American Women's History: A Research Guide
Mass Media
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Dickstein, Ruth, and Karen Koevary. Mass Media [online]. Collection Development Core Lists. [Chicago]: Women's Studies Section, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2000; distributed by University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office. Available from:

McEldowney, Philip. Women in Cinema: A Reference Guide [online]. December 1994 [cited 17 August 2000]. Available from:

Women in Film and Television: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries [online]. Berkeley, Calif.: Library, University of California, 1996- . Available from:

Biographical Sources


Blanchard, Margaret A., ed. History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.

Lowe, Denise. Women and American Television: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1999. 513p.


Camera Obscura [Duke University Press] []

Media History []

Media History Monographs []

Media Report to Women. Washington: Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press, 1972- . Bimonthly.

Primary Sources: Archival Collections

Media Services Television History Archive, Syracuse University Library []

Motion Picture & Television Reading Room, Library of Congress []

UCLA Film and Television Archive []

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Ad* Access [online]. [Durham, NC]: Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, c1999.
Images of over 7000 advertisements from U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. "Beauty and hygiene" is one of the five areas of concentration.

Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920 [online]. [Durham, NC] :; Digital Scriptorium, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, 2000 [cited 12 March 2001]. Available from:

Primary Sources: Microform Collections

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132