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HST 302: Historical Research & Writing - Fought


This is a list of some possible primary sources to get you started, but is not comprehensive. 

If you don't find what you need here, try a simple Google search using one of these terms and your topic: 

  • archives
  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • interviews
  • pamphlets
  • papers
  • personal narratives
  • primary sources
  • speeches
  • sound recordings

For example: Charlotte Perkins Gilman papers

Archives of Women's Political Communication (Iowa State)

College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education

Civil Rights History Project

Discovering Women's History Online

Digital Public Library of America

Feeding America: Digital Collection of American's most influential cookbooks

Feminist Majority Foundation: Documents from the U.S. feminist movement, 1953-1993

HEARTH- Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, History

Gifts of Speech - Women's Speeches from Around the World: 400+ speeches from 1948-present


Iowa State Archives of Women's Political Communication

Library of Congress Digital Collections: Women's History

National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Robin Flies Again: Letters Written by Women of Goucher College, Class of 1903

Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archive and Transcription Project

Susan B. Anthony Papers

Women's History from the National Archives

Women's Liberation Movement Print Collection

Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

Women's Suffrage in Sheet Music (Library of Congress)

Women's Travel Diaries

Women Working, 1800-1930


The Journal of Women's History is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1989 covering women's history. It explores multiple perspectives of feminism rather than promoting a single unifying form. Articles published in this journal showcase the dynamic international field of women's history.

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