National Resources

Links for Women’s History

Parent Category: Resources

Here are some of our favorite women’s history sites.

Federal Government

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and is the largest library in the world.

National Park Service
The National Park Service safeguards the national parks and preserves local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.

National Historic Landmarks Program
National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.

National Register of Historic Places
The official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.

Private, Non-Profit

National Women’s History Project
For more than 25 years, the NWHP has supported a myriad of activities promoting women as leaders and influential forces in our society.

Women and Social Movements in the U.S.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women’s history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women’s history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools.

Professional Associations

American Association for State and Local History
AASLH provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.

American Historical Association
Founded in 1884, the American Historical Association encompasses every historical period and geographical area and serves professional historians in all areas of employment.

Berkshire Conference on the History of Women
Since 1930, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians is a women’s organization that meets once or twice a year in a scenic location in the Northeast for a weekend of relaxation and informal talk about history.

National Council on Public History
The National Council on Public History advances the field of public history.

Organization of American Historians
The OAH is the largest learned society devoted to the study of American history.

 

Women’s Rights, Historic Preservation Sites

This map, titled “Women’s Rights, Historic Sites: A Manhattan Map of Milestones,” marks 120 Manhattan sites where significant figures in the history of women lived, worked or have been honored (with statues, plaques, monuments and street signs). As Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer writes, “The Map is an instant history lesson, or rather herstory lesson, for us all.  The map was created by NCWHS Board member Pam Elam, in 2008 when she was Deputy Chief of Staff to the Manhattan Borough President.

Women-centered issue of the National Park Service’s CRM magazine

Available on line, Placing Women in the Past is a special issue of the National Park Service’s CRM magazine on women’s history that included everyone from Massachusetts’s cranberry bogs to Alaska’s Klondike to Liberia to Yellowstone, from house servants to black teacher Prudence Crandall… a wonderful variety of women and their history in short articles edited in 1997 by a NCWHS Charter Member.