Resources for Women in Archives


Women Archivists / Women in Archives


Crawford, Miriam I. "Women in Archives: A Program for Action." American Archivist 36 (1973): 223-232.

Deutrich, Mabel E. "Women in Archives: A Summary Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Archival Profession." American Archivist 38 (1975): 43-46.

_____. "Women in Archives: Ms. versus Mr. Archivist." American Archivist 36 (1973): 171-181.

Freeman, Elsie T., “Women in archives: three generations speak out” Largo, FL: Convention Recordings International. Sound Recording.

Henry, Linda J. "Women Archivists in the Federal Government: A Glass Ceiling?" Archival Issues 19:2 (1994): 95-106.

Lancaster, Donnelly Faye, Margaret Cross Norton: dedication to the development of the American archival profession. Thesis (M.A.)-Auburn University, 2000.

Moseley, Eva. "Women in Archives: Documenting the History of Women in America." American Archivist 36 (1973): 215-222.

Pacifico, Michele F. "Founding Mothers: Women in the Society of American Archivists, 1936-1972." American Archivist 50 (1987): 370-389.

Zangrando, Joanna Schneider. "Women in Archives: An Historian's View on the Liberation of Clio." American Archivist 36 (1973): 203-214.

Women's Archives, Collections & Papers 

Hildenbrand, Suzanne, ed. Women's Collections: Libraries, Archives & Consciousness. New York: The Haworth Press, 1986.

Hinding, Andrea (Ed.) Women’s history sources: a guide to archives and manuscript collections in the United States. New York: Bowker, 1979.

Ingold, Cindy, “Women’s studies databases: a critical comparison of three database for core journals in women and gender studies” Library Trends, Fall 2007.

Mason, Karen M. & Tanya Zanish-Belcher., “Raising the archival consciousness: how women’s archives challenge traditional approaches to collecting and use, or, what’s in a name?” Library Trends, Fall 2007.

Mason, Karen M. & Tanya Zanish-Belcher. "A Room of One's Own: Women Archives in the Year 2000." Archival Issues 24:1 (1999): 37-54.

Moseley, Eva S. "Sources for the 'New Women's History.'" American Archivist 43 (1980): 180-190.

Sachs, Honor R., “Reconstructing a life: the archival challenges of women’s history” Library Trends, Winter 2008

Searing, Susan E., “Biographical reference works for and about women, from the advent of the women’s liberation movement to the present: an exploratory analysis. Library Trends, Fall 2007.

Strong-Boag, Veronica. "Raising Clio's Consciousness: Women's History & Archives in Canada." Archivaria 6(1978): 70-82.

Su, Mila C. "Women Coaches, Personal Papers, & University Archives: A Case Study." Archival Issues 20(1995): 155.

Tom, May Lee. Directory of repositories collecting records of women’s organizations. Cambridge, MA: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1994.

Voss-Hubbard, Anke. "'No Documents--No History:' Mary Ritter Beard & the Early History of Women's Archives." American Archivist 58 (1995): 16-30.

Women & Work / Workplace Issues

American Association of University Professors. "Statement of Principles on Family Responsibilities & Academic Work." Adopted by AAUW Council as Association Policy, November 2001. <>

Chaurdhuri, Nupur & Eileen C. Boris, eds. Voices of Women Historians: The Personal, the Political, the Professional. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; Amersham: Combined Academic, 1999.

Coiner, Constance & Diana Hume George, eds. The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties While You Mentor, Nurture, Teach, & Serve. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Green, Paula L. "Part Time, and Proud of It." New York Times, 13 May 2001, section 3, p.13.

Greenhouse, Steven. "Child Care, the Perk of Tomorrow?" New York Times, 13 May 2001, section 4, p.14.

Phenix, Katharine, “The Status of Women Librarians” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Vol. 9 , No. 2, 1987, pp 36-40.

Rosen, Ruth. "Secrets of the Second Sex in Scholarly Life." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 July 1999, p.A48.

Smith, Hendrick. Juggling Work & Family. [videorecording]. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina ETV & Hendrick Smith Productions, Inc., 2001. [available for purchase from SC ETV (1.800.553.7752) $49.95 home use/$139.95 educational use]

Relevant Web sites

Additional Women's Collections (Archives for the Research of Women & Gender, University of Texas at San Antonio)

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Women: A gateway to the Library of Congress resources for the study of women's history & culture in the United States

Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)

Center for Jewish History Selective Bibliography: "Women in Daily Life"

Employment Policies Institute

Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Study of Women's Studies Resources (Wisconsin Women's Studies Librarian's Web site)

Feminist Geek Tech support for gender and women historians

Manuscripts H-Women: Archival and Manuscript Collections

National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE)

Women's Archives Mapping Project Directory (Women & Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago)

Women's Audiovisuals in English (WAVE)

Women’s Film Preservation Fund