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    • Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, 1868-1983

    • Beginning in the early 1880s, Brezing (1860-1940) operated brothels in Lexington, Kentucky. This collection consists of 277 photographic prints collected or created by E. I. "Buddy" Thompson in connection with the writing of his 1983 book, Madam...
    • Brothels; Prostitutes
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China
    • Frances Goff Papers

    • Frances Goff (1916-1994) was the first personnel director of the Texas Railroad Commission, served as secretary to a Texas state legislator and Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, and worked as the director for the Texas Bluebonnet Girls' State program and...
    • Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Texas
    • Selections of Photographs from Helga Teiwes' Hopi Basket Weaving Project

    • Helga Teiwes began documenting Hopi basket weavers in the early 1990s. This work culminated in the publication of Hopi Basket Weaving, Artistry in Natural Fibers (University of Arizona Press, 1996). The photographs in this collection illustrate...
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Hopi women; Indians of North America
    • United States -- Arizona
    • 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
    • GFWC Desert Jade Woman's Club

    • In the early 1960s, ten young Asian-American women formed the Desert Jade Junior Woman's Club in Phoenix, Arizona. The club has since contributed to numerous philanthropic and civic projects. The scrapbooks in this collection provide photos of club...
    • Asian American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Arizona -- Phoenix
    • Institutional Memory

    • Includes interviews with Harvard Business School alumni, staff, and faculty. Jocelyn Goldberg-Schaible, Celia Curren, and Marnie Tattersall reflect on attending HBS in the early 1970s when few women were enrolled. The site also includes interviews...
    • Businesswomen; Education (higher); Women college students
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
    • Vassar College

    • Includes photographs of Vassar students, faculty and buildings from the latter half of the 19th century. Christine Ladd-Franklin's diary documents her experience at Vassar in the 1860s, as well as her early years of teaching.
    • Education (Higher); Women astronomers; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women's colleges
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie
    • Thin Blue Line: A History of the Pregnancy Test Kit

    • Judith Vaitukaitis and Glenn Braunstein recall their reproductive hormone research at the NIH in the 1970s. The site also includes a selection of early pregnancy test advertisements from magazines.
    • Pregnancy tests; Women scientists
    • United States -- Maryland -- Bethesda
    • Lee Morse Collection

    • Lee Morse (1897-1954) was a popular female vocalist in the 1920s and early 1930s. This digital collection includes numerous photographs of Morse, images of her 78-rpm records, a discography, and a biographical profile.
    • Vaudeville; Women singers
    • United States
    • Tale of Two Women: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Carr

    • Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998), author of landmark book The Everglades: River of Grass (1947), helped found Friends of the Everglades in 1969. Marjorie Carr helped stop a major construction project that threatened central Florida's ecosystem....
    • Women conservationists
    • United States -- Florida
    • Old Sturbridge Village: Online Collections

    • Old Sturbridge Village's collection of early 19th-century rural New England artifacts includes numerous examples of textiles (clothing, quilts, accessories, etc.), household furnishings, and portraits.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Quilts; Samplers;
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Virtual Jamestown

    • Organized by source type: "Maps and Images," "Court Records," "Labor Contracts," "Reference Center," "First Hand Accounts and Letters," and "Newspapers." The site also includes an interactive Indian village. Find Kathleen M. Brown's interpretive...
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Indians of North America; Slavery
    • United States -- Virginia -- Jamestown
    • Feminist Chronicles, 1953-1993

    • Part III includes the text from early National Organization for Women documents. Highlights include founding documents; Task Force reports and resolutions from the 1960s on education, employment, religion, the image of women; and political rights...
    • Feminism; National Organization for Women
    • United States
    • Rachel Carson Papers

    • Rachel Carson (1907-1964) was a biologist, conservationist, and writer. Her book, Silent Spring (1962), exposed the dangers of the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Highlights from this digital collection include photographs of Carson as a child...
    • Women biologists; Women environmentalists; Women scientists;
    • United States;
    • Armstrong Family Papers

    • The Armstrongs were one of the leading African-American magic acts in the early twentieth century. Lille Belle Armstrong, her husband, J. Hartford Armstrong, and eventually their daughter, Ellen Armstrong, specialized in mind reading, slight of...
    • African American women; Vaudeville; Women magicians
    • United States -- South Carolina
    • Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections

    • The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is digitizing a wide variety of materials from its extensive collections: selected Academy Awards photographs, rule books, programs and ephemera; full text issues of...
    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures); Actresses
    • United States -- California
    • From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont

    • The Pi Beta Phi Settlement School was founded in 1912 by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. This collection includes letters, diaries, and scrapbooks written and compiled by Settlement School teachers; photographs of the Settlement School,...
    • Education; Handicraft; Pi Beta Phi Settlement School; Women teachers
    • United States -- Tennessee -- Gatlinburg

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