Women’s History

Discovering American Women’s History Online
This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.

First Ladies
The White House presents biographies of U.S. first ladies.

Her Hat Was in the Ring!
This web site identifies women candidates for elective office in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, giving biographical information for each woman, information about her campaign, party affiliation, photographs and lists of selected resources.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has thousands of items on the women’s suffrage movement, women’s rights, women’s history, and more.

National American Women Suffrage Association Collection
This collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. They are a subset of the Library of Congress’ collection donated by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime president of NAWSA. The collection also includes works from the libraries of other NAWSA members and officers.

National Nineteenth Amendment Society
The National Nineteenth Amendment Society maintains the Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum, located near Charles City, Iowa. Their website contains information and resources about Catt and the woman suffrage movement.

National Women’s History Alliance
The National Women’s History Alliance, formerly the National Women’s History Project, is a leader in promoting women’s history and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality and inclusion.

National Women’s History Museum
The National Women’s History Museum researches, collects and exhibits the contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic and political life of our nation.

Visual Collections at Bryn Mawr College Library
A website of six albums of photographs from the estate of Carrie Chapman Catt in a searchable digital database.

Women in Congress
This site contains biographical profiles of former women Members of Congress, links to information about current women Members, essays on the institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of Congresswomen, and images of each woman Member.

Women in the U.S. Senate
This site contains biographical profiles of the women who have served in the U.S. Senate.

Women Working, 1800-1930
This collection from the Harvard Library explores women’s impact on the economic life of the United States between 1800 and the Great Depression.