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    • Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson's memory book documents the author's college years at the University of Iowa in the 1920s. Also during this period, Althea "Bee" Moore's scrapbook offers the perspective of an African American student. Farm life and home...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Cookery; Girls; Home economics; Women college students; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media

    • Oyez provides audio recordings of oral arguments in Supreme Court cases, as well as links to opinions in every case decided by the Court back to 1793. For overviews of many relevant cases in Oyez, see Clare Cushman's Supreme Court Decisions and...
    • Abortion; Birth control; Jury duty; Pregnancy; Reproductive rights; Sex discrimination; Sex discrimination in employment; Sexual harassment; Women's rights
    • United States
    • CWLU Herstory Project: The Online History of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union

    • In addtion to classic feminist works that influenced the thinking of CWLU members, this collection offers selections from Womankind (CWLU's newspaper) and other sources covering such topics as consciousness raising, family life, health,...
    • Abortion; Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians; Women's rights
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Macauley's Theatre Collection

    • This collection includes studio portraits of actresses and actors from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Notable women among the almost 600 images of actresses: Viola Allen, Mary Anderson, Lotta Crabtree, Maxine Elliott, Julia Marlowe, and...
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. & U.K., 1815-1914

    • This collection includes images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from Harvard Law School Library's trial collections. The narratives cover such topics as domestic violence, bigamy, seduction, breach of promise to marry, child...
    • Adultery; Divorce; History; Marriage; Murder; Trials; Violence against women;
    • Great Britain; United States
    • Advertising Trade Cards from the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection

    • This collection of more than 150 advertising trade cards features women working as dressmakers, hairdressers, music teachers, photographers, shop and storekeepers, and wine and liquor dealers.
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Employment; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Katherine Dunham's Living Legacy

    • This online exhibit explores Dunham's dance and film career, global activism, and anthropological work.
    • African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • A Canterbury Tale: A Resource Package for Connecticut's Prudence Crandall Affair

    • Prudence Crandall, a white Quaker, opened a teacher-training school for young African-American women in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1833. Local opposition forced the school to close the following year. This collection includes a selection of...
    • African American women; Education; Women educators
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Canterbury
    • Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement

    • This collection focuses on the radical origins of the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Documents are organized under these subject categories: "General and Theoretical;" "Medical and Reproductive Rights;" "Music;"...
    • African American women; Feminism; Lesbian feminism; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Quilts of Gee's Bend in Context

    • Includes images of about 60 quilts that were made from the 1930s to the 1970s.
    • African American women; Quilts
    • United States -- Alabama -- Boykin
    • Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery Collection

    • This collection includes approximately 1200 letters dating from 1835-1868 of the five Weston sisters: Maria Weston Chapman, and Anne, Caroline, Deborah, Lucia and Mary Weston.
    • Antislavery movements
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture

    • This multifaceted site includes text from the first edition; comparison of manuscript, serial and novel texts; contemporary reviews; book covers from various editions; and antislavery texts that predate the novel.
    • Antislavery movements; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Women authors
    • United States
    • GFWC Desert Jade Woman's Club

    • In the early 1960s, ten young Asian-American women formed the Desert Jade Junior Woman's Club in Phoenix, Arizona. The club has since contributed to numerous philanthropic and civic projects. The scrapbooks in this collection provide photos of club...
    • Asian American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Arizona -- Phoenix
    • Online Manuscript Resources in Southern Women’s History

    • This site highlights materials from 16 collections in Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The "teaching moments" section combines discussion questions with relevant resources to increase the use of archival...
    • Beauty culture; Civil rights movements; Conduct of life; Consumer protection; League of Women Voters; Marriage; Motherhood; Religion; Socialism; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Temperance; Women circus performers; Women -- Suffrage;...
    • United States -- Georgia; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- North Carolina
    • Middletown Women's History Collection

    • The organization of this digital collection is based on the six areas used by Helen and Robert Lynd in their seminal sociological study of Muncie ("Middletown"), Indiana in the 1920s and 1930s: Getting a Living (e.g., Muncie Business and...
    • Camps; Religion; Sisters; Societies and clubs; Women -- Suffrage; Social life and customs; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie
    • Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Women's History and Issues

    • Highlights include interviews with the first librarian at Old Dominion, faculty members, physicians, priests, and Girl Scout leaders. One set of interviews explores sex roles during the Great Depression.
    • Civil rights movements; Depressions, 1929; Education (Higher); Girl Scouts; Women college teachers; Women physicians; Woman priests
    • United States -- Virginia -- Norfolk

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