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    • 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
    • Catalog of American Portraits: Portrait Search

    • The Catalog of American Portraits includes 80,000 records of portraits in public (e.g., National Portrait Gallery) and private collections across the United States and abroad. Researchers may want to select "find objects with images only" because...
    • Portraits; Women
    • United States
    • Archive of American Television

    • This collection offers interviews with actresses: Diahann Carroll, Julia Child, Barbara Eden, Florence Henderson, Kim Hunter, Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno, Phylicia Rashad, Betty White, and Jane Wyatt; television producers (e.g., Joan Ganz Cooney);...
    • Actresses; Television programs; Women television producers and directors; Women television writers
    • United States
    • War Posters

    • This collection includes a selection of posters from World War I (e.g., "Stage women's war relief") and World War II (e.g., "Enlist in a proud profession! Join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps").
    • World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • American Song Sheets

    • This collection includes approximately 1800 broadsides and song sheets from nineteenth-century America. Many of these single sheets include illustrations of women (e.g., "The Soldier's Farewell to his Bride"). The full text of the lyrics can be...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Love songs; Popular music; Songs; Women
    • United States
    • Mary Pickford Papers

    • Mary Pickford (1892-1979) established herself as a silent film star in the 1910s. She received an Academy Award for best actress in her first talking film, "Coquette" (1928). Pickford, along with with Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, and D. W....
    • Motion picture actresses; Motion picture producers and directors
    • United States
    • Ad*Access

    • This collection presents 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Product subcategories under "Beauty and Hygiene" include cosmetics; deodorants; feminine hygiene; hair preparations; rouge;...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Women in advertising; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Prelinger Archives

    • This collection includes more than 2000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. Browse the videos under such headings as "Advertising: Television Commercials," "Gender roles," and "Occupations" (e.g., librarians).
    • Advertising; Conduct of life; Employment; Home economics; Marriage; Sex education; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project

    • This digital collection includes 8,000 cylinder recordings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Highlights include more than 300 songs performed by Ada Jones, six songs performed by Sophie Tucker, and songs from the World War I period...
    • Cylinder recordings; Popular music; Songs; Women musicians; Women singers; World War, 1914-1918
    • United States
    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • United States
    • 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
    • Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University

    • Includes content from the following member libraries of the Historically Black College and University Library Alliance: Alabama State; Atlanta University; Fisk; Grambling; Hampton; Southern University; Tennessee State; Tuskegee; and Virginia State....
    • African American universities and colleges; African American women; Education (Higher); Fisk University; Jubilee Singers; Women athletes; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women track and field athletes;
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Alabama -- Tuskegee; United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta; United States -- Louisiana -- Baton Rouge; United States -- Louisiana -- Grambling; United States -- Tennessee -- Nashville; United...
    • Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

    • During his three years working for the Southern Courier, Jim Peppler took over 11,000 photographs documenting the civil rights movement, social conditions in central Alabama, and music performances (e.g., Odetta, Tina Turner). Of particular note...
    • African American women; African American women civil rights workers; Beauty shops; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements; Women singers
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Mississippi -- Jackson
    • Alaska's Digital Archive

    • This collection offers more than 10,000 items from seven libraries and museums. Includes a good selection of short film clips: Eskimo women weaving baskets and shoveling coal; Miss Alaska at Fairbanks Ice Carnival, 1935-1936; and women ice fishing....
    • Eskimo women; Handicraft; Health care; Indians of North America; Women
    • United States -- Alaska
    • 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
    • Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections

    • The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is digitizing a wide variety of materials from its extensive collections: selected Academy Awards photographs, rule books, programs and ephemera; full text issues of...
    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures); Actresses
    • United States -- California
    • Women Political Leaders

    • This collection includes transcripts of interviews with politicians (e.g., Elizabeth Snyder, "California's First Woman State Party Chairman") and political activists (e.g., labor activist Hope Schechter). All four volumes of interview transcripts...
    • Women legislators; Women political activists
    • United States -- California
    • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

    • Highlights from nearly 14,000 images include photos of women as disaster victims (e.g., "Fleeing from the flames") and of Chinese American girls and women. More than 7000 pages of text include oral history transcipts, letters, and other documents....
    • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
    • United States -- California - San Francisco

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