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    • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

    • Dance companies from around the world have performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival since 1932. This video collection includes more than 100 excerpts of performances recorded at festival. Highlights include performances by Anna Duncan (1942),...
    • Women dancers
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    • George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers

    • This collection includes more than 3,500 scans of photographs, maps, and documents. Highlights include an interactive map that traces Earhart's last flight; images of Earhart's medals; and her prenuptial agreement.
    • Women air pilots
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    • Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence

    • Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
    • African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
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    • Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present

    • This collection documents the effort to revive handcraft in western North Carolina. Highlights include photographs of women making crafts, as well as images of baskets, cornhusk dolls,and textiles that were made by women. The collection also...
    • Arts and crafts movement; Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Handicraft; Social life and customs; Women Photographers;
    • Appalachian Region, Southern.; United States -- North Carolina;
    • Heritage West

    • Rich collection of digitized materials from instititutions across much of the American West. Just a few highlights include more than 600 photographs by Laura Gilpin; oral histories of Montana women ranchers; and oral histories from the "Montana...
    • Feminism; Frontier and pioneer life; Indians of North America; Women photographers
    • Arizona; Colorado; Montana; Nebraska; New Mexico; South Dakota; Utah; Wyoming
    • Edith Wharton Collection

    • Edith Wharton (1862-1939) wrote more than 20 novels, including Ethan Frome (1911) and The Age of Innocence (1920). Highlights in this collection include portraits of Wharton, and manuscripts from The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.
    • Women authors
    • France; United States
    • Highlights from the Saltonstall Family Collections

    • The papers, photographs, art, and artifacts of the Saltonstall family, one of the founding families of Massachusetts, document five centuries of family history and involvement in public life. Highlights include the correspondence of Mary Cooke...
    • Revolution, 1775-1783; World War, 1914-1918
    • France; United States--Massachusetts
    • 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
    • Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection

    • Searchable digital collection of pamphlets and leaflets. Activities of women's societies in opposing slavery are heavily documented. Highlights include reports from the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery...
    • Antislavery movements; 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;
    • World War II Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Taking a Leading Role: Women in Broadcasting History

    • This collection documents the lives and careers of 16 women who worked in radio and/or television broadcasting. Highlights include photos, scripts, and promotional papers from Irene Beasley's musical quiz show, "Grand Slam;" photos from the...
    • Actresses; Radio programs; Television programs; Women in radio broadcasting; Women in television broadcasting
    • United States
    • Stamp, Sticker, Seal, and Envelope Collection

    • Most of the 1400 items in this collection were used to promote peace and social justice. Additional highlights include anti-slavery stickers from the 19th century and stamps created from peace posters drawn or painted by high school students,...
    • Peace movements
    • United States
    • Mary Pickford Papers

    • Mary Pickford (1892-1979) established herself as a silent film star in the 1910s. She received an Academy Award for best actress in her first talking film, "Coquette" (1928). Pickford, along with with Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, and D. W....
    • Motion picture actresses; Motion picture producers and directors
    • United States
    • WWII Historical Films

    • These short films and news clips document Allied operations as well as activities on the homefront. Highlights include films about Army nurses, the internment of Japanese civilians (see "A Challenge to Democracy"), victory gardens, and rationing.
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Nurses; Rationing; World War, 1939-1945;
    • United States
    • NYPL Digital Gallery: Jerome Robbins Dance Division

    • Highlights from this large subcollection of the NYPL Digital Gallery include: programs for performances by the Isadora Duncan Dancers; photographs of Duncan, Irene Castle, and Ruth St. Denis; and color slides of the Joffrey Ballet.
    • Ballet; Women dancers
    • United States

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