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    • Voices of Feminism Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full transcripts from approximately 50 interviews. Examples of some of the topics covered: anti-pornography movement; anti-violence and anti-poverty programs; lesbian rights; labor and peace activism; reproductive justice.
    • Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians;
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    • Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches

    • Includes Mary McLeod Bethune's 1939 speech, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me;" Fannie Lou Hamer's "Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention" (1964); Shirley Chisolm's ""The Black Woman in Contemporary...
    • African American orators; African American women; Speeches, addresses, etc.;
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    • Brady-Handy Collection

    • Includes portraits from the Civil War era. Researchers must browse the collection for images of women, or search by known name (e.g., Lincoln, Mary Todd).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
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    • Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

    • Fletcher's account of her six-week venture into Plains Indian territory in 1881. The site also includes an overview of Fletcher's life, a photo gallery, and the text of the folktales that she recorded in her diary.
    • Dakota Indians; Indians of North America; Women anthropologists
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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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    • Emma Goldman Papers

    • Emma Goldman (1869–1940) The "Primary Sources" section of the site includes excerpts from Goldman's books (e.g., Anarchism and Other Essays); text from Goldman's speeches and newspaper accounts that document her protest against conscription...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • AIDS Posters

    • This collection includes digital images of more than 600 posters from 44 countries. "Browse" the collection for United States posters.
    • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Health education
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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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    • Florence Knoll Bassett Papers, 1932-2000

    • This collection documents Knoll Bassett's education at the Kingswood School and Cranbrook Academy of Art; her work with Knoll Associates from the 1940s to 1965; and projects undertaken since her retirement. The collection includes copies of designs...
    • Women architects; Women designers
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    • Mike Wallace Interview

    • This collection includes interviews from the 1957 and 1958 seasons of the television program, The Mike Wallace Interview. Twelve of the 65 interviews are with women.
    • Actresses; Women journalists; Women social reformers; Women authors
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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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    • Inventory of the Vera Glaser Papers, 1945-1995

    • This collection includes documents from the President's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities, speeches, photographs, and an oral history.
    • Feminism; President 's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities; Women journalists
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    • Joseph Bancroft and Sons Photograph Collection

    • This collection includes photographs of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company's clothing collection from the 1950s and 1960s, more than 1100 Miss America fashion photographs, and a small collection of photographs of plant employees.
    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Clothing and dress; Fashion photography; Fashion shows; Miss America Pageant
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    • Martha Washington: A Life

    • The "Archive" section of this site includes Martha Washington’s correspondence and other documents, art work, and material culture objects.
    • Presidents' spouses; Revolution, 1775-1783; Social life and customs
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