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Resource Guide:
History of Women and Gender

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Women, FeminismHQ 1101-2030.7
Social history and conditions social problems social reformHN 1-995
Family, marriage, womenHQ 1-2044
Customs relative to private life, includingGT 2400-3390.5
Man-woman relationships, datingHQ 801-801.83
Sexual LifeHQ 12-449
Later 20th Century 1961-2000E 838-889
Manners and custom; costume, dress and fashionGT 500-2370
History of Education United StatesLA 201-398
American Literature Women authorsPS 147-152
American Literature DiariesPS 409

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Women — History
  • Women – America
  • Women – United States
  • Gender identity
  • Gender role
  • Femininity
  • Masculinity
  • Women and Religion
  • Working-class Women
  • Rural Women
  • Sexual Ethics for Women
  • Widows
  • Women – Social Conditions
  • Women – 1860-1870 Birth Control
  • Women abolitionists – United States
  • Feminism
  • Women and the Military
  • Women and War – United States – 19th Century
  • Women – Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Women – United States — Congresses
  • Married women
  • Mothers Retired
  • Women

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Notable American WomenCredo Reference Database
Encyclopedia of Women Social ReformersCredo Reference Database
Encyclopedia of Women and GenderCredo Reference Database
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World’s CulturesCredo Reference Database
Gender and Education: An EncyclopediaCredo Reference Database
Encyclopedia of Women’s AutobiographyCredo Reference Database
Marquis Who Was Who in America 1607-PresentCredo Reference Database
Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth CenturyCredo Reference Database
Women in the Middle Ages: An EncyclopediaCredo Reference Database
Modern American women : a documentary historyHQ 1410 .M63 2002
The Diary of Hannah Callender SansomF 158.9 .F89 S26 2009
Through Women’s Eyes: An American History with DocumentsHD 1410 .D83 2009
Early American Women: A Documentary HistoryHQ 1410 .E15 2001
Women, the family, and freedom : the debate in documentsHQ 1588 .W645 1983
Women’s rights in the United StatesFOLIO HQ 1426 .W667
In her own right : the life of Elizabeth Cady StantonHQ 1413 .S67 G74
The feminist papers: from Adams to de BeauvoirHQ 1154 .R746
Woman suffrage and politics; the inner story of the suffrage movementJK 1896 .C3 1926
Liberty’s daughters : the Revolutionary experience of American womenHQ 1418 .N67
Working in women’s archives: …private literature and archival documentse-Book
Women speak : the eloquence of women’s livesHQ 1150 .W68 1991
Taking their place : a documentary history of women and journalismPN 4888 .W65 B45 1993
Women’s America : refocusing the pastHQ 1426 .W663 2004
Debating the issues in colonial newspapers: primary documents…e-Book
Witness for freedom: African American voices on race, slavery…e-Book
Women’s diaries of the westward journeyF 593 .W65
The Female experience : an American documentaryHQ 1410 .F45
“Yours for liberty”… Abigail Scott Duniway’s suffrage newspapere-Book
Women’s rights in the United StatesFOLIO HQ 1426 .W667
Atlas of American womenFOLIO G 1201 .E1 S5
Telling memories among southern womenHD 6072.2 .U52 A137
Second to none : a documentary history of American womenHQ 1410 .S43 v.1
The free women of Petersburg: status and culture in a southern townHQ 1423 .L427
The Revolutionary era primary documents on events from 1776 to 1800e-Book
The adman in the parlor: magazines and the gendering of consumer culturePS 374 .S5 G34 1996
Agrarian women : wives and mothers in rural Nebraska, 1880-1940HQ 1438 .N2 F56 1992
All about the girl culture, power, and identitye-Book
All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armiesE 628 .L45 1999
The American woman; her changing social, economic, and political rolesHQ 1426 .C45
America’s women: four hundred years of dolls, drudges, helpmates and heroinesHQ 1410 .C588 2003
The feminine mystiqueHQ 1420 .F7
Feminist experiences : the women’s movement in four culturesHQ 1154 .B324
Gender and morality in Anglo-American culture, 1650-1800e-Book
Women & men gender in the churche-Book
Feminism: the essential historical writingsHQ 1154 .S29
Women & work : in their own wordsHD 6095 .W6727 1994
Women : a pictorial archive from nineteenth-century sourcesN 7632 .W655

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Women: A Cultural Review
  • Women’s History Review
  • Women’s Studies
  • Women’s Studies Quarterly
  • Gender & History
  • Gender Forum
  • Gender Issues
  • Gender, Place & Culture
  • Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies ( online)
  • Women’s Wear Daily
  • Ladies’ Home Journal
  • Feminist Studies (online)
  • Intersections: Women’s and Gender Studies in
  • Review Across Disciplines (online)
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought (online)
  • Ladies’ Repository (online)

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

Selected Web Page and Digital Archives