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  • Time Period: 20th century
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    • National Child Labor Committee Collection

    • Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Lewis Hine (1874-1940) documented working and living conditions of children in the United States between 1908 and 1924. A search for "girl*" in this collection...
    • Child labor; Girls
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Delaware; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Louisiana;...
    • Women in Science

    • Women in Science highlights key collections in the Women and Leadership Archives: the Alice Bourke Hayes, Ph.D. Papers, the Katherine DeLage Taft Papers, the Mundelein College Archives, and the Visiting Nurse Association North Records.
    • Women college students; Women college teachers; Women scientists
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Jewish Women in America

    • Watch Blanche Wiesen Cook's interviews with athletes (Jane Katz and Eve Ellis); authors (Kathy Engel, Erica Jong, and Grace Paley); historians (Alice Kessler-Harris and Ellen Schrecker); journalists (Claudia Dreifus, Amy Goodman, and Ruth Gruber);...
    • Jewish women; Women athletes; Women authors; Women historians; Women journalists; Women musicians
    • United States
    • Toni Stabile Papers

    • Toni Stabile, an advocate for cosmetic safety, is the author of Cosmetics: Trick or Treat? (1966) and Cosmetics: The Great American Skin Game (1973, 1979). Her work paved the way for such reforms as cosmetic ingredient listing on labels. This...
    • Consumer protection; Cosmetics industry; Investigative reporting; Women journalists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Camp Fire Girls of East Baton Rouge Parish

    • This small collection includes photos of Camp Fire Girls engaged in a variety of activities, such as helping with charities, learning first aid, singing Christmas carols, and building a camp fire.
    • Camp Fire Girls; Girls
    • United States -- Louisiana -- Baton Rouge
    • Documenting Lesbian Lives: Student Oral History Project

    • This site offers transcripts of life histories of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories. Narrators include artists, educators, grassroots activists,...
    • Childhood; Feminism; Lesbians; Religion
    • United States
    • June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA

    • This site includes five collections: Connexxus/Centro de Mujeres Collection; the Crukshank (Margaret) Collection; the Lillian Faderman papers (1976-89); the Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Collection; and the Women Against...
    • Lesbian studies; Lesbians; Lesbians' writings; Lesbians--Education (Higher); Pornography; Rape; Sex in Advertising; Violence against women
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Forty Years: The History of Women at Bowdoin

    • This site includes documents, photos, and audio and video recollections related to the following themes: the prehistory of coeducation; the process of coeducation, the curriculum, extracurricular activities, social life and fraternities, athletics,...
    • Coeducation; Women college students
    • United States -- Maine
    • Online Manuscript Resources in Southern Women’s History

    • This site highlights materials from 16 collections in Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The "teaching moments" section combines discussion questions with relevant resources to increase the use of archival...
    • Beauty culture; Civil rights movements; Conduct of life; Consumer protection; League of Women Voters; Marriage; Motherhood; Religion; Socialism; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Temperance; Women circus performers; Women -- Suffrage;...
    • United States -- Georgia; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- North Carolina
    • Maggie L. Walker Virtual Museum Exhibit

    • This site highlights key aspects of Walker's life and work: social activism, economic empowerment, life at home, and her legacy. A virtual tour of Walker's house completes the site.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Historic sites; Homes and haunts
    • United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • Community Collection: People, Places, and Things

    • This site documents the social, educational and architectural history of Ogden, Utah. Highlights include Emily Almira Cozzens Rich's diaries from 1893 to 1947; oral histories covering the history of St. Benedict's School of Nursing; and a small...
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Social life and customs; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Utah -- Ogden
    • 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
    • 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
    • A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause of Women in Government, 1969-74

    • This project documents efforts by the Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities to recruit and train women for upper-level governmental positions. In addition to summaries of interviews with 20 women who were involved in the program, the...
    • Women government executives; Women journalists; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Big Top Show Goes On Oral History Project

    • This oral history project preserves the voices and experiences of those involved in the tent circus tradition in Hugo, Oklahoma. Highlights include interviews with Mary Frazier Rawls (born 1927), who performed on the high wire, and Luciana 'Lucy'...
    • Women circus performers
    • United States -- Oklahoma -- Hugo
    • Ogontz School, 1850-1950

    • This online exhibit includes more than 50 photographs that document the history of the Ogontz School. Topics covered include administration of the school, academics, student activities (e.g., May Day), outstanding alumnae (e.g., Amelia Earhart),...
    • Education, Secondary; Girls' Schools; Private schools
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia;
    • Texas Archive of the Moving Image

    • This online collection includes home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, industrial and corporate productions, as well as Hollywood and internationally produced moving images of Texas. Highlights include a Girl Scout Picnic...
    • Social life and customs
    • United States -- Texas
    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...

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