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    • 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
    • Theater Actor Prints and Photographs Collection

    • This collection includes a good selection ofacclaimed actresses (and actors) from the 1880s through the 1930s: Mary Anderson, Kate Claxton, Fanny Davenport, Pauline Hall, Helena Modjeska, Ada Rehan, Lillian Russell, and others.
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States
    • Nell Shipman Collection

    • Nell Shipman (1892-1970) starred in, directed, or produced more than 20 films between 1916 and 1924. This digital collection offers more than 130 images that document the life and career of a pioneering filmmaker.
    • Actresses; Women motion picture producers and directors
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Trial Pamphlets Collection

    • The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
    • Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
    • Resource for Outside Advertising Descriptions (ROAD)

    • This collection provides more than 30,000 images of outdoor advertisements from five source collections. The site offers multiple options for searching and browsing (company, product, date, medium, etc.) the collection. Researchers may need to be...
    • Advertising; Advertising, Outdoor; Billboards
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York; United States -- Pennsylvania
    • 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
    • Southern Places

    • This database includes images and documents from the Center's major programs, such as the Tennessee Rural African American Church Project and the Tennessee Century Farms Program. Additional highlights include images and histories of the Country...
    • African American churches; African American schools; Architecture; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Tennessee
    • Iron Hill Museum oral history recordings and transcripts

    • The Iron Hill School #112C was an African American one-room schoolhouse that was in operation from 1923 until 1964. The 37 interviews (audio and transcripts) in this collection document life at Iron Hill School and at schools for white children,...
    • African American girls; African American schools; African Americans -- Education;
    • United States -- Delaware -- Iron Hill
    • Dorothy West Papers

    • Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
    • African American women authors; African American women journalists; Women authors; Women journalists
    • United States -- Massachusetts--Martha's Vineyard
    • 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 --...
    • Middletown Digital Oral Histories

    • This collection includes audio and accompanying transcriptions for oral history interviews conducted with African American, Jewish and Catholic communities of Muncie, Indiana.
    • African American women; African Americans; Catholic women; Jewish women; Religion
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie
    • 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; ...
    • Community Service Society Photographs

    • This collection of almost 1400 photographs documents urban poverty, unsafe tenement housing, inadequate hygiene in public areas, and other social issues in late-19th- and early-20th-century New York. The images range from the 1880s through the...
    • African American women; Aged; Girls; Health and hygiene; Mothers; Tenement houses; Women's health services;
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Black Women Oral History Project

    • This collection includes audio files and/or transcripts of oral histories with 72 African American women who made significant contributions to society during the first half of the 20th century.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Women artists; Women authors; Women clergy; Women clerks; Women household employees; Women educators; Women journalists; Women lawyers; Women librarians; Women musicians; Women social workers; Women volunteers...
    • United States
    • Emilie Davis Diaries

    • Emilie Davis, an African American woman who lived in Philadelphia, began writing in her pocket diary in 1863. She wrote about such events as National Fast Day, the flight of residents from Gettysburg to Philadelphia during the Battle of Gettysburg,...
    • African American Women; Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Louise Boyle. Southern Tenant Farmers Union Photographs, 1937 and 1982

    • In 1937, Louise Boyle was invited to photograph the living and working conditions of Southern Tenant Farmers Union members from several Arkansas communities. She returned to Arkansas in 1982 to rephotograph some of the people from her earlier...
    • Agricultural laborers; Sharecroppers; Tenant farmers; Women photographers
    • United States -- Arkansas
    • Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman, Collection

    • Jean Thomas (1881-1982) documented the music, crafts, and daily lives of people in the eastern Kentucky mountains. This collection, which also documents the staging of the annual American Folk Song Festival, includes more than 1000 photographs.
    • Appalachian region; Folk festivals; Folk music; Folklore; Girls; Social life and customs; Women folklorists
    • United States -- Kentucky
    • 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;
    • Jessie Daniel Ames Papers, 1866-1972

    • Jessie Daniel Ames (1883-1972) organized the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching as a volunteer movement within the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. The digitized items in this collection include organizational papers...
    • Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching; Lynching; Race relations; Women social reformers
    • United States -- Texas

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