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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Women of the Oklahoma Legislature

    • This collection includes oral history interviews (full transcripts and audio excerpts) with more than 40 women who have served in the Oklahoma legislature. These women discuss their legislative work on such issues as domestic violence, abortion,...
    • Women legislators
    • United States -- Oklahoma
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Youngstown State University Oral History Digital Collection

    • This large collection includes transcripts from oral history interviews with northeastern Ohioans. A number of subcollections include a significant number of interviews with women: "Appliances Of The Past;" the Depression Project; the Greek Culture...
    • Depressions, 1929; Education; Household appliances; Immigrants; Jewish women; Labor unions; Peace Corps; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women teachers; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Ohio
    • 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)
    • 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.)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;
    • UW-Madison Campus Voices: Women in Science and Engineering

    • This series includes interviews (audio/transcripts) with women who have worked in science, engineering, medicine and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin from the 1920s to the present day.
    • Women engineers; Women scientists
    • United States -- Wisconsin -- Madison

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