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  • Primary Sources: Oral History Interviews
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    • The Real Rosie the Riveter Project

    • This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48 women who were employed in critical trades (e.g., shipbuilding and aircraft manufacturing) during the World War II years. This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48...
    • Employment; Pay equity; Sex discrimination in employment; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Korean American Digital Archive

    • This collection more than 13,000 pages of documents, over 1,900 photographs, and audio recordings of oral history interviews.
    • Immigrants; Korean American women; Korean Americans;
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Notable New Yorkers

    • Three women are among the 10 individuals highlighted in this collection: psychologist and activist Mamie Clark, philanthropist Mary Lasker, and New Deal secretary of labor Frances Perkins. Each section includes a biographical profile, a small photo...
    • African American women; Women cabinet officers; Women philanthropists; Women psychologists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Life After the Holocaust

    • The women and men featured in this online exhibit were among the 80,000 Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States from 1945 to 1952. Users can read transcripts and view relevant photographs while listening to the oral history...
    • Holocaust survivors; Immigrant women; Jewish women; Polish American women
    • United States
    • Archives of American Art Oral History Interviews

    • Includes numerous interviews with women painters (e.g., Joan Mitchell), photographers (e.g., Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange), quiltmakers (Peggie Hartwell and Carolyn Mazloomi), ceramicists, illustrators, and sculptors. Also included are...
    • Quiltmakers; Women artists; Women photographers
    • United States
    • Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South

    • This collection includes audio recordings of 410 oral history interviews that chronicle the lives of African Americans during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. Selecting the "Gender" tab reveals more...
    • African American women; African Americans -- Civil rights; African Americans -- Segregation; Race relations
    • United States -- Alabama -- Birmingham; United States -- Georgia -- Albany; United States -- Louisiana -- New Iberia; United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans; United States -- Mississippi -- LeFlore County; United States -- North Carolina --...
    • Women in Duke Medicine: An Oral History Exhibit

    • This collection includes transcripts and audio clips from oral history interviews with women from multiple fields at Duke Medicine.
    • Medicine -- Study and teaching; Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Women physicians
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Durham
    • Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA)

    • Most of the photos in this collection were taken by War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographers (e.g., Dorothea Lange) for publicity purposes. In contrast to the smiling faces in these photos, Estelle Ishigo's letters and paintings (e.g.,...
    • Children; Girls; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women artists; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Idaho; United States -- Utah; United States -- Wyoming
    • 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
    • Mapping the Long Women's Movement

    • This site uses an interactive map to link to dozens of oral history interviews with women in eastern Tennessee. Users can create different map views based on themes covered in the interviews: civil rights movement; education; identity; the labor...
    • Women social reformers; Women's rights
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive

    • This collection brings together a wide variety of primary sources from the Idaho State Historical Society, Oregon Historical Society, Washington State Historical Society, and Washington State University Pullman. The site also includes tutorials on...
    • African Americans; Basque Americans; Chinese Americans; Immigrants; Japanese Americans; Mexican Americans; Women
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Oregon; United States -- Washington (State)
    • 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
    • Rosie the Riveter WWII American Homefront Project

    • This collection includes transcripts of numerous oral history interviews with residents of the Bay Area about their experiences during the World War II period. Narrators cover such topics as work and family life, race relations, educational...
    • Employment; Race relations; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California
    • Minnesota Immigrant Oral Histories

    • This collection includes more than 250 oral history interviews conducted between 1975 and 2004 with recent immigrants to Minnesota and their American-born children. The interviews are available as streaming audio files with full text searchable...
    • East Indian Americans; Hmong Americans; Immigrant women; Khmer Americans; Latinas; Somali Americans; Tibetan Americans;
    • United States -- Minnesota;
    • 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
    • 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
    • WHC Oral History Project

    • The oral history interviews in this collection document the 1977 Washington State International Women's Year Conference for Women, held in Ellensburg. Feminist and conservative perspectives are represented.
    • Conservatives; Equal Rights Amendment; Feminists; Women political activists; Women's rights
    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg
    • School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia

    • Hightlights include oral history interviews with Ruth James, lead litigant in the court cases initiated to reopen Norfolk's schools, and Vivian Carter Mason, a founder of the Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation; records from the Women's...
    • African American women; Civil rights movements; School integration; Societies and clubs; Women teachers
    • United States -- Virginia -- Norfolk

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