"The Activist Women Oral History Project was established in 2006, and forms part of the Archives for Research and Gender. This project is broad in scope, and the subject matter includes domestic violence, women's health and reproductive justice, politics, policy making and the law, child sex trafficking, philanthropy, community activism, art and culture, equality in the workplace, civil rights, and LGBTQ activism.
Early interviews were recorded on audio cassettes, and more recent interviews have been recorded using either a digital audio recorder or a video recorder, or a video recorder in conjunction with an audio recorder. In all instances, audio use copies are available on CD-roms, and some video interviews are available on DVDs.
This digital collection is a work in progess, as many of the interviews have not yet been fully processed. The collection will be updated on a regular basis. If you would like to access any of the interviews, please contact the Women and Gender Collections Archivist."
" includes 2,024 reel-to-reel tapes and 2,024 WAV files preserved as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2013-2016 “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982” (“American Women”) preservation project. The recordings were selected as an “artificial collection” to document the Women’s movement and second-wave feminism as it was broadcast on the Pacifica network. The collection also includes recordings that, though they weren’t about feminism or women’s rights, are significant because they were produced by women or featured women important to American history and culture at that time."
"The Archives for Research on Women and Gender documents the experiences of women and men participating in women-centered and LGBTQ activist and advocacy activities in Georgia and the Southeast throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. It also documents the experiences of women at Georgia State University.
Collections include the personal and professional papers of individual activists as well as the records of activist organizations, and the personal and professional papers of GSU administrators and faculty, as well the records of its Women’s Studies Institute, and women-centered committees and organizations.
The digitized materials include photographs, printed matter, artifacts and textiles from the Archives for Research on Women and gender."
"The Celebration of Women Writers recognizes the contributions of women writers throughout history. Women have written almost every imaginable type of work: novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, economic and scientific works. Our goal is to promote awareness of the breadth and variety of women's writing."
"The CWLU Herstory Website Project was organized to archive and share the history of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. Using the Internet to tell the history of women's liberation from the ground up, the Chicago Womens Liberation Union (CWLU) Herstory Project documents the role of the CWLU in the movement for women's liberation and social justice of the late 1960s and 1970s."
"This database simplifies access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Abigail Franks' letters to her son from the 1730s and 1740s (Center for Jewish History) to Katrina Thomas' photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century. "
"The Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women’s Movement Archives is dedicated to documenting the second wave of the women’s movement in Georgia, and in particular, efforts in the state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
Collections include the personal papers and artifacts of individuals active in the 50+ organizations affiliated with the ERA Georgia Coalition; records of the ERA Georgia Coalition member organizations; personal papers and artifacts from other organizations and supporters of the ERA in Georgia; oral history interviews with ERA and women’s movement activists.
Digitized materials include photographs, printed matter, artifacts and textiles from the Georgia Women’s Movement Archives, as well as monographs published by the Georgia State University Library."
Provides access to some "Early Documents" of the Feminist Movement from the book The Feminist Chronicles, 1953-1993
"... Expanding outward from NOW, the largest feminist organization in the world, this provides a breadth, depth, and diversity that should be on every historian's desk, and every bedside table for a nightly dose of, 'I didn't know that!'" -Gloria Steinem, Noted Feminist and Author"
"Compass brings together digital scholarship with cultural and historical materials contributed by Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges. It provides a single point of discovery and establishes a platform that contributes to the stewardship of our digital collections. Compass supports our institutional missions of teaching and research excellence through improved access to unique materials, and creates a resource to engage both scholars and the general public. "
"These interviews, which continue to be conducted, describe participants' efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Georgia and relate to their participation in religious, political, and other organizations involved. Some interviews have been conducted with national figures and others on topics related to Georgia ERA ratification efforts.
This collection of digital objects is comprised of selected text and sound excerpts from each oral history interview. Each excerpt includes the name of the interviewee and the interviewer; the date of the interview and transcript information; a biography and interview abstract. Full transcripts may be accessed on-site in our Reading Room, or researchers may request copies. For more information on how to access a transcript, please read our Duplication Policies and Procedures or contact the Archivist."
Featured on this site are thousands of digital objects from the Iowa Women's Archives, which collects, preserves, and makes available primary source materials on the women of Iowa. The digital collections include historic photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, printed ephemera, and oral history interviews by and about women politicians, activists, writers, homemakers, students, and many others.
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The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit the rich history of American Jewish women. The site provides access to a variety of research resources including The American Jewess magazine archives and a virtual archive containing biographical information, primary source materials, and more.
"The Lucy Hargrett Draper Collections on Women’s Rights, Advocacy and the Law document state and national efforts to achieve equality for women. They include the Lucy Hargrett Draper U.S. Equal Rights Amendment (1921-1982) Research Collection, the Lucy Hargrett Draper Papers on Feminist Activism in U.S. Politics, the Lucy Hargrett Draper Papers on the Creation of Women's Archives, the Lucy Hargrett Draper Papers on the Second U.S. Women's Movement (1963-1982), the Lucy Hargrett Draper Papers on Institutional Reforms for Women and the U.S. Military, 1970-1984, the Lucy Hargrett Draper Artifact Collection, and the Lucy Hargrett Draper Personal Papers."
MAKERS is the largest collection of women's stories ever assembled. Launched in 2012 by AOL, MAKERS is a women's leadership platform that encompasses broadcast documentaries, web and mobile-first video content, and live events. Today, MAKERS.com features over 3,000 videos and the stories of more than 300 women.
"The Middletown Women's History Collection provides online access to archival materials documenting the experiences of women and women's organizations in Muncie, Indiana from the 1880s through the 1930s. It includes diaries, minutes, correspondence, photographs and other documents selected from the wealth of resources available in Ball State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections. These resources will expand research opportunities in women's studies and local history.
The organization of this online resource is based on the six areas used by Helen and Robert Lynd in their seminal sociological study of Muncie, or "Middletown," in the 1920s and 1930s."
'The Montana Feminist History Project was a collaborative project designed to collect and interpret the history of the second wave of feminism in Montana. These interviews, recorded between 2000 and 2004, describe a broad range of women's and families' lives in Montana, including politics, birth, family aid, family violence, law, and feminism from multiple perspectives. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH-378 at Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana.'
Publications from the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year available full text at the HathiTrust Digital Library. Covers a wide variety of topics such as: Rape, ERA, teen pregnancy, legal status, employment, etc.
"...is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States." Founded in 1966 the goal of NOW is equality for all women. Explore key issues of interest to women from abortion to women in the military.
"Members of the class of 1903 wrote a 'Round Robin' letter to each other for almost fifty years. The letters reproduced here were written between the years of 1919 and 1938. They document suffrage, war, the depression, family life and more."
"Digitized images and documents from the Sophia Smith Collection are displayed throughout this site, in digital projects on other Web sites, and in Smith College's Luna image database. Full text transcripts of oral history projects are also available online."
is "a digital initiative of the Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore College Libraries" The colleges were founded on the "Triptych, a digital initiative of the Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore College Libraries." Collections include papers, correspondence, photos, postcards, various publications including newspapers, yearbooks, etc. And cover the Quakers work with the abolition of slavery, woman's suffrage and peace.
Lists and links for women's history institutions and organizations to help users locate archival and library collections. It also provides links to various resources on women's history available online.
"VOAHA enables you to access the full audio recordings of oral histories that have been deposited in Special Collections of the University Library. You can hear the voice, pitch, and rhythm of the narrations as well as the emotions these convey. You will hear the actual spoken words of oral history narrators, rather than seeing a written version of them in the form of a transcript."
California State University
"The Voices of Feminism Oral History Project documents the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States in the latter half of the 20th century. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews average 5-6 hours and cover childhood, personal life, and political work."
"The Wisconsin Women's History digital collection shares a selection of manuscripts and ephemera documenting the lives of women in Wisconsin. Begun in 2015, it focuses initially on women who were active in social movements such as suffrage, temperance, abolition, civil rights, and other efforts to reform society, especially those whose careers are summarized at the Wisconsin Women Making History site. During the presidential election year of 2016, women who ran for public office will be featured. Important records from the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association will also be shared this year."
Part of the Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries this collection "...documents the history, civic and social activities of the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove - formerly called the Housekeepers’ Club. The digitized materials include scrapbooks, photographs, flyers and architectural plans by W.C. De Garmo."
"This collection contains manifestos, speeches, essays, and other materials documenting various aspects of the Women's Movement in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. The Women's Liberation Movement refers to a series of campaigns for reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, and equal pay. Feminist print culture, such as the examples provided in the collection, supported and sustained the Women¹s Movement and connect it to other movements for social justice. "
"Over 100 diaries written by British and American women who documented their travels to places around the globe, including India, the West Indies, countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as around the United States. "
"The "Printed Collection: Pamphlets" is an artificial collection of published and unpublished materials by or about women. Although called a pamphlet collection, this is in fact what some might consider to be a subject file or a vertical file, as it also includes reports, articles, directories, etc. Materials are usually received by Special Collections along with donated manuscript collections. Subjects include discrimination in employment; the equal rights amendment, reproductive rights, and religion; sex discrimination, social security and women's history; and various women's organizations, such as the American Association of University Women [AAUW], the National Organization for Women [NOW] and the National Women's Political Caucus [NWPC]."
"As part of her Washington State University History 398 classes, professor Sue Armitage asked her students to conduct oral history interviews with women who had spent their early lives in the Pacific Northwest. Totaling over 230 hours of audio, this collection holds nearly 200 of these interviews, originally recorded between 1979 and 2005. The majority of the women interviewed were born between 1881 and the early 1930s, and the collection provides invaluable first hand documentation regarding the role of women in the northwest during the early and mid 1900s."
"... is a nonprofit all-volunteer educational organization dedicated to celebrating and documenting the contribution of women to the history, social fabric and culture of Worcester and beyond." The site includes an Historical Library section and an Oral History Project.