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    • 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
    • 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
    • Women Physicians: 1850s-1970s

    • This collection documents the history of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP), Coverage includes founding and early years of the college (1850-1870); student and academic life; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians;...
    • African American women physicians; Missionaries; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Women medical students; Women physicians; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Building Muscles While Building Minds: Athletics and the Early Years of Women's Education

    • This online exhibit features photographs of Bryn Mawr students and clippings form periodicals and books. Illustrated essays explore such topics as the leadership role of the Bryn Mawr's Athletic Association, the rapid rise of interest in hockey at...
    • Clothing and dress; Education (Higher); Women athletes; Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr
    • Wisconsin Historical Society: Museum Objects Archive

    • This site provides historical context for a wide variety of artifacts, often relating a specific story about how the artifact was used in daily life. Examples of clothing include wedding dress from 1887; a woman suffrage tunic (1916); prom dresses...
    • Clothing and dress; Household appliances
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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