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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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    • Frieda Gernant Christmas Cards

    • Frieda Gernant, Georgia Southern Professor Emirita of Art, designed her first Christmas cards to send to family and friends from the 1930s until her death in 1999.
    • Christmas cards; Women artists
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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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    • Freedom Riders Oral Histories

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    • Civil rights movements -- Southern states; Civil rights workers; Freedom Rides, 1961; Women civil rights workers
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    • Doll Collection

    • Browse 1200 dolls from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Browse by category, collector, country and maker, decade, and material.
    • Dolls; Girls; History
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    • Beecher-Stowe Family Papers

    • This extensive collection includes correspondence, miscellaneous writings, clippings and memorabilia of Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Calvin Stowe, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Charlotte Perkins Gilman,...
    • Antislavery movements; Suffragists; Women educators
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    • Guide to the Doris Duke Photograph Collection, 1870-2006

    • Photos in this collection document Duke's life: childhood at school and at Duke Farms; life at her various residences; trips to Europe (1923) and the Middle East (1938); events at Duke University (e.g., Duke setting a cornerstone); her time as a...
    • Women philanthropists; Women travelers
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    • 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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    • 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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    • H.D. Papers

    • This collection documents the life and career of the poet Hilda Doolittle (H.D.).
    • Women authors; Women poets
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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 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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    • 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 during...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • !Women Art Revolution

    • Videos of interviews with more than 40 artists, curators, and critics document the founding and development of the feminist art movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson used the interviews as part of as part of her...
    • Feminism and art; Feminists; Women artists
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