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    • 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
    • Abby Hill Collection

    • Abby Williams Hill (1861–1943) received four successive contracts to produce landscape paintings for major railway companies from 1903 to 1906. The Abby Hill Collection includes paintings from this period, a small selection of earlier and later...
    • Women artists
    • United States -- Montana; United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Wyoming
    • 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
    • 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
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China
    • 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
    • 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
    • André Studios, 1930-1941

    • This collection includes drawings and sketches produced by the New York firm André Fashion Studios. The "Browse by Subject" option offers more than 150 terms (e.g., coats, dresses, plaid, Scalloping, women's hats).
    • Clothing and dress; Fashion design
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • 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
    • Around the Table: Early Cooking in the Hudson Valley

    • Highlights from this online exhibit include images of cooking utensils (e.g., a corn mold, a butter paddle, and a sausage stuffer), and Mrs. Anna Maria Elting's Rochester Recipe Book from 1819.
    • Cookery; Cooking utensils
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Gay History Papers and Photographs

    • This collection documents the work of two pioneers in the gay and lesbian rights movement. Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) influenced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. She also worked with...
    • Lesbian activists; Lesbians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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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    • By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943

    • Includes 908 posters from the Works Projects Administration. These posters publicized health programs (e.g., prenatal care); cultural programs (art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances); travel and tourism; educational programs; and...
    • Health and hygiene; History; New Deal, 1933-1939; Posters; Women; Works Projects Administration; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Iowa; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Pennsylvania;
    • Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection

    • This collection includes hundreds of items that document the key role that East Tennessee women (e.g., Lizzie Crozier French) played a critical role in the women's suffrage movement; it includes scrapbooks, correspondence, minutes from the...
    • Women -- Suffrage; Temperance
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Tennessee -- Knoxville
    • 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
    • Chatham College Archives Image Collection

    • Pennsylvania Female College was chartered in 1869, renamed Pennsylvania College for Women in 1890, and became Chatham College in 1955. Photos in this collection depict student life, campus events (e.g., May Day), and college buildings. Also...
    • Education (Higher); Women college students; Women's Colleges
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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