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CONTENTdm Featured Collections: March 2014

Organizations worldwide are using CONTENTdm digital collection management software to create thousands of outstanding digital collections and to provide easy access to their unique holdings.

This month, four collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for March are Pear Packing: A Season of Women's Work, Mary Ellen Ewing vs the Houston School Board, North Dakota Voices from the Past, and Iowa Women's Archives Founders.

Pear Packing: A Season of Women's Work

Southern Oregon University Library

Pear Packing: A Season of Women's Work, from the Susan J. Reid Collection at the Southern Oregon University Library, consists of historic photographs of pear packing in Southern Oregon, and poems Reid authored about area women who provided labor for seasonal pear packing. The Susan J. Reid Collection was assembled by Reid to accompany her 1988 SOU graduate thesis.

Mary Ellen Ewing vs the Houston School Board

University of Houston Libraries

This collection contains the pages of several scrapbooks that document the social and political activities of Mary Ellen Ewing during the early 20th century. Newspaper clippings and correspondence detail Mrs. Ewing’s many endeavors on behalf of education reform, the women’s suffrage movement, child welfare programs, and improving labor conditions. The collection’s 163 items span the years 1900-1917, with the bulk of the material coming from the year 1913.

North Dakota Voices from the Past

North Dakota State University Institute for Regional Studies

The North Dakota State University Institute for Regional Studies, part of NDSU Libraries, offers this sampling of oral histories found in various collections donated to the Institute. Also included are music recordings that have a North Dakota connection. The common theme is voices of North Dakotans talking about events in their lives and the state's past. For most of the voices available here, a printed transcript is also present; for music items, the original sheet music is included.

Iowa Women's Archives Founders

University of Iowa Libraries

This collection includes photographs and scrapbooks featuring news clippings, newsletters, and correspondence formerly owned by Iowa natives Louise Noun and Mary Louise Smith. Noun was a social activist, art collector, and author of several books on women's history. Smith was a political activist who fought for equal rights and became the first female chair of the Republican National Committee. Together, they founded the Louise Noun - Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives, which opened in 1992 at The University of Iowa Libraries.