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On the Shelves: Call Numbers
CT = Biography
E = American History
F = Local U.S. History
F1-975 History by Region or State
HQ 1075 = Gender Roles
HQ 1101-HQ 2030 = Women and Feminism
Women AND Diaries AND United States
Women AND Sources AND United States
American Memory: Women's History - Multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library of Congress
Collections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921 -American Memory, The Library of Congress
Discovering American Women's History Online - An interactive US map of where women made their marks. Click on a map's dot to take you to that digital collection.
Discovering American Women's History This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.
Independent Voices: An Open Access Collection of an Alternative Press - Digital material from the magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries spanning the 1960’s to the 1980’s.
Oral histories, artifacts, exhibitions from the Smithsonian - searchable collections, including audio
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America - Large collections of digitized documents, including papers of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Blackwell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dorothy West, and women's suffrage organizations
U.S. National Archives - Women - Lots of great ideas and resources
Votes for Women-Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920 - From American Memory, The Library of Congress
Women in the Labor Force: A Databook - Publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Women Working: 1870-1930 -Online collection from Harvard University explores women's impact on the economic life of the U.S. between 1800 and the Great Depression.
Women's Liberation Movement Print Culture - Manifestos, speeches, essays, and other materials documenting various aspects of the Women's Movement in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.
Women's Travel Diaries - Diaries written by British and American women who documented their travels to places around the globe.
Important mass-market American women's magazines
Influential American women's magazines, covering much of the 19th and 20th century. Offering insight into women's history and popular culture:
A good history paper is meant to:
-make a stand, argument, or claim on a topic
-have a single sentence somewhere in the first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader
-support a claim with evidence, arguments, and references
-make claims that could be debatable by others use past tense
-present a thesis that can be answered with something more than a "yes" or "no"
-anticipate and answer questions that a reader might have
-make the reader care about your topic by explaining the why and how
-contain your original thoughts, interpretations, or explanations based on what you learned
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