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  • Time Period: 20th century
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    • 1911 Houston Society with Gladys Ewing

    • Gladys Ewing's scrapbook includes items (invitations, notes, dance cards, etc.) that she saved from the No-TSU-OH 1911 Carnival Ball, winter Mardi Gras celebrations, Krewe parties, luncheons, and other social events.
    • Debutante balls; Debutantes; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Texas -- Houston
    • "The Petticoat Invasion":  Women at the College of William and Mary  1918-1945

    • Includes an oral history interview with Janet Coleman Kimbrough, Class of 1921; a small collection of photographs; social rules for students from 1923-24; and Laura F. Parrish's thesis, "When Mary Entered with her Brother William: Women at the...
    • Women college students
    • United States -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
    • A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause of Women in Government, 1969-74

    • This project documents efforts by the Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities to recruit and train women for upper-level governmental positions. In addition to summaries of interviews with 20 women who were involved in the program, the...
    • Women government executives; Women journalists; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Ada Lois Sipuel

    • This digital collection includes 251 documents from the Oklahoma State Supreme Court, Civil Case No. 32756 about the first African-American woman admitted to the University of Oklahoma law school in 1948.
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • 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
    • Alaska Native Collections

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    • Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alaska
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China
    • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

    • The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League had teams based in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, and operated between 1943 and 1954. This collection includes oral history interviews (videos/transcripts) with women who played in the...
    • Women baseball players; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Illinois; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Michigan; United States -- Wisconsin
    • 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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    • American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection

    • The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection contains 118 hours of recordings documenting North American English dialects. The recordings include speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public...
    • English language -- Dialects
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- District of Columbia; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Idaho; United States --...
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • American Textile History Museum: The Chace Catalogue

    • Highlights from this collection include more than images of more than 290 coverlets, more than 250 spinning wheels, and a large selection of dresses.
    • Clothing and dress; Coverlets; Spinning Wheels
    • United States
    • André Studios, 1930-1941

    • This collection includes drawings and sketches produced by the New York firm André Fashion Studios. The "Browse by Subject" option offers more than 150 terms (e.g., coats, dresses, plaid, Scalloping, women's hats).
    • Clothing and dress; Fashion design
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Angie Debo Collection

    • Angie Debo's books included The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic (1934), And Still the Waters Run (1940), The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians (1941), and Geronimo (1976). This digital collection includes more than 1200...
    • Women authors; Women historians
    • United States -- Oklahoma;
    • Anne Braden Oral History Project

    • These interviews were conducted by Cate Fosl for her book, Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South (2002). Interviewees include Anne Braden, as well as her coworkers, mentees, and friends.
    • Women civil rights workers
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • Archives for Women in Medicine

    • The Archives for Women in Medicine began in 2005 as a project of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women and the Countway Library of Medicine. The Women in Medicine Oral Histories collection is one of the highlights of the site. Fifteen women...
    • Medical laboratories; Medicine -- Study and teaching; Women medical students; Women physicians; Women scientists
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    • Armstrong Family Papers

    • The Armstrongs were one of the leading African-American magic acts in the early twentieth century. Lille Belle Armstrong, her husband, J. Hartford Armstrong, and eventually their daughter, Ellen Armstrong, specialized in mind reading, slight of...
    • African American women; Vaudeville; Women magicians
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Athenaeum Damenverein & Women's Auxiliary Records, 1876-2007

    • The Athenaeum Damenverein was organized in 1876 as the women’s auxiliary of the Athenaeum Turners. In addition to supporting the Turners, this German American organization has offered social and cultural events for its members, and been involved...
    • Fashion shows; German American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • AVON: Celebrating Women for 125 Years

    • This collection documents the history of the company, its employees and sales representatives, and the consumers of its products. Users can search the collection by keyword, or browse by broad subject (advertising, catalogs, representatives, the...
    • Avon Products, Inc.; Beauty, personal; Cosmetics; Employment; Women sales personnel
    • United States;
    • Bain Collection

    • This collection of more than 40,000 images documents a wide range of events in early 20th century New York City, including theater productions, crime, strikes, disasters, woman suffrage parades, conventions and public celebrations.
    • Strikes and lockouts; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York

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