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collections of primary source material housed in thousands of
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Log Search Page One can search across all H-Net lists before
posting a request for information to specific lists.
Hinding, Andrea, ed. Women's History Sources: A Guide to Archives
Manuscript Collections in the United States. New York: R. R. Bowker,
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Although dated, Women's History Sources remains a valuable
reference work; it provides brief
but informative descriptions of over 18,000 collections in almost 1,600
repositories throughout the United States.
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of letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives.
of Primary Sources [online]. [Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho
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500,000 records of archival & manuscript collections in
libraries, museums, state archives, and historical societies.
WorldCat [online]. [Dublin, Ohio] : OCLC 1997- .
Bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for over 40 million
books, manuscripts, and other types of sources. Researchers can
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of U.S. Government Publications [online]. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1994-
Huls, Mary Ellen. United States Government Documents on Women,
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Greenwood Press, 1993.
This invaluable guide simplifies access to documents about women.
Volume 1 covers numerous social issues, from "Women's Organizations," to
"Violence Against Women." Volume 2 covers labor issues.
Craig, Pamela Barnes. "Law Library of Congress." In
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States, edited by Sheridan Harvey, Janice Ruth, Barbara Natson, Sara
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Cushman, Clare, ed. Supreme Court Decisions and Women's
Rights: Milestones to Equality. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press and The
Supreme Court Historical Society, 2001.
This illustrated guide includes overviews of more than 75 Supreme
Topics covered include "Jury
Duty," "Sex Discrimination," "Discrimination in the Workplace," "Sexual
Harassment," "Pregnancy and Childbirth," and "Reproductive
Frost-Knappman, Elizabeth, and Kathryn Cullen-Dupont, eds. Women's
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Military Institute Cadets. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997. 478p.
Mikula, Mark, and L. Mpho Mabunda, eds. Great American Court
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Volume 3 includes sections covering "Custody and Child Support," "Family
Law," "Gender Discrimination," "Reproductive Rights," "Rights of Gays and
Lesbians," and "Sexual Harassment."
Museums and Historic Sites
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Bazaar, Ladies' Repository, and The Lowell
The Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945
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2000- . See the publisher's overview of the collection.
Includes access to 265 periodicals.
This commercial database includes digital reproductions of The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and the Christian
United States Newspaper
"The United States Newspaper Program is a cooperative national effort
among the states and the federal government to locate, catalog, and
preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from the
eighteenth century to the present."
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archives: a brief description of holdings, address and phone number, and a
link to the archive web site.
Einstein, Daniel. Special Edition: A Guide to Network Television
Documentary Series and Special Reports, 1955-1979. Metuchen, N.J.:
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Vanderbilt Television News
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University. Available from: http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/.
Abstracts of television newscasts from 1968 to the present. Also includes
information about videotape loan requests.
American Women: A
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