Women's history

Suffragettes marching

Suffragette march in New York City, 1915 (source)

The majority of the resources listed on this page concern collections that have finding aids. For additional materials concerning related subjects, please do a targeted advanced search in our library catalog (view instructions).  Please check back regularly, as we continue to add collections to this site.


Personal papers

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In addition to women's personal papers, some materials written by women may be found among other collections by doing a targeted search by name (view instructions). Many of these materials, which include letters, diaries, poems, account books, and scrapbooks, were cataloged with the subject term "women studies."


Politics and reform

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Awareness and reform movements

Suffragist movement

Women in politics and government


Women in businesses and professions

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Women in the arts

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For women authors and artists in composite collections, see collections appearing in Literature and the Arts

Writing and children's books

Women artists