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    • 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
    • Building Muscles While Building Minds: Athletics and the Early Years of Women's Education

    • This online exhibit features photographs of Bryn Mawr students and clippings form periodicals and books. Illustrated essays explore such topics as the leadership role of the Bryn Mawr's Athletic Association, the rapid rise of interest in hockey at...
    • Clothing and dress; Education (Higher); Women athletes; Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr
    • 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
    • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    • More than 2,900 documents cover such topics as folklore, life during the depression, occupations, religion, immigration, and daily life.
    • Depressions, 1929; Folklore; Social life and customs; Women
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico;...
    • 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
    • Pennsylvania German Broadsides and Fraktur

    • Fraktur were commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to document major events in the lives of German Americans, such as births and baptisms, marriages, and house blessings. Broadsides in the collection include English and German versions of "A...
    • Fraktur art; German Americans; Immigrants
    • United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Women Working, 1800-1930

    • This major collection includes digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Books in the collection cover a wide range of topics, such as child labor, civic and public work,...
    • Child labor; Employment; Social settlements; Strikes and lockouts; Working class women
    • United States -- California; United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Oregon;...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

    • This companion site to an exhibition in 1997 groups primary sources under themes such as patriotism, war work, spies, religion, and education. The "Griefs and Anxieties" section includes a letter from 1862 that informs a South Carolina woman of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Women Remember Drake

    • The 14 oral history interviews in this collection cover such topics as campus events, classes during the World War II era, and life after Drake. The site also includes a gallery of photographs.
    • Education (Higher); Women college students
    • United States -- Iowa
    • 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
    • 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
    • Women's Suffrage in Iowa Digital Collection

    • In addition to photographs, histories, speeches, programs, and clippings, this collection includes the meeting minutes of such women's organizations as the Iowa Suffrage Association, the Iowa State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Tale of Two Women: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Carr

    • Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998), author of landmark book The Everglades: River of Grass (1947), helped found Friends of the Everglades in 1969. Marjorie Carr helped stop a major construction project that threatened central Florida's ecosystem....
    • Women conservationists
    • United States -- Florida
    • Radical Women in Gainesville

    • Issues from WomaNews: Gainesville's Feminist Newspaper (1975-1978) include articles about such topics as the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive rights, women's health, and women in sports. The collection also includes photos, brochures, clippings...
    • Feminism; Feminists
    • United States -- Florida -- Gainesville
    • Green 'N' Growing: The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in North Carolina

    • This site includes 10,000 items (photos, pamphlets, reports) that document the history of home demonstration and 4-H in North Carolina. A variety of essays place these primary sources in historical context, and cover such topics as African...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Agriculture; Girls; History; Home demonstration work; Home economics; Race relations; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters

    • These newsletters from the 1970s and 1980s highlight the interests and activities of thirteen feminist and lesbian organizations and community groups in Houston, Austin, and other areas of Texas. The publications addressed such topics as the Equal...
    • Feminism; Feminists; Lesbianism; Lesbians; National Organization for Women; Political activity
    • United States -- Texas -- Austin; United States -- Texas -- Houston

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