kindergarten Training School in 1887. This collection highlights the Kindergarten Movement in Chicago, education reform in the 19th and 20th centuries, and role of...
    • Kindergarten; Schools; Women educators
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • CWLU Herstory Project: The Online History of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union

    • In addtion to classic feminist works that influenced the thinking of CWLU members, this collection offers selections from Womankind (CWLU's newspaper) and other sources covering such topics as consciousness raising, family life, health,...
    • Abortion; Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians; Women's rights
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Graham Hospital School of Nursing Library

    • Photos, course catalogs, and newspaper clippings document the three year diploma RN program located in Canton, IL. In addition, the collection includes transcripts, cover sheets and audio clips from more than eighty oral history interviews with...
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching
    • United States -- Illinois -- Canton
    • Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933

    • The 50,000 images in this collection document life in Chicago and surrounding towns.
    • Actresses; Girls; Women -- Suffrage; Women athletes; Women golfers; Women swimmers; Women tennis players
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago

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