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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
    • Archives of American Art Oral History Interviews

    • Includes numerous interviews with women painters (e.g., Joan Mitchell), photographers (e.g., Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange), quiltmakers (Peggie Hartwell and Carolyn Mazloomi), ceramicists, illustrators, and sculptors. Also included are...
    • Quiltmakers; Women artists; Women photographers
    • 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
    • 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
    • Joe Smith Collection

    • The Joe Smith Collection contains over 225 audio recordings of noted musicians and music industry executives. Current selections in this digital collection include interviews with Ruth Brown, Natalie Cole, Ellie Greenwich, Yoko Ono, and Linda...
    • Women musicians; Women singers
    • 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
    • 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;
    • American Song Sheets

    • This collection includes approximately 1800 broadsides and song sheets from nineteenth-century America. Many of these single sheets include illustrations of women (e.g., "The Soldier's Farewell to his Bride"). The full text of the lyrics can be...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Love songs; Popular music; Songs; Women
    • United States
    • Early Advertising Collection, Bryn Mawr College

    • Most of these American and European trade cards date from the late nineteenth century. Products well represented in the collection include books, household items, furniture, and clothing.
    • Advertising; Children in advertising; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Teaching with Historic Places

    • Lesson plans in this collection include background information and examples of primary sources. Fifteen topics are listed under the "women's history" theme, including the Homestead Act; Clara Barton's house; Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill; the The...
    • Historic houses; Hiistoric sites; Women
    • 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
    • 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
    • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

    • Select "Browse/Topics" for an outline of the major subjects in the collection, including the arrival of immigrants, attitudes toward immigrants, education, and employment. Highlighted themes include contextual essays and cover such subjects as the...
    • Immigrants; Social Settlements; Women
    • United States
    • Teachers' Domain: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    • Highlights include interviews with Diane Nash, and Rosa Parks, and Sonia Sanchez; a video profile of Fannie Lou Hamer; and Sylvia Mendez' recollection of the conditions that led Mexican Americans to sue for desegregation in the 1940s.
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • United States

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