American Women's History: A Research Guide
Women Historians
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Biographical Sources

Scanlon, Jennifer, and Shaaron Cosner. American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996.
Reviewed by John E. Findling for H-PCAACA: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=6016881773376

Velazquez, Rita C. Directory of American Scholars. 9th ed. 5 vols. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Group, 1999.
Brief, factual information about scholars who are currently active. See earlier editions for coverage of retired/deceased scholars.


Historical Overviews & Related Works

Boris, Eileen, and Nupur Chaudhuri, eds. Voices of Women Historians: The Personal, The Political, The Professional. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, c1999. 295p.
Reflective essays by twenty former officers of the Coordinating Council for Women in History.

Scott, Joan Wallach. "American Women Historians, 1884-1984." In Gender and the Politics of History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.


Networking Tools: Associations

Association of Black Women Historians [http://abwh.tcnj.edu/]

Coordinating Council for Women in History [http://theccwh.org/]

Southern Association for Women Historians [http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~sawh/sawhmem.htm]

Western Association of Women Historians [http://wawh.org/]


Primary Sources: Archival Collections

Sklar, Kathryn Kish. Living U.S. Women's History: Voices from the Field, 1960-2000 [online]. 2002- [cited 26 September 2002]. Available from: http://chswg.binghamton.edu/living.htm.
Description of a project that will result in "six-hour digitized video interviews with more than fifty historians of U.S. women."

Southern Association of Women Historians Records. Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Online inventory: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/s/Southern_Association_of_Women_Historians


Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Dear Madam: Letters Between Catharine Macaulay and Mercy Warren [online]. New York: The Gilder Lehrman Institute, n.d. [cited 30 January 2002]. Available from: http://www.gliah.uh.edu/exhibits/dearmadam/index.html.
American historian Warren (1728-1814) wrote four of the seven letters in this exhibit.


Primary Sources: Microform Collections

Mercy Warren Papers, 1709-1841. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society; distributed by University Microfilms International, 1968.


Primary Sources: Selected Books

Cott, Nancy, ed. A Woman Making History: Mary Ritter Beard Through Her Letters. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1991.




American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
kmiddlet@frank.mtsu.edu
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132