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  • Time Period: 20th century
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    • YWCA Philadelphia Branches Records

    • This collection documents activities and services at various branches of the Philadelphia and Germantown YWCAs, Frankford, Kensington, Metropolitan, and Southwest Belmont.
    • Camps for girls; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Young Lords in Lincoln Park

    • The oral histories, photographs, and clippings in this collection document the history of the displacement of Puerto Ricans, Mejicanos, other Latinos, and the poor from the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The collection includes more than 30...
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    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • 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
    • 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.)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Women's Athletics at Washington State University

    • This collection of 380 photographs, postcards, book illustrations, and certificates documents women's athletics at Washington State University from 1899 to 2000. The site offers predefined searches for more than 25 sports, from archery to...
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    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...
    • 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 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
    • Women in the West Oral Histories

    • This collection of nearly 200 interviews provides first hand documentation regarding the role of women in the Pacific Northwest during the early and mid 1900s. The interviews were conducted by students in professor Sue Armitage's history classes...
    • Childhood; Farm life; Homemakers; Rural women; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Oregon; United States -- Washington (State)
    • Women in Sport at Western

    • Researchers can browse this site by sport: archery; basketball; bowling; dance; fencing; field hockey; golf; handball; hiking; horseback riding; javelin throwing; rowing; running; soccer; softball; swimming; tennis; track and field; and volleyball.
    • Women athletes; Women college students; Women in sports
    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Bellingham
    • Women in Science

    • Women in Science highlights key collections in the Women and Leadership Archives: the Alice Bourke Hayes, Ph.D. Papers, the Katherine DeLage Taft Papers, the Mundelein College Archives, and the Visiting Nurse Association North Records.
    • Women college students; Women college teachers; Women scientists
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Women in Journalism

    • Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Ethel Payne, and Carol Simpson were among the 60 journalists interviewed for this collection.
    • Women journalists
    • United States
    • Women in Blue and Gold

    • More than 1800 photographs document women's athletics at Marquette University from 1975 to 2000. The introduction to the site notes the positive effects of the implementation of Title IX at Marquette.
    • Rifle team; Women athletes; Women basketball players; Women college students; Women soccer players; Women track and field athletes; Women volleyball players
    • United States -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • 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
    • Vietnamese American Oral History Project

    • This collection includes original audio-taped life stories, Vietnamese and/or English-language transcripts of the interviews, time log summaries, and photographs of narrators. Some narrators have also contributed their own photographs and...
    • Vietnamese Americans; Vietnamese American women
    • United States -- California
    • UW-Madison Campus Voices: Women in Science and Engineering

    • This series includes interviews (audio/transcripts) with women who have worked in science, engineering, medicine and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin from the 1920s to the present day.
    • Women engineers; Women scientists
    • United States -- Wisconsin -- Madison

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