American Women's History: A Research Guide
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Biographical Sources

Gacs, Ute D., Aisha Khan, Jerrie McIntyre, and Ruth Weinberg, eds. Women Anthropologists: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. 428p.

Networking Tools: Associations & Discussion Groups

American Anthropological Association []

Committee on the Status of Women in Anthropology (COSWA) []

Primary Sources: Archival Collections

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher [online]. Washington, DC: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, 2001. Available from:
Fletcher's account of her six-week venture into Plains Indian territory in 1881. The site also includes an overview of Fletcher's life, a photo gallery, and the text of the folktales that she recorded in her diary.

Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture [online]. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 22 April 2002 [cited 4 May 2002]. Available from:

Oral Histories [online]. In University of California History Digital Archives. Berkeley, Calif.: Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Bancroft Library, University of California, 1999- [cited 28 July 2002]. Available from:
Includes transcript of an interview with anthropologist Mary LeCron Foster.

Women of Valor: Barbara Myerhoff [online]. Brookline, Mass.: Jewish Women's Archive, n.d. [cited 15 March 2002]. Available from:
Myerhoff (1935-1985) was a renowned scholar and head of USC's anthropology department. See Artifacts sorted by Source for a quick look at the primary sources at the site.

American Women's History: A Research Guide

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