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    • Oral History Projects at the Student Life and Culture Archival Program

    • "The University of Illinois During the Great Depression" covers such topics as the effects of the depression on student life, sororities, work, rules for women students, and life after graduation. "World War II and the University of Illinois"...
    • Depressions -- 1929; Education (Higher); Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Illinois -- Urbana
    • Theater Photography from the Theresa Helburn Collection

    • A collection of 1100 production and publicity photographs relating to the Theatre Guild. More than 200 photos of Katharine Hepburn are included, as well as images of other actresses (e.g., Helen Hayes).
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Angie Debo Collection

    • Angie Debo's books included The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic (1934), And Still the Waters Run (1940), The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians (1941), and Geronimo (1976). This digital collection includes more than 1200...
    • Women authors; Women historians
    • United States -- Oklahoma;
    • WWII Letters of Annette Dyar Sherman

    • Annette Dyar's letters to her parents document her life in Washington, D.C. during World War II. In addition, the letters offer firsthand accounts of speeches and parades for returning war heroes.
    • Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, 1868-1983

    • Beginning in the early 1880s, Brezing (1860-1940) operated brothels in Lexington, Kentucky. This collection consists of 277 photographic prints collected or created by E. I. "Buddy" Thompson in connection with the writing of his 1983 book, Madam...
    • Brothels; Prostitutes
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington
    • Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983

    • Betty Parsons (1900-1982) was one of the leading art dealers in New York City during the second half of the twentieth century. This collection documents the operations of the Betty Parsons Gallery, from its opening in 1946 to its closing in 1983.
    • Women art dealers; Women gallery owners
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Carol M. Highsmith Archive

    • Carol M. Highsmith has donated her photographs to the Library of Congress since 1992. The Carol M. Highsmith Archive features photographs of landmark buildings and architectural renovation projects in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United...
    • Women Photographers
    • 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
    • Charlotte Kaminski Scrapbook Collection

    • Charlotte Virginia Kaminski (Prevost) (1908-1982) lived with her family in Georgetown, South Carolina and spent her summers on Pawleys Island. Most of the photographs in this scrapbook represent her summers on the island.
    • Girls
    • United States -- South Carolina -- Pawleys Island
    • 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.
    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie Collection (1836 – 1911)

    • Constance Fauntleroy Runcie founded the Runcie Club in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1894, and served as its president until her death in 1911. In addition to Runcie's writings (e.g., Woman, An Essay), this collection documents the activities of the...
    • Social life and customs; Societies and Clubs; Women authors
    • United States -- Missouri
    • Mother Jones Collection

    • Correspondence between Mother Jones and John Mitchell regarding the Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902. Mitchell was president of the United Mine Workers at the time.
    • Women labor leaders
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • 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...
    • Women dancers
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    • Dorothy West Papers

    • Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
    • African American women authors; African American women journalists; Women authors; Women journalists
    • United States -- Massachusetts--Martha's Vineyard
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China

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