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    • In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS

    • See the transcripts of interviews with Ms. Barbara Fabian Baird, R.N., and Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D. Baird was one of the first nurses to work with individuals with HIV. Dr. Grady treated AIDS patients and held AIDS patient care seminars across...
    • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; AIDS (Disease); Health education; Nurses; Scientists; Women physicians
    • United States -- Maryland -- Bethesda
    • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

    • This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
    • African American women authors; Women authors
    • United States
    • 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
    • Ada Lois Sipuel

    • This digital collection includes 251 documents from the Oklahoma State Supreme Court, Civil Case No. 32756 about the first African-American woman admitted to the University of Oklahoma law school in 1948.
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • Land of (Unequal) Opportunity

    • Highlights include documentation of the integration of Little Rock Central High School; text of Daisy Bates speaking against the slow pace of integration; images of Civil Rights Protests at Arkansas AM&N College; essays by Japanese American...
    • African Americans; Civil rights movements; Equal Rights Amendment; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Lesbians; School integration
    • United States -- Arkansas
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture

    • This multifaceted site includes text from the first edition; comparison of manuscript, serial and novel texts; contemporary reviews; book covers from various editions; and antislavery texts that predate the novel.
    • Antislavery movements; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Women authors
    • United States
    • Camp Fire Girls of East Baton Rouge Parish

    • This small collection includes photos of Camp Fire Girls engaged in a variety of activities, such as helping with charities, learning first aid, singing Christmas carols, and building a camp fire.
    • Camp Fire Girls; Girls
    • United States -- Louisiana -- Baton Rouge
    • 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)
    • Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Women's History and Issues

    • Highlights include interviews with the first librarian at Old Dominion, faculty members, physicians, priests, and Girl Scout leaders. One set of interviews explores sex roles during the Great Depression.
    • Civil rights movements; Depressions, 1929; Education (Higher); Girl Scouts; Women college teachers; Women physicians; Woman priests
    • United States -- Virginia -- Norfolk
    • Ohio Memory

    • Highlights include Lucinda Lenore Merriss Cornell's diary covering the Ohio homefront during the Civil War; librarian Nettie E. Wheeler's diary from 1870; Margaret Boyd, the first woman enrolled in Ohio University, kept this diary in 1873 and...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Education; Societies and clubs; Teachers; Temperance; Women college students; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Ohio
    • University of Mississippi Civil War Archive

    • Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • Five College Archives Digital Access Project

    • This site serves as a gateway to selected archival collections from Amherst College, Hamphire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Highlights include Sophia Smith's journal from the last nine...
    • Coeducation; Conduct of life; Education (Higher); Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Girlhood Embroidery: Samplers at Pilgrim Hall Museum

    • This online exhibit begins with the first American-made sampler, embroidered by Loara Standish in the 17th century. Additional samplers from the 18th and 19th centuries are also featured.
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Girls; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); 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
    • Governors Papers Related to Women's Issues 1904-1984

    • This collection from the Washington State Archives documents contacts between the Governor's Office, women, and women's organizations, regarding women's issues, womens suffrage, women's rights, and comparable worth. The Papers of Dixy Lee Ray...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Pay equity; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Suffragists Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full-length interviews with seven women who played key roles in the suffrage movement. Burnita Shelton Matthews remembers law school, the origin and development of the Equal Rights Amendment, and her appointment as the...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Suffragists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States
    • Medicine and Madison Avenue

    • The 600 health-related advertisements in this collection appeared in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s through the 1950s. The following categories link to a significant number of advertisements: Cough and Cold; First Aid and Wound Care; Food;...
    • Health and hygiene; Household products; Women in advertising
    • 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
    • American Jewess Project

    • Founded and edited by Rosa Sonneschein (1847-1932), American Jewess (1895-1899) was the first English-language periodical directed to American Jewish women.
    • Jewish women; Women's periodicals
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