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    • Street & Smith Dime Novel Covers

    • Database includes more than 1900 images of covers, and is searchable by keyword, title, series title, and author. More than 300 records include "Women United States Fiction" as a subject heading.
    • Dime novels; Popular literature; Women
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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...
    • Women dancers
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    • Institute of Church-State Studies Vertical File Collection

    • This collection documents the struggle between church (e.g., Baptist) positions and local, state, and national government. Access documents related to abortion from the subject keyword menu, or browse by subject for the following terms: "Abortion,"...
    • Abortion; Baptists; Christians; Church and state; Religion
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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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    • 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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    • Women of Valor: Emma Goldman

    • Biographical profile includes a good selection of primary sources. Examples include advertisments for Goldman's speeches; Goldman's first published writing on the subject of marriage (1897); Goldman's deportation portrait (1919); Eulogy by...
    • Women anarchists; Women political activists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • Agents of Social Change

    • This online exhibit features selected sources from the papers of six key activists and the records of Women's Action Alliance and the National Congress of Neighborhood Women. Issues covered include labor, socialism, civil liberties, peace, racial...
    • Feminism; Feminists; Women lawyers; Women social reformers
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    • 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
    • Catherine May Congressional Papers

    • Congressional District of Washington, between 1959 and 1970. Topics covered include Washington state agriculture, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, sex discrimination against women, anti-communist movements, women's rights, education, labor, aid,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Mountaineers Collection

    • The Mountaineers Club was founded in 1906 to promote the discovery and conservation of the "mountains, forests and watercourses of the Pacific Northwest." Over half of the charter members of the Mountaineers were women. More than 670 photographs in...
    • Societies and clubs; Women mountaineers
    • 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
    • School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia

    • Hightlights include oral history interviews with Ruth James, lead litigant in the court cases initiated to reopen Norfolk's schools, and Vivian Carter Mason, a founder of the Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation; records from the Women's...
    • African American women; Civil rights movements; School integration; Societies and clubs; Women teachers
    • United States -- Virginia -- Norfolk
    • Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

    • This companion site to an exhibition in 1997 groups primary sources under themes such as patriotism, war work, spies, religion, and education. The "Griefs and Anxieties" section includes a letter from 1862 that informs a South Carolina woman of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Louis L. McAllister Photographs

    • This collection includes more than 2500 of McAllister's photographs of the people and built environment of Burlington, Vermont. Highlights include photos of girls and women in dance recitals; public high school students; students at Mount St....
    • Camps for girls; Dance recitals; Girls; Nuns; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Vermont -- Burlington
    • Womenspeak: Voices of Vermont Women

    • Audio excerpts from oral history interviews with 12 women. Some of the topics covered include farming, music, entering politics in the 1970s, and the arrival of electricity in Hinesburg, VT
    • Social life and customs;
    • United States -- Vermont
    • Community Collection: People, Places, and Things

    • This site documents the social, educational and architectural history of Ogden, Utah. Highlights include Emily Almira Cozzens Rich's diaries from 1893 to 1947; oral histories covering the history of St. Benedict's School of Nursing; and a small...
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Social life and customs; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Utah -- Ogden
    • Mormon Publications: 19th Century

    • Highlights include periodicals The Young Woman's Journal (1889-1929), published by the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, and The Woman's Exponent (1872-1899).
    • Mormon women; Societies and clubs; Women's periodicals
    • United States -- Utah
    • Texas Woman's University - University Archives

    • Strengths of the photograph collection include athletics, dance, and the nursing program. This site also includes descriptions of oral history interviews, artifacts, clothing/textiles, and manuscript collections.
    • Nurses; Women athletes; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women dancers; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Texas -- Denton

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