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Libraries, Library Collections

Archives and manuscript collections on women's history at various libraries. University libraries, and some other libraries, have collections of original documents and other resources on women's history.

Five College Archives Digital Access
Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, Smith and University of Massachusetts records and manuscripts on women's history and women's education.

Guide Introductions: Women's Studies
University Press Associates has microfilmed collections on women's history; these guides are rich in descriptive information.

LSU Libraries: Women's & Gender Studies
Holdings at LSU, including listings of journals, bibliography of African American women, women in science,

Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association
Description of a collection of records, 1894-1923. Check with university and other local libraries for availability.

Jewish Women in America
Annotated bibliography, including a list of library collections on the topic of Jewish women in America.

National Association of Coloured Women's Clubs
This guide to a microfilm archive collection (records 1895-1992) itself provides useful background information on an important organization of African American women activists.

Papers of Eleanor Roosevelt
This description of a microfilm collection includes some background information on the work 1933-1945 of the First Lady.

Peace Collection
Papers from Jane Addams, other Women's International League for Peace and Freedom activists, and others are at this Swarthmore College library.

Rutgers University Manuscript Sources
Outline of their (print) collection: women and work, art, business, social service, writers, labor movement, Latin America, consumer activism, etc.

South Dakota Archives
Finding women's history in the South Dakota State Archives.

Univ. of Wisconsin: Full Text Resources
Women's studies resources available at the University of Wisconsin.

Univ. of Wisconsin: Library Resources
Women's studies resources available at the UW library.

Women, Enterprise and Society
Several collections on women and work, drawn from the library collections of the Harvard Business School. Includes manual labor (pre- and non-industrial as well as factory work), professional work, finance and investment, law, and general material on women's lives.

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