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    • Oral History Projects at the Student Life and Culture Archival Program

    • "The University of Illinois During the Great Depression" covers such topics as the effects of the depression on student life, sororities, work, rules for women students, and life after graduation. "World War II and the University of Illinois"...
    • Depressions -- 1929; Education (Higher); Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Illinois -- Urbana
    • University of Mississippi Civil War Archive

    • Browse the collection by "item subject" (e.g., "women," "women in education) or "broad subject" (e.g., "Women -- United States -- History -- 19th Century"). See in particular materials from the Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection. Roxana Chapin was...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Plantation life; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Mississippi
    • Charlotta Bass and the California Eagle

    • Charlotta A. Bass was managing editor and publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. This online exhibit chronicles her work with the newspaper, as well as her efforts as a civil rights activist, feminist, and...
    • African American women civil rights workers; Businesswomen; Women journalists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Edith S. and Frederic E. Clements Papers

    • Edith and Frederic Clements were pioneering ecologists. This collection includes photographs of the couple and others at work at the Alpine Laboratory (Pikes Peak, Colorado) and at various locations in Arizona (Petrified Forest, Santa Rita Range,...
    • Women botanists; Women ecologists; Women scientists
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- Colorado
    • Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

    • Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, ephemera and memorabilia related women's suffrage. The collection not only highlights their work at the local level with the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States--New York--Ontario--Geneva
    • Selections of Photographs from Helga Teiwes' Hopi Basket Weaving Project

    • Helga Teiwes began documenting Hopi basket weavers in the early 1990s. This work culminated in the publication of Hopi Basket Weaving, Artistry in Natural Fibers (University of Arizona Press, 1996). The photographs in this collection illustrate...
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Hopi women; Indians of North America
    • United States -- Arizona
    • Women's Travel Diaries

    • Highlights from this collection include diaries by two American women missionaries. Mary McCornack Thompson was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa. Thompson's diaries...
    • Pacifists; Social life and Customs; Women missionaries; Women teachers; Women travelers
    • Japan; United States
    • Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress

    • Historic film footage and photographs document Dunham's dance technique and field work. In additional video clips from 2002, Dunham discusses the importance of the hands, arms, and feet in her technique.
    • African American dance; African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • CWLU Herstory Project: The Online History of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union

    • In addtion to classic feminist works that influenced the thinking of CWLU members, this collection offers selections from Womankind (CWLU's newspaper) and other sources covering such topics as consciousness raising, family life, health,...
    • Abortion; Feminism; Feminists; Lesbians; Women's rights
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Elizabeth Jenks Clark Collection of Margaret Anderson

    • Margaret Anderson (1886-1973) founded the highly influential periodical Little Review in 1914. This collection documents Anderson's work as editor of the Little Review, as well as her relationships with co-editor and writer Jane Heap, writer Solita...
    • Lesbians; Women authors; Women editors
    • United States
    • Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers

    • Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was inaugurated as governor of Wyoming in 1925, thus becoming the first woman governor in the United States. In addition, she was Director of the U.S. Mint in 1933 to 1953. This large collection documents Ross' work...
    • United States Mint -- Officials and employees; Women governors
    • United States -- Wyoming
    • In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS

    • See the transcripts of interviews with Ms. Barbara Fabian Baird, R.N., and Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D. Baird was one of the first nurses to work with individuals with HIV. Dr. Grady treated AIDS patients and held AIDS patient care seminars across...
    • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; AIDS (Disease); Health education; Nurses; Scientists; Women physicians
    • United States -- Maryland -- Bethesda
    • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

    • Select "Browse/Topics" for an outline of the major subjects in the collection, including the arrival of immigrants, attitudes toward immigrants, education, and employment. Highlighted themes include contextual essays and cover such subjects as the...
    • Immigrants; Social Settlements; Women
    • United States
    • Society of Women Engineers

    • The 998 photos in this collection include individual portraits and images of women engineers at work,
    • Societies and clubs; Women engineers
    • United States
    • Martha Washington: A Life

    • The "Archive" section of this site includes Martha Washington’s correspondence and other documents, art work, and material culture objects.
    • Presidents' spouses; Revolution, 1775-1783; Social life and customs
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    • Anne Sullivan Macy: The Miracle Worker

    • The American Federation for the Blind offers this illustrated overview of Sullivan's life and work. See in particular Sullivan's letters in which she describes her work with Keller.
    • Teachers of deafblind people
    • United States
    • Athenaeum Damenverein & Women's Auxiliary Records, 1876-2007

    • The Athenaeum Damenverein was organized in 1876 as the women’s auxiliary of the Athenaeum Turners. In addition to supporting the Turners, this German American organization has offered social and cultural events for its members, and been involved...
    • Fashion shows; German American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • Civil War Women: Online Archival Collections

    • The correspondence of Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) documents her work as a spy for the Confederacy. The correspondence of Sarah Thompson (1838-1909) contains testimonials of Thompson's services to the Federal government and her subsequent...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women; Women spies
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Washington, D.C.
    • Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives

    • The Mothers of East Los Angeles collection documents the organization's work on water conservation efforts, lead-poison awareness, and the Books for Our Schools Campaign. The "Comisión Femenil San Fernando Valley" collection documents the...
    • Hispanic American women; Mexican American women; Societies and clubs; Women social reformers
    • United States -- California

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