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    • Benedicte Wrensted:  An Idaho Photographer in Focus

    • Benedicte Wrensted (1859-1949), a native of Denmark, arrived in the United States in 1894. She was a professional photographer in Pocatello, Idaho from 1895 to 1912. This online exhibit features Wrensted's photographs of Native Americans. Curator...
    • Immigrants; Indians of North America; Women photographers
    • United States -- Idaho -- Pocatello
    • Clara Breed Collection

    • Clara Breed, a children's librarian at San Diego Public Library, corresponded regularly with her Japanese American patrons after they were forced into concentration camps with their families in 1942. This collection includes over 300 letters and...
    • Children; Girls; Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women librarians; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona -- Poston; United States -- California -- Arcadia;
    • 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
    • Folkstreams

    • Folkstreams offers streaming video of documentary films about American folklore. Select "Women" from the subjects list to explore a wide range of topics, from life stories of ballad and gospel singers to the wedding traditions as practiced by Old...
    • African American women; Aging; Folk music; Folklore; Quiltmakers; Religion; Social life and customs; Weddings; Women singers;
    • United States
    • American Jewess Project

    • Founded and edited by Rosa Sonneschein (1847-1932), American Jewess (1895-1899) was the first English-language periodical directed to American Jewish women.
    • Jewish women; Women's periodicals
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    • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

    • Highlights from nearly 14,000 images include photos of women as disaster victims (e.g., "Fleeing from the flames") and of Chinese American girls and women. More than 7000 pages of text include oral history transcipts, letters, and other documents....
    • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
    • United States -- California - San Francisco
    • 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
    • Philanthropy Resources Online (PRO)

    • Highlights include annual reports from a variety of charities and institutions: the American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless... (1852); College Settlements Association; Female Hospitable Society of Philadelphia (1831); the...
    • Child welfare; Social settlements; Women in charitable work; Women philanthropists
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence

    • Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
    • African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
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    • Land of (Unequal) Opportunity

    • Highlights include documentation of the integration of Little Rock Central High School; text of Daisy Bates speaking against the slow pace of integration; images of Civil Rights Protests at Arkansas AM&N College; essays by Japanese American...
    • African Americans; Civil rights movements; Equal Rights Amendment; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Lesbians; School integration
    • United States -- Arkansas
    • 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
    • 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
    • World War I Posters

    • Includes about 1,800 posters from the U.S. and other countries supporting the war effort. Common themes include recruitment, war bonds, and the American Red Cross. Sample titles include "Be a trained nurse," "For every fighter a woman worker...
    • American Red Cross; Women; World War, 1914-1918; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States
    • Minnesota Reflections

    • Includes collections from archives, libraries and museums from across Minnesota. Highlights include photographs of students and faculty at normal schools (Mankato State and Winona), as well as collections from the American Swedish Institute and the...
    • Immigrants; Indians of North America; Jewish women; Nuns; Religion; Swedish American women; Teachers Colleges; Women college students; Women college teachers
    • United States -- Minnesota
    • Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches

    • Includes Mary McLeod Bethune's 1939 speech, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me;" Fannie Lou Hamer's "Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention" (1964); Shirley Chisolm's ""The Black Woman in Contemporary...
    • African American orators; African American women; Speeches, addresses, etc.;
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    • Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity

    • Includes videos of interviews with Ramona Medina (1918- ), Socorro Gómez (1951- ), and Yolanda Almaraz (1951- ). The "Collection" section includes photographs and other sources about the walkouts from Coachella Valley schools in 1976, as well as...
    • Latinas; Social activists;
    • Coachella Valley, California; Providence, Rhode Island
    • Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman, Collection

    • Jean Thomas (1881-1982) documented the music, crafts, and daily lives of people in the eastern Kentucky mountains. This collection, which also documents the staging of the annual American Folk Song Festival, includes more than 1000 photographs.
    • Appalachian region; Folk festivals; Folk music; Folklore; Girls; Social life and customs; Women folklorists
    • United States -- Kentucky
    • Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes

    • Major Lee Moorhouse was an Indian Agent for the Umatilla Indian Reservation. His photographs document Native American life in the Columbia Basin (particularly Umatilla County, Oregon).
    • Clothing and dress; Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America;
    • United States -- Oregon -- Umatilla County
    • Manzanar National Historic Site

    • Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. This site includes a virtual tour of the historic site, as well as photographs by Ansel Adams, Clem...
    • Historic sites; Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California

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