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  • Place: United States
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    • Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present

    • This collection documents the effort to revive handcraft in western North Carolina. Highlights include photographs of women making crafts, as well as images of baskets, cornhusk dolls,and textiles that were made by women. The collection also...
    • Arts and crafts movement; Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Handicraft; Social life and customs; Women Photographers;
    • Appalachian Region, Southern.; United States -- North Carolina;
    • At Home in Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs, 1978-1979

    • This collection includes 576 black and white photographs by Dinanda H. Nooney (d. 2004) that document almost 200 families and individuals in their homes. These photos reflect the ethnic and economic diversity of Brooklyn in the late 1970s.
    • Dwellings; Families; Women photographers
    • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.); United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • Irene Kuhn Papers

    • This digital collection documents Irene Kuhn's work as a writer, journalist, and radio show host.
    • Foreign correspondents; Women in radio broadcasting; Women journalists; Women war correspondents; World War, 1939-1945 -- Press coverage
    • China; United States
    • Edith Wharton Collection

    • Edith Wharton (1862-1939) wrote more than 20 novels, including Ethan Frome (1911) and The Age of Innocence (1920). Highlights in this collection include portraits of Wharton, and manuscripts from The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.
    • Women authors
    • France; United States
    • Highlights from the Saltonstall Family Collections

    • The papers, photographs, art, and artifacts of the Saltonstall family, one of the founding families of Massachusetts, document five centuries of family history and involvement in public life. Highlights include the correspondence of Mary Cooke...
    • Revolution, 1775-1783; World War, 1914-1918
    • France; United States--Massachusetts
    • Mormon 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • War Posters

    • This collection includes a selection of posters from World War I (e.g., "Stage women's war relief") and World War II (e.g., "Enlist in a proud profession! Join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps").
    • World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Silent Worker

    • A popular national newspaper among the U.S. deaf population from 1888 to 1929, The Silent Worker included articles about deaf community events, schools for the deaf, sign language, notable people, and a wide range of other topics. Browse the...
    • Deaf women; Employment; Weddings
    • United States
    • Catalog of American Portraits: Portrait Search

    • The Catalog of American Portraits includes 80,000 records of portraits in public (e.g., National Portrait Gallery) and private collections across the United States and abroad. Researchers may want to select "find objects with images only" because...
    • Portraits; Women
    • United States
    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • 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
    • Fashion History Design Collection

    • More than 1,500 fashion design sketches by Claire McCardell, Norman Norell, and Mildred Orrick document the changes in women's fashion from the 1920s to the 1970s.
    • Clothing and dress; Fashion design; Women fashion designers
    • United States
    • WNYC Collection

    • This collection includes 700 hours of selected recordings from the NYC Department of Records/Municipal Archives' WNYC collection. Selected "Miscellaneous" segments include the following: "Mary McLeod Bethune: Great Women of America" (1949);...
    • Radio programs
    • United States
    • Sunday School Books: Shaping the Values of Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

    • This collection includes 163 Sunday school books published between 1815 and 1865, drawn from the collections of Michigan State University Libraries and the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University Libraries. The books cover such...
    • Conduct of life; Girls; Religion; Religious literature; Sunday school literature
    • United States

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