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    • AlabamaMosaic

    • This collaborative digitization program includes a variety of primary sources from Alabama archives and libraries. Highlights include 29 oral history interviews from the "Women in the Depression" collection at University of Alabama at Birmingham;...
    • African American women; Depressions -- 1929; Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Alabama
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • 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 --...
    • Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983

    • Betty Parsons (1900-1982) was one of the leading art dealers in New York City during the second half of the twentieth century. This collection documents the operations of the Betty Parsons Gallery, from its opening in 1946 to its closing in 1983.
    • Women art dealers; Women gallery owners
    • 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
    • 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
    • Center for Jewish History Digital Collections

    • Highlights include Abigail Franks' letters to her son from the 1730s and 1740s; photos and posters of the actress Molly Picon; photos of Henrietta Szold from the Hadassah Archives; and oral histories of Austrian-Jewish emigrees who fled to the USA...
    • Actresses; Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Immigrants; Jewish women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Chatham College Archives Image Collection

    • Pennsylvania Female College was chartered in 1869, renamed Pennsylvania College for Women in 1890, and became Chatham College in 1955. Photos in this collection depict student life, campus events (e.g., May Day), and college buildings. Also...
    • Education (Higher); Women college students; Women's Colleges
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
    • Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: Oklahoma Women and the Dust Bowl

    • This collection includes interviews with women who lived through the Dust Bowl, primarily in the seven western-most counties of Oklahoma where the Dust Bowl hit the hardest. Topics covered include the WPA, President Roosevelt, domestic life during...
    • Depressions -- 1929; Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939; Dust storms
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • Eleanor Steber Photograph Collection

    • Eleanor Steber (1916-1990) made her premiere with the Metropolitan Opera in 1940 and remained with the company until 1963. This collection includes stock publicity photographs, informal snapshots of Steber, and photographs of a television screen...
    • Sopranos (Singers)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Indian-Pioneer Papers Collection

    • This collection includes typescripts of interviews with thousands of Oklahomans conducted during the 1930s. Topics covered include the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, living conditions, and daily life.
    • Indians of North America; Pioneers; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson's memory book documents the author's college years at the University of Iowa in the 1920s. Also during this period, Althea "Bee" Moore's scrapbook offers the perspective of an African American student. Farm life and home...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Cookery; Girls; Home economics; Women college students; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Jackson Davis Collection of African American Educational Photographs

    • This collection includes photographs of African-American schools and educational scenes in the southern United States taken by Jackson Davis during the period 1915-1930 when he was affiliated with the General Education Board in New York, New York....
    • African-American girls; African Americans -- Education; Home economics -- Study and teaching; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Louisiana; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Oklahoma; United States -- South Carolina; United States --...
    • Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon, Oral History Collection

    • Several Japanese American women share their experiences before, during, and after World War II. Mitzi Asai Loftus (1932- ) was in the fourth grade when her family was sent to the Pinedale Assembly Center in Fresno, California; they also lived in...
    • Japanese American women; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    • United States -- Oregon -- Lane County; United States -- California
    • Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

    • During his three years working for the Southern Courier, Jim Peppler took over 11,000 photographs documenting the civil rights movement, social conditions in central Alabama, and music performances (e.g., Odetta, Tina Turner). Of particular note...
    • African American women; African American women civil rights workers; Beauty shops; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements; Women singers
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Mississippi -- Jackson

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