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  • Time Period: 1940-1949
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    • Modjeska Monteith Simkins: In Her Own Words

    • Simkins (1899-1992) served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP from 1941 to 1957, was a founder of the Victory Savings Bank of Columbia, and was an influential voice in political campaigns. The letters in the collection are stand...
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    • United States -- South Carolina
    • 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
    • Florida Memory: Film & Video Clips

    • Includes footage of a ceremony from 1948 honoring Betty Skelton, the U.S. Feminine Aerobatic Stunt Flying Champion; Ladies Professional Golf Association; civil rights leader Angela Davis speaking at Florida A&M University‚Äôs Black History Month...
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    • United States -- Florida
    • Green 'N' Growing: The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in North Carolina

    • This site includes 10,000 items (photos, pamphlets, reports) that document the history of home demonstration and 4-H in North Carolina. A variety of essays place these primary sources in historical context, and cover such topics as African...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Agriculture; Girls; History; Home demonstration work; Home economics; Race relations; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson's memory book documents the author's college years at the University of Iowa in the 1920s. Also during this period, Althea "Bee" Moore's scrapbook offers the perspective of an African American student. Farm life and home...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Cookery; Girls; Home economics; Women college students; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Public Writings and Speeches of Margaret Sanger, 1911-1960

    • The articles and speeches in this collection cover such topics as birth control, sex education, immigration, eugenics, international population policy, and Sanger's own role in the birth control movement.
    • Abortion; Birth control; Feminists; Reproductive rights; Sex education; Women social reformers
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    • Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media

    • Oyez provides audio recordings of oral arguments in Supreme Court cases, as well as links to opinions in every case decided by the Court back to 1793. For overviews of many relevant cases in Oyez, see Clare Cushman's Supreme Court Decisions and...
    • Abortion; Birth control; Jury duty; Pregnancy; Reproductive rights; Sex discrimination; Sex discrimination in employment; Sexual harassment; Women's rights
    • United States
    • 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
    • Billy Rose Theatre Collection

    • This extensive collection (50,000 items) includes 19th-century carte-de-visite and cabinet card portraits, as well as 20th-century portrait proofs, personal snapshots, and photographic postcards.
    • Actresses
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    • Center for Jewish History Digital Collections

    • Highlights include Abigail Franks' letters to her son from the 1730s and 1740s; photos and posters of the actress Molly Picon; photos of Henrietta Szold from the Hadassah Archives; and oral histories of Austrian-Jewish emigrees who fled to the USA...
    • Actresses; Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Immigrants; Jewish women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • American Jewish Committee Archives

    • Highlights in this collection include audio clips from oral history interviews with actress Molly Picon, columnist Ellen Goodman, politicians Bella Abzug and Elizabeth Holtzman, medical physicist Rosalyn Yalow, and lawyer/political activist Rita...
    • Actresses; Jewish women; Women legislators; Women political activists; Women scientists
    • United States
    • Academy Awards Acceptance Speech Database

    • This database contains transcripts of the onstage acceptance speeches given by Academy Award winners and acceptors. Some records include video clips.
    • Actresses; Motion pictures
    • United States
    • Taking a Leading Role: Women in Broadcasting History

    • This collection documents the lives and careers of 16 women who worked in radio and/or television broadcasting. Highlights include photos, scripts, and promotional papers from Irene Beasley's musical quiz show, "Grand Slam;" photos from the...
    • Actresses; Radio programs; Television programs; Women in radio broadcasting; Women in television broadcasting
    • United States
    • Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century

    • Includes digital images of publicity brochures for over 4500 performers and speakers who were part of the Chautauqua circuit. Highlights include brochures for Maud Ballington Booth : the "Little Mother" of the prisons; Clare Boothe Luce:...
    • Actresses; Women artists; Women authors; Women dramatists; Women educators; Women entertainers; Women orators; Women travelers
    • United States
    • Haystack

    • This collection documents the history of Colby-Sawyer College, which was a women's junior college from 1928 until 1973. The college started admitting men in 1990. The collection also includes Patience Cleveland's diary from 1964, in which she...
    • Actresses; Women athletes; Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles; United States -- New Hampshire -- New London

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