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    • Emilie Davis Diaries

    • Emilie Davis, an African American woman who lived in Philadelphia, began writing in her pocket diary in 1863. She wrote about such events as National Fast Day, the flight of residents from Gettysburg to Philadelphia during the Battle of Gettysburg,...
    • African American Women; Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • The Visionaires

    • In 1938, a small group of African American women formed the Visionaires, a community organization in Gaineville. This collection includes minutes of their meetings, records of financial transactions, and photographs.
    • African American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Florida -- Gainesville
    • African American Women in Iowa Digital Collection

    • Includes a wide variety of primary sources from the Iowa Women's Archives, the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa, the University of Iowa Archive, and the State Historical Society of Iowa. Highlights include...
    • African American women; Societies and clubs; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson's memory book documents the author's college years at the University of Iowa in the 1920s. Also during this period, Althea "Bee" Moore's scrapbook offers the perspective of an African American student. Farm life and home...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Cookery; Girls; Home economics; Women college students; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Television News of the Civil Rights Era

    • News footage from two local television stations in Roanoke, Virginia. Footage from 1959 offers perspectives on school integration from African American students, white students, a veteran teacher. and Vivian Carter Mason (a founder of the Women's...
    • Civil rights movements; Race relations; School integration
    • United States -- Virginia
    • 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
    • Rosenwald Schools of South Carolina: An Oral History Exhibit

    • The Julius Rosenwald Foundation, working in collaboration with African American communities, built more than 5000 schools, shop buildings, and teachers' houses across the South between 1917 and 1932. In these oral history interviews, women and men...
    • African American schools; African American students; African American women teachers; African Americans -- Education; Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings.; School buidlings; Segregation in education
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Transforming the Tar Heel State: The Legacy of Public Libraries in North Carolina

    • The preconfigured searches illustrate the subject strengths of this collection: "African Americans and Libraries," "Bookmobiles," "Children and Libraries," "Library Legislation," "Reading Programs," "Women and Libraries," and "Works Progress...
    • Bookmobiles; Children; Libraries; Women librarians
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • African American Catholics of the United States

    • This collection includes 225 photographs of African American Catholics in 25 states. In addition to photos of families, school children, and church dedications, highlights include group portraits of the National Black Sisters Conference General...
    • African American Catholics; African American women; Nuns
    • United States
    • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

    • This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
    • African American women authors; Women authors
    • United States
    • Middletown Digital Oral Histories

    • This collection includes audio and accompanying transcriptions for oral history interviews conducted with African American, Jewish and Catholic communities of Muncie, Indiana.
    • African American women; African Americans; Catholic women; Jewish women; Religion
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie
    • Black Women Oral History Project

    • This collection includes audio files and/or transcripts of oral histories with 72 African American women who made significant contributions to society during the first half of the 20th century.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Women artists; Women authors; Women clergy; Women clerks; Women household employees; Women educators; Women journalists; Women lawyers; Women librarians; Women musicians; Women social workers; Women volunteers...
    • United States
    • Katrina Thomas Ethnic Wedding Photograph Collection

    • This collection includes more than 700 of Thomas' photographs of ethnic weddings in the United States. Ethnic and religious traditions that are represented in the collection include Afghan (Muslim); African American; Akan (Ghana); Albanian...
    • Dancing; Immigrant women; Marriage customs and rites; Religion; Weddings; Women photographers
    • United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Louisiana; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Michigan; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon; United...
    • Lawrence T. Jones III Collection

    • This collection includes photographs of a wide spectrum of Texan citizens, including African American, Indian, Hispanic, and Caucasian women, men, and children.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits
    • United States -- Texas
    • 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
    • Images of a Rural Past

    • This Flickr collection consists of nearly 7000 photographs from the Agricultural Communications Office of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. The vast majority are black and white images from the 1930s through the late 1970s. See in...
    • Agriculture; Home demonstration work; Home economics; Rural women
    • United States -- Texas
    • 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
    • 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
    • Green 'N' Growing: The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in North Carolina

    • This site includes 10,000 items (photos, pamphlets, reports) that document the history of home demonstration and 4-H in North Carolina. A variety of essays place these primary sources in historical context, and cover such topics as African...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Agriculture; Girls; History; Home demonstration work; Home economics; Race relations; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Open Vault

    • This site offers video excerpts and searchable transcripts from WGBH programs. In addition to numerous segments featuring prominent African Americans (see "Notable Women" below), the collection offers segments on "Women and AIDS" (1991), "Midwives"...
    • African American women; Television programs
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston


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