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Archives for Research on Women and Gender (ARWG)
A Project of the Center for the Study of Women and Gender & the Special Collections and Archives Department of the University of Texas at San Antonio
"The collections that comprise the ARWG project include primary sources such as: letters, speeches, reports, minutes, financial statements, programs, brochures, newsletters, posters, scrapbooks, photographs, and other kinds of personal and organizational documents. It is the intent of the ARWG project for its collections to represent the diverse populations in South Texas."

Archives of Women in Science and Engineering
- Iowa State University

Guide to Women's History Collections at the University of Buffalo Archives
"Particular attention has been paid to the preservation of the records of the region's women's organizations."

Iowa Women's Archives
University of Iowa Libraries
"The archives has over 700 linear feet of materials including, but not limited to, letters, diaries and journals, memoirs, scrapbooks, reports, minutes, memoranda, speeches, photographs, audio and videocassettes, oral history interviews, slides, and films...A select number of finding aids have been encoded in SGML and HTML and can be accessed through this web page."
Includes Collections Relating to African-American Women

Margaret Sanger Papers Project
"...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."

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Radcliffe College
"...letters, diaries, and other personal papers of women and families; records of women's organizations; books about women; cookbooks; women's periodicals; photographs; videotapes; and oral histories."

Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College
"The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College is an internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources in women's history...the Collection consists of 6,000 linear feet of material in manuscript, print, and audio- visual formats. The holdings document the historical experience of women in the United States and abroad from the colonial era to the present. Subject strengths include birth control, women's rights, suffrage, the contemporary women's movement, U.S. women working abroad, the arts (especially theatre), the professions (especially journalism and social work), and middle-class family life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century New England."
Smith College Libraries

The Woman's Collection
Texas Woman's University Libraries
"...42,000 books, 2500 cubic feet of manuscript collections, 19,000 photographs, major women's manuscript and book collections on microform, and a women's periodical collection.

The Women Airforce Service Pilots Collection
Texas Woman's University Libraries
"...over 100 separate collections which include personal papers, correspondence, official records, photographs, uniforms, insignia, and video tapes."

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