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    • Oral History Projects at the Student Life and Culture Archival Program

    • "The University of Illinois During the Great Depression" covers such topics as the effects of the depression on student life, sororities, work, rules for women students, and life after graduation. "World War II and the University of Illinois"...
    • Depressions -- 1929; Education (Higher); Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Illinois -- Urbana
    • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

    • Dance companies from around the world have performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival since 1932. This video collection includes more than 100 excerpts of performances recorded at festival. Highlights include performances by Anna Duncan...
    • Women dancers
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    • Dorothy West Papers

    • Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
    • African American women authors; African American women journalists; Women authors; Women journalists
    • United States -- Massachusetts--Martha's Vineyard
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China
    • Edith Wharton Collection

    • Edith Wharton (1862-1939) wrote more than 20 novels, including Ethan Frome (1911) and The Age of Innocence (1920). Highlights in this collection include portraits of Wharton, and manuscripts from The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.
    • Women authors
    • France; United States
    • Elizabeth Harrison - Chicago Kindergarten Movement

    • Elizabeth Harrison (1849-1927) and Rumah Avilla Crouse founded the Chicago Kindergarten Training School in 1887. This collection highlights the Kindergarten Movement in Chicago, education reform in the 19th and 20th centuries, and role of...
    • Kindergarten; Schools; Women educators
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

    • Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, ephemera and memorabilia related women's suffrage. The collection not only highlights their work at the local level with the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States--New York--Ontario--Geneva
    • The Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles

    • Emma Bell Miles (1879-1919) was a naturalist, artist, and noted author of The Spirit of the Mountains (1905), a classic study of Southern Appalachia. Highlights from this collection include photographs of Miles and her family, a nice selection of...
    • Women artists; Women authors; Women naturalists
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • 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
    • Delaware Public Archives: Digital Archives

    • Highlights from the documents section include manumission documents and petitions for freedom; Joseph Barker’s “Negro Ledger Book” 1808-1811; and a marriage contract and other documents from the 17th century. Other highlights include Public...
    • African Americans; Schools; Slavery; Women; Women slaves; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Delaware
    • 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
    • American Textile History Museum: The Chace Catalogue

    • Highlights from this collection include more than images of more than 290 coverlets, more than 250 spinning wheels, and a large selection of dresses.
    • Clothing and dress; Coverlets; Spinning Wheels
    • United States
    • Education in a Valley Fair

    • Highlights from this collection include the ciphering book of Blandina LeFevre (1833); group portraits of students and teachers; and a photo of a one-room school house.
    • Education; Schools; Teachers colleges
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Lowcountry Digital Library

    • Highlights from this collection include the Septima Poinsette Clark Scrapbook, correspondence and memorabilia from the Pierrine Smith Byrd Collection, and MUSC College of Nursing Class Photos.
    • Nursing -- Study and teaching; Women college graduates; Women college students
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Digital Image Collections (Indiana Historical Society)

    • Highlights from this large collection include photographs of the Madame C.J. Walker, the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, various hairstyles, and students at the Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture; photographs of award winners from...
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Employment; Girls; Hairstyles; Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Indiana
    • NYPL Digital Gallery: Jerome Robbins Dance Division

    • Highlights from this large subcollection of the NYPL Digital Gallery include: programs for performances by the Isadora Duncan Dancers; photographs of Duncan, Irene Castle, and Ruth St. Denis; and color slides of the Joffrey Ballet.
    • Ballet; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Around the Table: Early Cooking in the Hudson Valley

    • Highlights from this online exhibit include images of cooking utensils (e.g., a corn mold, a butter paddle, and a sausage stuffer), and Mrs. Anna Maria Elting's Rochester Recipe Book from 1819.
    • Cookery; Cooking utensils
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Willa Cather Archive

    • Highlights from this site iclude an image gallery with over 600 photographs of Cather and related subjects; full text of selected novels and other writings; a text analysis tool; Cather's a ten second silent movie clip from the only known moving...
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Nebraska
    • American Jewish Committee Archives

    • Highlights in this collection include audio clips from oral history interviews with actress Molly Picon, columnist Ellen Goodman, politicians Bella Abzug and Elizabeth Holtzman, medical physicist Rosalyn Yalow, and lawyer/political activist Rita...
    • Actresses; Jewish women; Women legislators; Women political activists; Women scientists
    • United States

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