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    • Always Part of Me: Women Remember Millersville

    • Topics covered include student regulations, friendships, dating, the effects of world events on campus life, and working after graduation.
    • Education (Higher); Women college students
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Millersville
    • 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;...
    • 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
    • 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;...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Catherine May Congressional Papers

    • Congressional District of Washington, between 1959 and 1970. Topics covered include Washington state agriculture, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, sex discrimination against women, anti-communist movements, women's rights, education, labor, aid,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) Poster Collection

    • This collection features approximately 300 posters that document women’s activism throughout the world. These posters cover a wide variety of topics: discrimination against women; economics; education; feminism; motherhood; peace movement...
    • Feminism; Human rights; Reproductive rights; Violence against women; Women's rights
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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
    • Colonial and State Records of North Carolina

    • These individual, governmental, and organizational records document North Carolina's history, from settlement by Europeans in the 1600s through the ratification of the United States Constitution. See the detailed "CSR Index" for coverage of...
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • CWLU Herstory Project: The Online History of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union

    • In addtion to classic feminist works that influenced the thinking of CWLU members, this collection offers selections from Womankind (CWLU's newspaper) and other sources covering such topics as consciousness raising, family life, health,...
    • Abortion; Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians; Women's rights
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • 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
    • DoHistory

    • This site features the diary of midwife Martha Ballard (1735-1812) and additional medical and midwifery documents. Ballard wrote in her diary nearly every day from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812. In addition to her work as a midwife, Ballard...
    • Courtship; Marriage; Midwives; Women
    • United States -- Maine -- Hallowell
    • Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: Oklahoma Women and the Dust Bowl

    • This collection includes interviews with women who lived through the Dust Bowl, primarily in the seven western-most counties of Oklahoma where the Dust Bowl hit the hardest. Topics covered include the WPA, President Roosevelt, domestic life during...
    • Depressions -- 1929; Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939; Dust storms
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • Evelyn Birkby Digital Collection

    • This collection documents Birkby's career as a newspaper columnist and radio personality. It includes promotional photographs from Birkby's career at KMA radio in Shenandoah, Iowa, audio excerpts from her radio program, and newspaper clippings from...
    • Homemakers; Women in radio broadcasting
    • United States -- Iowa -- Shenandoah
    • Folkstreams

    • Folkstreams offers streaming video of documentary films about American folklore. Select "Women" from the subjects list to explore a wide range of topics, from life stories of ballad and gospel singers to the wedding traditions as practiced by Old...
    • African American women; Aging; Folk music; Folklore; Quiltmakers; Religion; Social life and customs; Weddings; Women singers;
    • United States
    • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records

    • The photographs in this collection document many topics (e.g., "Gender in the workplace") and cover the years 1912 to 1951. An advanced search for Women OR Woman retrieves more than 1200 records. The collection also includes 21 photos of Marlene...
    • Employment; Fashion shows; Vocational education; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Ohio -- Akron
    • 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
    • Greensboro VOICES

    • Browse this collection of 125 oral history interviews by name, ethnicity, gender, and occupation. Key topics include the sit-ins at Woolworth's in 1960, participation in the civil rights movement by Bennett College students, and leadership roles in...
    • African American women; Civil rights movements; Race relations; Women college students; Women's colleges; Women journalists; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A
    • United States -- North Carolina -- Greensboro

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