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    • Old Sturbridge Village: Historic Documents

    • Transcriptions of diaries, letters, and other documents about life and events in New England from the 1790s to the 1850s. Highlights include a prenuptial agreement from 1835, correspondence concerning work in textile mills, and the courtship...
    • Courtship; Employment; Marriage; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • New Jersey Women's History

    • Timeline entries link to online primary sources (images, documents, and material objects). Highlights include portraits of notable New Jersey women, a poster advertising a dance performance by Ruth St. Denis, and the text of Lucy Stone's protest...
    • Women
    • United States -- New Jersey
    • Five College Archives Digital Access Project

    • This site serves as a gateway to selected archival collections from Amherst College, Hamphire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Highlights include Sophia Smith's journal from the last nine...
    • Coeducation; Conduct of life; Education (Higher); Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Forty Years: The History of Women at Bowdoin

    • This site includes documents, photos, and audio and video recollections related to the following themes: the prehistory of coeducation; the process of coeducation, the curriculum, extracurricular activities, social life and fraternities, athletics,...
    • Coeducation; Women college students
    • United States -- Maine
    • DoHistory

    • This site features the diary of midwife Martha Ballard (1735-1812) and additional medical and midwifery documents. Ballard wrote in her diary nearly every day from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812. In addition to her work as a midwife, Ballard...
    • Courtship; Marriage; Midwives; Women
    • United States -- Maine -- Hallowell
    • Community Collection: People, Places, and Things

    • This site documents the social, educational and architectural history of Ogden, Utah. Highlights include Emily Almira Cozzens Rich's diaries from 1893 to 1947; oral histories covering the history of St. Benedict's School of Nursing; and a small...
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Social life and customs; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Utah -- Ogden
    • Sarah Lawrence College Student War Board Scrapbook, 1942-1946

    • This scrapbook documents the contributions of Sarah Lawrence College students to the war effort. Clippings cover such topics as Nurses' Aide courses and the Red Cross at the college during the war; nutrition; the victory garden on campus; child...
    • Women college students; Women's colleges; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Bronxville
    • Washington College of Law Historical Collection

    • This rich collection documents the history of the first law school founded by women for women. Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma M. Gillett founded the Washington College of Law in 1896.
    • Women law students; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States -- Washington (D.C.)
    • A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause of Women in Government, 1969-74

    • This project documents efforts by the Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities to recruit and train women for upper-level governmental positions. In addition to summaries of interviews with 20 women who were involved in the program, the...
    • Women government executives; Women journalists; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • The Stadtman Way: A Tale of Two Biochemists at NIH

    • This online exhibit documents the careers and influence of Thressa and Earl Stadtman at NIH. The "Why NIH" section includes a letter that illustrates how difficult it was for a married couple to find jobs at the same university in 1950. In the...
    • Marriage; Women scientists
    • United States -- Maryland -- Bethesda
    • Roxcy Bolton: A Force for Equality

    • This online exhibit documents Bolton's work for a variety of women's rights causes, including seeking protections for rape victims and for laws that would improve the efficiency of prosecuting rape crimes; opening department store lunchrooms to...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Rape victims; Women's rights
    • United States -- Florida
    • Grace Robinson Papers

    • This extensive collection documents Grace Robinson's long career as a journalist for the New York Daily News and her brief stint with Liberty magazine. Robinson covered high-profile criminal cases, such as the Hall-Mills Murder Trial (1926) and the...
    • Automobile travel; Travel; Women journalists
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Ada Lois Sipuel

    • This digital collection includes 251 documents from the Oklahoma State Supreme Court, Civil Case No. 32756 about the first African-American woman admitted to the University of Oklahoma law school in 1948.
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • 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
    • Status of Women 1963-2006

    • This digital collection brings together four collections from the Washington State Archives: the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women; Records of the Washington State Women's Council, 1971-1978; Records of the Washington State Governor’s...
    • Pay equity; Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.; Women's rights
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • 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
    • Politics and the Dancing Body

    • This companion site to an exhibit at the Library of Congress documents how choreographers have used dance to voice social protest, to celebrate American culture, and to counter anti-American sentiment.
    • Dance -- Political aspects; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Colonial Manuscript Collection

    • This collection showcases some of the earliest documents from the archives of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. Highlights include two documents that relate to seamstresses: the account book kept by seamstress Jannetje DuBois from...
    • Seamstresses
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New Paltz
    • Adela S. Baer Image Collection, 1971-2002

    • This collection of photographs documents Baer's fieldwork with the Orang Asli peoples. Much of her research has focused on human genetics and related health problems of the Temuan.
    • Women biologists; Women scientists
    • Malaysia

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