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    • 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
    • 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
    • Big Top Show Goes On Oral History Project

    • This oral history project preserves the voices and experiences of those involved in the tent circus tradition in Hugo, Oklahoma. Highlights include interviews with Mary Frazier Rawls (born 1927), who performed on the high wire, and Luciana 'Lucy'...
    • Women circus performers
    • United States -- Oklahoma -- Hugo
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Fredericksburg: City of Hospitals

    • This collection includes accounts of women who nursed the wounded as they passed through Fredericksburg and Belle Plain.
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Hospitals
    • United States -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg;
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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