American Women's History Digital Library

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American Women
A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States
"The site contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable version of the print publication American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2001)."
Sections include: General Collections ; Serial & Government Publications ; Law Library ; Rare Books & Special Collections ; Manuscripts ; Prints & Photographs ; Geography and Maps ; Music ; Recorded Sound ; Moving Images ; American Folklife Center ; Area Studies ; Collections ; Topical Essays.
- American Memory, Library of Congress

Attending to Early Modern Women
"This gateway provides links to World Wide Web resources useful for the study of women in early modern Europe and the Americas. It focuses on the period ca. 1500 to ca. 1800 but also includes some medieval and nineteenth-century resources...Materials range from bibliographic databases to full-text resources, images, and sound recordings."
Arts and Humanities Team, University of Maryland Libraries

Five College Archives Digital Access Project
"This web site provides access to digitized versions of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to women's history -- particularly women's education at the Five Colleges."
Amherst, Hamphire, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, U. Mass
Maintained by Peter Nelson


See American Literature: Toni Morrison


Marriage, Women, and the Law, 1815-1914
Studies in Scarlet
"This unique digital collection is the result of a coordinated, transnational project, "Studies in Scarlet," sponsored by the Research Libraries Group (RLG). With a focus on family law and domestic relations in the 19th century, the collection provides scholars throughout the world with electronic access to materials supporting research on a broad range of topics, including marriage, divorce, adultery, miscegenation, polygamy, and birth control. The content of the collection, gleaned from case reports, statutes, novels, newspapers, diaries, and letters, is designed to support scholarship in disciplines including law, history, sociology, political science, women's studies, and criminology."
RLG Digital Collections Project


National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921
"The NAWSA Collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign."
American Memory Project, Library of Congress

Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
A Film by Ken Burns and Paul Banes
PBS Online multimedia Website to accompany the film - includes essays and historical documents.

Unpacking on the Prairie: Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest
"This site explores Jewish womenís experiences in unpacking, rearranging, and remodeling their heritage in the Upper Midwest. It also relates how their female descendants redefined that legacy in order to create a more egalitarian community...Learn about Jewish women and the things that they carried, preserved, and changed in the new place they came to call home."
Sections include: The Journey ; Life Inside the Jewish Home ; Life Outside the Jewish Home.
- From the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

Votes for Women: 1850-1920
Part of the Library Congress' American Memory Project
"This selection of 38 pictures includes portraits of many individuals who have been frequently requested from the holdings of the Prints and Photographs Division and the Manuscript Division. Also featured are photographs of suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, and an anti-suffrage display, as well as cartoons commenting on the movement."

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930
"This website is intended to introduce students to a rich collection of primary documents related to women and social movements in the United States between 1830 and 1930. It is organized around editorial projects completed by undergraduate and graduate students at the State University of New York at Binghamton."

Worchester Women's History Project
"...raise awareness of the history of women in the Worcester area and to create national recognition of the role the Worcester area has played in the history of the women's rights movement."
Includes online material related to the 1850 & 1851 Conventions



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