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    • Women of Valor: Emma Goldman

    • Biographical profile includes a good selection of primary sources. Examples include advertisments for Goldman's speeches; Goldman's first published writing on the subject of marriage (1897); Goldman's deportation portrait (1919); Eulogy by...
    • Women anarchists; Women political activists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • University of Mississippi Civil War Archive

    • Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • 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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    • Frances Goff Papers

    • Frances Goff (1916-1994) was the first personnel director of the Texas Railroad Commission, served as secretary to a Texas state legislator and Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, and worked as the director for the Texas Bluebonnet Girls' State program and...
    • Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Texas
    • Harvey Girls of the Winslow Harvey Houses

    • Fred Harvey opened a chain of restaurants and inns known as "Harvey Houses" in the late nineteenth century. The first Harvey House in Winslow, Arizona was built in 1897. Waitresses who worked at Harvey Eating Houses were known as "Harvey Girls."...
    • Waitresses
    • United States -- Arizona -- Winslow
    • 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
    • Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Women's History and Issues

    • Highlights include interviews with the first librarian at Old Dominion, faculty members, physicians, priests, and Girl Scout leaders. One set of interviews explores sex roles during the Great Depression.
    • Civil rights movements; Depressions, 1929; Education (Higher); Girl Scouts; Women college teachers; Women physicians; Woman priests
    • United States -- Virginia -- Norfolk
    • Ohio Memory

    • Highlights include Lucinda Lenore Merriss Cornell's diary covering the Ohio homefront during the Civil War; librarian Nettie E. Wheeler's diary from 1870; Margaret Boyd, the first woman enrolled in Ohio University, kept this diary in 1873 and...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Education; Societies and clubs; Teachers; Temperance; Women college students; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Ohio
    • Mary Pickford Papers

    • Mary Pickford (1892-1979) established herself as a silent film star in the 1910s. She received an Academy Award for best actress in her first talking film, "Coquette" (1928). Pickford, along with with Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, and D. W....
    • Motion picture actresses; Motion picture producers and directors
    • United States
    • Tejano Voices

    • More than 50 of the oral history interviews (audio and transcripts) in this collection are with Tejanas, women of Spanish-Mexican origin in Texas. Women recall their experiences as city council members, community and political activists, educators,...
    • Mexican American women
    • United States -- Texas
    • Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers

    • Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was inaugurated as governor of Wyoming in 1925, thus becoming the first woman governor in the United States. In addition, she was Director of the U.S. Mint in 1933 to 1953. This large collection documents Ross' work...
    • United States Mint -- Officials and employees; Women governors
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • Virtual Jamestown

    • Organized by source type: "Maps and Images," "Court Records," "Labor Contracts," "Reference Center," "First Hand Accounts and Letters," and "Newspapers." The site also includes an interactive Indian village. Find Kathleen M. Brown's interpretive...
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Indians of North America; Slavery
    • United States -- Virginia -- Jamestown
    • Kamlowsky (Rosetta) Radio Interviews

    • Rosetta Kamlowsky was one of the first female broadcasters in Montana. She hosted the Scooter radio show on KBLL Radio beginning in 1968. Highlights include a debate on the Equal Rights Amendment (Ada Harlen and Mary Doubek interviews), and...
    • Radio programs; Women broadcasters
    • United States -- Montana
    • In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS

    • See the transcripts of interviews with Ms. Barbara Fabian Baird, R.N., and Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D. Baird was one of the first nurses to work with individuals with HIV. Dr. Grady treated AIDS patients and held AIDS patient care seminars across...
    • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; AIDS (Disease); Health education; Nurses; Scientists; Women physicians
    • United States -- Maryland -- Bethesda
    • Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon, Oral History Collection

    • Several Japanese American women share their experiences before, during, and after World War II. Mitzi Asai Loftus (1932- ) was in the fourth grade when her family was sent to the Pinedale Assembly Center in Fresno, California; they also lived in...
    • Japanese American women; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    • United States -- Oregon -- Lane County; United States -- California
    • Frontera Collection of Mexican American Music

    • The 30,000 performances in this collection were recorded, primarily in Spanish, in the first half of the twentieth century. Users can listen to the first 50 seconds of each recording. A search for "Lydia Mendoza" retrieves more than 500 records.
    • Mexican American music; Women musicians; Women singers
    • United States
    • Medicine and Madison Avenue

    • The 600 health-related advertisements in this collection appeared in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s through the 1950s. The following categories link to a significant number of advertisements: Cough and Cold; First Aid and Wound Care; Food;...
    • Health and hygiene; Household products; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • 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
    • Historical Research Center Digital Collections

    • This collection documents the history of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and of health sciences in Arkansas. Highlights include photos of pioneering women: Annie Schoppach, M.D., the first female graduate of the Medical Department...
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Women physicians
    • United States -- Arkansas -- Little Rock
    • Governors Papers Related to Women's Issues 1904-1984

    • This collection from the Washington State Archives documents contacts between the Governor's Office, women, and women's organizations, regarding women's issues, womens suffrage, women's rights, and comparable worth. The Papers of Dixy Lee Ray...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Pay equity; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)

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