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  • Time Period: 1950-1959
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    • Frieda Gernant Christmas Cards

    • Frieda Gernant, Georgia Southern Professor Emirita of Art, designed her first Christmas cards to send to family and friends from the 1930s until her death in 1999.
    • Christmas cards; Women artists
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    • Doll Collection

    • Browse 1200 dolls from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Browse by category, collector, country and maker, decade, and material.
    • Dolls; Girls; History
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    • Mike Wallace Interview

    • This collection includes interviews from the 1957 and 1958 seasons of the television program, The Mike Wallace Interview. Twelve of the 65 interviews are with women.
    • Actresses; Women journalists; Women social reformers; Women authors
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    • Guide to the Doris Duke Photograph Collection, 1870-2006

    • Photos in this collection document Duke's life: childhood at school and at Duke Farms; life at her various residences; trips to Europe (1923) and the Middle East (1938); events at Duke University (e.g., Duke setting a cornerstone); her time as a...
    • Women philanthropists; Women travelers
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    • H.D. Papers

    • This collection documents the life and career of the poet Hilda Doolittle (H.D.).
    • Women authors; Women poets
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    • 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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    • 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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    • Agents of Social Change

    • This online exhibit features selected sources from the papers of six key activists and the records of Women's Action Alliance and the National Congress of Neighborhood Women. Issues covered include labor, socialism, civil liberties, peace, racial...
    • Feminism; Feminists; Women lawyers; Women social reformers
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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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    • Inventory of the Vera Glaser Papers, 1945-1995

    • This collection includes documents from the President's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities, speeches, photographs, and an oral history.
    • Feminism; President 's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities; Women journalists
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    • Voices of Feminism Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full transcripts from approximately 50 interviews. Examples of some of the topics covered: anti-pornography movement; anti-violence and anti-poverty programs; lesbian rights; labor and peace activism; reproductive justice.
    • Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians;
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    • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

    • Dance companies from around the world have performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival since 1932. This video collection includes more than 100 excerpts of performances recorded at festival. Highlights include performances by Anna Duncan (1942),...
    • Women dancers
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    • Dickey Chapelle

    • Chapelle's photographs from World War II, Algiers in the 1950s, and the Vietnam War. Chapell was killed by a landmine in 1965 while covering the Vietnam War.
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
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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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