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  • Time Period: 1940-1949
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    • 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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    • 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
    • Service through Sponge Cake

    • This collection includes fundraising cookbooks published by churches, synagogues and other community organizations in Indiana.
    • Cookbooks; Cookery
    • United States -- Indiana
    • 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
    • From Paris to Providence: Fashion Art and the Tirocchi Dressmakers' Shop, 1915-1947

    • Anna and Laura Tirocchi managed A. & L. Tirocchi Gowns in Providence, Rhode Island from 1915 until 1947. The collection includes approximately 200 items of correspondence from clients, employees, and personal friends of Anna Tirocchi; records of...
    • Businesswomen; Dressmakers; Employment; Fashion design; Immigrants; Italian American women; Sisters; Women consumers
    • United States -- Rhode Island -- Providence
    • 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
    • Profiles in Science: Virginia Apgar

    • Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) is best known for developing the Apgar Score, a standard for assessing the health status of newborn children. This collection offers an overview of Apgar's career and a wide range of online primary sources.
    • Women physicians
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    • American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    • This collection documents the history of the American Colony, a non-denominational utopian Christian community founded by a small group of American expatriates in Ottoman Palestine in 1881.
    • American Colony (Jerusalem); Christian communities -- Palestine; Missionaries; Religion
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    • 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
    • Kornhauser Health Sciences Library History Collections

    • This collection includes more than 100 individual and group portraits of nursing students, and a small set of images of women dental students.
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Women college students; Women dental students
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • Eleanor Steber Photograph Collection

    • Eleanor Steber (1916-1990) made her premiere with the Metropolitan Opera in 1940 and remained with the company until 1963. This collection includes stock publicity photographs, informal snapshots of Steber, and photographs of a television screen...
    • Sopranos (Singers)
    • United States
    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Land of (Unequal) Opportunity

    • Highlights include documentation of the integration of Little Rock Central High School; text of Daisy Bates speaking against the slow pace of integration; images of Civil Rights Protests at Arkansas AM&N College; essays by Japanese American...
    • African Americans; Civil rights movements; Equal Rights Amendment; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Lesbians; School integration
    • United States -- Arkansas
    • Charlotta Bass and the California Eagle

    • Charlotta A. Bass was managing editor and publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. This online exhibit chronicles her work with the newspaper, as well as her efforts as a civil rights activist, feminist, and...
    • African American women civil rights workers; Businesswomen; Women journalists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas

    • This collection includes more than 900 images taken by Russell Lee in 1949 in Corpus Christi, San Angelo, San Antonio, and El Paso. Note that "women" is not used as a subject term in this collection. Either browse the collection, or search for such...
    • History; Latinas; Mexican Americans; Women
    • United States -- Texas
    • 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
    • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

    • This collection of local newsfilm, documentaries and other programs presents 60 years of social and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area. A sample of the many relevant films in this collection follows: Chicano women's rights (1973);...
    • Women's rights
    • United States -- California -- San Francisco

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