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    • Anne Braden Oral History Project

    • These interviews were conducted by Cate Fosl for her book, Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South (2002). Interviewees include Anne Braden, as well as her coworkers, mentees, and friends.
    • Women civil rights workers
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • ARC Gallery: Rose O'Neal Greenhow

    • Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) was a socialite in Washington, DC, and a Confederate spy. This collection includes the correspondence (175 documents) that the U.S. Intelligence Service seized from Greenhow's home in August 1861. Highlights...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women spies
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South

    • This collection includes audio recordings of 410 oral history interviews that chronicle the lives of African Americans during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. Selecting the "Gender" tab reveals more...
    • African American women; African Americans -- Civil rights; African Americans -- Segregation; Race relations
    • United States -- Alabama -- Birmingham; United States -- Georgia -- Albany; United States -- Louisiana -- New Iberia; United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans; United States -- Mississippi -- LeFlore County; United States -- North Carolina --...
    • Charlotte Kaminski Scrapbook Collection

    • Charlotte Virginia Kaminski (Prevost) (1908-1982) lived with her family in Georgetown, South Carolina and spent her summers on Pawleys Island. Most of the photographs in this scrapbook represent her summers on the island.
    • Girls
    • United States -- South Carolina -- Pawleys Island
    • Eleanor Phelps' Cruise Around the World

    • In 1922, South Carolina resident Eleanor Phelps took part in the inaugural American Express Company Cruise Around the World. These photographs and diary entries document her visits to the Taj Mahal, the Panama Canal, and such destinations as Cuba,...
    • Women travelers
    • China; Cuba; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Panama; United States -- Hawaii; United States -- South Carolina -- Aiken
    • Eyewitness: American Originals from the National Archives

    • This site offers a variety of eyewitness accounts, including "Susan B. Anthony at the Voting Polls, 1872;" Laura Ingalls Wilder's diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri,; Marie Adams' account of the internment of American...
    • Travel; Women -- Suffrage; World War, 1939-1945
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    • Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

    • This companion site to an exhibition in 1997 groups primary sources under themes such as patriotism, war work, spies, religion, and education. The "Griefs and Anxieties" section includes a letter from 1862 that informs a South Carolina woman of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Modjeska Monteith Simkins: In Her Own Words

    • Simkins (1899-1992) served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP from 1941 to 1957, was a founder of the Victory Savings Bank of Columbia, and was an influential voice in political campaigns. The letters in the collection are stand...
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    • United States -- South Carolina
    • 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
    • What Did You Do In the War, Grandma?

    • Narratives written by students at South Kingstown High School from 26 oral history interviews. A variety of perspectives are represented, including those of teachers, a pacifist, a nurse, a scientist, a journalist, and a WAC Commanding Officer.
    • World War, 1939-1945; Women
    • United States -- Rhode Island
    • Women's Travel Diaries

    • Highlights from this collection include diaries by two American women missionaries. Mary McCornack Thompson was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa. Thompson's diaries...
    • Pacifists; Social life and Customs; Women missionaries; Women teachers; Women travelers
    • Japan; United States

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