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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
    •  Beulah Glover Photograph Collection

    • Beulah Glover opened a photography studio in Walterboro, South Carolina in the 1930s.
    • Women photographers; African Americans; Churches
    • United States -- South Carolina -- Edisto Island; United States -- South Carolina -- Walterboro
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Grace Thompson Edmister Photograph Collection

    • Grace Thompson Edmister (1890-1984) was a musician, teacher, and director of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony (later named New Mexico Symphony Orchestra). This collection includes portraits of Edmister and photos of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony.
    • Women musicians
    • United States -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.)


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