American Women's History: A Research Guide
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Bibliographies & Periodical Indexes

Digital Library [online]. Los Angeles: Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, n.d. [cited 21 May 2002]. Available from:
Access to the full content of several journals (e.g., Journal of Sport History) and research reports.

Middleton, Ken. Sports [online]. In Women in Tennessee History: A Bibliography. Last updated May 1998 [cited 26 July 1997]. Available from:

Remley, Mary L. Women in Sport: An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide, 1900-1990. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1991.

Women in Baseball: A Selective Bibliography [online]. Cooperstown, N.Y.: National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1997 [cited 1 August 1998]. Available from:

Biographical Sources

Woolum, Janet. Outstanding Women Athletes: Who They Are and How They Influenced Sports in America. 2d ed. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1998.


Guttmann, Allen. Women's Sports: A History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

Sherrow, Victoria. Encyclopedia of Women and Sports. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1996. 382p.

Networking Tools: Associations

National Association for Girls & Women in Sport []

Primary Sources: Archival Collections

See the Archival Collections: General Tools section for additional information sources.

The Development of Women's Athletics: Making a Place for Women at Michigan [online]. [Ann Arbor]: Bentley Historical Library, n.d. [cited 1 August 1998]. Available from:

Girls' and Women's Sports [online]. Iowa City: Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, n.d. [cited 21 February 2004]. Available from:

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Digital Library [online]. Los Angeles: Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, n.d. [cited 21 May 2002]. Available from:
This site offers access to oral history interviews with Olympic medal winners.

Five College Archives Digital Access Project [online]. [Amherst, Mass.?]: Five Colleges, Inc., 1997- . Available from:
Includes material from the Senda Berenson Papers. Berenson (1868-1954) introduced the first rules for women's basketball.

Photograph Archives [online]. Salt Lake City: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, n.d. [cited 12 March 2002]. Available from:
A subject search for women ski archives for hundreds of images from the Utah Ski Archives.

Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933 [online]. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2002 [cited 4 February 2003]. Available from: Over 55,000 images of urban life, including more than 200 under the subject heading "Women in sports--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1909."

Talking About Women's History

Berlage, Gai. Women in Baseball [Interview online]. Interviewed by Eileen Dugan. Talking History, 5 June 2000. Available from:

American Women's History: A Research Guide

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