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  • Title: History
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Anne Braden Oral History Project

    • These interviews were conducted by Cate Fosl for her book, Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South (2002). Interviewees include Anne Braden, as well as her coworkers, mentees, and friends.
    • Women civil rights workers
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • 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
    • Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Gay History Papers and Photographs

    • This collection documents the work of two pioneers in the gay and lesbian rights movement. Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) influenced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. She also worked with...
    • Lesbian activists; Lesbians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Big Top Show Goes On Oral History Project

    • This oral history project preserves the voices and experiences of those involved in the tent circus tradition in Hugo, Oklahoma. Highlights include interviews with Mary Frazier Rawls (born 1927), who performed on the high wire, and Luciana 'Lucy'...
    • Women circus performers
    • United States -- Oklahoma -- Hugo
    • 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
    • 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
    • Chicago Architects Oral History Project

    • Includes interviews with Mary Ann Crawford, Natalie de Blois, Gertrude Lempp Kerbis, Carol Ross Barney, and Cynthia Weese.
    • Women architects
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Oral History Collection

    • The eight women scientists interviewed in this collection share their memories of becoming scientists, offer advice to young scientists, and reflect on the future of women in science. In addition, a number of women and men interviewees discuss...
    • Women scientists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Cold Spring Harbor
    • Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive

    • This collection brings together a wide variety of primary sources from the Idaho State Historical Society, Oregon Historical Society, Washington State Historical Society, and Washington State University Pullman. The site also includes tutorials on...
    • African Americans; Basque Americans; Chinese Americans; Immigrants; Japanese Americans; Mexican Americans; Women
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Oregon; United States -- Washington (State)
    • Conservation History Association of Texas, Texas Legacy Project Records

    • The Texas Legacy Project, a cooperative documentary initiative supported by the Conservation History Association of Texas, preserves the history of resource and wildlife conservation in the state through interviews with conservationists. This...
    • Women conservationists; Women environmentalists
    • United States -- Texas
    • CWLU Herstory Project: The Online History of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union

    • In addtion to classic feminist works that influenced the thinking of CWLU members, this collection offers selections from Womankind (CWLU's newspaper) and other sources covering such topics as consciousness raising, family life, health,...
    • Abortion; Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians; Women's rights
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • 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
    • Ethnic Women of Cleveland: An Oral History Project

    • These 15 oral histories (audio and transcripts) with women of eastern European birth or heritage cover building homes and communities, retaining their ethnic traditions, and experiencing the Great Depression and World War II.
    • Depressions -- 1929; Hungarian American women; Immigrant women; Lithuanian American women; Polish American women; Social life and customs; Ukrainian American women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Ohio -- Cleveland

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