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WOMEN'S HISTORY LINKS

African-American Women. On-line archival collection of scanned images and texts of writings of African-American women. This site is maintained by Duke University.

American Railroad Women Research Project. The preservation of railroad women's history by the collection of stories, oral interviews, videos, railroad reference books and artifacts, to place women's contributions within the context of other versions of railroad history.

Alabama Women's Hall of Fame. This site honors Alabama's most outstanding women, among them Helen Keller, and Tallulah Bankhead.

Anne's Historical Tribune. A Site Devoted to Women's History, Women In Mythology, Art, History, Literature and Genealogy, their contributions to Western Culture and American Society.

Associated Daughters of Early American Witches Lineage society which searches for and preserves the names of those accused of witchery in that portion of Colonial America now the United States of America. Also trying to locate the living female descendants of all witches who were accused in the American colonies prior to published records of same.

Australian Women's History. Good list of links to sites pertaining to Australian women's history.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians. These pages are part of an on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College, in Atlanta, Georgia, to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics. There are biographical essays or comments on most of the women mathematicians and some photos.

Black Nurses in History. Information on the history of Black nurses and their struggle for equality in the profession. Several biographies and lots of links.

Canadian Women in History. The author of 3 books devoted to historical Canadian women has created a web site to showcase these women.

A Celebration of Women Writers. An ENORMOUS site with thousands of female authors from 3000 B.C. (that's NOT a typo) through the 20th Century. All biographies are not yet complete, but hundreds are. Excellent!

Civil War Letters & Diaries Part of the Valley of Shadows Project which collected data from before, during and after the Civil War from two counties - Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Lots of letters and diaries from women included. The Collaborative Bibliography of Women in Philosophy. This continuously up-dated bibliography contains works by women in aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, history of philosophy and philosophy of mind, of science, of art, and of many other subjects.

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame honors and gives formal public recognition to Connecticut women, past and present, who have "broken new ground" or have emerged as leaders in their fields of endeavor.

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics. Citations of 20th century women who have made original and important contributions to physics. The citations describe briefly, and document, selected major scientific contributions. They also contain biographical information - mainly pertaining to the scientific lives of the women.

Distinguished Women of Past & Present. This site is jam-packed with in-depth biographies on many Notable Women.

Documenting the American South. A full-text database of primary resources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently, DAS includes three digitization projects: slave narratives, first-person narratives, and Southern literature. First-Person Narratives includes diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives. The focus is on first-person narratives of relatively inaccessible populations: women, African Americans, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.

Duke Women's Archives & Special Collections. This site is maintained by Duke University. Holdings of women's materials represent a substantial proportion of the Special Collections Library's 6,000 manuscript collections and 200,000 volumes of rare books. Collections range from plantation diaries to women's suffrage documents, from a Phyllis Wheatley letter to Anne Tyler manuscripts, from the records of local Women's Christian Temperance Union to the papers of contemporary feminist activists. They are currently building their holdings in many of these areas. Archivists, project staff, and historians are encouraged to submit their collections. Includes Civil War Women - Primary Sources on the Internet.

Early Illinois Women & Other Unsung Heroes. Loaded with bios and other tidbits about Illinois women, from pioneers to war veterans. Great site!

Fem-Bio. An international database of some 750 notable women with biographical information that can be searched according to birth and death dates, nationality, occupation and numerous other attributes. Many available in both English and German. Each week a new biography is added. Book reviews on topics relevant to women's biography.

The First Ladies. Biographies on every First Lady of America, from Martha Washington to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A Gathering of Women: Arkansas Women 1930-2000. This site features historical, geographical and biographical information about women in Arkansas.

Gender Related Electronic Forums. An updated listing of more than 300 women- and gender-related email lists. In addition to the main listing, there are sixteen topical sub-sections to make it easier to find lists in a given field (Arts & Humanities, Health, Net Info, Science & Technology, Women's Studies, etc.).

Georgia Women of Achievement. Biographies of the Georgia women who made extraordinary contributions to society.

Godey's Lady's Book Online. Godey's Lady's Book was one of the most popular lady's books of the 19th century. Each issue contained poetry, beautiful engraving and articles by some of the most well known authors in America.

Harper's Bazar Magazine. An online collection of 19th Century articles, illustrations, and Victorian fashions taken directly from the 19th Century magazine, Harper's Bazar. (C.1867-1900). Most have not been published since their original printing over 100 years ago.

Historical Women Composers. Hundreds of links to biographies, manuscript collections, audio files, discographies and much more. Excellent site!

The History of Women in Astronomy. Biographies of women who have contributed to this field.

History of Women Through Art. An excellent site containing listing of paintings and many biographies.

Iowa Women's Archives The University of Iowa's collection, much of which has active links which give precise details of the document and its location. Includes letters, diaries, magazine and newspaper articles, government papers, scrapbooks and much more. Includes material on African-American women and rural farm women.

International Archive of Women in Architecture. Books, biographical information, and published materials about all women architects, past and present.

Internet Women's History Sourcebook. 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. A gazillion links.

Ireland National Archives, Source for Women's History. A "must" for any genealogist working on those elusive Irish female ancestors.

Jewish Women's Archives. The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit the rich history of North American Jewish women, their impact on Jewish culture, and their active participation in society at large.

Kentucky Commission on Women. The mission of the Kentucky Commission on women is to improve the status of women in Kentucky. One of their goals is to further the incorporation of women's history into Kentucky schools and communities. KY Women of Achievement is included here.

Lesbian History Project. Biographies, artciles, journals and history of notable lesbians.

Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement, 1848 - 1998. The site is sponsored by the National Women's History Project, commemorating 150 years of the Women's Rights movement. Includes a huge listing of Women's History Organizations and Museums.

Making It On Their Own: Women in the West. Primary texts, such as women's diaries and literary works, essays, historical studies, biographies of Western women and photographs by and of women in the west.

Medieval Women. A nicely done web site created by two high school girls. Several biographies as well as other info related to medieval times here.

Melisende's Women in History. Beautiful web site containing the biographies of past notable women such as Philippa of Hainault, Sybilla of Anjou, Agnes of Courtenay, and Alice of Jerusalem.

Military & Veteran Women Resource Guide. If you are a woman who is serving or has served in the military, or are interested in women's military history, this is the site for you. It is jam-packed with every imaginable resource to current and past issues on this subject. Excellent!

Mining Co. Guide to Women's History. Good site for really sinking your teeth into women's history, including a newsletter, chat groups, message boards, and LOTS of "herstory".

Museum of Menstruation & Women's Health. Who would've guessed there was such a thing? Surprisingly, it is run by a very nice man, Harry Finley. Don't let that stop you from visiting - this is one of the most fascinating women's history sites around!

Museum of Women in Science & Technology. Biographies of great women scientists, mathematicians, physicists, and others who pioneered their fields, often while struggling against the sexism of their day.

National First Ladies' Library. A virtual library devoted to the lives of America's First Ladies. The web site contains a huge bibliography and descriptions of more than 40,000 books, articles, letters and manuscripts by or about the First Ladies.

National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame. Australia's first virtual museum dedicated to preserving the place of women in history and their special contribution to Australia's heritage.

National Women's Hall of Fame. Located in Seneca Falls, NY, the site of the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848, this organization's web site gives the biographies of their inductees, the most extraordinary women in American history. Also included is their history, calendar of events, and information on their musuem and learning center.

National Women's History Project. The organization is dedicated to promoting gender equity and the recognition of women's contributions to history. (Test yourself and take the "Women's History I.Q." test.) They have a wonderful page full of links to dozens of related web sites.

Nevada Women's History Project. This site contains over 30 biographies and will continue to grow. A future addition will be an annotated bibliography of over 300 resources about women in Nevada.

New Jersey Women's History. A resource for students, teachers, and all interested people who want to know more about the history of New Jersey women.

The Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots. Virtually all women of achievement in aviation have been or are members of The Ninety-Nines

Notable Kansas Women. Brief bios of famous women of Kansas.

Pathfinder for Women's History Research in the National Archives and Records Administration Library. A small collection that concentrates on works relevent to NARA's holdings. It is organized into seven categories: Bibliographies, Reference Works/Biographical Sources, Journals, Collections of Primary Material, Monographs and Anthologies, Archival Research, and Guides to Archives.

Past Notable Women of Computing & Mathematics. Honoring the close connection between mathematics and computing, this site provides information on pioneers in both areas.

Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts: Women. Out of print and rare books written by women. One book offered here, "Boadicea, Aphra Behn, and Roast Beef - A Dictionary for Visionary Housewives," is a curious dictionary of "women's matters," encompassing culinary, domestic, historical, and biographical information. Famous women and their life stories mingle freely with definitions of cooking terms and processes. Expensive, of course, but these books are beautiful, the subject matters fascinating, and it's worth the visit to the site just to see them.

Remember the Ladies. Honoring the women who participated in both sides of the Civil War. Biographical information here, too.

Salem & Witchcraft Trials. History and information about the Salem witch trials. To view photos of the memorials of the women and men executed for witchcraft during the Salem trials, visit the Salem Witches Memorial.

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Manuscripts/archives, books & periodicals, and photographs/audiovisual material at one of the nation's leading women history libraries of Radcliffe College.

The Sophia Smith Collection. An internationally recognized repository at Smith's College of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources in women's history.

Uncovering Women's History in Archival Collections. Nearly every State is represented here - a huge list of all archival material related to women's history. Much unpublished documentation to be found in these collections. If you are doing serious research, this site is a must!

U.S. Women's History Workshop. Collaborative effort of Massachusetts teachers offering primary resources. Several workshops dealing with women in the 19th century including materials related to suffrage, and great article on hoops.

The Victorian Women Writers Project. The goal of the Victorian Women Writers Project is to produce highly accurate transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century. Many available on-line now!

The War Bride Experience. A new site which I hope will grow, containing first hand experiences of women who married GI's during WWII. The web page owner is actively seeking additions to her site, so help her out if you can.

What Did You Do In the War, Grandma?. An Oral History of Rhode Island Women during World War II. Written by students in the Honors English Program at South Kingstown High School. Fascinating!

WIMSA (Women in the Military in Service for America. More than 1.8 million women have served in defense of America. It is the individual experiences that make up the collective history of that service and every servicewoman's story is important. Make sure the story of women serving in defense of our nation is recorded and never forgotten. If you are a servicewoman, or know of a servicewoman, past or present, please help preserve this important and long overlooked portion of history by filling out a registration form today for yourself, a family member or friend.

A Woman a Week. Actually, a new biography appears every other week, however, Teri is hooked on women's history and is sharing the biographies of famous, but lesser known women at this great site. In addition to her current selection, be sure to read the Archives.

Women Artists in History. Biographies of female artists for medieval to contemporary.

Women and American Print Communication, 1638-1820. Women were involved from the initiation of colonial printing at Massachusetts Bay Colony. This chronological list contains 63 cases of women known to be active workers and managers in full-fledged print center businesses and in separate printing offices through 1820.

Women in Alaska History. Learn about the women who helped shape Alaska.

Women in Aviation History. Since the Wright Brothers took flight in 1903, women have made a significant contribution to aviation. The biographies at this site represent a small sampling of the contributions women have made to the field of aviation.

Women in the West: Making it on Their Own. Here are primary texts, such as women's diaries and literary works, and secondary texts, such as critical essays or historical studies. Also biographies of Western women as well as other resources, such as bibliographies and teaching and study materials. Finally there are photographs, general images of Western women's history and direct links to pictures available online.

Women in Theatre. Biographies of playwrights, actresses, directors and stage managers with links to women's theater groups and more.

Women Inventors. A great Museum, chock full of bios of women who invented everything from paper bags to windshield wipers.

Women in World History Curriculum. Loaded with information and resources about women's experience in world history.

Women Nobel Prize Laureates. Biographies, links, reading lists, and more.

Women of NASA. The Women of NASA interactive project showcases outstanding women who have made valuable contributions to math, science and technology. Included are profiles of astronauts, astrophysicists, research engineers, aerospace engineers, scientists and many more.

Women of the West Museum. The Women of the West Museum is a new American museum whose purpose is to discover and explore the continuing role of women in the development of the American West.

Women of the West - Overland Trail. Lots and lots of links to women in the west.

Women Physicians in the United States, Past to Present. History of women in the medical field with biographies.

Women Veterans. Yes, they served, too and this is a wonderful page reminding you of that. It honors women who served in ALL wars, from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm with some biographies and links to dozens of other related sites.

Women Writers Project. Along-term research project of Brown University Women devoted to early modern women's writing. Their goal is to bring texts by pre-Victorian women writers out of the archive and make them accessible to a wide audience of teachers, students, scholars, and the general reader.

Women's Early Music & Art & Poetry. Pack a lunch. This site is huge and loaded with interesting links.

Women's International Center. Their purpose is to acknowledge, honor and encourage women. Biographies of women honored with the "Living Legacy" awards included.

Women's Internet Information Network. Among the links at this new developing site are Women of Achievment, a growing selection of biographies of women in history; and Irene Stuber's "Catt's Claws", a well-known feminist newlsetter. Highly recommended!

Women's History Resources. Huge list of links to women's history resources.

Women's Legal History Project. Biographies of lawyers and judges developed as part of Stanford's course on Women's Legal History.

Women's Stories. The women of Women's Stories come from many countries, races, and historical time periods. Each week is a showcase of six significant women who were born or achieved some notable milestone during that week is celebrated.

Women's Studies Programs, Departments & Research Centers. Gigantic listing of every conceivable college or university offering Women's Studies programs from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Women's Studies' site.

Worcester Women's History Project. The site commemorates the first national women's rights convention and will contribute to the ongoing national discussion of woman's "Rights as an Individual, and her Functions as a Citizen."

WWWomen. This has a huge source of women's history links, plus hundreds of other women-related links.

10th S.C. Ladies Auxillary. The Ladies Auxiliary of the 10th. SC Volunteer Infantry is dedicated to representing the life of Confederate Women during the War Between the States.

20th Century Women: The E-Journal of First Person Biography An electronic journal of stories of women who lived during the 20th century, recording their experiences in their families, workplace and society.

100 Celebrated Chinese Women. A glimpse of China's past can be seen through the experiences, often tragic and violent, of women who have come to represent different aspects of the societies and eras in which they lived. Although some of the women portrayed here are fictional and the existence of others supported by little reference in historical records, many have become the focus of folk tales. Fascinating site.

4000 Years of Women in Science. Women are, and always have been, scientists. This site lists over 125 names from our scientific and technical past, complete with biographies.

Individual Biographies

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The following are women's sites on the web that do not necessarily pertain to women's history and/or biographies, but are important web pages nonetheless.

Link to Crossing New Horizons

Daremore This site is dedicated to encouraging women to live their dreams. Here you will find inspirational information, books, seminars, and friends who support women in the fulfillment of their dreams. Hundreds of links to women's sites on the web.

FeMiNa. FeMiNa was created in September of 1995 and debuted online to provide women with a comprehensive, searchable directory of links to female friendly sites and information on the World Wide Web. FeMiNa is the only website of its kind, with a comprehensive database and powerful, intuitive search engine created by Cybergrrl. Inc.

Herspace. The Herspace Network is a group of diverse sites by and for women, each with a different area of expertise and flavor. In these sites you'll find excellent resources on business, parenting, and life.

Ladies of the Heart This is an incredibly huge organization of women on the web from all walks of life with an amazing variety of web pages. The women here support each other in every aspect, from assistance with web page to design, to emotional support, to women's causes, to personal issues. Highly recommended!

Phenomenal Women of the Web Women on the Internet with outstanding pages of Excellence, and Honor. A wonderful section on Women Against Domestic Violence as well. Additionally, a this site sponsors a Poetry and Writing Forum.

A Woman's World A new site, graphically beautiful, with many interesting features, including women's quotes and a tasteful page in tribute to Princess Diana.

Women Leaders On Line Women Leaders On Line is the first and largest advocacy group on the Internet. They are building a powerful network of one million women and men to improve women's lives. WOC (Women Organizing for Change) is the political action arm of WLO.

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