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    • Theater Photography from the Theresa Helburn Collection

    • A collection of 1100 production and publicity photographs relating to the Theatre Guild. More than 200 photos of Katharine Hepburn are included, as well as images of other actresses (e.g., Helen Hayes).
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Carol M. Highsmith Archive

    • Carol M. Highsmith has donated her photographs to the Library of Congress since 1992. The Carol M. Highsmith Archive features photographs of landmark buildings and architectural renovation projects in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United...
    • Women Photographers
    • United States
    • Catherine May Congressional Papers

    • Congressional District of Washington, between 1959 and 1970. Topics covered include Washington state agriculture, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, sex discrimination against women, anti-communist movements, women's rights, education, labor, aid,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • 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
    • Eleanor Steber Photograph Collection

    • Eleanor Steber (1916-1990) made her premiere with the Metropolitan Opera in 1940 and remained with the company until 1963. This collection includes stock publicity photographs, informal snapshots of Steber, and photographs of a television screen...
    • Sopranos (Singers)
    • United States
    • Eliza Blaker Collection

    • Eliza Blaker (1854-1926) established kindergartens in Indiana based on the teachings of Friedrich Froebel. This collection includes Blaker's notes for speeches (e.g., What Constitutes a Good Mother?"), as well as photographs of Blaker, kindergarten...
    • Kindergarten; Schools; Teacher educators
    • United States -- Indiana; United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • Minneapolis Seedswomen Catalogs

    • Explore catalogs from three seed companies owned by women (Miss C.H. Lippincott, Jessie R. Prior, and Emma V. White) dating from the 1890s through the 1930s.
    • Businesswomen; Seed industry and trade -- Catalogs
    • United States -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis
    • Gene Stratton-Porter

    • Gene Stratton-Porter was a well-known author and naturalist from Indiana.
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Indiana -- Geneva
    • Philanthropy Resources Online (PRO)

    • Highlights include annual reports from a variety of charities and institutions: the American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless... (1852); College Settlements Association; Female Hospitable Society of Philadelphia (1831); the...
    • Child welfare; Social settlements; Women in charitable work; Women philanthropists
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Daphne Cunningham Diaries

    • http://acumen.lib.ua.edu/u0003_0000385/id/88#item%3Du0003_0000385_0000002%3B
    • Women college students
    • United States -- Alabama -- Tuscaloosa
    • Delia Locke Diaries

    • In 1855, Delia Hammond married Dr. Dean Jewett Locke and moved to California. Locke (1832-1922) began keeping a diary that same year. The diaries in this collection document daily life in rural Northern California from 1855 to 1879.
    • Religion; Social life and customs; Temperance; Temperature measurements
    • United States -- California -- Lockeford
    • "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
    • Irene Haupt Photographs of Musicians in Buffalo

    • Irene Haupt has been documenting the Buffalo arts scene through her photography since 1976. Her photographs of the June in Buffalo festival of new music (1982-1987, and 2000 - present) include images of major composers and performers of the last...
    • Music festivals; Musicians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
    • June in Buffalo Photograph Collection

    • Irene Haupt has been documenting the Buffalo arts scene through her photography since 1976. Her photographs of the June in Buffalo festival of new music (1982-1987, and 2000 - present) include images of major composers and performers of the last...
    • Music festivals; Musicians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
    • Mistick Krewe of Comus 1910 Float Designs

    • Jennie Wilde (1865-1913) designed floats for many New Orleans Mardi Gras parades. Mistick Krewe of Comus 1910 float designs features 20 of Wilde's colorful and detailed designs.
    • Carnival floats; Parade float designers
    • United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
    • Jessie Daniel Ames Papers, 1866-1972

    • Jessie Daniel Ames (1883-1972) organized the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching as a volunteer movement within the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. The digitized items in this collection include organizational papers...
    • Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching; Lynching; Race relations; Women social reformers
    • United States -- Texas
    • Lee Morse Collection

    • Lee Morse (1897-1954) was a popular female vocalist in the 1920s and early 1930s. This digital collection includes numerous photographs of Morse, images of her 78-rpm records, a discography, and a biographical profile.
    • Vaudeville; Women singers
    • United States
    • Mary Pickford Papers

    • Mary Pickford (1892-1979) established herself as a silent film star in the 1910s. She received an Academy Award for best actress in her first talking film, "Coquette" (1928). Pickford, along with with Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, and D. W....
    • Motion picture actresses; Motion picture producers and directors
    • United States
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...

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