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    • Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture

    • This multifaceted site includes text from the first edition; comparison of manuscript, serial and novel texts; contemporary reviews; book covers from various editions; and antislavery texts that predate the novel.
    • Antislavery movements; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Women authors
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Suffragists Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full-length interviews with seven women who played key roles in the suffrage movement. Burnita Shelton Matthews remembers law school, the origin and development of the Equal Rights Amendment, and her appointment as the...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Suffragists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States
    • GRIN: Great Images in NASA

    • This collection includes about 50 photographs in the "women" subcollection. Select "Browse by Subject," then "People," then "Women." Highlights include photos of the First Lady Astronaut Trainees (also known as the "Mercury 13"), NASA scientists,...
    • Women astronauts
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Women Political Leaders

    • This collection includes transcripts of interviews with politicians (e.g., Elizabeth Snyder, "California's First Woman State Party Chairman") and political activists (e.g., labor activist Hope Schechter). All four volumes of interview transcripts...
    • Women legislators; Women political activists
    • United States -- California
    • Women in the West Oral Histories

    • This collection of nearly 200 interviews provides first hand documentation regarding the role of women in the Pacific Northwest during the early and mid 1900s. The interviews were conducted by students in professor Sue Armitage's history classes...
    • Childhood; Farm life; Homemakers; Rural women; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Oregon; United States -- Washington (State)
    • Iowa Women's Archives Founders Digital Collection

    • This collection includes photographs and scrapbooks from the papers of Louise Noun (1908-2002) and Mary Louise Smith (1914-1997). Noun and Smith founded the Iowa Women's Archives, which opened in 1992. Noun had leadership roles in League of Women...
    • Women political activists; Women social reformers
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Camp Fire Girls of East Baton Rouge Parish

    • This small collection includes photos of Camp Fire Girls engaged in a variety of activities, such as helping with charities, learning first aid, singing Christmas carols, and building a camp fire.
    • Camp Fire Girls; Girls
    • United States -- Louisiana -- Baton Rouge
    • 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
    • Girlhood Embroidery: Samplers at Pilgrim Hall Museum

    • This online exhibit begins with the first American-made sampler, embroidered by Loara Standish in the 17th century. Additional samplers from the 18th and 19th centuries are also featured.
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Girls; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); Samplers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Five College Archives Digital Access Project

    • This site serves as a gateway to selected archival collections from Amherst College, Hamphire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Highlights include Sophia Smith's journal from the last nine...
    • Coeducation; Conduct of life; Education (Higher); Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • 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
    • 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

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