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    • 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
    • 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;
    • Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement

    • This collection focuses on the radical origins of the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Documents are organized under these subject categories: "General and Theoretical;" "Medical and Reproductive Rights;" "Music;"...
    • African American women; Feminism; Lesbian feminism; Women's rights
    • United States
    • 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
    • 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
    • Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project

    • This digital collection includes 8,000 cylinder recordings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Highlights include more than 300 songs performed by Ada Jones, six songs performed by Sophie Tucker, and songs from the World War I period...
    • Cylinder recordings; Popular music; Songs; Women musicians; Women singers; World War, 1914-1918
    • United States
    • Victorian Trade Card Collection

    • This collection includes more than 1500 images of advertising trade cards that date from the late 19th and early 20th Century. Among the hundreds of cards that depict women are advertisements for appliances, clothing, musical instruments, patent...
    • Children in advertising; Girls; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • San Jose State Normal School Pennant

    • This collection includes 42 volumes produced between 1898 to 1909, and documents student life during the early years of the San Jose State Normal School.
    • Teachers colleges; Women college students
    • United States -- California -- San Jose
    • 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
    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • Women in the West Oral Histories

    • This collection of nearly 200 interviews provides first hand documentation regarding the role of women in the Pacific Northwest during the early and mid 1900s. The interviews were conducted by students in professor Sue Armitage's history classes...
    • Childhood; Farm life; Homemakers; Rural women; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Oregon; United States -- Washington (State)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Macauley's Theatre Collection

    • This collection includes studio portraits of actresses and actors from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Notable women among the almost 600 images of actresses: Viola Allen, Mary Anderson, Lotta Crabtree, Maxine Elliott, Julia Marlowe, and...
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville

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