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    • Triptych : Theater Photography from the Theresa Helburn Collection

    • A collection of 1100 production and publicity photographs relating to the Theatre Guild. More than 200 photos of Katharine Hepburn are included, as well as images of other actresses (e.g., Helen Hayes).
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Theater Photography from the Theresa Helburn Collection

    • A collection of 1100 production and publicity photographs relating to the Theatre Guild. More than 200 photos of Katharine Hepburn are included, as well as images of other actresses (e.g., Helen Hayes).
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Digital Diamond

    • A large collection of photographs from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin includes images of women in various types of employment (construction workers, nurses, etc.). Another collection features posters from World Wars I and II.
    • Employment; Nurses; Women; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Wisconsin Historical Images

    • A search for "women" retrieves more than 5000 records. In addition to photographs and paintings, the collection includes documents (e.g., "Madison Female Seminary Prospectus), posters (e.g., "Women's Dance, 1971"), and advertisements.
    • Advertising; American Red Cross; Beauty contestants; Clothing and dress; Cookery; Hairstyles; Holocaust survivors; Household appliances; Indians of North America; Infants; Kitchens; Lesbians; Mothers; Nurses; Schools; Weddings; Women dancers; Women...
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Angie Debo Collection

    • Angie Debo's books included The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic (1934), And Still the Waters Run (1940), The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians (1941), and Geronimo (1976). This digital collection includes more than 1200...
    • Women authors; Women historians
    • United States -- Oklahoma;
    • Women Airforce Service Pilots

    • Approximately 1100 women served as pilots for the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. This collection offers 2600 photographs and selected oral history transcripts. The collection also offers information about artifacts, wartime documents,...
    • Women air pilots; Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.); World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Texas
    • Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York Portrait Photographer

    • Beginning in 1897, Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869-1933) operated a highly successful portrait studio on Fifth Avenue in New York. This online exhibt features Ben-Yusuf's photographs of Edith Wharton, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Theodore Roosevelt, William Dean...
    • Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers

    • Beginning in 1929, the annual "Birthday Party" fashion show in Weslaco, Texas highlighted agricultural products grown in the Rio Grande Valley. This collection includes hundreds of photographs of models wearing clothing made out of local fruit,...
    • Clothing and dress; Fashion shows; Societies and clubs;
    • United States -- Texas -- Weslaco
    • Benedicte Wrensted:  An Idaho Photographer in Focus

    • Benedicte Wrensted (1859-1949), a native of Denmark, arrived in the United States in 1894. She was a professional photographer in Pocatello, Idaho from 1895 to 1912. This online exhibit features Wrensted's photographs of Native Americans. Curator...
    • Immigrants; Indians of North America; Women photographers
    • United States -- Idaho -- Pocatello
    • Carol M. Highsmith Archive

    • Carol M. Highsmith has donated her photographs to the Library of Congress since 1992. The Carol M. Highsmith Archive features photographs of landmark buildings and architectural renovation projects in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United...
    • Women Photographers
    • United States
    • Dickey Chapelle

    • Chapelle's photographs from World War II, Algiers in the 1950s, and the Vietnam War. Chapell was killed by a landmine in 1965 while covering the Vietnam War.
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
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    • Charlotta Bass/California Eagle Photograph Collection

    • Charlotta A. Bass (1879-1969) was managing editor and publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. This collection documents Bass' career as publisher and editor, as well as her campaign activities as the Progressive...
    • African American women civil rights workers; Businesswomen; Women journalists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Charlotte Kaminski Scrapbook Collection

    • Charlotte Virginia Kaminski (Prevost) (1908-1982) lived with her family in Georgetown, South Carolina and spent her summers on Pawleys Island. Most of the photographs in this scrapbook represent her summers on the island.
    • Girls
    • United States -- South Carolina -- Pawleys Island
    • Cora Wilson Stewart Photographic Collection,ca. 1900-1940

    • Cora Wilson Stewart founded the moonlight schools and was a leader in the national campaign to eliminate adult illiteracy. The bulk of the photographs in this collection document moonlight schools in Eastern Kentucky.
    • Adult education; Literacy; Women educators
    • United States -- Kentucky
    • 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
    • Edith S. and Frederic E. Clements Papers

    • Edith and Frederic Clements were pioneering ecologists. This collection includes photographs of the couple and others at work at the Alpine Laboratory (Pikes Peak, Colorado) and at various locations in Arizona (Petrified Forest, Santa Rita Range,...
    • Women botanists; Women ecologists; Women scientists
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Colorado
    • Eleanor Steber Photograph Collection

    • Eleanor Steber (1916-1990) made her premiere with the Metropolitan Opera in 1940 and remained with the company until 1963. This collection includes stock publicity photographs, informal snapshots of Steber, and photographs of a television screen...
    • Sopranos (Singers)
    • United States
    • Eliza Blaker Collection

    • Eliza Blaker (1854-1926) established kindergartens in Indiana based on the teachings of Friedrich Froebel. This collection includes Blaker's notes for speeches (e.g., What Constitutes a Good Mother?"), as well as photographs of Blaker, kindergarten...
    • Kindergarten; Schools; Teacher educators
    • United States -- Indiana; United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • The Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles

    • Emma Bell Miles (1879-1919) was a naturalist, artist, and noted author of The Spirit of the Mountains (1905), a classic study of Southern Appalachia. Highlights from this collection include photographs of Miles and her family, a nice selection of...
    • Women artists; Women authors; Women naturalists
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • Harvey Girls of the Winslow Harvey Houses

    • Fred Harvey opened a chain of restaurants and inns known as "Harvey Houses" in the late nineteenth century. The first Harvey House in Winslow, Arizona was built in 1897. Waitresses who worked at Harvey Eating Houses were known as "Harvey Girls."...
    • Waitresses
    • United States -- Arizona -- Winslow

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