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  • Time Period: 1950-1959
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    • 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
    • Catherine May Congressional Papers

    • Congressional District of Washington, between 1959 and 1970. Topics covered include Washington state agriculture, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, sex discrimination against women, anti-communist movements, women's rights, education, labor, aid,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Margaret Chase Smith Library

    • The small collection of documents in this collection includes the text from Smith's "Declaration of Conscience" speech. Select "Audio Recordings" to listen to "Leave It to the Girls," a song written for Smith's 1964 presidential campaign.
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Maine
    • Women in Congress

    • See the "artifacts" section for images of political campaign buttons, historic images, gallery passes, collectable cards, and magazine covers. The site also includes biographical profiles, historical essays, historical data, and educational...
    • Women legislators
    • Washington, D.C.
    • 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 Trailblazers in the Law Project

    • This project includes oral histories of women who have made important contributions to the law and to women in the profession. The site currently includes transcripts from interviews with more than 50 women. Many of these transcripts are...
    • Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States
    • Women in Journalism

    • Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Ethel Payne, and Carol Simpson were among the 60 journalists interviewed for this collection.
    • Women journalists
    • United States
    • UW-Madison Campus Voices: Women in Science and Engineering

    • This series includes interviews (audio/transcripts) with women who have worked in science, engineering, medicine and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin from the 1920s to the present day.
    • Women engineers; Women scientists
    • United States -- Wisconsin -- Madison

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