Women's History

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National Women's History Project
The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) is a clearinghouse providing information and training in multicultural women’s history for educators, community organizations, and parents. There is a good deal of information on the site and a valuable list of links to other women's history sites.

Association of Black Women Historians
An excellent place to start for those who are serious about studying Black women's history, the ABWH site includes links, bibliographies, and other valuable resources.

Notable Women Ancestors
If you're interested in women who have been all but lost to history, this site is simply wonderful. Most of the many histories of women are written by descendants, with information from letters and other sources uncovered during genealogical research. You will love the letters written to Rose Plaisted by her beaus and Irene McFee Berg's memoir of frontier life.

American Women's History: A Research Guide
This site is for serious researchers. It's not a great deal of fun to browse, but it will tell you where to go to get information about women's history anywhere in the country.

Unpacking on the Prairie: Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest
Jews began arriving in the Upper Midwest from German-speaking countries in the 1850s and from Eastern Europe in the 1880s. This site explores Jewish women’s experiences in unpacking, rearranging, and remodeling their heritage and how their female descendants redefined the Jewish legacy in order to create a more egalitarian community.

American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States This is an excellent resource. Simple keyword searches leads to results from the Prints and Photographs Division, the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, and the Manuscript Division, among others.

Images [from the Library of Congress]

The Women's History page on the Library of Congress's American Memory site has a number of excellent resources on the Woman's Suffrage Movement including "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920; Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party; and the Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911.


Also check out our guide to Image Research Online where there is even more sites with digitized images.


BuckeyeBuckeye, Arizona, 1940. FSA. Photographer: Dorothea Lange. Library of Congress