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  • Time Period: 20th century
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    • American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    • This collection documents the history of the American Colony, a non-denominational utopian Christian community founded by a small group of American expatriates in Ottoman Palestine in 1881.
    • American Colony (Jerusalem); Christian communities -- Palestine; Missionaries; Religion
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    • 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 (1942),...
    • Women dancers
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    • Institute of Church-State Studies Vertical File Collection

    • This collection documents the struggle between church (e.g., Baptist) positions and local, state, and national government. Access documents related to abortion from the subject keyword menu, or browse by subject for the following terms: "Abortion,"...
    • Abortion; Baptists; Christians; Church and state; Religion
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    • Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) Poster Collection

    • This collection features approximately 300 posters that document women’s activism throughout the world. These posters cover a wide variety of topics: discrimination against women; economics; education; feminism; motherhood; peace movement...
    • Feminism; Human rights; Reproductive rights; Violence against women; Women's rights
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    • Inventory of the Vera Glaser Papers, 1945-1995

    • This collection includes documents from the President's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities, speeches, photographs, and an oral history.
    • Feminism; President 's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities; Women journalists
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    • Joseph Bancroft and Sons Photograph Collection

    • This collection includes photographs of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company's clothing collection from the 1950s and 1960s, more than 1100 Miss America fashion photographs, and a small collection of photographs of plant employees.
    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Clothing and dress; Fashion photography; Fashion shows; Miss America Pageant
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    • Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present

    • This collection documents the effort to revive handcraft in western North Carolina. Highlights include photographs of women making crafts, as well as images of baskets, cornhusk dolls,and textiles that were made by women. The collection also...
    • Arts and crafts movement; Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Handicraft; Social life and customs; Women Photographers;
    • Appalachian Region, Southern.; United States -- North Carolina;
    • Eleanor Phelps' Cruise Around the World

    • In 1922, South Carolina resident Eleanor Phelps took part in the inaugural American Express Company Cruise Around the World. These photographs and diary entries document her visits to the Taj Mahal, the Panama Canal, and such destinations as Cuba,...
    • Women travelers
    • China; Cuba; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Panama; United States -- Hawaii; United States -- South Carolina -- Aiken
    • Irene Kuhn Papers

    • This digital collection documents Irene Kuhn's work as a writer, journalist, and radio show host.
    • Foreign correspondents; Women in radio broadcasting; Women journalists; Women war correspondents; World War, 1939-1945 -- Press coverage
    • China; United States
    • Highlights from the Saltonstall Family Collections

    • The papers, photographs, art, and artifacts of the Saltonstall family, one of the founding families of Massachusetts, document five centuries of family history and involvement in public life. Highlights include the correspondence of Mary Cooke...
    • Revolution, 1775-1783; World War, 1914-1918
    • France; United States--Massachusetts
    • Women's Travel Diaries

    • Highlights from this collection include diaries by two American women missionaries. Mary McCornack Thompson was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa. Thompson's diaries...
    • Pacifists; Social life and Customs; Women missionaries; Women teachers; Women travelers
    • Japan; United States
    • Sikkim Photos (Kandell Collection)

    • Sikkim, now part of India, borders on Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. This site includes more than 300 images from the Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs. Kandell’s photographs, taken during visits between 1965 and 1979, document the...
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Queens; Women photographers
    • Sikkim
    • World War II Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Eleanor Steber Photograph Collection

    • Eleanor Steber (1916-1990) made her premiere with the Metropolitan Opera in 1940 and remained with the company until 1963. This collection includes stock publicity photographs, informal snapshots of Steber, and photographs of a television screen...
    • Sopranos (Singers)
    • United States
    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive

    • This collection includes Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel's video interviews with prominent individuals from the following programs (women interviewed are noted): "About the Arts" (Charlotte Curtis, Marian McPartland, Maralin Niska, Estelle...
    • Women architects; Women artists; Women fashion designers; Women Interior decorators; Women photographers
    • United States

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