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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Maggie L. Walker Virtual Museum Exhibit

    • This site highlights key aspects of Walker's life and work: social activism, economic empowerment, life at home, and her legacy. A virtual tour of Walker's house completes the site.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Historic sites; Homes and haunts
    • United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
    • 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.)
    • 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
    • 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)
    • Forty Years: The History of Women at Bowdoin

    • This site includes documents, photos, and audio and video recollections related to the following themes: the prehistory of coeducation; the process of coeducation, the curriculum, extracurricular activities, social life and fraternities, athletics,...
    • Coeducation; Women college students
    • United States -- Maine
    • 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
    • Politics and the Dancing Body

    • This companion site to an exhibit at the Library of Congress documents how choreographers have used dance to voice social protest, to celebrate American culture, and to counter anti-American sentiment.
    • Dance -- Political aspects; Women dancers
    • United States
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Community Collection: People, Places, and Things

    • This site documents the social, educational and architectural history of Ogden, Utah. Highlights include Emily Almira Cozzens Rich's diaries from 1893 to 1947; oral histories covering the history of St. Benedict's School of Nursing; and a small...
    • Nurses; Nursing -- Study and teaching; Social life and customs; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Utah -- Ogden
    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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
    • 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

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