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  • Time Period: 1940-1949
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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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...
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Byron Company Collection On Line

    • Hundreds of photographs of women in a variety of settings, including factories; banquets; social club gatherings; area parks; medical facilities; ships; and Barnard College plays. Also included are photographs of women at the New York Association...
    • Barnard College; Blind; Employment; Recreation; Societies and clubs; Theater; Women
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • War Posters

    • This collection includes a selection of posters from World War I (e.g., "Stage women's war relief") and World War II (e.g., "Enlist in a proud profession! Join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps").
    • World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Women in Sport at Western

    • Researchers can browse this site by sport: archery; basketball; bowling; dance; fencing; field hockey; golf; handball; hiking; horseback riding; javelin throwing; rowing; running; soccer; softball; swimming; tennis; track and field; and volleyball.
    • Women athletes; Women college students; Women in sports
    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Bellingham
    • Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project

    • The "Women and Seattle's Civil Rights History" section of the site includes more than 20 interviews with civil rights activists.
    • African American Women civil rights workers; Filipino American women civil rights workers; Hispanic American women civil rights workers; Race discrimination; Race relations; Segregation; Women civil rights workers
    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Seattle
    • WNYC Collection

    • This collection includes 700 hours of selected recordings from the NYC Department of Records/Municipal Archives' WNYC collection. Selected "Miscellaneous" segments include the following: "Mary McLeod Bethune: Great Women of America" (1949);...
    • Radio programs
    • United States
    • Washington College of Law Historical Collection

    • This rich collection documents the history of the first law school founded by women for women. Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma M. Gillett founded the Washington College of Law in 1896.
    • Women law students; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States -- Washington (D.C.)
    • 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
    • Rosenwald Schools of South Carolina: An Oral History Exhibit

    • The Julius Rosenwald Foundation, working in collaboration with African American communities, built more than 5000 schools, shop buildings, and teachers' houses across the South between 1917 and 1932. In these oral history interviews, women and men...
    • African American schools; African American students; African American women teachers; African Americans -- Education; Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings.; School buidlings; Segregation in education
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Sewall-Belmont House & Museum Catalog

    • The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum houses the National Woman’s Party (NWP) collection, which documents history of the suffrage movement and the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Highlights from this digital collection include suffrage...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; National Woman's Party; Suffragists; Women -- suffrage
    • United States
    • 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.)
    • Costume Collections

    • Includes content from four collections: Detroit Historical Museums Historic Costume Collection; Dorothea June Grossbart Historic Costume Collection; The Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection; and the Meadow Brook Hall Historic Costume Collection....
    • Clothing and dress
    • United States
    • Densho Digital Archive

    • The Densho Digital Archive documents the Japanese American experience, with a strong emphasis on the World War II mass incarceration. The collection includes over 300 video interviews and over 9,500 historic photos, documents, and newspapers. Free...
    • Japanese American women; Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Idaho; United States -- Utah; United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Wyoming


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