Farm Work & Life
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"The Road I Grew Up On."
Iowa State University Archives, Ames.
This archival collection documents rural and
Bentley, Susan. Farm Women in the United States: An Updated Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography. University Park, Pa.: Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Center for Rural Women, Agricultural Experiment Station, Pennsylvania State University, 1984. 76p.
Danbom, David B. H-SHGAPE Bibliographies: Agricultural and Rural Life During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era [online]. February, 1997 [cited 12 March 1997]. Available from: http://www.h-net.org/~shgape/bibs/rural.html.
Effland, Anne B., and Mary Gold, comps. Women in Agriculture
and Rural Life: An International
Bibliography [online]. Beltsville, Md.: National Agricultural
Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 8 June 1998 [cited 10 July
2000]. Available from: http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/wia/women.htm.
Fairbanks, Carol. Farm Women on the Prairie Frontier: A Sourcebook for Canada and the United States. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1983. 237p.
Hurt, R. Douglas. American Farms: Exploring Their History.
Malabar, Fla.: Krieger Publishing Company, 1996.
Maman, Marie, and Thelma H. Tate. Women in Agriculture: A Guide to
Research. New York: Garland, 1996. 298p.
Hurt, R. Douglas. American Agriculture: A Brief History. Ames:
Iowa State University Press, 1994.
Appropriate Library of Congress Subject Headings include:
Online catalogs of libraries with strong collections in agricultural history:
Agricultural History Society [http://agriculturalhistory.ualr.edu/]
Association for Living Historical
Farms and Agricultural
Jellison, Katherine. "Farm Women in American History: A Note on Sources Available in Washington, D.C." Annals of Iowa 51, no. 2 (1991): 168-77.
Women's Project [online]. Iowa City: Iowa Women's
Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, March 1999 [cited 10 April
2002]. Available from:
Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA). Ithaca, NY: Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, October 2000 [cited 25 October 2000]. Available from: http://chla.library.cornell.edu.
on the Farm Front: Oregon's Emergency Farm Labor Service, 1943-1947
[online]. Oregon State University Archives and the Oregon State Archives,
n.d. [cited 20 July 2001]. Available from:
Affairs: Women in Agriculture, 1917-1958 [online]. In Five College
Access Project. [Amherst, Mass.?]: Five Colleges, Inc., 1997-
. Available from:
Jones, Lu Ann, and Nancy Grey Osterud. "Breaking New Ground: Oral
History and Agricultural History." Journal of American History 76
(September 1989): 551-564.
Fairbanks, Carol, and Bergine Haakenson, eds. Writings of Farm Women, 1840-1940: An Anthology. New York: Garland, 1990.
Rasmussen, Wayne D., ed. Agriculture in the United States: A
Documentary History. 4 vols. New York: Random House, 1975.
Walker, Melissa, ed. Country Women Cope with Hard Times: A
Collection of Oral Histories. Women's Diaries and Letters of the
South. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2004.
Jones, Lu Ann. Farm
Women [Interview online]. Interviewed by Karla Davis. All Things
Considered, 15 September 2002. Available
from: http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=1150055. 10:29.
Middle Tennessee State University Library