American Women's History: A Research Guide
Journalists
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Bibliographies

Henrickson, Kaia, comp. Women and Journalism [online]. [Cambridge, Mass.]: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, May 1999 [cited 18 June 2000]. Available from: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/libcolls/bksper/bibs/jrnlism.htm.

Marzolf, Marion. "The Literature of Women in Journalism History: A `Supplement." Journalism History 3 (1976): 116-20.

Marzolf, Marion, Ramona R. Rush, and Darlene Stern, comps. "The Literature of Women in Journalism History." Journalism History 1 (1974): 117-28.

Sloan, Wm. David, comp. American Journalism History: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1989.


Biographical Sources

See the Biographical Sources for additional information sources.

McKerns, Joseph P., ed. Biographical Dictionary of American Journalism. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1989.

Steiner, Linda, comp. "Autobiographies by Women Journalists: An Annotated Bibliography." Journalism History 23 (Spring 1997): 13-15.
Summaries of 29 autobiographies by women who established their journalism careers before 1960.

Taft, William H. Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Journalists. New York: Garland, 1986.


Networking Tools: Associations/Discussion Groups

American Journalism Historians Association [http://www.ajha.org/]

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, History Division [http://www.utc.edu/~aejhist/]

Jhistory: The Internet Group for Journalism Historians [http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~jhistory/]


Primary Sources: Archival Collection Guides

See the Archival Collections section for additional information sources.

Directories of Collections

Caswell, Lucy S., ed. and comp. Guide to Sources in American Journalism History. New York: Greenwood, 1989. 319p.
Includes a directory of repositories in the United States.

Guides to Specific Collections

Henrickson, Kaia, comp. Women and Journalism [online]. [Cambridge, Mass.]: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, May 1999 [cited 18 June 2000]. Available from: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/libcolls/bksper/bibs/jrnlism.htm.

Journalists [online]. In Manuscript Collections Documenting Women. [Eugene]: Special Collections, University of Oregon Libraries, 14 April 1997 [cited 2 June 1999]. Available from: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/speccoll/mss/guides/women/journal.html.

National Women and Media Collection, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Selected Subject List for Iowa Women's Archives [online]. Iowa City: Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, January 1997 [cited 14 June 2000]. Available from: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/Subject.htm.

Women in Journalism: Selected Primary Sources in the Sophia Smith Collection [online]. Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, n.d. [cited 28 February 1998]. Available from: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/subjjournalism.html.

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Robert C. Maynard Oral History Collection [online]. [Oakland, CA]: Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, 2005 [cited 18 February 2005]. Available from: http://www.maynardije.org/programs/history/collection.
Video clips from oral history interviews with African American journalists, including Leandra Abbott, Lenore Jenkins-Allen, Audreen Buffalo, Charlayne Hunter Gault, Nancy Maynard, and others.

Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II [online]. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. [cited 6 March 1998]. Available from: http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0001.html.

Women in Journalism [online]. Washington, DC: Washington Press Club Foundation, 1996- .
Transcripts of nearly sixty oral history interviews document the careers of women in journalism since the 1920s.


Primary Sources: Microform Collections

Fredi Washington Papers, 1925-1979. New Orleans, La. : Amistad Research Center, [198-?]. 2 microfilm reels.
This collection includes correspondence and clippings of Washington's columns for The People's Voice.


Primary Sources: Oral History Collections

See the Oral History section for additional information sources.

Beasley, Maurine H. "Oral History." In Guide to Sources in American Journalism History, edited and compiled by Lucy Shelton Caswell. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Brennen, Bonnie. "Toward a History of Labor and News Work: The Use of Oral Sources in Journalism History." Journal of American History 83 (September 1996): 571-579.


Primary Sources: Selected Books

Beasley, Maurine H., and Sheila J. Gibbons. Taking Their Place: A Documentary History of Women and Journalism. Washington, D.C.: The American University Press, 1993.


Talking About Women's History

Cook, Blanche Weisen. Blanche Weisen Cook: A Tribute to Lorena Hickok [online]. Talking History, 7 December 2000. Available from: http://www.albany.edu/talkinghistory/arch2000july-december.html.
Hickok was a reporter for the Associated Press from 1928 to 1933. Cook discusses the complex relationship between Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt.




American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton kmiddlet@frank.mtsu.edu
Todd Library, Middle Tennessee State University