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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
    • Women Airforce Service Pilots

    • Approximately 1100 women served as pilots for the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. This collection offers 2600 photographs and selected oral history transcripts. The collection also offers information about artifacts, wartime documents,...
    • Women air pilots; Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.); World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Texas
    • Womenspeak: Voices of Vermont Women

    • Audio excerpts from oral history interviews with 12 women. Some of the topics covered include farming, music, entering politics in the 1970s, and the arrival of electricity in Hinesburg, VT
    • Social life and customs;
    • United States -- Vermont
    • Greensboro VOICES

    • Browse this collection of 125 oral history interviews by name, ethnicity, gender, and occupation. Key topics include the sit-ins at Woolworth's in 1960, participation in the civil rights movement by Bennett College students, and leadership roles in...
    • African American women; Civil rights movements; Race relations; Women college students; Women's colleges; Women journalists; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Greensboro
    • Women in Journalism

    • Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Ethel Payne, and Carol Simpson were among the 60 journalists interviewed for this collection.
    • Women journalists
    • United States
    • Frances Goff Papers

    • Frances Goff (1916-1994) was the first personnel director of the Texas Railroad Commission, served as secretary to a Texas state legislator and Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, and worked as the director for the Texas Bluebonnet Girls' State program and...
    • Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Texas
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Women's History and Issues

    • Highlights include interviews with the first librarian at Old Dominion, faculty members, physicians, priests, and Girl Scout leaders. One set of interviews explores sex roles during the Great Depression.
    • Civil rights movements; Depressions, 1929; Education (Higher); Girl Scouts; Women college teachers; Women physicians; Woman priests
    • United States -- Virginia -- Norfolk
    • Walter P. Reuther Library: Audio

    • Highlights include StoryCorps interviews with women engineers, and Lillian Gilbreth's keynote speech at the 1957 Society of Women Engineers National Convention.
    • Women engineers
    • United States
    • School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia

    • Hightlights include oral history interviews with Ruth James, lead litigant in the court cases initiated to reopen Norfolk's schools, and Vivian Carter Mason, a founder of the Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation; records from the Women's...
    • African American women; Civil rights movements; School integration; Societies and clubs; Women teachers
    • United States -- Virginia -- Norfolk
    • Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress

    • Historic film footage and photographs document Dunham's dance technique and field work. In additional video clips from 2002, Dunham discusses the importance of the hands, arms, and feet in her technique.
    • African American dance; African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

    • In 1925, Mary Breckinridge organized an effort to supply trained nurse-midwives and doctors to remote areas of eastern Kentucky.
    • Frontier Nursing Service; Midwives; Nurses; Rural health services
    • United States -- Kentucky
    • 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
    • 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
    • "The Petticoat Invasion":  Women at the College of William and Mary  1918-1945

    • Includes an oral history interview with Janet Coleman Kimbrough, Class of 1921; a small collection of photographs; social rules for students from 1923-24; and Laura F. Parrish's thesis, "When Mary Entered with her Brother William: Women at the...
    • Women college students
    • United States -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

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