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    • Oral History Projects at the Student Life and Culture Archival Program

    • "The University of Illinois During the Great Depression" covers such topics as the effects of the depression on student life, sororities, work, rules for women students, and life after graduation. "World War II and the University of Illinois"...
    • Depressions -- 1929; Education (Higher); Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Illinois -- Urbana
    • WWII Letters of Annette Dyar Sherman

    • Annette Dyar's letters to her parents document her life in Washington, D.C. during World War II. In addition, the letters offer firsthand accounts of speeches and parades for returning war heroes.
    • Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Women Airforce Service Pilots

    • Approximately 1100 women served as pilots for the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. This collection offers 2600 photographs and selected oral history transcripts. The collection also offers information about artifacts, wartime documents,...
    • Women air pilots; Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.); World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Texas
    • University of Mississippi Civil War Archive

    • Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • Dickey Chapelle

    • Chapelle's photographs from World War II, Algiers in the 1950s, and the Vietnam War. Chapell was killed by a landmine in 1965 while covering the Vietnam War.
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
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    • Catherine May Congressional Papers

    • Congressional District of Washington, between 1959 and 1970. Topics covered include Washington state agriculture, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, sex discrimination against women, anti-communist movements, women's rights, education, labor, aid,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Call Family and Brevard Family Papers

    • Ellen Call Long's diary notes the progress and conclusion of the Civil War, and the assassination of Lincoln. Long's correspondence documents her experience as a member of Confederate memorial associations and women's organizations; correspondence...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Societies and clubs; Women authors;
    • United States -- Florida
    • Emma Goldman Papers

    • Emma Goldman (1869–1940) The "Primary Sources" section of the site includes excerpts from Goldman's books (e.g., Anarchism and Other Essays); text from Goldman's speeches and newspaper accounts that document her protest against conscription...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • Every Week Magazine

    • Every Week Magazine, published from 1915 to 1918, provides a rich resource for researchers who are interested in the home front during World War I, constructions of gender and race, popular fiction, and advertising.
    • Advertising; Periodicals; World War, 1914-1918
    • 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
    • Digital Image Collections (Indiana Historical Society)

    • Highlights from this large collection include photographs of the Madame C.J. Walker, the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, various hairstyles, and students at the Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture; photographs of award winners from...
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Employment; Girls; Hairstyles; Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Indiana
    • Ohio Memory

    • Highlights include Lucinda Lenore Merriss Cornell's diary covering the Ohio homefront during the Civil War; librarian Nettie E. Wheeler's diary from 1870; Margaret Boyd, the first woman enrolled in Ohio University, kept this diary in 1873 and...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Education; Societies and clubs; Teachers; Temperance; Women college students; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Ohio
    • OhioPix

    • Highlights include photographs of nurses during World War I, aircraft industry workers during World War II, temperance crusaders in the 1870s, and female offenders at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in the 1950s. The collection also includes posters...
    • Employment; Female offenders; Temperance; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Ohio
    • World War I Posters

    • Includes about 1,800 posters from the U.S. and other countries supporting the war effort. Common themes include recruitment, war bonds, and the American Red Cross. Sample titles include "Be a trained nurse," "For every fighter a woman worker...
    • American Red Cross; Women; World War, 1914-1918; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States
    • Brady-Handy Collection

    • Includes portraits from the Civil War era. Researchers must browse the collection for images of women, or search by known name (e.g., Lincoln, Mary Todd).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
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    • Maine Memory Network

    • Maine's statewide digitization program provides access to primary sources from over 180 museums, historical societies, libraries, and other organizations. Highlights include photographs of women working (e.g., nurses, switchboard operators);...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Employment; Shakers; Women -- Suffrage; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Maine
    • Manzanar National Historic Site

    • Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. This site includes a virtual tour of the historic site, as well as photographs by Ansel Adams, Clem...
    • Historic sites; Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California
    • Sterling Family Papers

    • Most of the 62 letters in this collection were written by Tillie Farquhar Sterling, with additional letters written by Tillie's husband, Will Sterling, and Tillie's mother, Anna Virginia ("A. V.") Farquhar. The letters document daily life in...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Maryland
    • Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA)

    • Most of the photos in this collection were taken by War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographers (e.g., Dorothea Lange) for publicity purposes. In contrast to the smiling faces in these photos, Estelle Ishigo's letters and paintings (e.g.,...
    • Children; Girls; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women artists; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Colorado; United States -- Idaho; United States -- Utah; United States -- Wyoming
    • Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

    • Numerous letters, diaries, and other sources document women's lives in Pennsylvania and Virginia before, during, and after the Civil War.
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877); Women
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Franklin County; United States -- Virginia -- Augusta County

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