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


Doing Research on the Web
(To access these databases off-campus, you will need to configure your web browser.)

Jstor - Search dozens of history journals and download articles in PDF.

ABC-CLIO: America History and Life - Another excellent option for researching journals

WorldCat - Search for books & articles at libraries all around the world. If the material isn't available at SFSU, you may be able to order it through Document Delivery Services.


General Resources on US History

History Matters

American Memory Collection, Library of Congress


General Sites on Women's History

Multimedia Sites in Women's History

Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture (Duke University)

American Women's History: A Research Guide

National Women's History Project

Women of the West Museum

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1775-1940

Celebration of Women Writers

WWW Virtual Library on Women's History


Discussion Networks

H-Women Discussion Network


1893 World's Fair

The World's Columbian Exposition: Idea, Experience, Aftermath

Interactive Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition


Women Workers

Women and the Lawrence Textile Strike, 1912

Workers and Allies in the New York City Shirtwaist Strike, 1909-1910

The Triangle Factory Fire


Immigrant Women

Women Immigrants Bibliography

Unpacking the Prairie: Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest


The New Woman: New Roles

From Domesticity to Modernity: What Was Home Economics?

Local Branches of the American Association of University Women, 1900-1940



The Early Years of the National Association of Colored Women, 1895-1920

Jane Addams Exhibit, Swarthmore Peace Collection

Jane Addams: Twenty Years at Hull House (complete text)


Suffrage & the Birth of Modern Feminism

Votes for Women: Selections from the National Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921

Western New York Suffragists

This Shall be the Land for Women: the Struggle for Western Women's Suffrage

Votes for Women Exhibit at the Huntington Library

Carrie Chapman Catt

Alice Paul

Emma Goldman Papers



Jazz Age Culture


Birth Control

Margaret Sanger Papers Project


Great Depression

Voices from the Dust Bowl

America from the Great Depression to WWII - Photos


Japanese Internment

Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive


World War II

Women Come to the Front


Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Documentation Project

Greensboro Sit-Ins


2nd Wave Feminism

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement (Sallie Bingham Center)

Chicago Women's Liberation Union



Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Historical Society of Northern California

Lesbian Herstory Archives