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  • Description: women
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    • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

    • Highlights from nearly 14,000 images include photos of women as disaster victims (e.g., "Fleeing from the flames") and of Chinese American girls and women. More than 7000 pages of text include oral history transcipts, letters, and other documents....
    • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
    • United States -- California - San Francisco
    • 19th Century American Trade Card

    • This site Includes a link to Harvard's VIA catalog, which provides access to the 1000 advertising trade cards. Many of these cards depict women and/or products that women used (corsets, magnetic hairpins, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,...
    • Advertising; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • "The Petticoat Invasion":  Women at the College of William and Mary  1918-1945

    • Includes an oral history interview with Janet Coleman Kimbrough, Class of 1921; a small collection of photographs; social rules for students from 1923-24; and Laura F. Parrish's thesis, "When Mary Entered with her Brother William: Women at the...
    • Women college students
    • United States -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
    • A Canterbury Tale: A Resource Package for Connecticut's Prudence Crandall Affair

    • Prudence Crandall, a white Quaker, opened a teacher-training school for young African-American women in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1833. Local opposition forced the school to close the following year. This collection includes a selection of...
    • African American women; Education; Women educators
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Canterbury
    • 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.)
    • Ada James Papers and Correspondence (1912-1923)

    • This collection includes letters to Ada James (1876-1952), and documents the grass roots efforts that led to the passage of women's suffrage in Wisconsin and at the national level.
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Advertising Trade Cards from the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection

    • This collection of more than 150 advertising trade cards features women working as dressmakers, hairdressers, music teachers, photographers, shop and storekeepers, and wine and liquor dealers.
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Employment; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Pennsylvania
    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • African American Women in Iowa Digital Collection

    • Includes a wide variety of primary sources from the Iowa Women's Archives, the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa, the University of Iowa Archive, and the State Historical Society of Iowa. Highlights include...
    • African American women; Societies and clubs; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Agents of Social Change

    • This online exhibit features selected sources from the papers of six key activists and the records of Women's Action Alliance and the National Congress of Neighborhood Women. Issues covered include labor, socialism, civil liberties, peace, racial...
    • Feminism; Feminists; Women lawyers; Women social reformers
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    • AlabamaMosaic

    • This collaborative digitization program includes a variety of primary sources from Alabama archives and libraries. Highlights include 29 oral history interviews from the "Women in the Depression" collection at University of Alabama at Birmingham;...
    • African American women; Depressions -- 1929; Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Alabama
    • Alaska's Digital Archive

    • This collection offers more than 10,000 items from seven libraries and museums. Includes a good selection of short film clips: Eskimo women weaving baskets and shoveling coal; Miss Alaska at Fairbanks Ice Carnival, 1935-1936; and women ice fishing....
    • Eskimo women; Handicraft; Health care; Indians of North America; Women
    • United States -- Alaska
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China
    • 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
    • Amelia Earhart at Purdue

    • This collection documents Earhart's association with Purdue University. In 1935, Earhart joined the staff of Purdue University, serving as a counselor on careers for women. In 1936, the Purdue Research Foundation donated funds to purchase...
    • Women air pilots
    • United States -- Indiana -- West Lafayette
    • American Jewess Project

    • Founded and edited by Rosa Sonneschein (1847-1932), American Jewess (1895-1899) was the first English-language periodical directed to American Jewish women.
    • Jewish women; Women's periodicals
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    • American Social Hygiene Posters

    • Includes 48 posters from "Youth and Life," a series designed to educate teenage girls and young women about the dangers of sexual promiscuity and encouraged them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
    • Conduct of life; Health education; Prostitution; Sexually transmitted diseases; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • American Song Sheets

    • This collection includes approximately 1800 broadsides and song sheets from nineteenth-century America. Many of these single sheets include illustrations of women (e.g., "The Soldier's Farewell to his Bride"). The full text of the lyrics can be...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Love songs; Popular music; Songs; Women
    • United States

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