Women in Music

Stories

Ella Fitzgerald poses with Willie Mays, who was a player for the San Francisco Giants. Ella Fitzgerald Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Ella Fitzgerald, First Lady of Humanity
National Museum of American History
Barbara Dane Singing Truth to Power: Barbara Dane’s One-Woman Riot
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Sweethearts of Rhythm Sweethearts of Rhythm
National Museum of American History
Leisl Whitaker performs The Girls in the Band at the Smithsonian
National Museum of American History
Ginger Smock and Her Violin The Woman with the Violin: Ginger Smock and the Los Angeles Jazz Scene
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Wanda Jackson Q and A: Wanda Jackson
Smithsonian Magazine
Martha Redbone with drum Martha Redbone: “Drums”
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Collections Sampler

Women in Music Folkways Playlist