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    • 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
    • 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
    • Women's Athletics at Washington State University

    • This collection of 380 photographs, postcards, book illustrations, and certificates documents women's athletics at Washington State University from 1899 to 2000. The site offers predefined searches for more than 25 sports, from archery to...
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    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
    • 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
    • Women in the West Oral Histories

    • This collection of nearly 200 interviews provides first hand documentation regarding the role of women in the Pacific Northwest during the early and mid 1900s. The interviews were conducted by students in professor Sue Armitage's history classes...
    • Childhood; Farm life; Homemakers; Rural women; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Oregon; United States -- Washington (State)
    • Vietnamese American Oral History Project

    • This collection includes original audio-taped life stories, Vietnamese and/or English-language transcripts of the interviews, time log summaries, and photographs of narrators. Some narrators have also contributed their own photographs and...
    • Vietnamese Americans; Vietnamese American women
    • United States -- California
    • University of Mississippi Civil War Archive

    • Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • Toni Stabile Papers

    • Toni Stabile, an advocate for cosmetic safety, is the author of Cosmetics: Trick or Treat? (1966) and Cosmetics: The Great American Skin Game (1973, 1979). Her work paved the way for such reforms as cosmetic ingredient listing on labels. This...
    • Consumer protection; Cosmetics industry; Investigative reporting; Women journalists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Southern Places

    • This database includes images and documents from the Center's major programs, such as the Tennessee Rural African American Church Project and the Tennessee Century Farms Program. Additional highlights include images and histories of the Country...
    • African American churches; African American schools; Architecture; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Tennessee
    • Ruth Etting

    • Photographs and sheet music covers document the life and singing career of Ruth Etting (1897-1978).
    • Popular music; Women singers
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago; United States -- Nebraska -- David City
    • Rosie the Riveter WWII American Homefront Project

    • This collection includes transcripts of numerous oral history interviews with residents of the Bay Area about their experiences during the World War II period. Narrators cover such topics as work and family life, race relations, educational...
    • Employment; Race relations; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California
    • Resource for Outside Advertising Descriptions (ROAD)

    • This collection provides more than 30,000 images of outdoor advertisements from five source collections. The site offers multiple options for searching and browsing (company, product, date, medium, etc.) the collection. Researchers may need to be...
    • Advertising; Advertising, Outdoor; Billboards
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York; United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes

    • Major Lee Moorhouse was an Indian Agent for the Umatilla Indian Reservation. His photographs document Native American life in the Columbia Basin (particularly Umatilla County, Oregon).
    • Clothing and dress; Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America;
    • United States -- Oregon -- Umatilla County
    • Pear Packing - A Season of Women's Work

    • This collection includes photographs of pear packing in Southern Oregon and poems by Susan J. Reid about area women who worked in the industry. Reid assembled the collection to accompany her 1988 graduate thesis of the same title.
    • Women agricultural laborers; Women in agriculture
    • United States -- Oregon -- Jackson County
    • Pamela Gearhart Collection of Photographs

    • Pamela Gearhart was a member of the music faculty at the University at Buffalo from 1957 to 1975. Highlights from this collection include portraits of Gearhart and photos of Gearhart conducting the Community Music School of Buffalo Orchestra and...
    • Women college teachers; Women conductors; Women violinists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
    • Mildred Stead Capron Papers

    • Mildred Stead Capron (1899-1978) was a photographer, author, and member of the Society of Women Geographers. This collection includes Capron's documentary film, Sky High in Wyoming, as well as film production files and advertising for the film.
    • Women photographers
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • Middletown Women's History Collection

    • The organization of this digital collection is based on the six areas used by Helen and Robert Lynd in their seminal sociological study of Muncie ("Middletown"), Indiana in the 1920s and 1930s: Getting a Living (e.g., Muncie Business and...
    • Camps; Religion; Sisters; Societies and clubs; Women -- Suffrage; Social life and customs; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie
    • Middletown Digital Oral Histories

    • This collection includes audio and accompanying transcriptions for oral history interviews conducted with African American, Jewish and Catholic communities of Muncie, Indiana.
    • African American women; African Americans; Catholic women; Jewish women; Religion
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie
    • 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
    • Mary Ellen Ewing vs the Houston School Board

    • This collection includes clippings that document Ewing's work in public school reform and for the suffrage campaign.
    • School boards; Suffragists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Texas -- Houston

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