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  • Time Period: 20th century
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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • War Posters

    • This collection includes a selection of posters from World War I (e.g., "Stage women's war relief") and World War II (e.g., "Enlist in a proud profession! Join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps").
    • World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • 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
    • Mary Beeman Historic Costumes

    • The Mary Beeman Historic Costumes collection includes photographs of select pieces of women's clothing (dresses, coats, jackets, and suits) from the 1950s to the 1990s.
    • Clothing and dress
    • 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
    • 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
    • Blanche Espy Chenoweth, Her Life, Her Times

    • The 67 photographs and a 48-page scrapbook in this digital collection document the life of Blanche Espy Chenoweth (1875-1960). As a a writer, lecturer, and radio show host, Chenoweth covered such topics as women's social customs, homemaking, and...
    • Women authors; Women in radio broadcasting
    • United States
    • Oral History of American Music

    • The "Excerpts" section of this site includes a short audio clip from an interview with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, as well as text excerpts from interviews with Joan LaBarbara and Tania Leon.
    • Women composers
    • United States

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