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    • Zora Neale Hurston, the WPA in Florida, and the Cross City Turpentine Camp

    • This site includes Hurston's essay, "Turpentine," one of the few first-hand accounts of the lives of turpentine workers. Stetson Kennedy describes Hurston's work with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida. The site also includes photos of...
    • African American women
    • United States -- Florida -- Cross City
    • Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    • This collection offers scripts from the following plays: Meet the Mamma (1925); Cold Keener (1930); De Turkey and de Law (1930); Spunk (1935); and Polk County (1944).
    • African American women authors; Drama; Dramatists
    • United States
    • Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York Portrait Photographer

    • Beginning in 1897, Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869-1933) operated a highly successful portrait studio on Fifth Avenue in New York. This online exhibt features Ben-Yusuf's photographs of Edith Wharton, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Theodore Roosevelt, William Dean...
    • Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • YWCA Philadelphia Branches Records

    • This collection documents activities and services at various branches of the Philadelphia and Germantown YWCAs, Frankford, Kensington, Metropolitan, and Southwest Belmont.
    • Camps for girls; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Youngstown State University Oral History Digital Collection

    • This large collection includes transcripts from oral history interviews with northeastern Ohioans. A number of subcollections include a significant number of interviews with women: "Appliances Of The Past;" the Depression Project; the Greek Culture...
    • Depressions, 1929; Education; Household appliances; Immigrants; Jewish women; Labor unions; Peace Corps; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women teachers; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Ohio
    • Young Lords in Lincoln Park

    • The oral histories, photographs, and clippings in this collection document the history of the displacement of Puerto Ricans, Mejicanos, other Latinos, and the poor from the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The collection includes more than 30...
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    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Yankee Poster Collection

    • The 3,500 posters and handbills in this collection cover a range of social and political issues, and date from 1965 to 1980. Note that images display only as thumbnails outside of the Library of Congress.
    • Abortion; Equal Rights Amendment; Feminism; Lesbians; Sexism; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Yale Daily News Historical Archive

    • Yale began admitting women as undergraduates in 1969. A search for "coeducation" will retrieve numerous articles from the 1967-1970 period.
    • Coeducation; Education (Higher); Women college students
    • United States -- Connecticut -- New Haven
    • WWII Letters of Annette Dyar Sherman

    • Annette Dyar's letters to her parents document her life in Washington, D.C. during World War II. In addition, the letters offer firsthand accounts of speeches and parades for returning war heroes.
    • Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • WWII Historical Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States
    • World War II Posters

    • These posters cover such themes as recruitment of nurses; food conservation; savings bonds; and victory gardens.
    • World War, 1939-1945; Women
    • United States
    • World War II Iowa Press Clippings Digital Collection

    • These newspaper clippings document Iowa's war efforts at home and on abroad. The site provides a sample search for "Women's military activity," which retrieves more than 3000 records. The collection includes a large number of clippings about...
    • Naval Reserve -- Women's Reserve; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
    • United States -- Iowa
    • World War II Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • World War I Posters

    • Includes about 1,800 posters from the U.S. and other countries supporting the war effort. Common themes include recruitment, war bonds, and the American Red Cross. Sample titles include "Be a trained nurse," "For every fighter a woman worker...
    • American Red Cross; Women; World War, 1914-1918; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States
    • World War I Photograph Albums and Postcards

    • See the subcollection "Under the Red Cross flag at home and abroad : base hospital unit #44, evacuation hospital #5 (1918-1919)." Ethel Anderson's scrapbook includes photographs and her diary.
    • Nurses; World War, 1914-1918
    • France
    • Womenspeak: Voices of Vermont Women

    • Audio excerpts from oral history interviews with 12 women. Some of the topics covered include farming, music, entering politics in the 1970s, and the arrival of electricity in Hinesburg, VT
    • Social life and customs;
    • United States -- Vermont
    • Women's Travel Diaries

    • Highlights from this collection include diaries by two American women missionaries. Mary McCornack Thompson was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa. Thompson's diaries...
    • Pacifists; Social life and Customs; Women missionaries; Women teachers; Women travelers
    • Japan; United States

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