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    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • 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
    • Digital Quaker Collection

    • Includes works by or about numerous women, including Elizabeth Ashbridge, Elizabeth Leslie Rous Wright Comstock, Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Lucretia Mott, and Hannah Whitall Smith.
    • Quaker women; Women authors
    • United States
    • Dorothy West Papers

    • Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
    • African American women authors; African American women journalists; Women authors; Women journalists
    • United States -- Massachusetts--Martha's Vineyard
    • Farmworker Movement: 1962-1993

    • See the Image Gallery for numerous photographs of Dolores Huerta. The site also offers numerous essays by women and men who volunteered in the farmworker movement.
    • Labor unions; Mexican Americans; United Farm Workers; Women labor leaders
    • United States
    • Lee Morse Collection

    • Lee Morse (1897-1954) was a popular female vocalist in the 1920s and early 1930s. This digital collection includes numerous photographs of Morse, images of her 78-rpm records, a discography, and a biographical profile.
    • Vaudeville; Women singers
    • 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
    • Minnesota Historical Society Visual Resources Database

    • This large collection (126,000+ digital images) includes thousands of portraits of women and girls, as well as numerous relevant subcollections. Two small collections feature services that the Woman's Christian Association of Minneapolis provided...
    • American Red Cross; Clothing and dress; Girls; Indians of North America; Off-reservation boarding schools; Telephone operators; Women; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Minnesota
    • Old Sturbridge Village: Online Collections

    • Old Sturbridge Village's collection of early 19th-century rural New England artifacts includes numerous examples of textiles (clothing, quilts, accessories, etc.), household furnishings, and portraits.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Quilts; Samplers;
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Open Vault

    • This site offers video excerpts and searchable transcripts from WGBH programs. In addition to numerous segments featuring prominent African Americans (see "Notable Women" below), the collection offers segments on "Women and AIDS" (1991), "Midwives"...
    • African American women; Television programs
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    • Photographs from the H.J. Heinz Company Collection

    • The 236 images from the Library & Archives at the History Center document the history of the food processing company. The collection includes numerous photographs of women employees in various departments (labeling, canning, quality control).
    • Employment; Food industry and trade; Working class women
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
    • Resource for Outside Advertising Descriptions (ROAD)

    • This collection provides more than 30,000 images of outdoor advertisements from five source collections. The site offers multiple options for searching and browsing (company, product, date, medium, etc.) the collection. Researchers may need to be...
    • Advertising; Advertising, Outdoor; Billboards
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York; United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Rosie the Riveter WWII American Homefront Project

    • This collection includes transcripts of numerous oral history interviews with residents of the Bay Area about their experiences during the World War II period. Narrators cover such topics as work and family life, race relations, educational...
    • Employment; Race relations; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California
    • Sikkim Photos (Kandell Collection)

    • Sikkim, now part of India, borders on Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. This site includes more than 300 images from the Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs. Kandell’s photographs, taken during visits between 1965 and 1979, document the...
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Queens; Women photographers
    • Sikkim
    • Trial Pamphlets Collection

    • The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
    • Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
    • United Farm Workers

    • In addition to numerous photographs of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, this collection includes images of women farm workers and women involved in strikes/boycotts.
    • Agricultural laborers; Labor unions; Mexican Americans; United Farm Workers; Women labor leaders
    • United States
    • Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

    • Numerous letters, diaries, and other sources document women's lives in Pennsylvania and Virginia before, during, and after the Civil War.
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877); Women
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Franklin County; United States -- Virginia -- Augusta County
    • Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959

    • This collection of more than 14,350 photographs documents the architecture and social life of the Washington area. Highlights include group portraits of American Association of University Women members; portrait photographs of Washington residents;...
    • American Association of University Women; Household appliances; Social life and customs; Vocational education; Women
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Wisconsin Goes to War: Our Civil War Experience

    • This collection includes numerous letters by Cordelia Harvey, the state sanitary agent. Harvey wrote about sick and wounded Wisconsin soldiers, construction of army hospitals, and requests for aid. Another subcollection includes papers related to...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Wisconsin

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