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  • Time Period: 1950-1959
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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
    • Young Lords in Lincoln Park

    • The oral histories, photographs, and clippings in this collection document the history of the displacement of Puerto Ricans, Mejicanos, other Latinos, and the poor from the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The collection includes more than 30...
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    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • 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’s Black History Month...
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    • United States -- Florida
    • 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
    • Profiles in Science: The Barbara McClintock Papers

    • McClintock (1902-1992) won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of genetic transposition. This collection includes a biographical profile of McClintock and a variety of primary sources.
    • Women scientists;
    • United States -- New York -- Cold Spring Harbor
    • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Oral History Collection

    • The eight women scientists interviewed in this collection share their memories of becoming scientists, offer advice to young scientists, and reflect on the future of women in science. In addition, a number of women and men interviewees discuss...
    • Women scientists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Cold Spring Harbor
    • Iowa Women's Archives Founders Digital Collection

    • This collection includes photographs and scrapbooks from the papers of Louise Noun (1908-2002) and Mary Louise Smith (1914-1997). Noun and Smith founded the Iowa Women's Archives, which opened in 1992. Noun had leadership roles in League of Women...
    • Women political activists; Women social reformers
    • United States -- Iowa
    • 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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    • Mildred Stead Capron Papers

    • Mildred Stead Capron (1899-1978) was a photographer, author, and member of the Society of Women Geographers. This collection includes Capron's documentary film, Sky High in Wyoming, as well as film production files and advertising for the film.
    • Women photographers
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • Joe Smith Collection

    • The Joe Smith Collection contains over 225 audio recordings of noted musicians and music industry executives. Current selections in this digital collection include interviews with Ruth Brown, Natalie Cole, Ellie Greenwich, Yoko Ono, and Linda...
    • Women musicians; Women singers
    • United States
    • 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

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