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Links for Women's History

Here are some of our favorite women's history sites.

Federal Government

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and is the largest library in the world.

National Archives Library Information Center "presents a listing of web sites relevant to women in the United States."

The United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) publishes books and other materials on women's history topics.

National Park Service
The National Park Service safeguards the national parks and preserves local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.

National Historic Landmarks Program
National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.

National Register of Historic Places
The official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

Private, Non-Profit

National Women's History Project
For more than 25 years, the NWHP has supported a myriad of activities promoting women as leaders and influential forces in our society.

Women and Social Movements in the U.S.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools.

Professional Associations

American Association for State and Local History
AASLH provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.

American Historical Association
Founded in 1884, the American Historical Association encompasses every historical period and geographical area and serves professional historians in all areas of employment.

Berkshire Conference on the History of Women
Since 1930, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians is a women’s organization that meets once or twice a year in a scenic location in the Northeast for a weekend of relaxation and informal talk about history.

National Council on Public History
The National Council on Public History advances the field of public history.

Organization of American Historians
The OAH is the largest learned society devoted to the study of American history.

Other Resources

The database Discovering American Women's History Online documents "the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.

Harvard University's Schlesinger Library has created a number of research guides in support of women's history.

Click! The Ongoing Feminist Revolution is a web exhibit that "highlights the achievements of women from the 1940s to the present. This exhibit explores the power and complexity of gender consciousness in modern American life." It includes a timeline and resource library.

 

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