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    • Public Writings and Speeches of Margaret Sanger, 1911-1960

    • The articles and speeches in this collection cover such topics as birth control, sex education, immigration, eugenics, international population policy, and Sanger's own role in the birth control movement.
    • Abortion; Birth control; Feminists; Reproductive rights; Sex education; Women social reformers
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    • Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches

    • Includes Mary McLeod Bethune's 1939 speech, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me;" Fannie Lou Hamer's "Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention" (1964); Shirley Chisolm's ""The Black Woman in Contemporary...
    • African American orators; African American women; Speeches, addresses, etc.;
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    • Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project

    • Includes "My Day" columns, correspondence related to the Kennedy election of 1960, articles, and transcripts of speeches.
    • Human rights; Presidents' spouses
    • United States
    • Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

    • Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), born and educated in Germany, arrived in New York in 1941. This collection includes correspondence and other documents concerning the trial of Adolf Eichmann; drafts of books (e.g., Between Past and Future); essays and...
    • Women authors; Women college teachers; Women political scientists
    • United States -- California; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • Emma Goldman Papers

    • Emma Goldman (1869–1940) The "Primary Sources" section of the site includes excerpts from Goldman's books (e.g., Anarchism and Other Essays); text from Goldman's speeches and newspaper accounts that document her protest against conscription...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection

    • The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection contains 118 hours of recordings documenting North American English dialects. The recordings include speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public...
    • English language -- Dialects
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- District of Columbia; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Idaho; United States --...
    • Eliza Blaker Collection

    • Eliza Blaker (1854-1926) established kindergartens in Indiana based on the teachings of Friedrich Froebel. This collection includes Blaker's notes for speeches (e.g., What Constitutes a Good Mother?"), as well as photographs of Blaker, kindergarten...
    • Kindergarten; Schools; Teacher educators
    • United States -- Indiana; United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • 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
    • Women of Valor: Emma Goldman

    • Biographical profile includes a good selection of primary sources. Examples include advertisments for Goldman's speeches; Goldman's first published writing on the subject of marriage (1897); Goldman's deportation portrait (1919); Eulogy by...
    • Women anarchists; Women political activists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • Inventory of the Vera Glaser Papers, 1945-1995

    • This collection includes documents from the President's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities, speeches, photographs, and an oral history.
    • Feminism; President 's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities; Women journalists
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    • Profiles in Science: Virginia Apgar

    • Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) is best known for developing the Apgar Score, a standard for assessing the health status of newborn children. This collection offers an overview of Apgar's career and a wide range of online primary sources.
    • Women physicians
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    • 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
    • Women Physicians: 1850s-1970s

    • This collection documents the history of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP), Coverage includes founding and early years of the college (1850-1870); student and academic life; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians;...
    • African American women physicians; Missionaries; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Women medical students; Women physicians; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...
    • Mrs. Russell Sage Collection

    • The digital images in this collection were selected by Prof. Ruth Crocker, author of Mrs. Russell Sage: Women's Activism and Philanthropy in Gilded Age and Progressive Era America.
    • Women philanthropists
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    • Catherine May Congressional Papers

    • Congressional District of Washington, between 1959 and 1970. Topics covered include Washington state agriculture, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, sex discrimination against women, anti-communist movements, women's rights, education, labor, aid,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Margaret Chase Smith Library

    • The small collection of documents in this collection includes the text from Smith's "Declaration of Conscience" speech. Select "Audio Recordings" to listen to "Leave It to the Girls," a song written for Smith's 1964 presidential campaign.
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Maine
    • Walter P. Reuther Library: Audio

    • Highlights include StoryCorps interviews with women engineers, and Lillian Gilbreth's keynote speech at the 1957 Society of Women Engineers National Convention.
    • Women engineers
    • United States

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