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Browsing items in: American Women's History

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    • Voices of Feminism Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full transcripts from approximately 50 interviews. Examples of some of the topics covered: anti-pornography movement; anti-violence and anti-poverty programs; lesbian rights; labor and peace activism; reproductive justice.
    • Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians;
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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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    • 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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    • American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    • This collection documents the history of the American Colony, a non-denominational utopian Christian community founded by a small group of American expatriates in Ottoman Palestine in 1881.
    • American Colony (Jerusalem); Christian communities -- Palestine; Missionaries; Religion
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    • American Jewess Project

    • Founded and edited by Rosa Sonneschein (1847-1932), American Jewess (1895-1899) was the first English-language periodical directed to American Jewish women.
    • Jewish women; Women's periodicals
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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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    • Brady-Handy Collection

    • Includes portraits from the Civil War era. Researchers must browse the collection for images of women, or search by known name (e.g., Lincoln, Mary Todd).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
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    • 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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    • Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

    • Fletcher's account of her six-week venture into Plains Indian territory in 1881. The site also includes an overview of Fletcher's life, a photo gallery, and the text of the folktales that she recorded in her diary.
    • Dakota Indians; Indians of North America; Women anthropologists
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    • Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

    • Browse or search this collection of more than 2300 covers, as well as text from selected dime novels. Select "Browse the Covers Listed by Image Feature," then select either "Women" or "Both" (Men and women) under audience. Also browse 60 subject...
    • Dime Novels
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    • Street & Smith Dime Novel Covers

    • Database includes more than 1900 images of covers, and is searchable by keyword, title, series title, and author. More than 300 records include "Women United States Fiction" as a subject heading.
    • Dime novels; Popular literature; Women
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    • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

    • Dance companies from around the world have performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival since 1932. This video collection includes more than 100 excerpts of performances recorded at festival. Highlights include performances by Anna Duncan (1942),...
    • Women dancers
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    • Eyewitness: American Originals from the National Archives

    • This site offers a variety of eyewitness accounts, including "Susan B. Anthony at the Voting Polls, 1872;" Laura Ingalls Wilder's diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri,; Marie Adams' account of the internment of American...
    • Travel; Women -- Suffrage; World War, 1939-1945
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    • Sampler Collection

    • Browse the 64 samplers in this collection by date, place of manufacture, or type (e.g., samplers with people depicted).
    • Samplers
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