Pathfinder for Women’s History Research
by Carol Faulkner, Compiler
This list is supplemented by an updated list of bibliographic resources available at Archives Library and Information Center created in 2001 entitled the Bibliography of Womens Resources in ALIC.
The subdiscipline of womens history began in the 1960s. Both the feminist movement and the new study of social history contributed to the development of womens history. Because of these connections, womens history generally expounds a certain political viewpoint and focuses on a specific type of history (social history is "history from below").
The womens history collection in the library of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is small and concentrates on works that are relevant to NARA's record holdings. In fact, many of the works cite NARA record groups as sources (specifically the records of the Census Bureau, the Womens Bureau, the Childrens Bureau, the Works Projects Administration, and the Freedmans Bureau).
This pathfinder is organized into seven categories: Bibliographies, Reference Works/Biographical Sources, Journals, Collections of Primary Material, Monographs and Anthologies, Archival Research, and Guides to Archives. Monographs and Anthologies is further subdivided thematically. In my descriptions of the works, especially the monographs, I have tried to convey some of the major themes and problems in womens history.Bibliographies
Haber, Barbara. Women in America: a guide to books,
1963-1975. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1978. xiii, 202 p.
Includes index. Organized topically with a brief introduction at the beginning of each chapter and abstracts for each book.
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Harrison, Cynthia Ellen. Women in American history: a
bibliography. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1979. xi, 374 p.
Includes index. Primarily divided by time period with chapters on research and teaching, general, regional, and Canada. Contains books and journal articles with abstracts. Subject and author index.
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Huls, Mary Ellen. United States government documents on
women, 1800-1990: a comprehensive bibliography. Westport, CT:
Greenwood Press, 1993. 2 v.
Two volumes. Volume I covers social issues and volume II covers labor. The author organized Volume I into thematic chapter headings (examples: Suffrage and Political Participation, Education of Women). Within each chapter, the documents are arranged chronologically and then by agency. Volume II is divided thematically and by type of work, including one chapter on the Womens Bureau of the Department of Labor. There is a subject and personal author index at the end of each volume.
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The biographical cyclopaedia of American women. New York, The Halvord Publishing Company, 1924-1928. 3 v.
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Notable American women: a biographical dictionary.
Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971-1980. 4 v.
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Women in Congress. [Printed for the use of the Joint
Committee on Arrangements for Commemoration of the Bicentennial].
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1976. iii, 112 p.
Alphabetical. Contains biographical information on past and present female members of Congress.
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Women in Congress, 1917-1990, by the Office of the Historian, U.S.
House of Representatives. Washington: United States
Government Printing Office, 1991. v, 266 p.
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Ireland, Norma Olin. Index to women of the world from
ancient to modern times: biographies and portraits. Westwood,
MA: F. W. Faxon Co, 1970. xxcviii, 573 p.
Organized by topic and then alphabetically. Topics include pioneers, religion, literature, science.
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The National Archives Library subscribes to a number of
American history journals, including Journal of American
History, American Historical Review, William and Mary Quarterly,
Labor History, Journal of Social History, Journal of American
Ethnic History, Journal of Negro History, and Journal of
Interdisciplinary History. There are guides to periodical
literature available in print, including The Readers Guide to
Periodical Literature and the Humanities Index. A
librarian can also help you search for articles on the online
databases. The Article1st and HumanitiesIn databases on OCLCs
FirstSearch are the most helpful. However, the Article1st
database begins in January 1990 and the HumanitiesIn begins in
January 1984 (the printed indexes should be used for older
Daedalus: The Woman in America. Cambridge, MA: American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1964. 579-808 p.
Early, primarily theoretical, articles on women. Topics include working women, sexual equality, and the changing status of women in America as well as articles on Jane Addams and Eleanor Roosevelt.
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The right to vote. Washington: National Archives, 1987. 26,  p.
Introduction by Nancy E. Allyn. Covers both black and woman suffrage. Reproductions of documents from the General Records of the United States Government (RG 11).
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Women in industry World War II.
Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. 1991. 48 p.
Produced by the Education Branch, Office of Public Programs, National Archives and Records Administration in cooperation with American Historical Association, Community College Humanities Association, Organization of American Historians. Photographs, letters, and government publications relating to womens work during World War II.
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Ladd-Taylor, Molly. Raising a baby the government way:
mothers letters to the Childrens Bureau, 1915-1932. New
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1986. x, 212 p.
Introduction includes a brief history of the Childrens Bureau and its influence on childbearing and childrearing practices and child- related legislation in the first half of the 20th century, as well as a discussion of the transformation of the Bureaus personnel from mothers and reformers to doctors and other professionals. The body of the book contains letters found by the author in the Childrens Bureau records at NARA (file numbers and record groups are located in the appendix).
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Evans, Sara M. Born for liberty: a history of women in
America. New York: Free Press Collier Macmillan, 1989. xii, 386 p.
Broad overview of the history of American women from early America to the 1980s. More focus on Native-American, African-American, and immigrant women (excluding Asian immigrants) than other overviews.
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Flexner, Eleanor. Century of struggle: the womans rights
movement in the United States. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press
of Harvard University Press, 1959. xiii, 405 p.
Early overview of American womens history from the colonists to suffrage, focusing primarily on the fight for suffrage. Contains extensive biographical information on famous women.
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ONeill, William. Everyone was brave: a history of feminism
in America. New York: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co.,
c1969, 1971. xi, 379 p.
Covers the history of American women from the 19th century womans rights movement to the mid-20th century. An early work in the history of women, but important for the historiography. ONeill considers his work an inquiry into the failure of feminism.
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Ruiz, Vicki L. and Ellen Carol Dubois. Unequal sisters: a
multicultural reader in U.S. womens history. 2nd Edition.
New York: Routledge, 1994. xvi, 620 p.
A collection of articles focusing on American-Indian, working-class, African-American, and Asian- American women in a variety of time periods.
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The black women in the Middle West Project: a comprehensive resource
guide. Indianapolis: National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of
General Programs, 1986. xi, 288 p.
Includes indexes, historical essays, oral histories, biographical profiles, and document collections.
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Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, roll: the world the
slaves made. New York: Pantheon, 1972. xxii, 823 p.
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Giddings, Paula. When and where I enter: the impact of
black women on race and sex in America. New York: William
Morrow, 1984. 408 p.
Thorough overview of African-American womens history. Covers slavery, the club womens movement, anti-lynching, the northern migration, work, and other issues.
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Degler, Carl N. At odds: women and the family in America
from the Revolution to the present. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1980. xiv, 527 p.
Discusses the interrelationship of the history of the family and the history of women. Title based on the fact that the equality of women and the institution of the family have long been "at odds." Primarily the history of the white middle-class family but includes some information on black and immigrant families.
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Kennedy, David M. Birth control in America: the career of
Margaret Sanger. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1970. xi, 320 p.
A biography and a history of the birth control movement of the early 20th century. In Women in America: a guide to books, Barbara Haber criticizes Kennedy for his limited analysis of Sangers life (he stops at 1940) and for being too critical of Sanger.
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Leavitt, Judith Walzer. Brought to bed: childbearing in
America, 1750 to 1950. New York: Oxford University Press,
1986. ix, 284 p.
Includes index. Traces the changes in birthing practices of doctors, midwives, and mothers. The author focuses on middle- and upper-class women. Includes chronology and glossary.
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Kerber, Linda K. Women of the republic: intellect and
ideology in Revolutionary America. Chapel Hill: University of
North Carolina Press, 1980. xiv, 304 p.
Kerber argues that women created a new social role for themselves in the early republic: the "Republican Mother," a woman excluded from the political process but with a crucial role in the new republic, raising republican sons. Kerber discusses aspects of republican motherhood, in addition to marriage, divorce, reading, and education.
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Laska, Vera. "Remember the ladies": outstanding women of
the American Revolution. Boston: Commonwealth of
Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission, 1976. 100 p.
Biographical sketches of Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, and Deborah Sampson Gannett.
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Nagel, Paul C. The Adams women: Abigail and Louisa Adams,
their sisters and daughters. New York: Oxford University
Press, 1987. viii, 310 p.
Includes index. Biographical information on two prominent early American women and their families. Good for the historical context and status of women in society before and after the Revolution.
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Catt, Carrie Chapman. Woman
suffrage and politics: the inner story of the suffrage
movement. New York: C. Scribners Sons, 1923. xii, 504 p.
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DuBois, Ellen Carol. Feminism and suffrage: the emergence
of an independent womens movement in America, 1848-1869.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1978. 220 p.
Includes index. Discusses womens suffrage as a social movement (as opposed to a political movement) and as part of the history of feminism. Traces the transformation of the suffrage movement from its connection to the abolition movement before the Civil War to an independent movement after the war. Since its publication, Feminism and suffrage has provided an important framework for the history of suffrage within women's history.
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Kraditor, Aileen S. The ideas of the woman suffrage
movement, 1890-1920. New York: Columbia University Press,
1965. xii, 313 p.
Intellectual history of the womens suffrage movement, focusing on the National American Womens Suffrage Association and the Womans Party. Gives some history of the early suffrage movement and the transformation to more "conservative" leadership, the change in the types of women who joined the movement, and the shifting arguments for the enfranchisement of women. Chapters on religion, the home, immigration, race, labor, the South, and political parties.
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Stanton, Elizabeth Cady. History of woman suffrage.
New York: Fowler & Wells, 1881-1922. 6 v.
The history of womens suffrage written by the suffragists themselves.
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Bordin, Ruth Birgitta Anderson. Frances Willard: a biography. Chapel
Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986. xv, 294 p.
Biography of the founder of the Womens Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). Willard was also connected to the labor movement. Temperance was only one of the reform activities that Willard and the members of the WCTU engaged in.
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Recent United States scholarship on the
history of women. A report presented at the XV International
Congress of Historical Sciences, Bucharest, Romania, 1980. Washington:
American Historical Association, 1980. iv, 53,  p.
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Carroll, Berenice A., ed. Liberating womens history:
theoretical and critical essays. Urbana: University of
Illinois Press, 1976. xiv, 434 p.
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Chafe, William Henry. Women and equality: changing patterns
in American culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. xiii, 207 p.
A short study of the major themes in American womens history through the mid-20th century. Begins with an overview of American womens history then moves to a discussion of the relationship between sex, race, and the modern feminist movement (and feminist historians). Primarily a theoretical work but may be useful for problematic areas in the history of women.
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Deutrich, Mabel E. and Virginia C. Purdy, eds. Clio was a
woman: studies in the history of American women. National
Archives Conference 16, 1976. Washington: Howard University,
1980. xviii, 352 p.
Conference papers. Contains a section on womens history resources and a chapter on how to research in NARA. Divided by time period with sections on Edith Wilson and Eleanor Roosevelt. Appendix includes a list of the numbered bulletins of the Women's Bureau, 1919-1963.
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Lerner, Gerda. Teaching womens history. Washington:
American Historical Association, 1981. iii, 88 p.
Discussion of the field and its history. Contains important conceptual ideas about studying women. Primarily focuses on teaching methods but is useful for themes and problems in women's history.
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Abbott, Edith. Women in industry: a study in American
economic history. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1910. xxii, 408 p.
The author worked with Hull House and the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. She was chief of the Childrens Bureau from 1921-1934 and lobbied for the establishment of the Womens Bureau of the Department of Labor. In this study, she focuses on the history of working women as well as contemporary employment in textiles, cigars, printing, and wages.
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Aron, Cindy Sondik. Ladies and gentlemen of the civil
service: middle-class workers in Victorian America. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1987. viii, 234 p.
Describes the beginning of middle-class white collar work at the end of the nineteenth century and the entrance of growing numbers of women in this type of work. Based on materials in NARA, primarily job applications to the Department of the Interior and the Department of the Treasury.
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Bird, Caroline. Enterprising women. New York: Norton,
1976. 256 p.
Focuses on women and economics from the Revolution to the 1970s. Each chapter covers the lives of one or more women including Eliza Pinckney, Abigail Adams, Catherine Beecher, Dorthea Dix, Clara Barton, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Eleanor Holmes Norton.
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Blackwelder, Julia Kirk. Women of the Depression: caste and
culture in San Antonio, 1929-1939. College Station: Texas A &
M University Press, 1984. xviii, 279 p.
Includes index. Focuses on the lives of Anglo-, Mexican-, and African-American women during the Great Depression in San Antonio, Texas. Blackwelder uses the records of the Works Progress Administration (RG 69) and the records of the Womens Bureau (RG 86).
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Boris, Eileen and Cynthia R. Daniels. Homework: historical
and contemporary perspectives on paid labor at home. Urbana:
University of Illinois Press, 1989. x, 299 p.
Collection of articles divided into five sections: historical perspectives, images of homework: a pictoral essay, the persistence of homework, the new clerical and professional homework, and the politics of homework. Some articles use NARA records, including the records of the Womens Bureau (RG 86) and the Census Bureau (RG 29).
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Greenwald, Maurine Weiner. Women, war, and work: the impact
of World War I on women workers in the United States.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980. xxvii, 309 p.
Includes index. Based on War Department, Signal Corps, Womens Bureau, and Census Bureau records. During World War I black and white women moved into non-traditional jobs and the federal government became more involved in industry. Greenwald argues that the war reinforced the gendered organization of work and brought men and women workers into conflict. Focuses on the development of labor policy toward women workers, the daily experience of working women, and specific types of work.
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Harris, Barbara J. Beyond her sphere: women and the
professions in American history. Westport, CT: Greenwood
Press, 1978. x, 212 p.
Includes index. Based on a series of lectures given at Pace University on the history of professional women in America. Topics include the heritage of European ideology, the cult of domesticity, nineteenth-century womens activism, the suffrage movement, women after World War II, and feminism in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Kessler-Harris, Alice. Out to work: a history of
wage-earning women in the United States. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1982. xvi, 400 p.
The history of women workers from colonial America to the present. Traces the transformation of womens work from unpaid to wage labor. Important work in the historiography of womens labor history because of its concentration on the importance of equality vs. difference.
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Murphy, Teresa Ann. Ten hours labor: religion, reform, and
gender in early New England. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University
Press, 1992. xii, 231 p.
Murphy discusses the role of evangelical reform in the lives of working women and the early labor movement. She argues that working-class women, as well as middle-class women, had an interest in evangelical reform.
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Scharf, Lois. To work and to wed: female employment,
feminism, and the Great Depression. Westport, CT: Greenwood
Press, 1980. xiii, 240 p.
Includes index. Women, the family, and labor in the 1930s. Focuses primarily on the movement of white middle-class women into the workforce, especially professional employment. In a chapter titled "The Forgotten Woman," there is some information on working class women and the New Deal.
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Sealander, Judith. As minority becomes majority: Federal
reaction to the phenomenon of women in the work force,
1920-1963. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983. xiii, 201 p.
Includes index. Begins with the founding of the Womens Bureau in 1920 and focuses on the women who worked for the Bureau. Also discusses the connections of the Women's Bureau to progressive women reformers. Ends with the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963.
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Weber, Gustavus Adolphus. The womens bureau: its history,
activities, and organization. Service Monographs of the
United States Government. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press,
1923. x p., 1 l. 31 p.
General history published by the government. Helpful for basic facts to 1923.
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Weiner, Lynn Y. From working girl to working mother: the
female labor force in the United States, 1820-1980. Chapel
Hill: University of North Carolina, 1985. xii, 187 p.
Includes index. Focuses on the effects of changing economic and social behavior on women workers and the ideological debate over women workers. Traces shift from single women workers in the nineteenth century to married women and mothers in the twentieth century. Uses records from the Census Bureau (RG 29).
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Hewitt, Nancy A. Womens activism and social change.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1984. 281 p.
An important work in the historiography of womens history, Hewitts work discusses three different levels of womens reform work in Rochester, New York in the antebellum period.
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Lemons, J. Stanley. The woman citizen: social feminism in
the 1920s. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1973. xiii, 266 p.
Lemons argues that women are an important link in the survival of progressivism in the 1920s and 1930s. Progressivism in the 1920s manifested itself as social feminism, a term first coined by William ONeill. Social feminists were women "who wanted to use their newly won citizenship to advance their reform efforts." Discusses the reform activities of these women in the 1920s and their conflict with "hardcore" feminists.
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Women, the law, and the Constitution:
major historical interpretations. New York: Garland, 1987. xiv, 527 p.
Collection of articles on womens legal status from colonial times through the 1920s. Topics include suffrage, protective legislation, married womens rights, the status of Dakota Indian women, and prostitution.
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Hartman, Mary S. and Lois W. Banner. Clios consciousness
raised: new perspectives on the history of women. New York:
Octagon Books, 1976. xii, 253 p.
Collection of articles on American and European womens history. Topics include sexuality, health, family, religion, and women's work.
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Vicinus, Martha. Suffer and be still: women in the
Victorian Age. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1972. xv, 239 p.
Collection of articles focusing primarily on British women with some comparative discussion of American women. Topics include representation, sexuality, and work. Last chapter is a bibliography of sources for studying Victorian women.
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Anderson, Karen. Wartime women: sex roles, family
relations, and the status of women during World War II.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981. 198 p.
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Campbell, DAnn. Women at war with America: private lives
in a patriotic era. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,
1984. xiv, 304 p.
Includes index. Campbell uses Census Bureau, Womens Bureau, Army, and Office of War Information records to study the lives of women as workers, housewives, and volunteers during World War II.
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Rupp, Leila J. Mobilizing women for war: German and
American propaganda, 1939-1945. Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press, 1978. xii, 243 p.
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Stephenson, Jill. Women in Nazi society. New York:
Barnes & Noble Books, 1975. 223 p.
Originally presented as the authors thesis, Edinburgh University. Includes index. Women in German society during the 1920s and 1930s. Focusing on suffrage, marriage, family life, employment, education, and professions.
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Wiley, Bell Irvin. Confederate women. Westport, CT:
Greenwood Press, 1975. xiv, 204 p.
Uses the diaries of three southern women to demonstrate the changes in womens lives and southern society caused by the Civil War.
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Faragher, John Mack, Women and men on the Overland
Trail. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1979. xiii, 281 p.
Includes index. The experience of the families who emigrated to California and Oregon by wagon train from 1840-1870. Faragher uses diaries, journals and memoirs to analyze the emigration and the previous lifestyle of the midwestern farming families who migrated. He argues that the segregated work and social life of nineteenth-century married women continued on the Overland Trail.
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Luchetti, Cathy and Carol Olwell. Women of the west.
St. George, UT: Antelope Island Press, 1982. 240 p.
Based on census material and the original accounts of western women. Primarily individual accounts but the introduction contains some general information about women in the west. Includes a section on "minority" women. Two pages of chronology and a bibliography in the back.
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Time-Life Books. The women.
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1978. 240 p.
Text and illustrations present a portrait of the women who helped settle the West. Includes index.
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Rossiter, Margaret W. Women scientists in America:
struggles and strategies to 1940. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins
University Press, 1982. xviii, 439 p.
Includes index. Begins with the founding of womens colleges in the nineteenth century, with some information about women and science before the nineteenth century. Argues that women scientists were deliberately "camouflaged" in the late nineteenth century with the professionalization of science. Chapter on government employment of women scientists. Includes bibliography.
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Weber, Sandra. Womens Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, New
York. Washington: United States Department of the Interior,
National Park Service, 1985. v, 178 p.
Special history study.
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A librarian can help you find these and other articles relating to archival research on women.
Adams, Margaret O. "Electronic records at the National
Archives: resources for women studies." NWSA journal: a
publication of the National Womens Studies Association. 2:
2 (Spring 1990): 269-272.
Beattie, Diane L. "An archival user study: researchers in
the field of womens history." Archivaria (Canada). 29
(Winter 1989-90): 33-50.
Goggin, Jacqueline. "The indirect approach: a study of
scholarly users of black and womens organizational records in
the Library of Congress Manuscript Division." Midwestern
archivist. 19:2 (Summer 1987): 71-83.
Schultz, Jane E. "Archival research on women." Public
history news. 12:3 (Spring 1992): 12.
American women and the U.S. Armed Forces: a guide to
the records of military agencies in the National Archives relating
to American women. Washington: National Archives and Records
Administration, 1992. xii, 355 p.
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Archival and manuscript resources for the study of womens history: a
beginning. Minneapolis: Social Welfare History Archives Center,
University of Minnesota Libraries, 1972. 42 p.
From a meeting of the Organization of American Historians, April 1972. Organized by state and library or archive. Contains sections on West Coast and Southern archives.
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Guide to the womens history sources in the Oberlin College
Archives. Oberlin, Ohio: Gertrude F. Jacob Archival
Publications Fund, 1990. 119 p.
Oberlin was the first interracial and coeducational college. The collection contains the records of the university, college organizations, the Oberlin, Ohio community, the YWCA, and missionaries. Famous graduates include Lucy Stone, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and Mary Church Terrell.
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Guide to womens
collections, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, State
Historical Society of Missouri. Columbia, MO: Western
Historical Manuscript Collection, 1989. iii, 78 p.
Contains primarily records of Missouri women and organizations. Includes: ERA papers 1972-1984, papers of Missouri Association of Colored Women's Clubs 1932-86, Missouri Equal Rights Amendment Coalition, Missouri WCTU, and the St. Louis YWCA 1905-1972.
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A guide to womens history resources in
the East Carolina Manuscript Collection. Greenville, NC: East
Carolina Manuscript Collection, J.Y. Joyner Library, East
Carolina University, 1982. vi, 39 leaves
Includes index. Collections first listed alphabetically and then by type of material (manuscript, oral history, or microfilm).
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Women and Texas history: an archival bibliography.
Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1990. ii, 150 p.
Organized by library and then alphabetically. Also includes a list of addresses and phone numbers for archives in Texas.
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Women religious history sources: a guide to repositories in the United
States. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1983. xxvii, 329 p.
Includes index. Focuses on Catholic, Orthodox, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Mennonite religions. Divided into four main sections. The first part lists collections by state and religious organization. The second part is a bibliography, organized alphabetically by key words. The third section contains founding dates of organizations and the final section is a biographical register.
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Womens collections: libraries,
archives, and consciousness. New York: Haworth Press, 1986. xiv, 194 p.
Organized by collection and access. Includes Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Bethune Museum, Smith College, Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe, Texas Womens University Library, and the University of Waterloo Library. Hildenbrand also includes references on minority women.
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Womens history sources:
a guide to archives and manuscript collections in the United
States. New York: Bowker, 1979. 2 v.
Collections are listed alphabetically by state, city and collection. Also lists whether or not collection is open, has a guide, the number of items in the collection, the dates covered by the collection, type of material, and a brief description of the material. There is a name, subject, and geographic index.
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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of
Women in America. The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library
on the History of Women in America: Report.
Seven reports from the 1960s and 1970s. Some details of this very large collection.
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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of
Women in America. The manuscript inventories and the catalogs
of manuscripts, books and pictures, Radcliffe
College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Boston: G.K. Hall,
1973. 10 v.
Ten volumes. Reproductions of the card catalogs.
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Cantrell, Andrea E. Manuscript resources for womens
studies. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Libraries,
1989. x, 37 p.
Special collections of the University of Arkansas Libraries. Includes index.
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Chmielewski, Wendy E. Guide to sources on women in the Swarthmore
College Peace Collection. Swarthmore, PA: W.E. Chmielewski,
1988. x, 118,  p.
Includes index. Organized into major document groups, minor collections, and materials from other countries. Major document groups are listed alphabetically and include the papers of Jane Addams and the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom.
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Dryden, Jean E. Some sources for womens history at the Provincial Archives of
Alberta. Edmonton: Alberta Culture, Historical Resources
Division, 1980. viii, 198 p.
Includes index. Organized into three sections: personal and family papers, organizations, and churches.
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General Federation of Women's Clubs. Guide to the Archives of the General
Federation of Womens Clubs. Washington: The Federation,
1992. vii, 109 p.
The GFWC was founded in 1890. Collection includes records of the Board of Directors, the Presidents, general records of the organization, local clubs, and the founding documents.
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Georgia Dept. of Archives and History.
Womens records, a preliminary guide. Atlanta, GA: Dept.
of Archives and History, 1978. xiii, 70 p.
Includes index. Organized into three sections: individuals, families, and organizations.
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Harvard University. Library. A guide to Afro-American and African primary
sources at Harvard University and Radcliffe College.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University and Radcliffe Library, 1992. viii, 227 leaves.
Enormous collection listed alphabetically with an index. Papers (many on microfilm) are included.
Z 6611 B63 H37 1992
Henry, Linda J. Guide to the records of the National Council of Negro
Women, 1935-1978. Washington, D.C.: National Archives for Black Womens
History, 1980. 118 leaves.
Z 6611 B63 H4 1980
LEsperance, Jeanne. The widening sphere: women in Canada,
1870-1940. Canada: Public Archives, National Library of
Canada, 1982. 63 p.
English and French. Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 27, 1982-Jan. 4, 1983. Organized alphabetically with index. Papers in the National Archives of Canada.
Z 7964 C36 L4
Library of Congress. Manuscript Division. The Blackwell
Family, Carrie Chapman Catt, and the National American Woman
Suffrage Association: a register of their papers in the Library
of Congress, Revised Edition. Washington: Manuscript
Division, Library of Congress, 1985. ix, 121 p.
Registers of papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. Includes index.
LC 4.10 44
Medical College of Pennsylvania. Records of the American Womens
Hospitals, 1917-1982: an inventory to the American Womens
Hospitals records in the Archives and Special Collections on
Women in Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia, PA: The Archives, c1987. 51 leaves.
Z 6611 M5 M43 1987b
Medical College of Pennsylvania Archives and Special
Collections on Women in Medicine.
Guide to collections in the Archives and Special Collections
on women in medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia: Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1987. 69 leaves.
Includes index. Divided into records of the medical college since 1850, manuscripts of individual women physicians, organizations, hospitals, and additional holdings.
Z 6611 M5 M43 1987
Missouri Historical Society. In her own write: womens history
resources in the Library and Archives of the Missouri Historical
Society. St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society, 1983. xi, 90 p.
Includes geographical, occupational, and alternative name indexes. This guide to resources is organized primarily by name. Collection includes letters from Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, Kate Chopin, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Carrie A. Nation, Sacagawea, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone.
Z 7961 I5
Mitterling, Doris. A guide to the
Womens International League for Peace and Freedom papers.
Boulder: Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder, Western
Historical Collections, 1982. vii, ; 88 p.
Includes index. Collection acquired from the organizations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
JK 1965 W46 M57 1982
Morgan, Jennifer. Retrieving
African-American womens history: a methodological guide to
sources in the Perkins Library Manuscript Department. Durham,
NC: Duke University, 1989. 30 p.
Includes index. Organized by African- American perspective, Anglo-American perspective, organizational records, lists and ledgers, and images.
Z 6611 B63 M37
National Archives of Canada. Womens archives guide: manuscript sources for the
history of women. Ottawa, Ontario: National Archives of
Canada, 1991. v, 110, 118 p.
English and French. Includes index. The papers in the National Archives of Canada, organized alphabetically.
Z 7964 C36 N37 1991
New York State Archives. Selected records in the State
Archives relating to women: a descriptive list. Albany:
Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Dept.,
1985. 41 p.
Organized by executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. Detailed.
Z 7964 N7 N49 1985
Radcliffe College. Henry A. Murray Research Center. A
guide to the data resources of the Radcliffe Data
Resource and Research Center, Radcliffe College.
Cambridge, MA: The Center, 1979. 89 p.
Social science archive on womens lives and social change.
Z 7961 R33 1979
Rutgers University Libraries Special Collections and Archives.
A guide to the Womens History Archives at Rutgers. New
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Libraries, 1990.
Especially good for New Jersey history. 42 p.
Z 7964 U5 R88 1990
Sophia Smith Collection. Catalog of the Sophia Smith
Collection, Womens History Archive, Smith College, Northampton,
Massachusetts. Northampton, MA: Smith College, 1976. 78 p.
Detailed list of holdings. Very large collection.
Z 7965 S65 1976
Sophia Smith Collection. Catalogs of the Sophia Smith
Collection. Womens History Archive, Smith College,
Northampton, MA. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1975. 7 v.
Seven volumes. Reproduction of the card catalogs.
Z 7965 S65
State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Womens history: resources at the State
Historical Society of Wisconsin. Madison: The Society,
1976. 29 p.
Includes index. Two sections: the library and archives and manuscripts. Written in prose, no detailed list of holdings.
Z 7961 A1 W57 1975
Stowe-Day Memorial Library. The
papers of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Hartford, CT: Stowe-Day
Foundation, 1977. 74 p.
A bibliography of the papers in the Stowe-Day Memorial Library. Contains chronology, alphabetical list of recipients, and correspondence.
Z 6616 S769 S7 1977
Thomas, Roy R. Women in American
history, 1896-1920: their manuscripts in the Library of Congress.
Bowie, MD: Bowie State College, 1972.
Organized alphabetically and by type of material.
Z 7963 H5 T6
Thompson, Catherine E. A selective guide to women-related
records in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC:
Division of Archives and History, 1977. 77 p.
Includes index. Organized into the following categories: organizations, military collections, miscellaneous, photographs, private collections named for women, and iconographic records.
Z 764 U49 T48
Utah State Historical Society Library.
Guide to the womens history holdings at the Utah State
Historical Society Library. Salt Lake City, UT: The Library,
1985. 75 p.
Listed alphabetically, the collection is primarily personal accounts and diaries of individuals. No index.
Z 7964 U5 U88 1985
Young Womens Christian Association of the U.S.A. National
Board. Inventory to the records
files collection of the National Board of the Young Womens
Christian Associations. New York: Archives Data Center,
National Board, YWCA, 1978. xv, 327 p.
Errata sheet included.
Z5814.R3 Y6 1978