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    • Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York Portrait Photographer

    • Beginning in 1897, Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869-1933) operated a highly successful portrait studio on Fifth Avenue in New York. This online exhibt features Ben-Yusuf's photographs of Edith Wharton, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Theodore Roosevelt, William Dean...
    • Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

    • This collection of local newsfilm, documentaries and other programs presents 60 years of social and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area. A sample of the many relevant films in this collection follows: Chicano women's rights (1973);...
    • Women's rights
    • United States -- California -- San Francisco
    • Ruth St. Denis Collection

    • Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) founded the Adelphi Dance Department in 1938. Highlights from this collection include the Adelphi Bulletin from 1938 that features St. Denis and the new dance program, letters by St. Denis, and a collection of portraits...
    • Women dancers
    • United States
    • Presenting The New York Public Library: Drawings, Photographs and Prints

    • Thousands of photographs, lantern slides and postcards documenting New York Public Library buildings, collections, and programs, as well as those of NYPL predecessor institutions. Includes Lewis Hine's images of children's activities at NYPL...
    • Children; Girls; Librarians; Libraries; Pictorial works;
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • Pennsylvania German Broadsides and Fraktur

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans, such as births and baptisms, marriages, and house blessings. Broadsides in the collection include English and German versions of "A...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Old Sturbridge Village: Online Collections

    • Old Sturbridge Village's collection of early 19th-century rural New England artifacts includes numerous examples of textiles (clothing, quilts, accessories, etc.), household furnishings, and portraits.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Quilts; Samplers;
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Old Sturbridge Village: Historic Documents

    • Transcriptions of diaries, letters, and other documents about life and events in New England from the 1790s to the 1850s. Highlights include a prenuptial agreement from 1835, correspondence concerning work in textile mills, and the courtship...
    • Courtship; Employment; Marriage; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Notable New Yorkers

    • Three women are among the 10 individuals highlighted in this collection: psychologist and activist Mamie Clark, philanthropist Mary Lasker, and New Deal secretary of labor Frances Perkins. Each section includes a biographical profile, a small photo...
    • African American women; Women cabinet officers; Women philanthropists; Women psychologists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • New-York Historical Society's Online Museum Catalog

    • Collection includes images and information about the New York Historical Society's collection of more than 60,000 artifacts (buttons, clothing, dolls, furniture, quilts, etc.) and works of art. More than 50 digital images of Tiffany lamps designed...
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    • United States -- New York
    • New York Milk Committee Ephemera

    • Leaflets, circulars, and postcards issued between 1910 and 1917 or 1918 by the New York Milk Committee and its Committee for the Reduction of Infant Mortality,
    • Conduct of life; Health and hygiene; Infants; Milk; Mothers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • New South Voices

    • New South Voices offers access to over 800 audio recordings and transcripts of interviews, narratives and conversations. See in particular the following collections: "Before Brown Collection; "Charlotte Jewish Historical Society;" "Levine Museum of...
    • African American women; Education; Jewish women; Religion; Social life and customs; Women basketball players; Women teachers
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Charlotte
    • New Jersey Women's History

    • Timeline entries link to online primary sources (images, documents, and material objects). Highlights include portraits of notable New Jersey women, a poster advertising a dance performance by Ruth St. Denis, and the text of Lucy Stone's protest...
    • Women
    • United States -- New Jersey
    • Mount Holyoke Digital Collections Online

    • This collection includes more than 1500 primary source items that document the history of Mount Holyoke College from the 1840s to the 1990s. Highlights include items from the collections of politician Ella Grasso, physician Virginia Apgar, and New...
    • Women college teachers; Women college students; Women legislators; Women physicians; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- South Hadley
    • Mount Holyoke College

    • This collection includes more than 1500 primary source items that document the history of Mount Holyoke College from the 1840s to the 1990s. Highlights include items from the collections of politician Ella Grasso, physician Virginia Apgar, and New...
    • Women college students; Women college teachers; Women legislators; Women physicians; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- South Hadley
    • Morman Missionary Diaries

    • This collection includes diaries by five women: Mary Jane Dilworth Hammond (1853-55) in Hawaii; Inez Knight Allen (1898-99) in Great Britain; Emma Elizabeth Reeve (1902-1904) in New Zealand; Jennie Hill Leavitt (1916-1920) in Samoa and Tonga; and...
    • Mormon women; Women missionaries
    • Great Britain; New Zealand; Samoa; Scotland -- Edinburgh; Tonga; United States -- Hawaii
    • 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
    • Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956

    • Mary Fanton Roberts (1864-1956) had a long career that included editing positions at Demorest Magazine, New Idea Woman's Magazine, The Craftsman, The Touchstone Magazine, Decorative Arts magazine, and Arts and Decoration. The bulk of this...
    • Women art critics; Women editors
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York

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