February 2014

News from the Archives provides readers with news concerning U.S. Women's History from archives and repositories with collections and projects of interest. If you are affiliated with an archive or repository and would like to submit an announcement that you feel would be of interest to our readers, please contact Tanya Zanish-Belcher at zanisht@wfu.edu.

Duke University, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture

Laura Micham, Merle Hoffmann director of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture and curator of gender and sexuality history collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Duke University, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-standing contributions to women's studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

National Park Service (Washington, D.C.)

The National Archives for Black Women's History collection will be relocated from the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site in Washington, D.C., to the National Park Service's (NPS) Museum Resource Center in Landover (Maryland). The materials will be available to the public after March 9. The National Archives for Black Women's History documents the legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune, including the National Council of Negro Women (which she founded); other African-American women's organizations and individuals associated with those organizations.

New York State Archives

The State Archives has digitized a number of documents relating to women's rights. While this is only a small sampling, this collections gives a unique perspective on the role of women during the 17th and 18th century by providing access to a variety of legal records. Women's Rights in Early New York: http://iarchives.nysed.gov/dmsBlue/getCollectionImagesServlet?id=68634

University of Iowa, Iowa Women's Archives

Thanks to a robust digitizing program, there are now thousands of resources available online from the IWA's collections. Topics range from abolition to volleyball, and researchers can also search by format, decade, collection, and geographic location: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/

University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries

This guide is an excellent resource for anyone interesting in utilizing primary sources for the study of women's history: http://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/content.php?pid=159963&sid=1464760

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