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History 468:
Women in the United States, 1890 to Present

Course Assignments


Newspaper Assignment

Based on your reading of about seven days' worth of newspapers from the period before 1940, write a historical essay on what you find, about some aspect of women's lives and experiences.

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Historical Newspapers Online (requires browser configuration off-campus)


Oral History Assignment

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Oral History Online (UC Berkeley)

American Life Histories (WPA)

Civil Rights Documentation Project

Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History (dohistory.org)

Doing Oral History (more links)