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Biography in Context MLIN [Gale] This link opens in a new window
Biographies from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and magazines. (Formerly Biography Resource Center.)
Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary.
Neilson Reference CT3260 .N57 1971
Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century
Neilson Reference CT3260 .N5725 2004
Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
Neilson Reference DS115.2 .J49 1998
Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
Neilson Oversize E185.86 .B542 1993
Archival Collections: Finding Aids
- Dorothy Sears Ainsworth Papers, 1916-1975
- Florence Ellinwood Allen Papers, 1920-1966
- Florence Bascom Papers, 1870-1971
- Senda Berenson Papers, 1897-1985
- Ada Louise Comstock Papers, 1897-1950
- Jill Ker Conway / Office of the President Jill Ker Conway Files, 1974-1985
- Otelia Cromwell (College Archives webpage)
- Mary Maples Dunn / Office of the President Mary Maples Dunn Files, 1985-1995
- Dorothy Reed Mendenhall Papers, 1811 - 1988
- Frances Fox Piven Papers, 1957-2011
- Sophia Smith Papers
- Center for the Advancement of Women Records, 1993-2010
- International Council of Women Records, 1888-1959
- New England Hospital for Women and Children Records, 1792 - 1994
Women and Social Movements International [Alexander Street] 1840+ This link opens in a new window
Digital primary sources, including conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, publications & web pages of women's organizations, plus letters, diaries & memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-19th century.
Writing Women's History into Wikipedia
Mind the Gap!
Biographical entries on women and about women's history in general are not well-represented in Wikipedia, which is one of the top research portals for students and the general public (and Wikipedia entries are often the top result in a Google search). In addition, a 2011 study by the Wikimedia Foundation found that only 13% of Wikipedia contributors were women.
Teaching with Wikipedia: the Why, What, and How
HASTAC is an alliance of nearly 13,000 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to transform the future of learning.