March 2009

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 tzanish@iastate.edu.

Duke University Libraries (Durham, NC)
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture in Duke's Special Collection Library

Gerda Lerner will be reading from her new book, Living with History/Making Social Change on April 1, 3:30 p.m. in the Biddle Rare Book Room, Perkins Library.

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
Center for History and New Media

The Center has introduced a new web site on Women in World History, which provides over 200 primary sources, organized by region. There are also a number of essays, online forums, teaching case studies, modules, and website reviews on a variety of topics:
http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/index.php

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Women Working, 1830-1930:
http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu.proxy.binghamton.edu/ww/

"Women Working, 1800 - 1930 focuses on women's role in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections. The collection features approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images including: 7,500 pages of manuscripts, 3,500 books and pamphlets, and 1,200 photographs,” according to the web site. The search engine allows researchers to browse and search collections, according to format or subject. The front page of the site highlights several collections documenting women at the Hampton Institute in Virginia.

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library
(Silver Spring, MD)

http://www.lib.noaa.gov/

The keyword search in the NOAA produces a number of works relating to women and gender issues in science, including biographies, bibliographic sources, and other publications documenting the statistics of women in various fields.

University of Minnesota Women’s Studies Digital Initiative (Minneapolis, MN)
Women’s Travel Writing, 1830-1930:

http://etrc.lib.umn.edu/womtrav.htm

This web site provides an interesting variety of published travel writing by women, ranging from excerpts to full text. The examples range from the early United States, to Africa, South American, and Asia.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Patterns of History: this web site provides ordering information for authentic garments from the State Historical Society’s collections. The options range from day dresses from 1835 and 1857 to an 1874 bustled gown:
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/patterns/

 

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