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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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; 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
    • Walter P. Reuther Library: Audio

    • Highlights include StoryCorps interviews with women engineers, and Lillian Gilbreth's keynote speech at the 1957 Society of Women Engineers National Convention.
    • Women engineers
    • 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
    • American Textile History Museum: The Chace Catalogue

    • Highlights from this collection include more than images of more than 290 coverlets, more than 250 spinning wheels, and a large selection of dresses.
    • Clothing and dress; Coverlets; Spinning Wheels
    • United States
    • African American Catholics of the United States

    • This collection includes 225 photographs of African American Catholics in 25 states. In addition to photos of families, school children, and church dedications, highlights include group portraits of the National Black Sisters Conference General...
    • African American Catholics; African American women; Nuns
    • United States
    • Sewall-Belmont House & Museum Catalog

    • The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum houses the National Woman’s Party (NWP) collection, which documents history of the suffrage movement and the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Highlights from this digital collection include suffrage...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; National Woman's Party; Suffragists; Women -- suffrage
    • United States
    • 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
    • ARC - Archival Research Catalog: Digital Copies Search

    • The Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is the online catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries. As of 2008, there are 134,537 digital copies in ARC. In addition to the subjects...
    • Child labor; Depressions, 1929; Employment; Indian women -- North America; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; New Deal, 1933-1939; Presidents' spouses; Women and the military; Women -- suffrage; World War, 1914-1918; World...
    • United States
    • American Jewish Committee Archives

    • Highlights in this collection include audio clips from oral history interviews with actress Molly Picon, columnist Ellen Goodman, politicians Bella Abzug and Elizabeth Holtzman, medical physicist Rosalyn Yalow, and lawyer/political activist Rita...
    • Actresses; Jewish women; Women legislators; Women political activists; Women scientists
    • United States
    • Ruth St. Denis Collection

    • Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) founded the Adelphi Dance Department in 1938. Highlights from this collection include the Adelphi Bulletin from 1938 that features St. Denis and the new dance program, letters by St. Denis, and a collection of portraits...
    • Women dancers
    • United States


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