American Women's History: A Research Guide
The West
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Devejian, Pat. Women and Family in the Twentieth-Century American West. Albuquerque, N.M.: Center for the American West, Department of History, University of New Mexico, 1990.

Lavender, Catherine J. Gender in the West: A Bibliography [online]. October 1994 [cited 5 October 1996]. Available from:

Women in the West: A Bibliography, 1984-1987. [Pullman, Wash.]: Coalition for Western Women's History, Washington State University, 1988.


Phillips, Charles, and Alan Axelrod, eds. Encyclopedia of the American West. 4 vols. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Reviewed in Reference Books Bulletin:


Pacific Historical Review []

Western Historical Quarterly []

Networking Tools: Associations & Discussion Groups

H-West []

Primary Sources: Archival Collections

Armitage, Susan, et al., eds. Women in the West: A Guide to Manuscript Sources. Hamden, Conn.: Garland, 1991. 422p.

Primary Sources: Microform Collections

American Women's Diaries (Western). New Canaan, Conn.: Readex, 1993.

Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College. Series 1. Woman's Suffrage. Part E. The Midwest and Far West. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1990. Detailed online overview from the publisher:

Oral History Collections

Armitage, Susan. "Here's to the Women: Western Women Speak Up." Journal of American History 83 (September 1996): 551-59.

Related Internet Sites

Lavender, Catherine. Making It Their Own: Women in the West [online]. 1995- [cited 18 February 1998]. Available from:

American Women's History: State & Regional History

Ken Middleton
Todd Library, Middle Tennessee State University