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    • Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present

    • This collection documents the effort to revive handcraft in western North Carolina. Highlights include photographs of women making crafts, as well as images of baskets, cornhusk dolls,and textiles that were made by women. The collection also...
    • Arts and crafts movement; Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Handicraft; Social life and customs; Women Photographers;
    • Appalachian Region, Southern.; United States -- North Carolina;
    • Sikkim Photos (Kandell Collection)

    • Sikkim, now part of India, borders on Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. This site includes more than 300 images from the Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs. Kandell’s photographs, taken during visits between 1965 and 1979, document the...
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Queens; Women photographers
    • Sikkim
    • 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
    • Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive

    • This collection includes Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel's video interviews with prominent individuals from the following programs (women interviewed are noted): "About the Arts" (Charlotte Curtis, Marian McPartland, Maralin Niska, Estelle...
    • Women architects; Women artists; Women fashion designers; Women Interior decorators; Women photographers
    • United States
    • War Posters

    • This collection includes a selection of posters from World War I (e.g., "Stage women's war relief") and World War II (e.g., "Enlist in a proud profession! Join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps").
    • World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Joe Smith Collection

    • The Joe Smith Collection contains over 225 audio recordings of noted musicians and music industry executives. Current selections in this digital collection include interviews with Ruth Brown, Natalie Cole, Ellie Greenwich, Yoko Ono, and Linda...
    • Women musicians; Women singers
    • United States
    • Catt Collection of Suffrage Photographs

    • The Catt collection includes more than 800 photographs that document suffrage parades and pageants, pioneers and leaders, state suffrage organizations, and the international suffrage movement.
    • International Woman Suffrage Alliance; Parades; Women -- suffrage
    • United States
    • Early Advertising Collection, Bryn Mawr College

    • Most of these American and European trade cards date from the late nineteenth century. Products well represented in the collection include books, household items, furniture, and clothing.
    • Advertising; Children in advertising; Women in advertising
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Theater Actor Prints and Photographs Collection

    • This collection includes a good selection ofacclaimed actresses (and actors) from the 1880s through the 1930s: Mary Anderson, Kate Claxton, Fanny Davenport, Pauline Hall, Helena Modjeska, Ada Rehan, Lillian Russell, and others.
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States
    • Johnston (Frances Benjamin) Collection

    • This collection includes more than 2,700 photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) in the course of her career as a photojournalist, portrait and architectural photographer. Particularly noteworthy are Johnston's photographs of...
    • Gardens; Historic houses; Women photographers
    • United States
    • 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
    • AVON: Celebrating Women for 125 Years

    • This collection documents the history of the company, its employees and sales representatives, and the consumers of its products. Users can search the collection by keyword, or browse by broad subject (advertising, catalogs, representatives, the...
    • Avon Products, Inc.; Beauty, personal; Cosmetics; Employment; Women sales personnel
    • United States;
    • Sewing Machine Times

    • Sewing Machine Times was a bi-monthly trade journal that included articles, news stories, information about new products, employment notices, advertisements for sewing machines and related home goods, and descriptions of sewing machine retail...
    • Sewing machine industry; Sewing machines
    • United States
    • Yankee Poster Collection

    • The 3,500 posters and handbills in this collection cover a range of social and political issues, and date from 1965 to 1980. Note that images display only as thumbnails outside of the Library of Congress.
    • Abortion; Equal Rights Amendment; Feminism; Lesbians; Sexism; Women's rights
    • United States
    • National Jukebox

    • National Jukebox (Library of Congress) includes more than 10,000 historical audio recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. Highlights include recordings by such notable singers as Nora Bayes (1880-1928),...
    • Women singers;
    • United States

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