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  • Time Period: 20th century
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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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    • Yankee Poster Collection

    • The 3,500 posters and handbills in this collection cover a range of social and political issues, and date from 1965 to 1980. Note that images display only as thumbnails outside of the Library of Congress.
    • Abortion; Equal Rights Amendment; Feminism; Lesbians; Sexism; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections

    • The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is digitizing a wide variety of materials from its extensive collections: selected Academy Awards photographs, rule books, programs and ephemera; full text issues of...
    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures); Actresses
    • United States -- California
    • Macauley's Theatre Collection

    • This collection includes studio portraits of actresses and actors from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Notable women among the almost 600 images of actresses: Viola Allen, Mary Anderson, Lotta Crabtree, Maxine Elliott, Julia Marlowe, and...
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • Theater Actor Prints and Photographs Collection

    • This collection includes a good selection ofacclaimed actresses (and actors) from the 1880s through the 1930s: Mary Anderson, Kate Claxton, Fanny Davenport, Pauline Hall, Helena Modjeska, Ada Rehan, Lillian Russell, and others.
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States
    • Haystack

    • This collection documents the history of Colby-Sawyer College, which was a women's junior college from 1928 until 1973. The college started admitting men in 1990. The collection also includes Patience Cleveland's diary from 1964, in which she...
    • Actresses; Women athletes; Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles; United States -- New Hampshire -- New London
    • 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
    • Nell Shipman Collection

    • Nell Shipman (1892-1970) starred in, directed, or produced more than 20 films between 1916 and 1924. This digital collection offers more than 130 images that document the life and career of a pioneering filmmaker.
    • Actresses; Women motion picture producers and directors
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Resource for Outside Advertising Descriptions (ROAD)

    • This collection provides more than 30,000 images of outdoor advertisements from five source collections. The site offers multiple options for searching and browsing (company, product, date, medium, etc.) the collection. Researchers may need to be...
    • Advertising; Advertising, Outdoor; Billboards
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York; United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Historic New England Collections Access

    • In addition to search options, users can discover the strengths of this rich collection by browsing by category: architecture (photos of historic buildings and houses, architectural drawings); art (e.g., miniature portraits); clothing and...
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Historic houses; Social life and customs; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maine; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- Rhode Island; United States -- Vermont
    • Advertising Trade Cards from the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection

    • This collection of more than 150 advertising trade cards features women working as dressmakers, hairdressers, music teachers, photographers, shop and storekeepers, and wine and liquor dealers.
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Employment; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Every Week Magazine

    • Every Week Magazine, published from 1915 to 1918, provides a rich resource for researchers who are interested in the home front during World War I, constructions of gender and race, popular fiction, and advertising.
    • Advertising; Periodicals; World War, 1914-1918
    • United States
    • Southern Places

    • This database includes images and documents from the Center's major programs, such as the Tennessee Rural African American Church Project and the Tennessee Century Farms Program. Additional highlights include images and histories of the Country...
    • African American churches; African American schools; Architecture; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Tennessee
    • Iron Hill Museum oral history recordings and transcripts

    • The Iron Hill School #112C was an African American one-room schoolhouse that was in operation from 1923 until 1964. The 37 interviews (audio and transcripts) in this collection document life at Iron Hill School and at schools for white children,...
    • African American girls; African American schools; African Americans -- Education;
    • United States -- Delaware -- Iron Hill
    • Middle Tennessee Oral History Project

    • This large oral history collection includes approximately 160 full-length audio interviews with women. A small selection from the many highlights in the collection follows: former Middle Tennessee State Teachers College students on campus life...
    • African American schools; African American women; Depressions -- 1929; Girls; School integration; Schools; Women and the military; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women teachers; World War, 1939-1945 Participation, Female
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Tennesssee -- Murfreesboro
    • 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
    • Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

    • During his three years working for the Southern Courier, Jim Peppler took over 11,000 photographs documenting the civil rights movement, social conditions in central Alabama, and music performances (e.g., Odetta, Tina Turner). Of particular note...
    • African American women; African American women civil rights workers; Beauty shops; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements; Women singers
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Mississippi -- Jackson
    • Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South

    • This collection includes audio recordings of 410 oral history interviews that chronicle the lives of African Americans during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. Selecting the "Gender" tab reveals more...
    • African American women; African Americans -- Civil rights; African Americans -- Segregation; Race relations
    • United States -- Alabama -- Birmingham; United States -- Georgia -- Albany; United States -- Louisiana -- New Iberia; United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans; United States -- Mississippi -- LeFlore County; United States -- North Carolina --...

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