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    • 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
    • Women of the Oklahoma Legislature

    • This collection includes oral history interviews (full transcripts and audio excerpts) with more than 40 women who have served in the Oklahoma legislature. These women discuss their legislative work on such issues as domestic violence, abortion,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • Girlhood Embroidery: Samplers at Pilgrim Hall Museum

    • This online exhibit begins with the first American-made sampler, embroidered by Loara Standish in the 17th century. Additional samplers from the 18th and 19th centuries are also featured.
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Girls; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); Samplers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties

    • This collection includes songs and music from the following ethnic, cultural and language groups: Anglo; Armenian; Assyrian; Basque; Croatian; Finnish; Hungarian; Icelandic; Italian; Mexican; Norwegian; Portuguese; Puerto Rican; Russian Molokan; ...
    • Folk music; History; Immigrants; Women
    • United States -- California
    • Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930

    • Many of the 5000 decorative bindings in this collection depict women or girls. The site also offers lesson plans covering women's history and women writers, and the historical essay, "From Domestic Goddesses to Suffragists: The Story of Women Told...
    • Bookbinding; Publishers' bindings
    • United States
    • 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
    • What Did You Do In the War, Grandma?

    • Narratives written by students at South Kingstown High School from 26 oral history interviews. A variety of perspectives are represented, including those of teachers, a pacifist, a nurse, a scientist, a journalist, and a WAC Commanding Officer.
    • World War, 1939-1945; Women
    • United States -- Rhode Island
    • 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
    • Dorothea Lange Collection 1919-1965

    • This large collection (20,820 images) from the Oakland Museum of California includes photographs from every period of Lange's career.
    • Agricultural laborers; Depressions -- 1929; Migration, Internal; Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women photographers
    • United States -- California
    • Agents of Social Change

    • This online exhibit features selected sources from the papers of six key activists and the records of Women's Action Alliance and the National Congress of Neighborhood Women. Issues covered include labor, socialism, civil liberties, peace, racial...
    • Feminism; Feminists; Women lawyers; Women social reformers
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    • 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

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