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  • "Any woman who is now or may hereafter be married . . ."(1803 clicks)
    Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940 By Marian L. Smith
  • "Dark Beverage of Hell"(1440 clicks)
  • 'Lady Lindy': The Remarkable Life of Amelia Earhart(4615 clicks)
    "A tomboy who defied early-20th-century conventions, Earhart successfully crusaded for women pilots' place in the sky."
  • 17th Century Women in the Arts(3909 clicks)
    National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • 19th Century Science and the Woman Question(4742 clicks)
    How Western scientists viewed women.
  • 4000 Years of Women in Science(3950 clicks)
    "4,000 years of women in science! Did you know that? Women are, and always have been, scientists. This site lists over 125 names from our scientific and technical past. They are all women!"
  • A Guide to Uncovering Women's History in Archival Collections(5035 clicks)
    Listing of archives with women's history materials.
  • A woman's war record, 1861-1865(937 clicks)
    Author: Collis, Septima M. (Septima Maria), 1842-1917 Subject: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 114th (1862-1865); Women and war Publisher: New York ; London : G.P. Putnam's sons Year: 1889
  • About the Shaker Collection(2185 clicks)
  • All Men & Women Are Created Equal(5404 clicks)
    "Over one hundred and fifty years ago the people attending the first Women's Rights Convention adopted this radical proposition." by Constance Rynder
  • America's Quilting History(3102 clicks)
    The history of American quilting covering women and their quilting from Colonial America to the Great Depression plus Native American, African American and Amish quilts. This site includes 66 html pages of quilt history articles, book reviews and a directory to quilt history sites
  • American Women(754 clicks)
    Unlike most American Memory presentations, American Women is not a collection of digital items. It is a gateway--a first stop for Library of Congress researchers working in the field of American women's history.
  • American Women & the Military(6055 clicks)
    From colonial times to the present
  • American Women at Work in the Nineteenth Century(776 clicks)
    Mary R. Sive
  • American Women Through Time(2453 clicks)
    This site offers two approaches for the study of specific time periods in American women's history. Each section includes a timeline that links specific events with highly relevant online sources, followed by a guide to research sources (e.g., census, newspapers, secondary sources) that are appropriate for the specified time period.
  • American Women's Dime Novel Project(1492 clicks)
  • American Women's History: A Research Guide(6198 clicks)
    From Middle Tennessee State University
  • Bibliography on Women in Byzantium(2335 clicks)
  • Biographies(3030 clicks)
  • Blackwell, Alice Stone(1860 clicks)
    An author and translator
  • Bread And Roses(3228 clicks)
    U.S. Suffrage and labor history.
  • Brief History of Beauty and Hygiene Products(1366 clicks)
  • Carrie Chapman Catt(2359 clicks)
    Suffrage rights leader.
  • Catherine d' Medici(2990 clicks)
    A Florentine woman who became Queen of France.
  • Center for the Study of Women and Politics(2680 clicks)
    The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is a university-based research, education and public service center. Its mission is to promote greater understanding and knowledge about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.
  • Chicago Women History(1771 clicks)
  • Chicago's Women Liberation Union (1969-1977)(2492 clicks)
    A large and growing site devoted to recording the history of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union (1969-1977) as well as archiving general documents from the second wave of feminism. We also post announcements of new feminist happenings and links to articles about contemporary feminist issues."
  • Civil War Women(4214 clicks)
    From the Special Collections Library, Duke University. Three women highlighted.
  • Civil War Women(1411 clicks)
  • Clara Collet 1860-1948 - An Odd Woman(2380 clicks)
    This is a biographical site about the life of Clara Collet. She worked for the Civil Service in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries advancing the cause of women and helping to improve their working conditions and the scope of work available to them. She was acquainted with Churchill, Lloyd George, Ramsay Macdonald, Eleanor and Karl Marx. She was a very close friend of the realist author George Gissing.
  • Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics(2310 clicks)
    Presented here is an archive of data on 86 twentieth century women who have made original and important contributions to physics. The citations describe and document their major contributions and provide biographical information pertaining to the scientific lives of the women. To put in historical context the important contributions the women have made brief accounts of some history of 20th century physics can be found in this website.
  • Distinguished Women of Past and Present(3500 clicks)
    Searchable site.
  • Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement(2388 clicks)
    Duke University says "The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s."
  • Dorothy Day Library on the Web(2294 clicks)
    Biography and writings of Dorothy Day, homeless activist, journalist, and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement in New York City in the 1930s.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: American Visionary(1408 clicks)
  • Elizabeth Blackwell, America's First Woman M.D.(2556 clicks)
    "On the morning of Tuesday, January 23, 1849, a young woman ascended the platform of the Presbyterian church in Geneva, N.Y., and received from the hands of the President of Geneva Medical College a diploma conferring upon her the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Thus, after many years of determined effort, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to complete a course of study at a medical college and receive the M.D. degree."
  • Enfrancising Women: the Politics of Women's Suffrage in Europe 1789-1945(2761 clicks)
  • Exploring Quilting History(2364 clicks)
    The history of quilts and the women who made them. Carefully researched weekly articles include periods, styles, book reviews.
  • Fannie White's Daily Record of her Girlish Life(183 clicks)
  • Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources(2372 clicks)
    "FEMINIST COLLECTIONS: A QUARTERLY OF WOMEN'S STUDIES RESOURCES contains news of the latest print and audiovisual resources for research and teaching in women's studies."
  • First Ladies Around the World(2090 clicks)
  • Five College Archives Digital Access Project(2240 clicks)
    "The material included on the site relates to nineteenth and early twentieth century women, in particular the education of women. The type of material on the site includes letters, photographs, articles, diaries and official college publications."
  • Grace Aguilar(2230 clicks)
    Grace Aguilar (1816 - 1847); Jewish Poet, novelist and thoelogian.
  • H-Frauen-L(2034 clicks)
    "The purpose of this list is to enhance communications on teaching and scholarship about women and gender in Early Modern Europe."
  • H-SAWH(2213 clicks)
    "H-SAWH is free and open to everyone with an interest in the history of women and gender in the U.S. South."
  • H-Women(2833 clicks)
    ". H-Women is free and open to everyone with a mature and abiding interest in the history of women, especially scholars, teachers and librarians."
  • Hawaii Women's Heritage Project(2091 clicks)
    Women in the history of Hawaii
  • Heroine Worship: the Age of the Female Icon(2307 clicks)
    NY Times Magazine site.
  • Herstory(2003 clicks)
    Canadian women. The site is in English and French.
  • Holding the Line : Women in the Work Force(2725 clicks)
  • How Did Gender and Class Shape the Age of Consent Campaign Within the Social v(2482 clicks)
    ""Age of consent" referred in the late nineteenth century to the legal age at which a girl could consent to sexual relations. Men who engaged in sexual relations with girls before they reached the legal age of consent could be found guilty of statutory rape. American reformers were shocked to discover that the laws of most states set the age of consent at the age of ten or twelve, and in one state, Delaware, the age of consent was seven."
  • Internet Women's History Sourcebook(4024 clicks)
    "This sourcebook attempts to present online documents and secondary discussions which reflect the various ways of looking at the history of women within broadly defined historical periods and areas."
  • Jane Addams(2239 clicks)
    Founder of Hull House. Social reformer.
  • Jewish Women's Archive(2422 clicks)
    "The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit the rich legacy of Jewish women and their contributions to our families and communities, to our people and our world."
  • Katharine Bement Davis(2265 clicks)
    New York City’s Suffragist Commissioner: Correction's
  • L.M. Montgomery Institute(2103 clicks)
    L.M. Montgomery achieved international fame in her lifetime, a prolific writer, she published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels. Today, Montgomery's novels, journals, letters, short stories, and poems are read and studied by general readers and scholars from around the world.
  • La transformación del mundo femenino latinoamericano(705 clicks)
    Silvia Mabel Novoa Zieseniss
  • Lesbian History Project(2803 clicks)
  • Living the Legacy(2224 clicks)
    The Women's Rights Movement, 1848 - 1998
  • Marching for the Vote Remembering the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913(216 clicks)
    By Sheridan Harvey
  • Marion G. Crandell (Crandall)(2105 clicks)
    "Marion G. Crandell (Crandall) was the first American woman killed in active service in World War I while working as a YMCA canteen worker in France. Miss Crandell left her position, as a French language instructor at St. Katharine's School in Davenport, Iowa, for France to help the French soldiers. She had been educated in Paris and felt her knowledge of France and the language would be very helpful. A German shell hit the hostel where she was working. Miss Crandell was first buried in a French hospital cemetery in Ste. Menehould and later her body was transferred to the American cemetery (Meuse Argonne) of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France."
  • Martha Washington(966 clicks)
    Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was born into a world of elite social custom and privilege in the 1730s. Little did she know that she would marry twice, give birth to four children — losing two of them to illness in childhood — and bear witness to the Revolution and the creation of a new nation. This site will allow you to explore the contours of Martha Washington’s life while also providing you with a window on women’s lives during the 18th century, including women’s access to property and education, their role in the Revolution, their thoughts on the promises of rights called for in the founding documents, and their everyday experiences of marriage, motherhood, labor, sickness, and death.
  • Mary Harris (Mother) Jones(2455 clicks)
    "Irish-born Mother Jones was a champion of the country's weakest and neediest during the period of America's great industrial growth. For countless workers she was both goad and inspiration in their struggles to organize for mutual protection. Her flaming rhetoric and fearless campaigning helped swell the ranks of the United Mine Workers who called her the Miners' Angel."
  • Matilda Joslyn Gage(2383 clicks)
    Nineteenth century women's rights leader.
  • Medieval Feminist Index(2251 clicks)
    "The Medieval Feminist Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages."
  • Melisende,Queen of Jerusalem(2423 clicks)
  • Military Woman Home Page(2149 clicks)
    Serving past, present, and future women in the military .
  • Monastic Matrix(2217 clicks)
    "Matrix is an ongoing collaborative effort by an international group of scholars of medieval history, religion, history of art, archaeology, religion, and other disciplines, as well as librarians and experts in computer technology. Our goal is to document the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe."
  • National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1848-1921(2215 clicks)
    "The NAWSA Collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. They are a subset of the Library's larger collection donated by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association , in November of 1938. The collection includes works from the libraries of other members and officers of the organization including: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Mary A. Livermore."
  • National Women's Hall of Fame(2266 clicks)
    U.S. women.
  • No Job For A Woman(1248 clicks)
    Imperial War Museum, London
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries(2513 clicks)
    "North American Women's Letters and Diaries (NAWLD) includes the immediate experiences of 107 women, as revealed in more than 9,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before."
  • Opposition to Female Suffrage in the United States(2544 clicks)
    By Nicole Herz in the Concord Review
  • Pathfinder for Women's History Research(2556 clicks)
    in the National Archives and Records Administration Library by Carol Faulkner, Compiler
  • Sacajawea(1379 clicks)
    Welcome to the home page for the birthplace of Sacajawea, Lemhi County, Idaho. Here you will find our archives filled with interpretations and stories of the journeys of Lewis and Clark, specifically, we are devoted to historically correct information concerning Sacajawea and the valley she was born in, Lemhi County, Idaho.
  • Scribbling Women(704 clicks)
    Scribbling Women, a project of The Public Media Foundation, dramatizes stories by American women writers for national radio broadcast. This site provides classroom resources for teaching the rich tradition of American literature by women.
  • Seeking the Right to Vote(2419 clicks)
    U.S. women's suffrage movement
  • Sojourner Truth, "Ain't I A Woman?"(2530 clicks)
    Delivered at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio, 1851
  • Sources for Women's Studies in the Methodist Archives(2103 clicks)
    "The Methodist Archives and Research Centre (MARC) is the official archive repository of the British Methodist Church. It contains the largest collection of Methodist printed books and manuscripts in Europe, and is regarded as one of the world's most important collections of source material relating to evangelical studies."
  • St Hilda of Whitby(3693 clicks)
  • Susan B. Anthony(2489 clicks)
    Women's rights activist of the 19th century.
  • Susan B. Anthony House(2721 clicks)
    This 19th century civil rights leader's home has been preserved as a museum.
  • The Alice Paul Memorial March, Washington, D.C. 1977(2313 clicks)
    Includes photos.
  • The American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt(2297 clicks)
    From PBS
  • The Changing Status of Daughters in Indonesia(2109 clicks)
    By Michael Kevane. PDF format. Shows that sons are not favored over daughters.
  • The First Blast of the Trumpet(2367 clicks)
    John Knox, The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558). Argues from Scripture and other sources that women should not rule over men.
  • The history of the Women's Army Corps, 1945-78(2181 clicks)
    by Bettie J. Morden
  • The Nineteenth Century "Cult of the Lady"(2775 clicks)
  • The Ninety-Nines(2138 clicks)
    U. S. women pilots' organization. Site includes history and biographies.
  • The Shadow Story of the Millennium(2904 clicks)
    Women's history via the NY times.
  • The Susan B. Anthony House(2148 clicks)
    Museum dedicated to the civil rights activist.
  • The Women’s Rights Movement, 1848–1920(536 clicks)
  • Touching Liberty: Abolition, Feminism, and the Politics of the Body(1174 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Karen Sánchez-Eppler
  • Visit the teacher: in school and out(1789 clicks)
  • ViVa(2166 clicks)
    A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals. Searchable.
  • Voices of Feminism Oral History Project(989 clicks)
  • Votes for Women: 1850-1920(2412 clicks)
    Suffrage pictures from the Library of Congress
  • Votes for Women: Selections(2122 clicks)
    The NAWSA Collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. They are a subset of the Library's larger collection donated by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, in November of 1938. The collection includes works from the libraries of other members and officers of the organization including: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Mary A. Livermore.
  • War on Women, Waged in Postcards: Memes From the Suffragist Era(357 clicks)
  • Wednesdays in Mississippi: Civil Rights as Women's Work (894 clicks)
  • What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?(2394 clicks)
    An Oral History of Rhode Island Women during World War II Written by students in the Honors English Program at South Kingstown High School
  • When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973(1241 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Leslie J. Reagan
  • Woman and Law in the 19th Century(2073 clicks)
    Brief essay worth reading
  • Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment(2395 clicks)
    Primary sources, activities and links to related sites for educators and students
  • Woman Suffrage: England's Influence on the American Movement(2381 clicks)
    By Ariane Liazos in the Concord Review
  • Women and Gender Studies(1293 clicks)
    Links From LANIC
  • Women and Social Movements, 1830-1930(2751 clicks)
    Rich collection of primary documents
  • Women at Work(158 clicks)
  • Women in Alaska History(2177 clicks)
    Information about the women, crafts, stories, and plenty of resources.
  • Women in American Military History, 1776-1918(2503 clicks)
  • Women in governments(2278 clicks)
  • Women in History(2225 clicks)
    Canadian women.
  • Women in the Olympics(2236 clicks)
  • Women in World History Curriculum(2465 clicks)
    An interactive site full of information and resources about women's experiences in world history. For teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs.
  • Women Inventors(2491 clicks)
  • Women of Our Time(2188 clicks)
  • Women of Protest(1775 clicks)
    Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party
  • Women of the West(1585 clicks)
  • Women of Valor: Emma Goldman, 1869-1940(1915 clicks)
    This exhibit was produced in collaboration with The Emma Goldman Papers.
  • Women Win the Right to Vote in New York State(304 clicks)
  • Women Working, 1870-1930(1971 clicks)
    Harvard Open Collections Program exhibition on US women
  • Women's History(2864 clicks)
    From the International Institute of Social History
  • Women's History Month(884 clicks)
    "The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society."
  • Women's Intellectual Contributions to the Study of Mind and Society(2486 clicks)
    "Women such as Christine Ladd-Franklin, Ruth Fulton Benedict, and Ida B. Wells have traditionally been omitted from the histories of their disciplines. This webpage is designed to re-place women into the history of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and social work. Students, as part of an advanced seminar, examined and wrote about the lives of these women, their intellectual contributions, and the unique impact and special problems that being female had on their careers. This webpage represents the culmination of these students' work."
  • Women's Right to Vote in Canada(2086 clicks)
    Brief history
  • Women's Suffrage Broadsides(993 clicks)
    These broadsides indicate that women's suffrage had a concrete basis in nineteenth century ideas regarding domesticity.
  • Women: A Bibliography(2301 clicks)
  • Women’s Equality Day(241 clicks)
  • Women’s Suffrage in New York State (333 clicks)
  • ‘Take Your Rosaries Out of Our Ovaries:’ Women's Rights in Argentina and Bolivia(718 clicks)
    Abstract Despite being neighbouring countries, Bolivia and Argentina appear to be a world apart in terms of economics, international relations, and women’s rights. Historically, women’s rights have been fairly similar in both countries, but while one country seemingly made “progress,” the other country appeared to be stagnating. By exploring violence against women, and the current state of contraception and abortion laws it becomes apparent that “progress” does not necessarily bring about social change.
  • “The Bondwoman’s Narrative”(1021 clicks)
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute of African American History at Harvard University, recalls his thrilling search for the true author of The Bondwoman’s Narrative, and the real-life Civil War Era counterparts to the novel’s cast of characters.