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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
    • Emilie Davis Diaries

    • Emilie Davis, an African American woman who lived in Philadelphia, began writing in her pocket diary in 1863. She wrote about such events as National Fast Day, the flight of residents from Gettysburg to Philadelphia during the Battle of Gettysburg,...
    • African American Women; Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Emma Smith DeVoe Papers

    • Emma Smith DeVoe (1848-1927) became president of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association in 1906. This collection includes letters from many of the key women who worked with DeVoe for the passage of the 1910 woman suffrage amendment to the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Every Week Magazine

    • Every Week Magazine, published from 1915 to 1918, provides a rich resource for researchers who are interested in the home front during World War I, constructions of gender and race, popular fiction, and advertising.
    • Advertising; Periodicals; World War, 1914-1918
    • 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
    • Harvey Girls of the Winslow Harvey Houses

    • Fred Harvey opened a chain of restaurants and inns known as "Harvey Houses" in the late nineteenth century. The first Harvey House in Winslow, Arizona was built in 1897. Waitresses who worked at Harvey Eating Houses were known as "Harvey Girls."...
    • Waitresses
    • United States -- Arizona -- Winslow
    • Center for Jewish History Digital Collections

    • Highlights include Abigail Franks' letters to her son from the 1730s and 1740s; photos and posters of the actress Molly Picon; photos of Henrietta Szold from the Hadassah Archives; and oral histories of Austrian-Jewish emigrees who fled to the USA...
    • Actresses; Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Immigrants; Jewish women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Land of (Unequal) Opportunity

    • Highlights include documentation of the integration of Little Rock Central High School; text of Daisy Bates speaking against the slow pace of integration; images of Civil Rights Protests at Arkansas AM&N College; essays by Japanese American...
    • African Americans; Civil rights movements; Equal Rights Amendment; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Lesbians; School integration
    • United States -- Arkansas
    • Our History: Profiles of Nevada Women

    • In addition to interviews with casino owners (Sarann Preddy, Claudine Williams), gaming executives (Jeanne Hood), and workers in the industry, this collection explores the lives of a women in a wide variety of other fields: Hatty Canty (president...
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Casinos; Employment; Gambling industry; Rape; Women casino owners; Women executives
    • United States -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
    • Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century

    • Includes digital images of publicity brochures for over 4500 performers and speakers who were part of the Chautauqua circuit. Highlights include brochures for Maud Ballington Booth : the "Little Mother" of the prisons; Clare Boothe Luce:...
    • Actresses; Women artists; Women authors; Women dramatists; Women educators; Women entertainers; Women orators; Women travelers
    • United States
    • Institutional Memory

    • Includes interviews with Harvard Business School alumni, staff, and faculty. Jocelyn Goldberg-Schaible, Celia Curren, and Marnie Tattersall reflect on attending HBS in the early 1970s when few women were enrolled. The site also includes interviews...
    • Businesswomen; Education (higher); Women college students
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
    • Kellogg African American Health Care Project

    • Oral history interviews with doctors and nurses who were active in the Detroit area during the period of 1940-1969.
    • African American women; Nurses; Women physicians
    • United States -- Michigan -- Detroit
    • Lesbian Intentional Communities: Ruth Mountaingrove Photographs

    • Ruth Mountaingrove (1923- ) is a photographer, writer and artist who co-founded Rootworks, a lesbian land in Southern Oregon. More than 900 photographs in this collection document daily life at Rootworks, the Ovular photography workshops, and...
    • Communal living; Feminism and art; Lesbians; Lesbian communities; Women Photographers
    • United States -- Oregon
    • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

    • The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League had teams based in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, and operated between 1943 and 1954. This collection includes oral history interviews (videos/transcripts) with women who played in the...
    • Women baseball players; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Illinois; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Michigan; United States -- Wisconsin
    • Trial Pamphlets Collection

    • The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
    • Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
    • Life After the Holocaust

    • The women and men featured in this online exhibit were among the 80,000 Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States from 1945 to 1952. Users can read transcripts and view relevant photographs while listening to the oral history...
    • Holocaust survivors; Immigrant women; Jewish women; Polish American women
    • United States
    • Taking a Leading Role: Women in Broadcasting History

    • This collection documents the lives and careers of 16 women who worked in radio and/or television broadcasting. Highlights include photos, scripts, and promotional papers from Irene Beasley's musical quiz show, "Grand Slam;" photos from the...
    • Actresses; Radio programs; Television programs; Women in radio broadcasting; Women in television broadcasting
    • United States
    • Black Women Oral History Project

    • This collection includes audio files and/or transcripts of oral histories with 72 African American women who made significant contributions to society during the first half of the 20th century.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Women artists; Women authors; Women clergy; Women clerks; Women household employees; Women educators; Women journalists; Women lawyers; Women librarians; Women musicians; Women social workers; Women volunteers...
    • United States
    • Suffragists Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full-length interviews with seven women who played key roles in the suffrage movement. Burnita Shelton Matthews remembers law school, the origin and development of the Equal Rights Amendment, and her appointment as the...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Suffragists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States


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