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Organizations connected with women's history: both historical organizations founded by women and aimed at improving women's lot, and organizations today that promote research and study of women's history.
  1. African American Women's...
  2. Museums of Women's History
  3. Woman's Club Movement
  4. NOW (25)

DAR - Daughters of the American Revolution
A brief description of the Daughters of the American Revolution and two famous incidents involving the DAR, Jane Addams, Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Daughters of Bilitis
A description of the Daughters of Bilitis, lesbian organization.

Campaign Committee Against the Equal Rights Amendment
A profile of a 1938-39 organization which opposed passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

National Organization for Women
A profile of the National Organization for Women, founded in 1966 to work for women's equality.

Planned Parenthood
A profile of the organization Planned Parenthood, a major provider of women's reproductive health services in America.

Sorosis - Early Professional Woman's Club
Sorosis, a professional women's association, was created in 1868 by Jane Cunningham Croly, because women were usually shut out of membership in the organizations of many professions.

Planned Parenthood
A profile of the organization Planned Parenthood, a major provider of women's reproductive health services in America.

Anna Howard Shaw Center
Part of the Boston University School of Theology, the Shaw Center promotes research and events supporting women in ministry.

Early History at the WCTU
Official history from the WCTU, including a list of social reforms the WCTU has helped work for through its 125+ years.

History of Girl Scouts
Fairly short, but thorough description of the founder (Juliette Low) and her purposes in founding the Girl Scouts.

Lucy Stone League
A writer in 1925 on the Lucy Stone League, and warnings of the potential confusion when women keep their own name after marriage.

National First Ladies Library
Located in Canton, Ohio, the library has created a web site to supplement its mission to educate about the role and lives of the first ladies. Contains extensive bibliographies on each First Lady.

National Women's Hall of Fame
Located in Seneca Falls, New York, location of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. Includes news of the organization and museum plus short biographies of women included in the Hall of Fame.

National Women's History Project
The organization behind Women's History Month. Curriculum ideas, book and web resources on women's history, and more.

Sixty Years of a Great Idea
A history of the League of Women Voters, from its founding after the 19th Amendment secured the women's vote to about 1980.

Women in History
Not-for-profit organization providing dramatic re-creations of the lives of famous women.

Women's International Center
Responsible for the Living Legacy Awards, this organization's mission is to acknowledge, honor, and encourage women.

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