American Women's History: A Research Guide
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Women's History/Women's Studies Associations

Women's History Organizations and Museums [online]. Windsor, Calif.: The National Women's History Project, 1999 [cited 7 August 2000]. Available from:

Online Directories

ElectraPages: Directory of Women's Organizations [Women's Information Exchange]
Database of a wide variety of women's organizations, including those associated with women's history. Information provided includes contact information, as well as a link to the organization's home page, if applicable.

Historical Societies on the Internet [online]. [cited 2 February 1998]. Available from:
This is the best online directory of state and local historical societies.

Scholarly Societies Project [online]. Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo Library. Available from:
Description: Links to Internet sites representing over 1000 scholarly societies and associations. The "subject guide" section lists organizations in 44 categories, including history and women's studies.

Print Directories

Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada. 15th ed. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 2002. 1358p.

Barrett, Jacqueline K., and Jane A. Malonis, eds. Encyclopedia of Women's Associations Worldwide. Detroit: Gale, c1993. 471p.

Encyclopedia of Associations. Detroit: Gale, 1961- . Annual. Also available online.
Provides the following information about 23,000 national and international organizations: organization name, address, phone and fax numbers; founding date; number of members; membership dues; annual budget; publications; dates and locations of conferences; and a brief description of the purpose and activities. Use Part 3: Name and Keyword Index to locate the entry number for specific associations.

Encylopedia of Associations. Regional, State, and Local Organizations. Detroit: Gale, c1987- . Biennial.

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton