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    • Oral Histories of the American South

    • This collection includes 500 oral history interviews, organized into such topics as "Civil Rights," "Environmental Transformations," and "Southern Women."
    • Civil rights movements; Women; Work
    • Alabama; Arkansas; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas
    • Eleanor Phelps' Cruise Around the World

    • In 1922, South Carolina resident Eleanor Phelps took part in the inaugural American Express Company Cruise Around the World. These photographs and diary entries document her visits to the Taj Mahal, the Panama Canal, and such destinations as Cuba,...
    • Women travelers
    • China; Cuba; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Panama; United States -- Hawaii; United States -- South Carolina -- Aiken
    • 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
    • Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. & U.K., 1815-1914

    • This collection includes images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from Harvard Law School Library's trial collections. The narratives cover such topics as domestic violence, bigamy, seduction, breach of promise to marry, child...
    • Adultery; Divorce; History; Marriage; Murder; Trials; Violence against women;
    • Great Britain; United States
    • 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
    • Sunday School Books: Shaping the Values of Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

    • This collection includes 163 Sunday school books published between 1815 and 1865, drawn from the collections of Michigan State University Libraries and the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University Libraries. The books cover such...
    • Conduct of life; Girls; Religion; Religious literature; Sunday school literature
    • United States
    • Picture Collection of The New York Public Library

    • This collection of 30,000 digitized images includes a large selection of illustrations of women's clothing that appeared such magazines as Godey's and Harper's.
    • Clothing and dress; Girls; Indians of North America; Marriage customs; Women
    • 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
    • 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
    • American Song Sheets

    • This collection includes approximately 1800 broadsides and song sheets from nineteenth-century America. Many of these single sheets include illustrations of women (e.g., "The Soldier's Farewell to his Bride"). The full text of the lyrics can be...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Love songs; Popular music; Songs; Women
    • United States
    • Helen Keller

    • The letters (transcriptions) and writings in this collection span 60 years, and reveal Keller's thoughts on such topics as birth control, education, faith, peace, the senses, and war.
    • Deafblind women
    • United States
    • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

    • Select "Browse/Topics" for an outline of the major subjects in the collection, including the arrival of immigrants, attitudes toward immigrants, education, and employment. Highlighted themes include contextual essays and cover such subjects as the...
    • Immigrants; Social Settlements; Women
    • United States
    • Women in Chemistry Oral History Project

    • This collection includes selected audio clips and transcripts from interviews with women chemists Mildred Cohn recalls being the only woman in the chemistry lab. Zaida Morales-Martinez explains why she has never had concerns about being a working...
    • Women chemists; Women scientists
    • United States
    • Prelinger Archives

    • This collection includes more than 2000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. Browse the videos under such headings as "Advertising: Television Commercials," "Gender roles," and "Occupations" (e.g., librarians).
    • Advertising; Conduct of life; Employment; Home economics; Marriage; Sex education; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • Johnston (Frances Benjamin) Collection

    • This collection includes more than 2,700 photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) in the course of her career as a photojournalist, portrait and architectural photographer. Particularly noteworthy are Johnston's photographs of...
    • Gardens; Historic houses; Women photographers
    • United States
    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • United States
    • World War II Posters

    • These posters cover such themes as recruitment of nurses; food conservation; savings bonds; and victory gardens.
    • World War, 1939-1945; Women
    • United States
    • GRIN: Great Images in NASA

    • This collection includes about 50 photographs in the "women" subcollection. Select "Browse by Subject," then "People," then "Women." Highlights include photos of the First Lady Astronaut Trainees (also known as the "Mercury 13"), NASA scientists,...
    • Women astronauts
    • United States
    • International Ladies Garment Workers Union Photographs (1885-1985)

    • This collection is divided into 165 sets, such as education - classes and events; garment shops; homework; Labor Day parades; Schneiderman, Rose; and strikes and pickets.
    • Employment; Labor unions; Strikes and lockouts; Triangle Shirtwaist Company -- Fire, 1911; Women clothing workers
    • United States
    • National Jukebox

    • National Jukebox (Library of Congress) includes more than 10,000 historical audio recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. Highlights include recordings by such notable singers as Nora Bayes (1880-1928),...
    • Women singers;
    • United States

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