Women's History HOME - Subjects

American Women: "A gateway to the Library of Congress resources for the study of women's history and culture in the United States."


American Women Through Time: Each section of this site includes a timeline that links specific events with relevant online sources, such as diaries and letters, photograph collections, and lectures by historians. Each section also includes a guide to research sources that are appropriate for the specified time period. Discovering American Women's History provides access to collections of primary sources that document the history of women in the United States. This site is maintained by Ken Middleton, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Middle Tennessee State University's Walker Library.


Distinguished Women of Past and Present: "Biographies of accomplished and famous women of the world."


Feminist Majority Foundation: "Working for social, political and economic equality for women by using research and education to improve women's lives. Site features daily feminist news, action items, domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines, a feminist career center, feminist research resources, information on women and girls in sports."


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. ibiblio.org is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


Index to Etexts on Women's History: Primary source material from full-text documents throughout history.


Institute for Women's Policy Research: "A public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and families."


Repositories of Primary Sources: This is a listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.


Resources in Women's Studies: "Includes resources such as Women's Journals in the Barnard and Columbia Libraries, Online Periodical Indexes, Archives and Manuscript Collections, Microfilm Collections of Primary Sources, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Columbia Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and NYPL Women's Studies : A Research Guide."


United States Women's History: The WWW Virtual Library has a comprehensive list of historical links covering many archival sites in Women's Studies.


Women and Gender Resources: An extensive subject listing of women and gender resources prepared by University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian.


Women's Biography: Use the table of contents to access over 300 biography sites selected by topic category. This site has been compiled by Sharon Hushka, an educator in the Simi Valley area.


Women's Studies in Digital Archives: "The purpose of Women's Studies in Digital Archives is to provide access to primary source materials for women's studies within digital archives. Although not comprehensive, it is a starting point for discovering some of the wonderful resources for women's studies that have only recently become widely available with the practice of digitizing select primary source materials from special collections."


Women and the Civil War: "Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet provides links to manuscript collections at Duke which have been scanned and transcribed as well as links to other Civil War women's archival documents which are available in cyberspace."


Women and Gender Studies: "This site was developed and is maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries. The purpose of WSSLINKS is to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies."

Amelia Earhart Papers: Provided by the George Plamer Putnam Collection at Purdue University Library, the Amelia Earhart Papers includes more than 3,500 scans of photographs, maps, and documents relating to America's premier woman aviator. Copies of the maps (including an interactive map of Earhart's last flight) are available as well as photographs that she took while on the flight and mailed back to her husband. "


Makers: This uniques website provides videos that include women from "all walks of life with diverse experiences and perspectives". This collection of biographies has been selected by the film making team who participated in the ongoing project called Women Who Make America. Browse all videos to find important women in contemporary America.


Margaret Sanger Papers Project: "The Margaret Sanger Papers Project is a historical editing project sponsored by the Department of History at New York University. The Project was formed in 1985 to locate, arrange, edit, research, and publish the papers of the noted birth control pioneer."


National Museum of Women's History: "CyberMuseum developed to complement the efforts of the National Museum of Women's History to educate the public about the history of women by providing compelling stories and examples of women's lives, achievements and perspectives."


National Organization for Women (NOW): Official site of the National Organization for Women.


National Women's History Project: "Originator of Women's History Month. Functions of the N.W.H.P.: Clearinghouse for US women's history information; Issues a seasonal catalog of women's history posters, books and materials; Produces videos, posters, guides, and supplies for school and workplace; Conducts in-service training for school teachers; Coordinates the Women's History Network, a national participant organization; Provides consulting services for publishers, media producers, and journalists."


Not Alone.gov: "Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools. Find information on women's rights, learn how to file a complaint, find a crisis service, and view a map of resolved school-level enforcement activities."


Primary Sources on the Web: "Students and researchers now have greater access to primary source materials for historical research than ever before. The traditional use of sources available in print and microfilm continues to be the foundation for research, but in some cases documents, letters, maps, photographs of ancient artifacts and other primary material are available online in different formats from free websites or subscription services on the Internet. This guide is written by the Instruction & Research Services Committee of the Reference and User Service Association History Section in the American Library Association."


Repositories of Primary Sources: This is a listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.


Salem Witch Trials: The University of Virginia Documentary Archive and Transcription Project which includes 17th Century Documents, Historical Maps, full-text transcriptions of original sources, literary works and images.


Tutorial for Primary Sources: Use this site prepared by the UC Berkeley Library staff to learn what Primary Sources are and where to locate them whether they are located in a library or on the web.


Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive: Collections of sound recordings relevant to the history of suffrage, women workers and professionals, Chicana and Asain-American feminist activists, welfare rights and women during WWII. The audio files are not downloadable, but under fair use provisions, you can transcribe up to five audio segments from one or more interview tapes without permission. Please be sure to correctly cite the segments quoted, using the full citation that accompanies each tape segment.


Women's Liberation Movement: "An on-line collection provided by Duke University Libraries featuring transcribed texts and scanned images of over 40 articles, pamphlets, flyers, and booklets published from 1969 to 1974 which reflect the diversity of theory and activities characterizing the early years of the U.S. Women's Liberation Movement. Also included is the original manuscript minute book of DAR II, a local activist group in Atlanta, Georgia."


Women Working 1800-1930: "This extensive collection, drawn from Harvard University's library and museum collections, features over 500,000 digital pages and images related to the history of women and work in the United States. Resources on this freely accessible website relate to articles in the reader by Dublin, Lasser and Peiss."