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  • Subject: Health
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    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • VOAHA: The Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive

    • The "Women's History" section of this large collection of oral history sound recordings includes such subsections as "Chicana feminists," "Feminist Health Movement," "Professionals and Entrepreneurs," "Reformers and Radicals," and "Rosie the...
    • Employment; Feminism; Feminists; Indian women -- North America; Japanese American women; Labor unions; Mexican American women; Southeast Asian American women; Women labor leaders; Women social reformers; Women -- Suffrage; Women's health services;...
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • 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;
    • Community Service Society Photographs

    • This collection of almost 1400 photographs documents urban poverty, unsafe tenement housing, inadequate hygiene in public areas, and other social issues in late-19th- and early-20th-century New York. The images range from the 1880s through the...
    • African American women; Aged; Girls; Health and hygiene; Mothers; Tenement houses; Women's health services;
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Alaska's Digital Archive

    • This collection offers more than 10,000 items from seven libraries and museums. Includes a good selection of short film clips: Eskimo women weaving baskets and shoveling coal; Miss Alaska at Fairbanks Ice Carnival, 1935-1936; and women ice fishing....
    • Eskimo women; Handicraft; Health care; Indians of North America; Women
    • United States -- Alaska
    • In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS

    • See the transcripts of interviews with Ms. Barbara Fabian Baird, R.N., and Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D. Baird was one of the first nurses to work with individuals with HIV. Dr. Grady treated AIDS patients and held AIDS patient care seminars across...
    • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; AIDS (Disease); Health education; Nurses; Scientists; Women physicians
    • United States -- Maryland -- Bethesda
    • 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
    • Medicine and Madison Avenue

    • The 600 health-related advertisements in this collection appeared in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s through the 1950s. The following categories link to a significant number of advertisements: Cough and Cold; First Aid and Wound Care; Food;...
    • Health and hygiene; Household products; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • American Social Hygiene Posters

    • Includes 48 posters from "Youth and Life," a series designed to educate teenage girls and young women about the dangers of sexual promiscuity and encouraged them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
    • Conduct of life; Health education; Prostitution; Sexually transmitted diseases; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • AIDS Posters

    • This collection includes digital images of more than 600 posters from 44 countries. "Browse" the collection for United States posters.
    • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Health education
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    • New York Milk Committee Ephemera

    • Leaflets, circulars, and postcards issued between 1910 and 1917 or 1918 by the New York Milk Committee and its Committee for the Reduction of Infant Mortality,
    • Conduct of life; Health and hygiene; Infants; Milk; Mothers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

    • In 1925, Mary Breckinridge organized an effort to supply trained nurse-midwives and doctors to remote areas of eastern Kentucky.
    • Frontier Nursing Service; Midwives; Nurses; Rural health services
    • United States -- Kentucky

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