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    • Probing the Past: Virginia and Maryland Probate Inventories, 1740-1810

    • A probate inventory is a list of possessions recorded after someone dies. The 325 probate inventories in this collection were recorded in the Chesapeake region Maryland and Virginia. These inventories provide valuable insight into a family's daily...
    • Consumption (Economics); Social life and customs
    • United States -- Maryland; United States -- Virginia
    • 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
    • 1911 Houston Society with Gladys Ewing

    • Gladys Ewing's scrapbook includes items (invitations, notes, dance cards, etc.) that she saved from the No-TSU-OH 1911 Carnival Ball, winter Mardi Gras celebrations, Krewe parties, luncheons, and other social events.
    • Debutante balls; Debutantes; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Texas -- Houston
    • Daisie M. Helyar, 1906-1910 Scrapbook

    • Helyar's scrapbook documents student life at Simmons College as well as the social and cultural diversions of Boston.
    • Social life and customs; Women College Students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston; United States -- Vermont;
    • Byron Company Collection On Line

    • Hundreds of photographs of women in a variety of settings, including factories; banquets; social club gatherings; area parks; medical facilities; ships; and Barnard College plays. Also included are photographs of women at the New York Association...
    • Barnard College; Blind; Employment; Recreation; Societies and clubs; Theater; Women
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • "The Petticoat Invasion":  Women at the College of William and Mary  1918-1945

    • Includes an oral history interview with Janet Coleman Kimbrough, Class of 1921; a small collection of photographs; social rules for students from 1923-24; and Laura F. Parrish's thesis, "When Mary Entered with her Brother William: Women at the...
    • Women college students
    • United States -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
    • May Wright Sewall Papers

    • May Eliza Wright Sewall (1844-1920) worked as an activist and leader for a number of social causes, such as education, women's rights, cultural enrichment, and world peace. This collection includes 470 letters written to May Wright Sewall between...
    • Women social reformers; Women's rights
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • Stamp, Sticker, Seal, and Envelope Collection

    • Most of the 1400 items in this collection were used to promote peace and social justice. Additional highlights include anti-slavery stickers from the 19th century and stamps created from peace posters drawn or painted by high school students,...
    • Peace movements
    • United States
    • Yankee Poster Collection

    • The 3,500 posters and handbills in this collection cover a range of social and political issues, and date from 1965 to 1980. Note that images display only as thumbnails outside of the Library of Congress.
    • Abortion; Equal Rights Amendment; Feminism; Lesbians; Sexism; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Blanche Espy Chenoweth, Her Life, Her Times

    • The 67 photographs and a 48-page scrapbook in this digital collection document the life of Blanche Espy Chenoweth (1875-1960). As a a writer, lecturer, and radio show host, Chenoweth covered such topics as women's social customs, homemaking, and...
    • Women authors; Women in radio broadcasting
    • United States
    • Athenaeum Damenverein & Women's Auxiliary Records, 1876-2007

    • The Athenaeum Damenverein was organized in 1876 as the women’s auxiliary of the Athenaeum Turners. In addition to supporting the Turners, this German American organization has offered social and cultural events for its members, and been involved...
    • Fashion shows; German American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • Dorothea A. Dreier Papers

    • These papers document Dreier's life and work as an artist, as well as her family's activities in social reform, women's suffrage, and politics.
    • Women artists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn
    • University of Chicago Archival Photographic Files

    • This collection documents the history of the University of Chicago and the development of its campus, academic programs, and community life. Highlights from this collection include images of women engaged in sports and social club activities;...
    • Women college students; Societies and clubs; Women photographers
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • California Loyalty Oath Digital Collection

    • This collection documents the loyalty oath controversy at the University of California in 1949 and 1950. The 3500 pages of text includes letters to and from Margaret t. Hodgen, an associate professor of Sociology and Social Institutions. In one...
    • Education (Higher); Loyalty oaths; Women college teachers
    • United States -- California
    • Lewis Wickes Hine: Documentary Photographs, 1905-1938

    • This collection of 617 silver gelatin photographic prints is organized into broad subjects: labor, housing and social conditions; immigrants, including portraits of immigrants at Ellis Island; child labor; and women at work.
    • Child labor; Employment; Immigrants; Women
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Community Service Society Photographs

    • This collection of almost 1400 photographs documents urban poverty, unsafe tenement housing, inadequate hygiene in public areas, and other social issues in late-19th- and early-20th-century New York. The images range from the 1880s through the...
    • African American women; Aged; Girls; Health and hygiene; Mothers; Tenement houses; Women's health services;
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 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
    • 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.)

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