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  • Time Period: 20th century
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    • 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
    • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

    • This collection of local newsfilm, documentaries and other programs presents 60 years of social and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area. A sample of the many relevant films in this collection follows: Chicano women's rights (1973);...
    • Women's rights
    • United States -- California -- San Francisco
    •  Woman's Land Army of America 1918-1923

    • The District of Columbia branch of the W. L. A. A. sent young women to work on farms in Montgomery County, Maryland. This collection includes images of women engaged in a variety of farm tasks (e.g., driving a team of draft horses).
    • Women's Land Army of America; World War, 1914-1918
    • United States -- Maryland -- Montgomery County
    • 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
    • May Wright Sewall Papers

    • May Eliza Wright Sewall (1844-1920) worked as an activist and leader for a number of social causes, such as education, women's rights, cultural enrichment, and world peace. This collection includes 470 letters written to May Wright Sewall between...
    • Women social reformers; Women's rights
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • Doctor or Doctress?

    • This site combines compelling stories with a variety of primary sources to bring the history of women physicians to a wide audience. The stories explore a range of topics: the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; Civil War surgeon Mary Walker;...
    • Women physicians; African American women physicians; Medicine -- Study and teaching
    • United States
    • Elinor Cahn Photographs

    • This collection includes images from Cahn's East Baltimore Documentary Photography Project.
    • Women photographers; Neighborhoods
    • United States -- Maryland -- Baltimore
    •  Beulah Glover Photograph Collection

    • Beulah Glover opened a photography studio in Walterboro, South Carolina in the 1930s.
    • Women photographers; African Americans; Churches
    • United States -- South Carolina -- Edisto Island; United States -- South Carolina -- Walterboro
    • 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
    • Mildred Stead Capron Papers

    • Mildred Stead Capron (1899-1978) was a photographer, author, and member of the Society of Women Geographers. This collection includes Capron's documentary film, Sky High in Wyoming, as well as film production files and advertising for the film.
    • Women photographers
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • Guide to the Doris Duke Photograph Collection, 1870-2006

    • Photos in this collection document Duke's life: childhood at school and at Duke Farms; life at her various residences; trips to Europe (1923) and the Middle East (1938); events at Duke University (e.g., Duke setting a cornerstone); her time as a...
    • Women philanthropists; Women travelers
    • Grace Thompson Edmister Photograph Collection

    • Grace Thompson Edmister (1890-1984) was a musician, teacher, and director of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony (later named New Mexico Symphony Orchestra). This collection includes portraits of Edmister and photos of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony.
    • Women musicians
    • United States -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque
    •  Ethel O'Connor Sales Collection

    • This scrapbook of clippings (1927-1929) from Boise newspapers documents the Ethel Sales Dance Band and Sales’ work as organist at the Egyptian Theater in Boise.
    • Women musicians
    • United States -- Idaho -- Boise
    • Women Political Leaders

    • This collection includes transcripts of interviews with politicians (e.g., Elizabeth Snyder, "California's First Woman State Party Chairman") and political activists (e.g., labor activist Hope Schechter). All four volumes of interview transcripts...
    • Women legislators; Women political activists
    • United States -- California
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Women with Words

    • This collection features 40 short biographies and oral histories of female journalists in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.
    • Women journalists
    • United States -- Texas -- Dallas; United States -- Texas -- Fort Worth


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