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  • Title: History
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    • Voices of Feminism Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full transcripts from approximately 50 interviews. Examples of some of the topics covered: anti-pornography movement; anti-violence and anti-poverty programs; lesbian rights; labor and peace activism; reproductive justice.
    • Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians;
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    • Oral History of American Music

    • The "Excerpts" section of this site includes a short audio clip from an interview with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, as well as text excerpts from interviews with Joan LaBarbara and Tania Leon.
    • Women composers
    • United States
    • Veterans History Project

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    • Iraq War, 2003- ; Korean War, 1950-1953; Persian Gulf War; Veterans; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Women; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945;
    • 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
    • Archives of American Art Oral History Interviews

    • Includes numerous interviews with women painters (e.g., Joan Mitchell), photographers (e.g., Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange), quiltmakers (Peggie Hartwell and Carolyn Mazloomi), ceramicists, illustrators, and sculptors. Also included are...
    • Quiltmakers; Women artists; Women photographers
    • United States
    • Fashion History Design Collection

    • More than 1,500 fashion design sketches by Claire McCardell, Norman Norell, and Mildred Orrick document the changes in women's fashion from the 1920s to the 1970s.
    • Clothing and dress; Fashion design; Women fashion designers
    • United States
    • Documenting Lesbian Lives: Student Oral History Project

    • This site offers transcripts of life histories of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories. Narrators include artists, educators, grassroots activists,...
    • Childhood; Feminism; Lesbians; Religion
    • 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
    • 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
    • Women in Chemistry Oral History Project

    • This collection includes selected audio clips and transcripts from interviews with women chemists Mildred Cohn recalls being the only woman in the chemistry lab. Zaida Morales-Martinez explains why she has never had concerns about being a working...
    • Women chemists; Women scientists
    • United States
    • Johnson Space Center Oral History Project

    • In addition to an interview with Sally Ride, this oral history project includes two relevant subcollections. "Aviatrix Pioneers" includes transcripts of interviews with aerobatic champion Betty Skelton Frankman, "Mercury 13" member Wally Funk, and...
    • Women air pilots; Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.); Women astronauts; Women engineers; Women mathematicians; World War, 1939-1945
    • 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
    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • United States
    • Vietnamese American Oral History Project

    • This collection includes original audio-taped life stories, Vietnamese and/or English-language transcripts of the interviews, time log summaries, and photographs of narrators. Some narrators have also contributed their own photographs and...
    • Vietnamese Americans; Vietnamese American women
    • United States -- California
    • VOAHA: The Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive

    • The "Women's History" section of this large collection of oral history sound recordings includes such subsections as "Chicana feminists," "Feminist Health Movement," "Professionals and Entrepreneurs," "Reformers and Radicals," and "Rosie the...
    • Employment; Feminism; Feminists; Indian women -- North America; Japanese American women; Labor unions; Mexican American women; Southeast Asian American women; Women labor leaders; Women social reformers; Women -- Suffrage; Women's health services;...
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Advertising Trade Cards from the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection

    • This collection of more than 150 advertising trade cards features women working as dressmakers, hairdressers, music teachers, photographers, shop and storekeepers, and wine and liquor dealers.
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Employment; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Pennsylvania

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