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    • 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
    • Mildred Stead Capron Papers

    • Mildred Stead Capron (1899-1978) was a photographer, author, and member of the Society of Women Geographers. This collection includes Capron's documentary film, Sky High in Wyoming, as well as film production files and advertising for the film.
    • Women photographers
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

    • This collection of local newsfilm, documentaries and other programs presents 60 years of social and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area. A sample of the many relevant films in this collection follows: Chicano women's rights (1973);...
    • Women's rights
    • United States -- California -- San Francisco
    • Television News of the Civil Rights Era

    • News footage from two local television stations in Roanoke, Virginia. Footage from 1959 offers perspectives on school integration from African American students, white students, a veteran teacher. and Vivian Carter Mason (a founder of the Women's...
    • Civil rights movements; Race relations; School integration
    • United States -- Virginia
    • World War II Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • 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
    • Academy Awards Acceptance Speech Database

    • This database contains transcripts of the onstage acceptance speeches given by Academy Award winners and acceptors. Some records include video clips.
    • Actresses; Motion pictures
    • United States
    • WWII Historical Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States
    • Prelinger Archives

    • This collection includes more than 2000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. Browse the videos under such headings as "Advertising: Television Commercials," "Gender roles," and "Occupations" (e.g., librarians).
    • Advertising; Conduct of life; Employment; Home economics; Marriage; Sex education; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Florida Memory: Film & Video Clips

    • Includes footage of a ceremony from 1948 honoring Betty Skelton, the U.S. Feminine Aerobatic Stunt Flying Champion; Ladies Professional Golf Association; civil rights leader Angela Davis speaking at Florida A&M University’s Black History Month...
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    • United States -- Florida
    • Mike Wallace Interview

    • This collection includes interviews from the 1957 and 1958 seasons of the television program, The Mike Wallace Interview. Twelve of the 65 interviews are with women.
    • Actresses; Women journalists; Women social reformers; Women authors
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    • ARC - Archival Research Catalog: Digital Copies Search

    • The Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is the online catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries. As of 2008, there are 134,537 digital copies in ARC. In addition to the subjects...
    • Child labor; Depressions, 1929; Employment; Indian women -- North America; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; New Deal, 1933-1939; Presidents' spouses; Women and the military; Women -- suffrage; World War, 1914-1918; World...
    • United States
    • Folkstreams

    • Folkstreams offers streaming video of documentary films about American folklore. Select "Women" from the subjects list to explore a wide range of topics, from life stories of ballad and gospel singers to the wedding traditions as practiced by Old...
    • African American women; Aging; Folk music; Folklore; Quiltmakers; Religion; Social life and customs; Weddings; Women singers;
    • United States
    • Texas Archive of the Moving Image

    • This online collection includes home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, industrial and corporate productions, as well as Hollywood and internationally produced moving images of Texas. Highlights include a Girl Scout Picnic...
    • Social life and customs
    • United States -- Texas
    • Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904

    • The Westinghouse Works Collection contains 21 actuality films that Westinghouse used to showcase its operations. Five films feature women workers at winding machines, working with coils, and taking time checks. For an overview of working conditions...
    • Employment; Women electric industry workers
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
    • Eleanor Phelps' Cruise Around the World

    • In 1922, South Carolina resident Eleanor Phelps took part in the inaugural American Express Company Cruise Around the World. These photographs and diary entries document her visits to the Taj Mahal, the Panama Canal, and such destinations as Cuba,...
    • Women travelers
    • China; Cuba; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Panama; United States -- Hawaii; United States -- South Carolina -- Aiken

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