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  • Primary Sources: Oral history interviews
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    • Freedom Riders Oral Histories

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    • Civil rights movements -- Southern states; Civil rights workers; Freedom Rides, 1961; Women civil rights workers
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    • Inventory of the Vera Glaser Papers, 1945-1995

    • This collection includes documents from the President's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities, speeches, photographs, and an oral history.
    • Feminism; President 's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities; Women journalists
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    • Voices of Feminism Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full transcripts from approximately 50 interviews. Examples of some of the topics covered: anti-pornography movement; anti-violence and anti-poverty programs; lesbian rights; labor and peace activism; reproductive justice.
    • Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians;
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    • Oral Histories of the American South

    • This collection includes 500 oral history interviews, organized into such topics as "Civil Rights," "Environmental Transformations," and "Southern Women."
    • Civil rights movements; Women; Work
    • Alabama; Arkansas; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas
    • Heritage West

    • Rich collection of digitized materials from instititutions across much of the American West. Just a few highlights include more than 600 photographs by Laura Gilpin; oral histories of Montana women ranchers; and oral histories from the "Montana...
    • Feminism; Frontier and pioneer life; Indians of North America; Women photographers
    • Arizona; Colorado; Montana; Nebraska; New Mexico; South Dakota; Utah; Wyoming
    • Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity

    • Includes videos of interviews with Ramona Medina (1918- ), Socorro Gómez (1951- ), and Yolanda Almaraz (1951- ). The "Collection" section includes photographs and other sources about the walkouts from Coachella Valley schools in 1976, as well as...
    • Latinas; Social activists;
    • Coachella Valley, California; Providence, Rhode Island
    • Archives of American Art Oral History Interviews

    • Includes numerous interviews with women painters (e.g., Joan Mitchell), photographers (e.g., Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange), quiltmakers (Peggie Hartwell and Carolyn Mazloomi), ceramicists, illustrators, and sculptors. Also included are...
    • Quiltmakers; Women artists; Women photographers
    • United States
    • Oral History of American Music

    • The "Excerpts" section of this site includes a short audio clip from an interview with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, as well as text excerpts from interviews with Joan LaBarbara and Tania Leon.
    • Women composers
    • United States
    • Life After the Holocaust

    • The women and men featured in this online exhibit were among the 80,000 Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States from 1945 to 1952. Users can read transcripts and view relevant photographs while listening to the oral history...
    • Holocaust survivors; Immigrant women; Jewish women; Polish American women
    • United States
    • 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
    • Veterans History Project

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    • Iraq War, 2003- ; Korean War, 1950-1953; Persian Gulf War; Veterans; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Women; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States
    • 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
    • Documenting Lesbian Lives: Student Oral History Project

    • This site offers transcripts of life histories of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories. Narrators include artists, educators, grassroots activists,...
    • Childhood; Feminism; Lesbians; Religion
    • United States
    • Women in Chemistry Oral History Project

    • This collection includes selected audio clips and transcripts from interviews with women chemists Mildred Cohn recalls being the only woman in the chemistry lab. Zaida Morales-Martinez explains why she has never had concerns about being a working...
    • Women chemists; Women scientists
    • United States
    • Women Trailblazers in the Law Project

    • This project includes oral histories of women who have made important contributions to the law and to women in the profession. The site currently includes transcripts from interviews with more than 50 women. Many of these transcripts are...
    • Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States
    • Women in Journalism

    • Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Ethel Payne, and Carol Simpson were among the 60 journalists interviewed for this collection.
    • Women journalists
    • United States
    • The Real Rosie the Riveter Project

    • This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48 women who were employed in critical trades (e.g., shipbuilding and aircraft manufacturing) during the World War II years. This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48...
    • Employment; Pay equity; Sex discrimination in employment; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Farmworker Movement: 1962-1993

    • See the Image Gallery for numerous photographs of Dolores Huerta. The site also offers numerous essays by women and men who volunteered in the farmworker movement.
    • Labor unions; Mexican Americans; United Farm Workers; Women labor leaders
    • United States
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Pioneers

    • This collection provides biographical sketches, full transcripts, and video clips from interviews with 36 pioneering women engineers. Users can browse interviews by topic: achievement; advancement; career choices; career guidance; choosing...
    • Women engineers
    • United States

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