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  • Time Period: 1940-1949
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Women's History in Wisconsin

    • This chronological overview offers a wide range of supporting primary sources, such as documents on the Civil War homefront; letters by nurses during World War I; and state regulations for women workers (1920).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage; Women's rights; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • 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 Veterans Historical Collection

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    • Clothing and dress; Korean War, 1950-1953; Nurses; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Women air pilots; Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.); Women veterans; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Women Remember Drake

    • The 14 oral history interviews in this collection cover such topics as campus events, classes during the World War II era, and life after Drake. The site also includes a gallery of photographs.
    • Education (Higher); Women college students
    • United States -- Iowa
    • 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 Physicians: 1850s-1970s

    • This collection documents the history of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP), Coverage includes founding and early years of the college (1850-1870); student and academic life; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians;...
    • African American women physicians; Missionaries; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Women medical students; Women physicians; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • 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)

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