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    • 19th Century American Trade Card

    • This site Includes a link to Harvard's VIA catalog, which provides access to the 1000 advertising trade cards. Many of these cards depict women and/or products that women used (corsets, magnetic hairpins, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,...
    • Advertising; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Pioneers

    • This collection provides biographical sketches, full transcripts, and video clips from interviews with 36 pioneering women engineers. Users can browse interviews by topic: achievement; advancement; career choices; career guidance; choosing...
    • Women engineers
    • United States
    • Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media

    • Oyez provides audio recordings of oral arguments in Supreme Court cases, as well as links to opinions in every case decided by the Court back to 1793. For overviews of many relevant cases in Oyez, see Clare Cushman's Supreme Court Decisions and...
    • Abortion; Birth control; Jury duty; Pregnancy; Reproductive rights; Sex discrimination; Sex discrimination in employment; Sexual harassment; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Every Week Magazine

    • Every Week Magazine, published from 1915 to 1918, provides a rich resource for researchers who are interested in the home front during World War I, constructions of gender and race, popular fiction, and advertising.
    • Advertising; Periodicals; World War, 1914-1918
    • United States
    • 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
    • Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement

    • This collection includes more than 100 oral history interviews with leaders in the disability rights and independent living movement. The "Research Topics" section provides links to interviews under a range of topics: Conceptualizing a Political...
    • Civil rights movements; People with disabilities -- Civil rights; Women
    • United States -- California
    • 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
    • Women in the West Oral Histories

    • This collection of nearly 200 interviews provides first hand documentation regarding the role of women in the Pacific Northwest during the early and mid 1900s. The interviews were conducted by students in professor Sue Armitage's history classes...
    • Childhood; Farm life; Homemakers; Rural women; Women teachers
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- Montana; United States -- Oregon; United States -- Washington (State)
    • World War II Iowa Press Clippings Digital Collection

    • These newspaper clippings document Iowa's war efforts at home and on abroad. The site provides a sample search for "Women's military activity," which retrieves more than 3000 records. The collection includes a large number of clippings about...
    • Naval Reserve -- Women's Reserve; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869

    • This large collection of diaries in manuscript form includes only four diaries by women. In her diary from 1846, Bathsheba Smith desscribes her journey to Utah in 1849, as well daily events in Utah in 1873. Emmeline Wells writes of her journey from...
    • Mormon women; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Travel; Women pioneers
    • United States -- Iowa; United States -- Montana; United States -- Utah
    • Maine Memory Network

    • Maine's statewide digitization program provides access to primary sources from over 180 museums, historical societies, libraries, and other organizations. Highlights include photographs of women working (e.g., nurses, switchboard operators);...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Employment; Shakers; Women -- Suffrage; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Maine
    • Plymouth Colony Archive Project

    • This site provides transcriptions of probate inventories, wills, and court records. The "Research Papers" section includes essays about "Sexual Misconduct," "Women in the Plymouth Colony, 1633-1668," and "Domestic Violence in the Plymouth Colony."
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Historic sites; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); Social life and customs
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- New Plymouth
    • North Carolina Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1751-1840

    • This project provides online access to more than 2300 runaway slave advertisements published in North Carolina newspapers from 1751 to 1840. Entering "woman" as a search term retrieves 289 records, and "girl" retrieves 97 records.
    • African American girls; African American women; Fugitive slaves; Slave children; Slaveholders; Women slaves
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of Our Elders

    • Cherokee Traditions includes historic photographs, images of art forms (basketry, pottery, and woodwork), and native language recordings. The site provides a wealth of contextual information, such as biographies of artisans and essays that cover...
    • Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Women potters;
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • From Paris to Providence: Fashion Art and the Tirocchi Dressmakers' Shop, 1915-1947

    • Anna and Laura Tirocchi managed A. & L. Tirocchi Gowns in Providence, Rhode Island from 1915 until 1947. The collection includes approximately 200 items of correspondence from clients, employees, and personal friends of Anna Tirocchi; records of...
    • Businesswomen; Dressmakers; Employment; Fashion design; Immigrants; Italian American women; Sisters; Women consumers
    • United States -- Rhode Island -- Providence
    • Shades of Gray and Blue

    • Shades of Gray and Blue provides a unique online tool for exploring the Tennessee homefront during the Civil War. The site pairs compelling stories of individual women and men with quick access to relevant photographs, artwork, and images of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • Wisconsin Historical Society: Museum Objects Archive

    • This site provides historical context for a wide variety of artifacts, often relating a specific story about how the artifact was used in daily life. Examples of clothing include wedding dress from 1887; a woman suffrage tunic (1916); prom dresses...
    • Clothing and dress; Household appliances
    • United States -- Wisconsin

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