Mariel boatlift results in a wave of immigration from Cuba to Florida.
Mañana Details Cuban 'Exodus' [Weekend Edition, National
includes an interview with Mirta Ojito, and an excerpt from her book,
Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus.
Stems from Cuban Boatlift [32 minutes] features Terry Gross' interview
Collaboration between Georgeanna Jones and Howard Jones results in the
first child conceived by in-vitro fertilization in the United States.
Vitro Fertilization Pioneer Jones Dies [All Things Considered, March
Medicine Pioneer Georgeanna Seegar Jones Dies at 92 [Eastern Virginia
First medical reports to describe Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
In Their Own Words
...: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS
[online]. [Bethesda, Md.: National Institutes of Health, 2001]. Available
See the transcripts of interviews with Ms. Barbara Fabian Baird, R.N., and
Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D.
Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first woman appointed to the United
Supreme Court. O'Connor discusses her book, Lazy B: Growing Up On a
Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest, on Booknotes.
Unveiling of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by Maya Lin.
interview with Maya Lin (2000). Maya Lin's Vietnam
Veterans Memorial proposal is featured on the American Treasures of
the Library of
Barbara McClintock wins the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Papers, part of the National Library of Medicine's Profiles in
Science site, includes correspondence, lecture notes, and numerous
Rita Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen are awarded the Nobel Prize in
Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of nerve growth factor and
epidermal growth factor.
The Nobel Foundation provides an autobiography
Levi-Montalcini's Nobel lecture, "The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five
Washington University's Women in Health Sciences online exhibit includes
a biographical profile of
Year in the Life: Beginning the Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in
Albany New York, 1987-88 [online]. Produced by Stephanie
Madnick. Talking History, 29 June 2000. Available
Women of Valor: Gertrude
Elion [online]. Brookline, Mass.: Jewish Women's Archive, n.d. [cited
16 March 2002]. Available from: http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/elion/.
Elion (1918-1999) helped develop treatments for childhood leukemia, the
herpes virus, immunity disorders, arthritis, and other diseases. She
won the Nobel Prize in 1988.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Darlene M. Iskra becomes the first woman to take command of a U.S. Navy
M. Iskra is featured on the Library of Congress site, Experiencing
War: Stories from the Veterans History Project. The site includes a
(video; 62 min.) with Iskra, clips of interview highlights, and five
Hodgson v. Minnesota tests the
constitutionality of Minnesota's abortion notification statute.
an overview of the case, Oral
Arguments (Real Audio), and a link to the written
opinions of the court.
Persian Gulf War
War: Stories from the Veterans History Project includes a video clip
from an interview with Rhonda Cornum, a medical officer
who was held by the Iraqis for seven days, and an audio clip from an
interview with medic Wendy Wamsley Taines.
Voices of Andrew
[University of Miami] is an
online archive of 70 oral history interviews with
people who experienced the hurricane and the subsequent recovery process.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the second female member of the Supreme
An interview with
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg [Audio; 59 min.], from Only In
America: Celebrating 350 Years of the American Jewish Experience,
offers a rare personal glimpse into Ginsburg's struggles against gender
discrimination and her judicial philosophy.
Court Nominations - Confirmed [Law Library Reading Room, Library of
Congress] includes floor debates (Senate debate while in Executive
Session), votes, hearing transcripts and Senate statements (statements
made about the nominees outside of Executive Session) concerning Ginsburg
and other Supreme Court Justices.
Against Women Act of 1994
How Do Social
Movements Shape Civil Rights Legislation
for Women? The 1994 Violence Against Women Act [Women and Social
Movements in the United States]
Collection [online]. Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington
Libraries, n.d. [cited 28 November 2004]. Available
In addition to photographs of protesters, this collection also includes
oral histories of women who helped organize protests during the World
Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Seattle in 1999.
See Susan Watts (New York Daily News) on
Library of Congress program, Capturing
History: Photojournalists and 9/11.
Witness and Response: September
11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress
Adflip.com offers 6,000 print
advertisments published from 1940 to the present. Search by year or browse
Peterson, Kelsy. The Glory
of Woman: Prescriptive Literature in the
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
[online]. Durham, NC: Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and
Culture, Duke University, 2003 [cited 21 November 2005]. Available
Researchers can browse this extensive, annotated bibliography by
Statistical Abstract of the United States [online]. Washington,
DC: Government Printing Office, 1879- .
A valuable online tool for locating historical statistics for a given
The U.S. Census Bureau offers census data from
1980, 1990, and 2000.
The Ten O'Clock News
[online]. WGBH Educational Foundation, c2003.
The WGBH Media Archives and Preservation Center has preserved and
described 523 tapes from The Ten O'Clock News, WGBH's in-depth nightly
news program. Dating from 1974 to 1991, this collection focuses on news
stories relating to Boston's African American community.
See the Public Opinion section for
citations to print and electronic sources.
The database America: History & Life offers a simple option
for limiting a search for articles and other sources to a specific time
period. If you are searching for articles that cover the 1980s or 1990s,
enter 1980d or 1990d in the "Time Period" row of the search
screen. See Searching
America: History & Life by Time Period for an example using another
American Women Through Time
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