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    • 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 --...
    • H. Lee Waters Film Collection

    • Silent films documenting communities in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina from 1936 to 1942.
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    • United States -- North Carolina; United States -- South Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • First-Person Narratives of the American South

    • This collection of digital editions of previously published works includes approximately 40 works by women. Highlights include Mary Boykin Chesnut's "A Diary from Dixie;" Sarah Morgan Dawson's "A Confederate Girl's Diary;" and works by Confederate...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Girls; Plantation life; Women Spies
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- South Carolina; United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Virginia
    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996

    • This site features materials from two American Folklife Center collections. The Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, an ethnographic field project conducted in 1978 by the American Folklife Center and the National Park Service, includes 229...
    • Quiltmakers; Quiltmaking; Quilts
    • United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • National Child Labor Committee Collection

    • Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Lewis Hine (1874-1940) documented working and living conditions of children in the United States between 1908 and 1924. A search for "girl*" in this collection...
    • Child labor; Girls
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Delaware; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Louisiana;...
    • Quilt Index

    • This collection includes images (and documentation) of thousands of quilts from documentation projects, museums, libraries, and private collections. Search fields include pattern name, quilter, location made (state), and time period.
    • Quilts
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Iowa; United States -- Kansas; United States...
    • Jackson Davis Collection of African American Educational Photographs

    • This collection includes photographs of African-American schools and educational scenes in the southern United States taken by Jackson Davis during the period 1915-1930 when he was affiliated with the General Education Board in New York, New York....
    • African-American girls; African Americans -- Education; Home economics -- Study and teaching; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Louisiana; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Oklahoma; United States -- South Carolina; United States --...
    • Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

    • This collection includes more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
    • Girls; Slavery; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- Missouri; United States -- North Carolina;...
    • American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection

    • The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection contains 118 hours of recordings documenting North American English dialects. The recordings include speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public...
    • English language -- Dialects
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- District of Columbia; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Idaho; United States --...
    • Tobacco Bag Stringing

    • Members of farm families in North Carolina supplemented their incomes by sewing drawstrings into cotton tobacco bags. This site reproduces the "Report on Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia" that was produced in 1939....
    • Depressions -- 1929; Employment; Tobacco industry; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Rockingham County; United States -- North Carolina -- Wilkes County; United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • Doris Ulmann Photograph Collection

    • This collection includes 1800 of Ulmann's photographs of Appalachian craftspeople, Berea College students, and celebrity portraits. Select the "Craftswomen" and "Berea College, Craftswomen" themes for images of women quilting, sewing, weaving,...
    • African American women; Aged; Appalachian region; Clothing and dress; Cookery; Girls; Handicraft; Quilters; Quilts; Rural women; Weavers; Women college students; Women photographers
    • United States -- Georgia -- Ringgold; United States -- Georgia -- White; United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington; United States -- Kentucky -- Viper; North Carolina -- Asheville; North Carolina -- Brasstown; ...
    • Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of Our Elders

    • Cherokee Traditions includes historic photographs, images of art forms (basketry, pottery, and woodwork), and native language recordings. The site provides a wealth of contextual information, such as biographies of artisans and essays that cover...
    • Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Women potters;
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Duke Chapel Recordings

    • This collection includes audio and video recordings made at Duke Chapel in Durham, North Carolina, between 1955 and 1995. Sermons by more than 30 women form a significant portion of the collection. Most of the sermons by women took place in the...
    • Sermons; Women preachers
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Durham
    • Green 'N' Growing: The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in North Carolina

    • This site includes 10,000 items (photos, pamphlets, reports) that document the history of home demonstration and 4-H in North Carolina. A variety of essays place these primary sources in historical context, and cover such topics as African...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Agriculture; Girls; History; Home demonstration work; Home economics; Race relations; Women
    • United States -- North 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
    • 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
    • Transforming the Tar Heel State: The Legacy of Public Libraries in North Carolina

    • The preconfigured searches illustrate the subject strengths of this collection: "African Americans and Libraries," "Bookmobiles," "Children and Libraries," "Library Legislation," "Reading Programs," "Women and Libraries," and "Works Progress...
    • Bookmobiles; Children; Libraries; Women librarians
    • United States -- North Carolina

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