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    • Probing the Past: Virginia and Maryland Probate Inventories, 1740-1810

    • A probate inventory is a list of possessions recorded after someone dies. The 325 probate inventories in this collection were recorded in the Chesapeake region Maryland and Virginia. These inventories provide valuable insight into a family's daily...
    • Consumption (Economics); Social life and customs
    • United States -- Maryland; United States -- Virginia
    • Resource for Outside Advertising Descriptions (ROAD)

    • This collection provides more than 30,000 images of outdoor advertisements from five source collections. The site offers multiple options for searching and browsing (company, product, date, medium, etc.) the collection. Researchers may need to be...
    • Advertising; Advertising, Outdoor; Billboards
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York; United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Milwaukee County Marriage Certificates Collection

    • The original marriage certificates in this collection were created between 1822 and 1876. The type of information provided in these documents could vary, dependiing on the practices of individual county clerks or clergy members. Many of the...
    • Marriage
    • United States -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Civil War Women: Online Archival Collections

    • The correspondence of Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) documents her work as a spy for the Confederacy. The correspondence of Sarah Thompson (1838-1909) contains testimonials of Thompson's services to the Federal government and her subsequent...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women; Women spies
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Catalog of American Portraits: Portrait Search

    • The Catalog of American Portraits includes 80,000 records of portraits in public (e.g., National Portrait Gallery) and private collections across the United States and abroad. Researchers may want to select "find objects with images only" because...
    • Portraits; Women
    • United States
    • Profiles in Science: Virginia Apgar

    • Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) is best known for developing the Apgar Score, a standard for assessing the health status of newborn children. This collection offers an overview of Apgar's career and a wide range of online primary sources.
    • Women physicians
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    • Historic Sheet Music Collection

    • Browse the "Women Composers Collection" for sheet music published before 1923. The initial emphasis of the collection is on Oregon composers.
    • Music; Women composers
    • United States -- Oregon
    • Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas

    • This collection includes more than 900 images taken by Russell Lee in 1949 in Corpus Christi, San Angelo, San Antonio, and El Paso. Note that "women" is not used as a subject term in this collection. Either browse the collection, or search for such...
    • History; Latinas; Mexican Americans; Women
    • United States -- Texas
    • Kate Matthews Collection

    • Kate Seston Matthews (1870-1956) is best known for her photographs depicting characters in the Little Colonel series of children's books. This collection includes some of these photographs, as well as images of daily life in her community of Pewee...
    • Girls; Women photographers
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Pewee Valley
    • A Centennial Celebration: California Women and the Vote

    • "A Centennial Celebration" is the companion site to the exhibit that was displayed in The Bancroft Library in 2011. A wide variety of sources (photos, newspaper clippings, letters, event announcements, etc.) highlight California's suffragists,...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- California
    • Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections

    • The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is digitizing a wide variety of materials from its extensive collections: selected Academy Awards photographs, rule books, programs and ephemera; full text issues of...
    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures); Actresses
    • United States -- California
    • Toni Stabile Papers

    • Toni Stabile, an advocate for cosmetic safety, is the author of Cosmetics: Trick or Treat? (1966) and Cosmetics: The Great American Skin Game (1973, 1979). Her work paved the way for such reforms as cosmetic ingredient listing on labels. This...
    • Consumer protection; Cosmetics industry; Investigative reporting; Women journalists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Densho Digital Archive

    • The Densho Digital Archive documents the Japanese American experience, with a strong emphasis on the World War II mass incarceration. The collection includes over 300 video interviews and over 9,500 historic photos, documents, and newspapers. Free...
    • Japanese American women; Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Idaho; United States -- Utah; United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Wyoming
    • Archives for Women in Medicine

    • The Archives for Women in Medicine began in 2005 as a project of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women and the Countway Library of Medicine. The Women in Medicine Oral Histories collection is one of the highlights of the site. Fifteen women...
    • Medical laboratories; Medicine -- Study and teaching; Women medical students; Women physicians; Women scientists
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    • Street & Smith Dime Novel Covers

    • Database includes more than 1900 images of covers, and is searchable by keyword, title, series title, and author. More than 300 records include "Women United States Fiction" as a subject heading.
    • Dime novels; Popular literature; Women
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    • Mary Baldwin College Collections

    • Mary Baldwin College is a private four-year women’s liberal arts college founded in 1842. This collection includes yearbooks, histories, and the college’s magazine.
    • Women College Students; Women college teachers; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Virginia -- Staunton
    • Lewis Wickes Hine: Documentary Photographs, 1905-1938

    • This collection of 617 silver gelatin photographic prints is organized into broad subjects: labor, housing and social conditions; immigrants, including portraits of immigrants at Ellis Island; child labor; and women at work.
    • Child labor; Employment; Immigrants; Women
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Lesbian Intentional Communities: Ruth Mountaingrove Photographs

    • Ruth Mountaingrove (1923- ) is a photographer, writer and artist who co-founded Rootworks, a lesbian land in Southern Oregon. More than 900 photographs in this collection document daily life at Rootworks, the Ovular photography workshops, and...
    • Communal living; Feminism and art; Lesbians; Lesbian communities; Women Photographers
    • United States -- Oregon
    • 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

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