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    • Center for Jewish History Digital Collections

    • Highlights include Abigail Franks' letters to her son from the 1730s and 1740s; photos and posters of the actress Molly Picon; photos of Henrietta Szold from the Hadassah Archives; and oral histories of Austrian-Jewish emigrees who fled to the USA...
    • Actresses; Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Immigrants; Jewish women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • Taking a Leading Role: Women in Broadcasting History

    • This collection documents the lives and careers of 16 women who worked in radio and/or television broadcasting. Highlights include photos, scripts, and promotional papers from Irene Beasley's musical quiz show, "Grand Slam;" photos from the...
    • Actresses; Radio programs; Television programs; Women in radio broadcasting; Women in television broadcasting
    • United States
    • Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century

    • Includes digital images of publicity brochures for over 4500 performers and speakers who were part of the Chautauqua circuit. Highlights include brochures for Maud Ballington Booth : the "Little Mother" of the prisons; Clare Boothe Luce:...
    • Actresses; Women artists; Women authors; Women dramatists; Women educators; Women entertainers; Women orators; Women travelers
    • United States
    • Southern Places

    • This database includes images and documents from the Center's major programs, such as the Tennessee Rural African American Church Project and the Tennessee Century Farms Program. Additional highlights include images and histories of the Country...
    • African American churches; African American schools; Architecture; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Tennessee
    • Middle Tennessee Oral History Project

    • This large oral history collection includes approximately 160 full-length audio interviews with women. A small selection from the many highlights in the collection follows: former Middle Tennessee State Teachers College students on campus life...
    • African American schools; African American women; Depressions -- 1929; Girls; School integration; Schools; Women and the military; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women teachers; World War, 1939-1945 Participation, Female
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Tennesssee -- Murfreesboro
    • Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University

    • Includes content from the following member libraries of the Historically Black College and University Library Alliance: Alabama State; Atlanta University; Fisk; Grambling; Hampton; Southern University; Tennessee State; Tuskegee; and Virginia State....
    • African American universities and colleges; African American women; Education (Higher); Fisk University; Jubilee Singers; Women athletes; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women track and field athletes;
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Alabama -- Tuskegee; United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta; United States -- Louisiana -- Baton Rouge; United States -- Louisiana -- Grambling; United States -- Tennessee -- Nashville; United...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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    • 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
    • Maggie L. Walker Virtual Museum Exhibit

    • This site highlights key aspects of Walker's life and work: social activism, economic empowerment, life at home, and her legacy. A virtual tour of Walker's house completes the site.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Historic sites; Homes and haunts
    • United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • Teachers' Domain: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    • Highlights include interviews with Diane Nash, and Rosa Parks, and Sonia Sanchez; a video profile of Fannie Lou Hamer; and Sylvia Mendez' recollection of the conditions that led Mexican Americans to sue for desegregation in the 1940s.
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • United States
    • Volunteer Voices

    • This collaborative digitization program includes content from more than 100 archives, libraries, and museums across Tennessee. Highlights include documentation of Tennessee's key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment; photos and documents from...
    • African American Women; Civil rights movements; Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • AlabamaMosaic

    • This collaborative digitization program includes a variety of primary sources from Alabama archives and libraries. Highlights include 29 oral history interviews from the "Women in the Depression" collection at University of Alabama at Birmingham;...
    • African American women; Depressions -- 1929; Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Alabama
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959

    • This collection of more than 14,350 photographs documents the architecture and social life of the Washington area. Highlights include group portraits of American Association of University Women members; portrait photographs of Washington residents;...
    • American Association of University Women; Household appliances; Social life and customs; Vocational education; Women
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)

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