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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
    • 19th Century Actors Photographs

    • This collection consists of 610 cartes-de-visite studio portraits of American actresses, actors, and entertainers from the mid- to late 1800s.
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 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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    • American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920

    • This collection documents American popular entertainment with 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs. Many of the programs include...
    • Advertising; Vaudeville; Women entertainers
    • United States
    • Anne Sullivan Macy: The Miracle Worker

    • The American Federation for the Blind offers this illustrated overview of Sullivan's life and work. See in particular Sullivan's letters in which she describes her work with Keller.
    • Teachers of deafblind people
    • United States
    • 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
    • Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Gay History Papers and Photographs

    • This collection documents the work of two pioneers in the gay and lesbian rights movement. Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) influenced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. She also worked with...
    • Lesbian activists; Lesbians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Barnard Bulletin

    • Ssearch or browse 100+ years (1901-2002) of the Barnard Bulletin, the oldest continuously-published student newspaper at an American women's college.
    • Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South

    • This collection includes audio recordings of 410 oral history interviews that chronicle the lives of African Americans during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. Selecting the "Gender" tab reveals more...
    • African American women; African Americans -- Civil rights; African Americans -- Segregation; Race relations
    • United States -- Alabama -- Birmingham; United States -- Georgia -- Albany; United States -- Louisiana -- New Iberia; United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans; United States -- Mississippi -- LeFlore County; United States -- North Carolina --...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Catalog of American Portraits: Portrait Search

    • The Catalog of American Portraits includes 80,000 records of portraits in public (e.g., National Portrait Gallery) and private collections across the United States and abroad. Researchers may want to select "find objects with images only" because...
    • Portraits; Women
    • United States
    • 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;

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