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    • 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
    • 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
    • Changing Face of the Auto Industry Collection

    • A good source for images of women as drivers/passengers in early automobiles. Try separate searches for female* (124 records) and women (14 records) because "women" is not used as a subject term in this collection.
    • Automobiles; Women automobile drivers
    • United States -- Michigan
    • Grand Rapids Oral Histories

    • Audio tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted in the early 1970s, primarily of the children and grandchildren of some of the founders of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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    • United States -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

    • The Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys serves girls in 44 Minnesota counties, as well as four counties in Wisconsin and one in Iowa. This collection documents the early history of girl scouts in this region with...
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    • United States -- Minnesota
    •  Verdell Burdine and Otto G. Rutherford Family Collection

    • Verdell A. Burdine Rutherford (1913-2001) and Otto G. Rutherford (1911-2000) were leaders in the struggle for civil rights in Oregon. This collection includes family photos from the early 1900s, a scrapbook with photos and documents of the Portland...
    • African American families; African American women civil rights workers; African American Women; African American women social reformers; African American women's clubs
    • United States -- Oregon -- Portland
    • Wisconsin’s Holocaust Survivors

    • These photographs document the lives of Holocaust survivors and their families before World War II, in postwar Europe, and early years in Wisconsin.
    • Holocaust survivors
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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