Women's Studies Section
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OhioPix: Picturing Ohio's History
Selections from the Ohio Historical Society's Collection
|Primary Source Types for Women's Studies||TEXT
Art Images / Drawings / Paintings
|Broadsides / Posters|
|Subjects for Women's Studies||Advertising|
|African American Women|
|Labor / Employment|
|Politics and Government|
|World War, 1914-1918|
|World War, 1939-1945|
|Collections||See List of Galleries|
|Archive is Ongoing / Completed||Ongoing until there is representative sample of all the Society's visual resources in the database|
|Publisher||Ohio Historical Society|
|Date Searched||January 2007|
OhioPix, Picturing Ohio's History: Selections from the Ohio Historical Society's Collection is a database of over 5000 digital images depicting Ohio history, primarily 1940 to the present. The majority of the collection is photographic in nature, with some text documents such as letters, postcards, and pamphlets as well as physical objects
Women's Studies Content
OhioPix offers numerous images of women in relation to many subjects -- the world wars, women's work, female politicians, clothing styles from the 18th through 20th centures, and more. The focus is on Ohio history, but the resources are certainly applicable to general U.S. history.
Almost every gallery within the collection contains relevant women’s studies content with one gallery devoted to Ohio Women. Photographs of women advocating for causes range from temperance crusades in the 1870s to suffragette parades in the early 1900s to "Take Back the Night" marchs in the 1990s. Women are depicted in groups as varied as social clubs to inmates of the women's prison.
Some other mages that relate to women include paintings by female artists, a hand-drawn map depicting the escape of two inmates from the Ohio Reformatory for Women, and "Right to Work" amendment pamphlets targeted to women.
OhioPix is browsable by category (People, Places, Objects, and Events) and by gallery. Thirty-eight galleries feature specific topics or themes.
Each item in OhioPix is accompanied by a record including
the following fields: title, description, creator, creation date, place,
media type, subject, collection title, collection number, image number,
and copyright. The Help page states that a basic search includes the title,
creator, and description fields, but the simple search appears to cover
the entire record in many cases.
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