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    • 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 during...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) Poster Collection

    • This collection features approximately 300 posters that document women’s activism throughout the world. These posters cover a wide variety of topics: discrimination against women; economics; education; feminism; motherhood; peace movement...
    • Feminism; Human rights; Reproductive rights; Violence against women; Women's rights
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sikkim Photos (Kandell Collection)

    • Sikkim, now part of India, borders on Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. This site includes more than 300 images from the Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs. Kandell’s photographs, taken during visits between 1965 and 1979, document the...
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Queens; Women photographers
    • Sikkim
    • 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
    • World War II Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Blanche Espy Chenoweth, Her Life, Her Times

    • The 67 photographs and a 48-page scrapbook in this digital collection document the life of Blanche Espy Chenoweth (1875-1960). As a a writer, lecturer, and radio show host, Chenoweth covered such topics as women's social customs, homemaking, and...
    • Women authors; Women in radio broadcasting
    • 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
    • WWII Historical Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States
    • Catt Collection of Suffrage Photographs

    • The Catt collection includes more than 800 photographs that document suffrage parades and pageants, pioneers and leaders, state suffrage organizations, and the international suffrage movement.
    • International Woman Suffrage Alliance; Parades; Women -- suffrage
    • United States
    • Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress

    • Historic film footage and photographs document Dunham's dance technique and field work. In additional video clips from 2002, Dunham discusses the importance of the hands, arms, and feet in her technique.
    • African American dance; African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Delia Locke Diaries

    • In 1855, Delia Hammond married Dr. Dean Jewett Locke and moved to California. Locke (1832-1922) began keeping a diary that same year. The diaries in this collection document daily life in rural Northern California from 1855 to 1879.
    • Religion; Social life and customs; Temperance; Temperature measurements
    • United States -- California -- Lockeford
    • Communal Societies Collection

    • This collection features photographs, postcards, publications, ephemera (e.g., product labels), and other materials that document the history of the Shakers of America and the House of David community (Benton Harbor, Michigan).
    • Collective settlements; House of David; Religion; Shaker women; Shakers
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Enfield; United States -- Maine -- Alfred; United States -- Maine -- Sabbathday Lake; United States -- Massachusetts -- Hancock; United States -- Massachusetts -- Harvard; United States -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor;...
    • 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

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