Links to Internet Sites about Women's History
"Well behaved women seldom make history."
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
American Women's History: A Research Guide
A good place to begin. This site will help you find a suitable topic for your research. It also provides useful links for primary sources. This is the site of
Searching American Memory for Women's History Material
This is a good place to start your search when looking through the Library of Congress for materials concerning Women's History. There is a guide to help you find relevant materials in the different collections.
Civil War Women
Developed by Duke University. On-line archival collections featuring scanned pages and texts of the writings of women during the American Civil War. Currently includes the 1864 diary of Alice Williamson, a 16 year old girl from Gallatin, Tennessee; the papers of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a renowned Confederate spy; and the papers of Sarah E. Thompson, a spy for the Union. Links will take you to other primary resources including diaries, letters and photographs. You might also look at The Diary of a Civil War Nurse which is a digital collection from the American History Museum and allows you to use an interactive map that allows you to experience the places Amanda Akin encountered as a nurse. Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet. Many links. Developed by The Special Collections Library, Duke University.
Part of the H-NET Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine initiative. H-WOMEN encourages scholarly discussion to communicate current research and teaching interests, to discuss new approaches, methods and tools of analysis, to test new ideas and to share comments on current historiography in the field of women's history. Has information on bibliographies, course syllabi and dissertations, exhibition announcements and manuscripts and archives, as well as links to internet sites of interest to H-WOMEN subscribers. There are also scholarly reviews of books and monographs central to the field and a search engine to help one find material on specific subjects.You might also look at the Status of Women in the States. This site of the Institute of Women's Policy Research think tank which analyzes the impact of public policy on women in a number of different fields.
Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation. Links to feminist journals, current events, breast cancer information, history and education links, and career information.
The Montana Historical Society created this site in 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Montana. There are at least 130 articles published in Montana The Magazine of Western History, plus oral histories, bibliographies, biographies and educator resources.
History in America
Presented by Women's
Presented by History.net. Short biographies of many women leaders throughout the world and additional links concerning them. There is a Today in History link which includes birthdays of notable women plus quotations by more than 250 different women, a collection of primary documents, and information about Women's History Month.
National Museum of Women's
The National Museum of Women's History in
"'It is considered very indelicate for ladies and gentlemen to sit down together on the grass,' was the response given to Frances Trollope in
Evidence: Nursing Histroy and Health Policy Blog
The Barbara Gates Center for the Study of History of Nursing is part of the Universtiy of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. The Bates Center has the world's largest nursing history archives. Tbhis blog has an interdisciplinary group of contributors who provide insights as to how studying the history of nursing affects modern health care policy.
Diatima: Materials for
the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
Resource for persons interested in patterns of gender around the ancient
Veterans--A History of Their Past; Information for the
Articles on participation of women in the wars of American history, from the Revolution to the present. Non-scholarly in approach.
Corps: A Commemoration of World War II Service
A somewhat scholarly historical study by Judith A. Bellafaire. Illustrated. Sponsored by the Center for Military History of the
Primary Sources on the Internet
Many links. From
International Women's Air
& Space Museum Site
Includes an introductory article, "Women Who Made History, and individual biographies of women who have made important achievements in air and space.
Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage
Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory collections. Consists of the texts of 167 books, pamphlets, and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. Includes writings by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Lulia Ward Howe, etc. The following site is a companion to this one."Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920 Selection of thirty-eight pictures from the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Includes portraits of individuals, photos of suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, and an anti-suffrage display, as well as cartoons commenting on the movement. A pictorial accompaniment for the text documents in "'Votes for Women': Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Collection, 1848-1920."Also useful is the History of U.S. Woman's Suffrage: Crusade for the Vote. This is a valuable collection of primary documents, videos, essays with an interactive timeline.
Developed by the History Department at NYU, this site has biographical information and links to primary and secondary sources concerning Sanger and reproductive rights.
A dgitized collection of Addams' papers from 1901-1935. You can find letters, speeches, articles and more.
On-line archival collections featuring scanned pages and texts of the writings of African-American women. Currently includes the memoirs of Elizabeth Johnson Harris (1867-1942), an 1857 letter from Vilet Lester, a slave on a
Archive of Women in Architecture
The IAWA was established in 1985 as a joint program of the
Professional Baseball League (1943-1954) Home Page
The league was the brainchild and social experiment of Philip K. Wrigley, the chewing-gum mogul who had inherited the Chicago Cubs major league baseball franchise from his father. In 1943 American men were serving in the armed forces during the Second World War, and it was then Wrigley developed the idea of women playing professional baseball which eventually grew into the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
From the site: "Housed at the
A collection of edited and unedited texts by women writing in English from the seventeenth century through the nineteenth century. Several deal with slavery.
Social Movements (1600 - 2000)
A project of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at the State University of New York at
Enterprise & Society
This collection maintained by the Baker Library of Harvard Business School documents women in American business and culture from the 18th through 20th century. While not comprehensive, this site does include a number of primary sources concerning women's roles in American business. .
Lehigh University maintains this very interesting site. The annotated bibliography is probably the most useful part of this site, but the images, essays and other links are also valuable.
The purpose of the Women's Memorial Web site is to recognize the achievements of women who have served in the military from the American Revolution to the present.
State University History Archive
The Mississippi State University American History Archive is a great place to start for pointers to women's history sites. The site is divided into 3 sections: articles, e-books and links. Each section has a great diversity of information and the site makes for interesting browsing.