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    • Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity

    • Includes videos of interviews with Ramona Medina (1918- ), Socorro Gómez (1951- ), and Yolanda Almaraz (1951- ). The "Collection" section includes photographs and other sources about the walkouts from Coachella Valley schools in 1976, as well as...
    • Latinas; Social activists;
    • Coachella Valley, California; Providence, Rhode Island
    • Silent Worker

    • A popular national newspaper among the U.S. deaf population from 1888 to 1929, The Silent Worker included articles about deaf community events, schools for the deaf, sign language, notable people, and a wide range of other topics. Browse the...
    • Deaf women; Employment; Weddings
    • United States
    • Jewish Women in America

    • Watch Blanche Wiesen Cook's interviews with athletes (Jane Katz and Eve Ellis); authors (Kathy Engel, Erica Jong, and Grace Paley); historians (Alice Kessler-Harris and Ellen Schrecker); journalists (Claudia Dreifus, Amy Goodman, and Ruth Gruber);...
    • Jewish women; Women athletes; Women authors; Women historians; Women journalists; Women musicians
    • 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
    • World War I Posters

    • Includes about 1,800 posters from the U.S. and other countries supporting the war effort. Common themes include recruitment, war bonds, and the American Red Cross. Sample titles include "Be a trained nurse," "For every fighter a woman worker...
    • American Red Cross; Women; World War, 1914-1918; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    • United States
    • Sheet Music Consortium

    • Search across collections at Duke, Indiana, University, Johns Hopkins, the Library of Congress, and UCLA. Many of the songs in these collections are about courtship, relationships, and other relevant topics; depictions of women on sheet music...
    • Popular music; Women in art
    • United States
    • Victorian Trade Card Collection

    • This collection includes more than 1500 images of advertising trade cards that date from the late 19th and early 20th Century. Among the hundreds of cards that depict women are advertisements for appliances, clothing, musical instruments, patent...
    • Children in advertising; Girls; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

    • During his three years working for the Southern Courier, Jim Peppler took over 11,000 photographs documenting the civil rights movement, social conditions in central Alabama, and music performances (e.g., Odetta, Tina Turner). Of particular note...
    • African American women; African American women civil rights workers; Beauty shops; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements; Women singers
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Mississippi -- Jackson
    • Alaska's Digital Archive

    • This collection offers more than 10,000 items from seven libraries and museums. Includes a good selection of short film clips: Eskimo women weaving baskets and shoveling coal; Miss Alaska at Fairbanks Ice Carnival, 1935-1936; and women ice fishing....
    • Eskimo women; Handicraft; Health care; Indians of North America; Women
    • United States -- Alaska
    • Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections

    • The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is digitizing a wide variety of materials from its extensive collections: selected Academy Awards photographs, rule books, programs and ephemera; full text issues of...
    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures); Actresses
    • United States -- California
    • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

    • Highlights from nearly 14,000 images include photos of women as disaster victims (e.g., "Fleeing from the flames") and of Chinese American girls and women. More than 7000 pages of text include oral history transcipts, letters, and other documents....
    • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
    • United States -- California - San Francisco
    • VOAHA: The Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive

    • The "Women's History" section of this large collection of oral history sound recordings includes such subsections as "Chicana feminists," "Feminist Health Movement," "Professionals and Entrepreneurs," "Reformers and Radicals," and "Rosie the...
    • Employment; Feminism; Feminists; Indian women -- North America; Japanese American women; Labor unions; Mexican American women; Southeast Asian American women; Women labor leaders; Women social reformers; Women -- Suffrage; Women's health services;...
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

    • This collection of local newsfilm, documentaries and other programs presents 60 years of social and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area. A sample of the many relevant films in this collection follows: Chicano women's rights (1973);...
    • Women's rights
    • United States -- California -- San Francisco
    • Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

    • Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), born and educated in Germany, arrived in New York in 1941. This collection includes correspondence and other documents concerning the trial of Adolf Eichmann; drafts of books (e.g., Between Past and Future); essays and...
    • Women authors; Women college teachers; Women political scientists
    • United States -- California; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • A Canterbury Tale: A Resource Package for Connecticut's Prudence Crandall Affair

    • Prudence Crandall, a white Quaker, opened a teacher-training school for young African-American women in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1833. Local opposition forced the school to close the following year. This collection includes a selection of...
    • African American women; Education; Women educators
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Canterbury
    • Communal Societies Collection

    • This collection features photographs, postcards, publications, ephemera (e.g., product labels), and other materials that document the history of the Shakers of America and the House of David community (Benton Harbor, Michigan).
    • Collective settlements; House of David; Religion; Shaker women; Shakers
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Enfield; United States -- Maine -- Alfred; United States -- Maine -- Sabbathday Lake; United States -- Massachusetts -- Hancock; United States -- Massachusetts -- Harvard; United States -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor;...
    • Delaware Public Archives: Digital Archives

    • Highlights from the documents section include manumission documents and petitions for freedom; Joseph Barker’s “Negro Ledger Book” 1808-1811; and a marriage contract and other documents from the 17th century. Other highlights include Public...
    • African Americans; Schools; Slavery; Women; Women slaves; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Delaware
    • Radical Women in Gainesville

    • Issues from WomaNews: Gainesville's Feminist Newspaper (1975-1978) include articles about such topics as the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive rights, women's health, and women in sports. The collection also includes photos, brochures, clippings...
    • Feminism; Feminists
    • United States -- Florida -- Gainesville
    • Tanner Trust Book Collection

    • Seven of these digital editions of previously published books were written by women. In her autobiography and other writings, Mary Tanner covers life as a polygamous wife, her love for her children, and dedication to the Mormon faith. Alice...
    • Frontier and pioneer life; Governors' spouses; Marriage; Mormon pioneers; Mormon women; Polygamy; Religion; Women pioneers;
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Utah

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