History: Women's Studies Research Guide

Women and Social Mevements in the United States 1600-2000
Books, images, documents, scholarly essays, comentaries and bibliographies that document the multiplicity of women's activism in American public life.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Letters and diaries depicting the personal experiences of hundreds of women. Contains materials from Colonial times to 1950. Allows browsing by place, by year, and by event.

Women's Magazine Archive
Searchable archive of leading women's interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through the 21st.

Feminae: Medievel Women and Gender Index
Index to journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

Godey’s Ladys Book (1830-1885)
Available through the Accessible Archives database - this magazine aimed at a women was founded in Philadelphia in 1830. Includes extensive fashion descriptions and plates, the early issues included biographical sketches, articles about mineralogy, handcrafts, female costume, the dance, equestrienne procedures, health & hygiene, recipes & remedies, etc. Eventually became important literary magazine.

The Lily: A Temperance and Feminist Newspaper (1849-1856)
Available through Accessible Archives database - full archive of the early women's rights publication

Spare Rib
Britsh Library digitization project features this Iconic feminist and women’s liberation magazine which ran from 1972-1993, which provides insight in to the debates and attitudes of women in the UK throughout the 70s, 80s and early 90s.

Handbook of American Women's History / edited by Angela M. Howard and Frances M. Kavenik
D. H. Hill Ref. HQ1410 .H36 2000

Women During the Civil War : An Encyclopedia / Judith E. Harper ; foreword by Elizabeth D. Leonard
D. H. Hill Ref. E628 .H37 2004

Women in the Middle Ages : An Encyclopedia / edited by Katharina M. Wilson and Nadia Margolis.
D. H. Hill Ref. HQ1143 .W643 2004

American Women During World War II: An Encyclopedia
Documents the lives and wartime contributions of American women during the Second World War.

Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
Primary women's studies resource material on from Special Collections at Duke University

Documents from the Women’s Liberation Movement
Online archival collection documenting various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focusing specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group.

African American Women
Online archival collections of selected material from Duke Special Collections.

Civil War Women
Online archival collections of selected material from Duke Special Collections.

America: History and Life
Use to find scholarly research in journal articles in the field of U.S. and Canadian history.

Historical Abstracts
Use to find scholarly research in journal articles in the field of world history outside the U.S and Canada.