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    • Historic Sheet Music Collection

    • Browse the "Women Composers Collection" for sheet music published before 1923. The initial emphasis of the collection is on Oregon composers.
    • Music; Women composers
    • United States -- Oregon
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sheet Music Consortium

    • Search across collections at Duke, Indiana, University, Johns Hopkins, the Library of Congress, and UCLA. Many of the songs in these collections are about courtship, relationships, and other relevant topics; depictions of women on sheet music...
    • Popular music; Women in art
    • United States
    • Frontera Collection of Mexican American Music

    • The 30,000 performances in this collection were recorded, primarily in Spanish, in the first half of the twentieth century. Users can listen to the first 50 seconds of each recording. A search for "Lydia Mendoza" retrieves more than 500 records.
    • Mexican American music; Women musicians; Women singers
    • United States
    • Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections

    • The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is digitizing a wide variety of materials from its extensive collections: selected Academy Awards photographs, rule books, programs and ephemera; full text issues of...
    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures); Actresses
    • United States -- California
    • Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project

    • This digital collection includes 8,000 cylinder recordings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Highlights include more than 300 songs performed by Ada Jones, six songs performed by Sophie Tucker, and songs from the World War I period...
    • Cylinder recordings; Popular music; Songs; Women musicians; Women singers; World War, 1914-1918
    • United States
    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • United States
    • Mississippi Digital Library

    • The core of this collection is made up of oral history interviews. Many of these interviews document the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.
    • Civil rights movements; Civil rights workers; Mississippi Freedom Project; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • National Jukebox

    • National Jukebox (Library of Congress) includes more than 10,000 historical audio recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. Highlights include recordings by such notable singers as Nora Bayes (1880-1928),...
    • Women singers;
    • United States

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