March is Women’s History Month and Andersen Library has plenty of resources to help you learn more about gender history and the history of women.
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950
This collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women’s diaries and letters yet published. Drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, the collection represents all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous.
Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600 to 2000
Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s reform activities. The resource, which examines perspectives on women’s social movements from Colonial times to the present, is updated on a quarterly basis by adding new document projects, book and website reviews, related teaching tools, and more documents.
Women’s Studies International
Women’s Resources International is a combination of nine contributing databases covering women’s studies, women’s issues, and gender-focused scholarship from throughout the world. Databases include: Women’s Studies Abstracts (1984-); New Books on Women & Feminism (1987-); Women of Color and Southern Women 1975-1988, and annual supplements (1989-); and other databases and print publications.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have put together a 2013’s Women’s History Month website that brings together content from their digital collections. This resource has images, film, activities, and other sources available to the public. Locally, the Wisconsin Historical Society has devoted a portion of their website to highlighting Women’s History in Wisconsin.
Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with many federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in many formats, including online. Check out your government at Andersen Library!