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In Women's History Month and throughout the year.
A Short List of Sources

Compiled by Sheridan Harvey, Reference Specialist



     In the last ten years the Library of Congress has cataloged
almost 3,500 books on women's history. Over 900 of these were
published since 1989. The following list can give only the
briefest glimpse of this diverse and fascinating outpouring. The
titles were selected to enable curious readers to identify other
works in the field, to introduce some major historians, and to
give a sample of the variety of subjects, approaches, and formats


     The following three annotated bibliographies cover all
aspects of women's studies. Each has a section on history.

Stineman, Esther.
     Women's studies : a recommended core bibliography. --
     Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1979. -- 670 p.

Loeb, Catherine.
     Women's studies : a recommended core bibliography, 1980-
     1985. -- Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1987. --
     xvi, 538 p.
                                                Z7963.F44L63 1987

Carter, Sarah.
     Women's studies : a guide to information sources. --
     Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1990. -- 278 p.
                                                   Z7961.C37 1990

Conway, Jill K.
     The female experience in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century
     America : a guide to the history of American women. -- New
     York : Garland Pub., 1982. -- xxiv, 290 p.
                                                  HQ1410.C66 1982
 Brief critical surveys of fifty-two subject areas, with
unannotated bibliographies.

Frey, Linda.
     Women in western European history : a select chronological
     geographical and topical bibliography. -- Westport, Conn. :
     Greenwood Press, c. 1982-    . -- v. <1  >
                                                   Z7961.F74 1982
 This unannotated bibliography of more than 23,000 books and
articles is a starting point for research on western European
women's history.
     -----. First supplement. -- 1986. -- 699 p.
                                            Z7961.F74 1982 Suppl.

                        ASSORTED FORMATS

The Gerritsen collection of women's history [microform]. -- Glen
     Rock, N.J. : Microfilming Corp. of America, [1975].  --
     17,556 microfiches + 241 microfilm reels. 
                                 Microfiche (w) 82/12 (H) 
 Accompanied by printed guide entitled The Gerritsen collection
of women's history, 1543-1945 (HQ1121.G43 1983)
 One of many microform collections about women, this set contains
over 4,500 European and American books, periodicals, and

Women's history sources : a guide to archives and manuscript
     collections in the United States / edited by Andrea Hinding.
     -- -- New York : Bowker, 1979. -- 2 v.
 Vol. 2 edited by Suzanna Moody.
 A primary reference tool for locating United States repositories
of unpublished materials by and about women.

Women's life in Greece and Rome. -- Baltimore : Johns Hopkins
     University Press, 1982. -- xiii, 294 p.
                                                 HQ1127.W653 1982
 Rev. and enl. ed. of: Women in Greece and Rome. 1977.
 Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
 Translations of ancient sources reveal much about women in the
ancient world.

Women's periodicals and newspapers from the 18th century to 1981. 
     edited by James P. Danky -- Boston : G.K. Hall, c1982. --
     xxiv, 376 p.  
                                                    Z7965.H3 1982
 A guide to almost 1,500 titles.


Becoming visible : women in European history. -- Boston : 
     Houghton Mifflin, c1977. -- x, 510 p. : ill.
 Includes Joan Kelly Gadol's essay, "Did Women Have a

Liberating women's history : theoretical and critical essays /
     edited by Berenice A. Carroll. -- Urbana : University of
     Illinois Press, c1976. -- xiv, 434 p.
 Another path-breaking collection of essays by historians who are
prominent in the field.

                       NARRATIVE HISTORIES

Anderson, Bonnie S.
     A history of their own : women in Europe from prehistory to
     the present. -- 1st ed. -- New York : Harper & Row, c1988. -
     - 2 v. : ill.
                                                  HQ1587.A53 1988
 Bibliography: v. 1, p. [531]-552; v. 2, p. [433]-534.

Evans, Sara M.
     Born for liberty : a history of women in America. -- New
     York : Free Press, c1989. -- xii, 386 p., [24] p. of plates.
                                                  HQ1410.E83 1989

Flexner, Eleanor.
     Century of struggle : the woman's rights movement in the
     United States. -- Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of
     Harvard University Press, 1975. -- xiii, 405 p.
                                                   HQ1410.F6 1975

Faderman, Lillian.
     Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in
     twentieth-century America. -- New York : Columbia University
     Press, c1991. -- viii, 373 p. : ill.
                                                HQ75.6.U5F33 1991
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-361) and index.

Giddings, Paula.
     When and where I enter : the impact of Black women on race
     and sex in America. -- New York : W. Morrow, 1984. -- 408 p.
                                                 E185.86.G49 1984
 Bibliography: p. 389-393.


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