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    • 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
    • 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
    • Documenting Lesbian Lives: Student Oral History Project

    • This site offers transcripts of life histories of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories. Narrators include artists, educators, grassroots activists,...
    • Childhood; Feminism; Lesbians; Religion
    • 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
    • Farmworker Movement: 1962-1993

    • See the Image Gallery for numerous photographs of Dolores Huerta. The site also offers numerous essays by women and men who volunteered in the farmworker movement.
    • Labor unions; Mexican Americans; United Farm Workers; Women labor leaders
    • 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
    • Women Trailblazers in the Law Project

    • This project includes oral histories of women who have made important contributions to the law and to women in the profession. The site currently includes transcripts from interviews with more than 50 women. Many of these transcripts are...
    • Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States
    • 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
    • The Real Rosie the Riveter Project

    • This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48 women who were employed in critical trades (e.g., shipbuilding and aircraft manufacturing) during the World War II years. This site includes videos of oral history interviews with 48...
    • Employment; Pay equity; Sex discrimination in employment; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • 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
    • 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
    • Short Creek Photographs

    • The LDS church renounced polygamy in 1904, In the 1930s, fundamentalists who practiced polygamy settled in Short Creek, a town on the border of Arizona and Utah. Although the state of Arizona raided the community and seized 263 children in 1953,...
    • Children; Families; Girls; Marriage; Mormons; Polygamy
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Utah
    • 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
    • Ben Gray Lumpkin Digital Folk Music Collection

    • This digital collection includes a generous sampling of songs from the Ben Gray Lumpkin Collection. Lumpkin recorded songs by people who were living in Colorado between 1950 and 1970.
    • Folk music
    • United States -- Colorado
    • A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause of Women in Government, 1969-74

    • This project documents efforts by the Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities to recruit and train women for upper-level governmental positions. In addition to summaries of interviews with 20 women who were involved in the program, the...
    • Women government executives; Women journalists; Women judges; Women lawyers
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Five College Archives Digital Access Project

    • This site serves as a gateway to selected archival collections from Amherst College, Hamphire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Highlights include Sophia Smith's journal from the last nine...
    • Coeducation; Conduct of life; Education (Higher); Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • 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

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