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Northeast

Alverno College Archives
Guide to the archives of this Milwaukee, Wisconsin Catholic College for women.
http://depts.alverno.edu/archives/archome/

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Archives
Guide to holdings of records of this archive in Park Ridge, Illinois, and to records related to nurse anesthetists or to other organizations.
http://www.aana.com/Resources.aspx?ucNavMenu_TSMenuTargetID=59&ucNavMenu_TSMenuTargetType=4&ucNavMenu_TSMenuID=6&id=212

American Library Association Archives
Guide to the non-current ALA Archives maintained by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Includes some records of the Women's Studies Section and Committee on Status of Women in Librarianship.
http://web.library.uiuc.edu/ahx/ala/

Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship at Union Theological Seminary, New York
Collection of personal papers, oral histories, and scholarly work of feminist scholars, clergy, and laywomen including faculty and alumnae of the Seminary.
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/burke/archives/awts/index.html

University of Baltimore Archives
Archives of the University of Baltimore. Search their collections for items related to women.
http://archives.ubalt.edu/

Barnard College
Includes the Barnard Archives and a collection of manuscripts by and about American women authors.
http://www.barnard.edu/archives/

Clara Barton National Historic Site, Glen Echo, Maryland
Contains archives relating to the formation of the American Red Cross.
http://www.nps.gov/clba/index.htm

Bentley Historical Library
Includes index to topics in Women's Studies at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.
http://bentley.umich.edu/research/guides/women/

Bowling Green State University Center for Archival Collections
Bibliography of women's studies manuscripts which document women's activities in northwest Ohio.
http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/bib/page39460.html

Brown University Archives
Archives document the history of women at Brown including administration of the Women's College, Pembroke College, which merged with Brown in 1971.
http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/University_Library/collections/archives/arch.html#manu"

Bryn Mawr Library Manuscript Collections
Guide to the library's manuscript collections useful for women's studies.
http://www.brynmawr.edu/library/speccoll/rbma/

Carlow University Archives
Guide to the archives of this Catholic women's university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
http://archives.carlow.edu/index.html

Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania
Description of the collections of this extensive archive of records of hospitals, nursing schools, and personal papers of nurses.
http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/Pages/default.aspx

University of Chicago
Guide to numerous personal papers and women's organizational papers.
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/women.html

College of New Rochelle
Archives of this Catholic college for women, founded in 1904, in New Rochelle, New York.
http://www2.cnr.edu/home/library/resources_archives.htm

College of Saint Elizabeth
Archives of this Catholic college for women, founded in 1899, in Morristown, New Jersey
http://www2.cse.edu/about_archives.htm

Columbia University Special Collections
Brief guide to collections relating to women. Includes papers of Bella Abzug.
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eguides/womenstudies/archiv1.html

Congregational Library and Archives
Collections relating to women in the archives, located in Boston, Massachusetts, which documents the Congregational Church throughout the world.
http://www.14beacon.org/resources/archives-and-finding-guides

Connecticut State Library
Finding aid to women's history archival resources. Lists major subject categories, such as religious or professional organizations or family papers, and briefly describes one collection in each category.
http://www.cslib.org///women.htm

Cornell University Library
Guides to women's studies manuscripts in the library's Rare and Manuscript Collections.
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/ws.html

Dayton & Montgomery County Public Library
Holdings inclue a collection of the Women's Suffrage Association and League of Women Voters for the Dayton, Ohio area.
http://new.daytonmetrolibrary.org/

University of Delaware
Guide to the Library's women's literary papers and manuscripts.
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/guides/wmnlit.htm

Drexel University College of Medicine
Guide to archives, including predecessor institutions such the Woman's Medical College of Pennyslvania and the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania.
http://archives.drexelmed.edu/

Foundation Center for History of Nursing, Guilderland, New York
Records and manuscript collections documenting nursing in New York State.
http://www.foundationnysnurses.org/bellevue/guidetoarchivalrecords/index.php

Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts
College archives and alumna personal papers of this college that was single-sex until the 1960s.
http://www.framingham.edu/henry-whittemore-library/curriculum-library-archives-and-special-collections/archive-and-special-collections.html

Goucher College
Archives of this historically woman's college, including college records and papers of alumnae.
http://www.goucher.edu//x9159.xml

Hadassah Archives
Archives document the work of the organization from 1912 with manuscripts, publications, audio tapes, and photographs.
http://www.hadassah.org/site/c.keJNIWOvElH/b.5712761

Harvard Business School Baker Library
Women, Enterprise, and Society: Survey of the Baker Library manuscripts collections for the role of women in business, 1700-1920.
http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/wes

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program: Women Working, 1800-1930
Digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources from the Harvard library and museum collections, including at least 7,500 pages of manuscripts and 1,200 photographs. Focuses on women's role in the U.S. economy.
http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Includes guides to the society's women's history resources for women during the Civil War and during the American Revolution.
http://www.hsp.org/default.aspx?id=4

History of Nursing Archives at Boston University
Established in 1966, these archives contain the personal and professional papers of nursing leaders, records and histories of nursing schools, and records of nursing organizations.
http://www.bu.edu/dbin/archives/index.php?pid=401&holdings=nursingarchive

Hood College
Archives of this historic woman's college, established in 1897 in Frederick, Maryland.
http://www.hood.edu/library/services.cfm?pid=services_specialCollections.html

University of Illinois at Chicago
The Midwest Women's Historical Collection documents the history of women and women's issues in the Midwest in the 19th and 20th centuries.
http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/services/rjd/mwhc.shtml

Immaculata University
Archives of this Catholic liberal arts university for women, founded in 1920 in Pennsylvania.
http://library.immaculata.edu/General_Information/Archives.html

Indiana Historical Society
Guide to the Society's individual and organizational papers relating to women.
http://www.indianahistory.org/library/manuscripts/collection_guides/womens_history.html

Jewish Women in America
Contains an "Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Archival Resources on the History of Jewish Women in America," compiled by Phyllis Holman Weisbard, University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian.
http://womenst.library.wisc.edu/jewwom/jwmain.html

Jewish Women's Archive
Information from this Brookline, Massachusetts center for public programs and research on the accomplishments of Jewish women.
http://www.jwa.org/index.html

Kent State University
Choose from the "Women's Collections" dropdown menu for guides to papers of several prominent Ohio women and of Queen Marie of Romania.
http://speccoll.library.kent.edu/collections.html

Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York
A guide to records of lesbian organizations as well as biographical and subject files and unpublished papers
http://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org/

Lilly Library, Indiana University
Women-related collections in the Lilly Library Manuscripts Department.
http://www.indiana.edu:80/~liblilly/lilly/mss/subject/women.html

University of Maine
Search under "women" in the archives database collections for records of Maine women's groups.
http://130.111.64.3:82/

Maine Women Writers Collection
Collection of literary, cultural, and history sources by and about women authors, either native or residents of Maine. At the Westbrook College campus of the University of New England.
http://www.une.edu/mwwc/

Marquette University Archives
Listing of manuscript collections and university archives of importance to Catholic women's history.
http://www.marquette.edu/library/collections/archives/women.html

Maryknoll Mission Archives, Maryknoll, N.Y.
Guide to the collections of this official repository of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America and the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic.
http://www.maryknoll.org/ABOUTUS/ARCHIV/arvhiv.htm

University of Maryland
Guide to the Library's personal papers and organizational records useful for women's studies. Organizational records are chiefly from Maryland; personal papers include national literary figures such as Djuna Barnes and Katherine Anne Porter.
http://www.lib.umd.edu/archivesum/rguide/women.jsp

Marymount Manhattan College
Includes archives of this New York college, orginally for women, from 1936, and papers of Geraldine A. Ferraro.
http://marymount.mmm.edu/study/resources/library/archives.html

University of Michigan William L. Clements Library
Guide to the library's manuscripts concerning women, especially abolitionists and writers.
http://www.clements.umich.edu/Gurls/Gurl.html

State Archives of Michigan
Guide to records relating to women in the Archives, arranged in alphabetical order by personal or organizational name.
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mhc_sa_circular35_50019_7.pdf

Milwaukee Urban Archives
Guide to women's history collections in the Archives.
http://www4.uwm.edu/Library/arch/

Modern Language Association of America Women's Caucus
Maintained at DePaul University Archives and Special Collections, Chicago, Illinois. Includes correspondence and memoranda, 1970-1993.
http://www.lib.depaul.edu/Collections/WomenCaucus.aspx

Mount Holyoke College Library Manuscript Collections
Guide to the library's collections of personal papers of the college's presidents, faculty, alumnae, and trustees.
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/

National Archive of Lesbian and Gay History, New York
Archive preserves personal papers and organizational records of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and organizations.
http://www.gaycenter.org/community/archive/contact

National First Ladies' Library, Canton, Ohio
A virtual library highlighting contributions of the United States First Ladies. The Bibliography section lists relevant manuscript collections in different repositories.
http://www.firstladies.org/bibliography

Native American Women Playwrights Archive, Miami University of Ohio
Collection of original materials by Native American women.
http://staff.lib.muohio.edu/nawpa

New Hampshire Historical Society Library
Includes papers of outstanding people of New Hampshire, includeing Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science.
http://www.nhhistory.org/libraryexhibits/manuscriptcollection/manuscript.html

New York Public Library
Guide to collections relating to women.
http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/grd/resguides/women/index.html

New York State Archives
Overview of records in the archives relating to women.
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_pgc_women.shtml

New York University Bobst Library Wagner/Tamiment Archives
Guide to personal papers and organizational records concerning the history of American women and the labor movement.
http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/fa_index.html#sec_main_w

New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Archives
Includes records of the Lying-In Hospital and documentation about women doctors, patients, administrators, and philanthropists.
http://www.med.cornell.edu/archives/

State University of New York at Albany
Guide to personal and organizational papers concerning women.
http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/women.htm

Northwestern University
A guide to collections. The Women's Collection includes material generated by people active in the the women's liberation movement, and guide includes list of other women's archival collections.
http://www.library.northwestern.edu/libraries-collections/evanston-campus/special-collections/manuscripts-and-archives

Oberlin College Archives
Guide to the women's history sources in the Oberlin College Archives.
http://www.oberlin.edu/archive/resources/women/index.html

Penn State Harrisburg
Guide to the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection, a comprehensive private collection of women's history materials, including literary, graphic, and manuscripts materials concerning women's history from the 15th century to the 1980s.
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/harrisburg/asc/amwhc.html

Princeton University
Guide to primary materials for women's studies in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
http://libweb2.princeton.edu/rbsc2/aids/subject/womenst.htm

Regis College Archives
Archives of this women's college, founded in 1927, in Weston, Massachusetts
http://regisnet.regiscollege.edu/library/libinfo/archives.html

University of Rochester's Upstate New York and the Women's Rights Movement Exhibition
Text and images from an exhibition, including letters by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
http://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?page=1800

Rutgers University Archives
Highlights of manuscript collections documenting women's activities in many spheres.
http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/scua/womens_fa/womenhomepage.shtml

Saint Joseph College, Connecticut
Archives of this Catholic college for women, founded 1932.
http://www.sjc.edu/academics/library/about_us/archives.html

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College
Guide to collections and finding aids for the library's manuscript collections documenting women's lives in the 19th and 20th centuries.
http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/

Simmons College Archives and Manuscript Collections
Listing of college's archives and faculty and student personal papers.
http://www.simmons.edu/library/archives/index.php

Sisters of Providence Archives
Documents the life and mission of this religious order.
http://www.spsmw.org/Archives/HOMEArchives/tabid/804/Default.aspx

Smith College Archives
Description of this important resource for the study of the history of Smith College, women's education and student life, and subjects such as women's war work.
http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives/

Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College
This collection has over 400 manuscript collections and organizational archives documenting the historical experience of women in the U.S. and abroad from colonial times to the present. Strengths include suffrage, birth control, contemporary women's movement, arts and the professions, and New England family life. Includes papers of Margaret Sanger, Ellen Gates Starr, and Gloria Steinem among others.
http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/index.html

Society of American Archivists Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable
Contains descriptions of a variety of large and small repositories with collections for lesbian and gay studies. Sponsored by SAA, headquartered in Chicago.
http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/lagar/index.html

Society of American Archivists Women's Collection Roundtable Directory
Contains descriptions of a variety of large and small repositories with collections for women's studies. Sponsored by SAA headquartered in Chicago.
http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/womenscoll/index.asp

Society of Women Engineers Collection, Wayne State University, Reuther Library
Records of the Society and a major source of information about women in engineering.
http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/taxonomy/term/22

Soroptimist Archives, Philadelphia
Request form for the official repository for records of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women.
http://www.soroptimist.org/whoweare/archives_form.html

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Guide to the library's organizational and personal papers, including those of Jane Addams and Belva Lockwood.
http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/

Temple University Libraries Urban Archives
Browse the manuscripts section  for records of women's organizations, chiefly in the Philadelphia area.
http://library.temple.edu/collections/urbana/?bhcp=1
University of Toledo Canaday Center
Guide to organizational records and personal papers, chiefly of Ohio residents.
http://www.utoledo.edu/library/canaday/guidepages/women.html

Vassar College Libraries
Descriptions of archival collections of value for women's history.
http://specialcollections.vassar.edu/collections/manuscripts/MssSub/MssSubList.html#women3

Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute, Indiana
Local history resources on women from the community archives collection.
http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/vcplarchive/inventories/women/index.htm

Wellesley College Archives
Institutional archives and papers of alumnae of this college in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
http://web.wellesley.edu/web/Dept/LT/Collections/Archives

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Library
The William B. Cairns Collection of American Women Writers contains manuscripts as well as printed titles by women, 1650-1920.
http://memorial.library.wisc.edu/collections/cairns.html

Women and Leadership Archives
Description of this part of the Ann Ida Gannon, BVM Center for Women in Leadership at Loyola University Chicago. The WLA collects, preserves, organizes, describes and makes available materials to advance research on women, especially as leaders. Includes Gannon's papers and records of the former Mundelein College.
http://www.luc.edu/gannon/archives/

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
Organized around projects at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Shows primary documents concerning topics such as temperance, suffrage, peace, and racial issues.  More content is offered through subscription to Alexander Street Press.
http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com/

Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND)
Developed by Rutgers University, this is an online directory to archival materials about women visual artists and artists' organizations in the U.S.
http://waand.rutgers.edu/

Women's Rights National Historical Park
Personal objects and archival materials associated with the first Women's Rights Convention at Senaca Falls, N.Y.
http://www.nps.gov/wori/index.htm

Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Guide to personal and organizational papers of women in the Dayton area.
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/collection_guides/index.php?searchbox=women&submit.x=10&submit.y=23&cg_search_type=title

Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives
Search under Women in the Finding Aid Database for over 200 citations.
http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa

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Southeast

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Search for items related to women's history, including suffrage and civil rights issues.
http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Alphabetical list of manuscripts, including  personal and organizational papers related to Alabama women's history.
http://www.uab.edu/archives/collections/mcalpha

Arlington County, Virginia Public Library
Guide to organizational records and personal papers concerning women in the Arlington area.
http://library.arlingtonva.us/departments/Libraries/history/LibrariesHistoryArcwomen.aspx

Auburn University Archives and Manuscripts Department
Guide to women's historical collections in the department, including personal papers and organizational records of Alabama women.
http://www.lib.auburn.edu/archive/find-aid/women.htm

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, Washington, D.C.
National Archives for Black Women's History, which collects materials about Bethune, the National Council of Negro Women, and other African American women's organizations, especially the period 1875-1955.
http://www.nps.gov/mamc/historyculture/mamc_nabwh.htm

Birmingham, Alabama Public Library
Guide to archival collections relating to women's history in Alabama.
http://www.bham.lib.al.us/Archives/collections/womenshistory.asp

Davidson College
Guide to manuscripts collections with information about women at Davidson College and in Davidson, North Carolina.
http://www.davidson.edu/administrative/library/archives/manuscripts_bysub.asp#Women

Delta State University
Select "women" for a listing of papers of 19th and 20th century Mississippi women.
http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/1201.asp

Duke University Guides to Women's Studies Resources
Includes Women's Collections on Microform, African-American Women's History, Women's Studies Resources in the Special Collections Library, Women and the Civil War, and Guide to Women's Archival Materials in North Carolina.
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women/bib.html

East Tennessee State University Archives of Appalachia
Guide to personal papers and organizational archives concerning Appalachian women, chiefly in Tennessee.
http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/collections/subjectswomen.aspx

Emory University
Guide to manuscript sources for women's history in the Emory University Special Collections.
http://marbl.library.emory.edu/conduct-research/research-guides/womens-history

University of Florida
Guide to collections, including the papers of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/mnscrpt.html

Florida State Archives
Guide to collections in Florida public records pertaining to women's history and women's issues. Includes personal papers and organizational archives.
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/archives/womensGuide/index.cfm

General Federation of Women's Clubs
Guide to the Women's History and Resource Center, founded by the GFWC in Washington, D.C. in 1984. The archives of GFWC contain hundreds of linear feet of records of the organization, from 1890 to the present.
http://www.gfwc.org/gfwc/Womens_History_and_Resource_Center.asp?SnID=653027936

Georgia College and State University
Special Collections holds archives of this university that was for women only, 1889-1967. Also includes manuscripts of Flannery O'Connor.
http://www.gcsu.edu/library/sc/index.htm

Georgia State University
Highlights for research on women in the Georgia State University Special Collections Department. Includes the National Domestic Workers Union records, and records documenting the Georgia women's movement since 1969.
http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/pages/pages.asp?ldID=105&guideID=0&ID=4011

Hollins University Special Collections and Archives
Summary of the institutional archives of this women's college which was founded in Virginia in 1842.
http://www.hollins.edu/library/speccol/main.shtml

International Archive of Women in Architecture at Virginia Tech
Guide to collections of papers of women architects, historians, and urban planners.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawa/guide.html

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Catalog of Kentucky Archival and Manuscript Collections and Catalog of Kentucky State Archives Holdings. Includes nearly 300 Kentucky repositories. Search under Women in index.
http://www.kdla.ky.gov/archival.htm

University of Kentucky
Listing of papers of many prominent Kentucky women.
http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13&ltab_id=263

Library of Congress Manuscripts
Guide to manuscripts for the study of women's history in the Library of Congress Manuscripts Division.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/mss/guide/women.html

University of Louisville University Archives and Records Center, Women's Manuscript Collections Project
Guide to collections of eight notable women including civil rights activist Lois Morris.
http://louisville.libguides.com/Archives_Womens_Collections

Meredith College Archives.
Archives of this women's college, chartered in 1891, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
http://www.meredith.edu/library/archives/index.htm

Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Guide to resources on women in the processed manuscript collections. Highlights contributions of women to the Black experience.
http://www.founders.howard.edu/moorland-spingarn/Wom.htm

National Archives and Records Administration Library
Pathfinder for women's history research in the United States National Archives and Records Administration Library.
http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/women.html

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Library and Research Center in Washington, D.C., includes over 17,000 files on women artists of all periods and nationalities.
http://www.nmwa.org/library/archives.asp

National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
Special Collections includes records for the study of women's history.
http://www.dar.org/library/speccol.cfm

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Search the finding aids or browse for collections related to women.
http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/scua/

North Carolina Women Artists Archives at the Sloane Art Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Guide to this collection of material about women artists in North Carolina, ca. 1900-1950.
http://www.lib.unc.edu/art/womenartists.html

Old Dominion University Library
Guide to the library's collections about women's history. Includes records of a home for unwed mothers and a women's interracial organization.
http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/manuscripts/women.htm

Queens University at Charlotte
Guide to special collections at this North Carolina institution, which only admitted  women from 1857 to 1948.
http://www.queens.edu/Everett-Library/Other-Collections.html

Randolph-Macon Woman's College
Special collections include some papers of Pearl S. Buck and the archives of this woman's college, founded in 1893.
http://library.rmc.edu/specialcollections/specialcollections.html

Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
A project based at George Washington University to collect, annotate, and publish her political writings in print and electronic format.
http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/

Salem College Archives
Archives of this North Carolina women's college with roots in the 18th century.
http://www.salem.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=847&Itemid=648

Agnes Scott College
Archives of this Decatur, Georgia college for women, founded in 1889.
http://library.agnesscott.edu/collections/spec_coll/index.htm

University of Tennessee Knoxville Library
View various digital collections and finding aids.
http://www.lib.utk.edu/special

University of Virginia Special Collections Department
Go to the "finding aids" section to search the collections.
http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/small

Virginia Historical Society
Browse the "Documenting Women's Lives" collection and search the online catalogue.
http://www.vahistorical.org/research/main.htm

Women Activists of Virginia Collection in the Virginia Commonwealth University Library
Papers of individuals and organizations significant to the history of women's rights in Virginia, from the late nineteenth century to the present.
http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/women.html

Manuscript Sources for Women's History in Special Collections Department of the Virginia Tech Libraries
Guide to the library's manuscript collections containing materials for women's history research.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/women/wmnunidx.htm

Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia
Archives of this women's college, chartered in 1836.
http://www.wesleyancollege.edu/Academics/Library/ArchivesandSpecialCollections/tabid/182/Default.aspx

Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections
Archives of this historically women's college and organizational records and personal papers of South Carolina women.
http://www.winthrop.edu/dacus/about/Archives/aboutarchives.htm

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Southwest

University of Arkansas Archives
Includes personal papers of women involved in civil rights work.
http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections/manuscripts/atoz.asp

California State University Northridge, Urban Archives Center
Search under Women in the index for collections, including the YWCA of Los Angeles.
http://library.csun.edu/Collections/SCA

University of California at Los Angeles
Select "Collections" to view their holdings from the Center for the Study of Women.
http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/universityarchives/7238.cfm

University of California, Santa Barbara
Within the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives are the archives of the National Network of Hispanic Women, a national resource center that links professional women together. The records show the accomplishments of Chicanas in education, politics and the arts.
http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/cema/nnhw.html

Claremont Colleges
Listing of collections relevant to women's studies in several of the Claremont Colleges in Califorrnia.
http://voxlibris.claremont.edu/sc/subject.html#women
Colorado College, Tutt Library
Search for manuscript collections pertaining to women, including papers of Helen Hunt Jackson. 
http://www.coloradocollege.edu/library/index.php/specialcollections
University of Colorado at Boulder
Guide to selected collections to women's history in the library's archives.
http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/archives/collections/women_list.htm

University of Denver Colorado Women's College Archives
Archives of this women's college, founded in 1888 and merged with the University of Denver in 1982.
http://lib-shakti.cair.du.edu/site/about/specialCollections/specialCollections.php

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society Archives
This organization collects personal and organizational papers documenting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender life in Norther California.
http://www.glbthistory.org/research/index.html

Emma Goldman Papers at the University of California at Berkeley
Guide to documentary sources for the study of feminist and political activist Emma Goldman (1869-1940).
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Goldman/

Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender History
Recently formed Houston organization formed to collect, preserve, and provide access to historical items from this community in the gulf coast Texas area.
http://www.gcam.org/

James Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library
Preserves records of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, especially in the San Francisco area.
http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=0200002401

University of Houston Women's Archives
Established in 1996, the Archives focuses on the history of women's organizations in the Houston area.
http://www.class.uh.edu/WS/warc.asp

Huntington Library
Search the catalog for manuscript collections documenting women's achievements,  literary activities, women's club movement, religious leadership, and more.
http://www.huntington.org/default.aspx

The Lambda Archives of San Diego
Formerly the Lesbian and Gay Historical Society of San Diego. A guide to organizational papers and personal papers of San Diego lesbians and gays.
http://www.lambdaarchives.org/

Lesbian Legacy Collection - ONE Institute/International Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California
Sponsored by ONE Institute (founded 1952) and the International Gay & Lesbian Archives (founded 1942), which merged in 1994. Archives center on lesbians in Southern California.
http://www.onearchives.org/lesbian_legacy

Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
The Ellen G. White collection has published and unpublished letters and manuscripts of Mrs. White, concerning the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
http://www.llu.edu/library/speccoll/white.page

Louisiana State University
Be sure to take advantage of the finding aids.
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special

June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives
Based in Los Angeles, this repository includes, along with published materials, lesbian personal and organizational papers.
http://mazerlesbianarchives.org

Mills College
Based in Oakland, California and founded in 1852, this liberal arts college for women is the repository for the college archives and papers of Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, president of the college, 1916-1943.
http://www.mills.edu/academics/library/special_collections/sc_coll.php

Nevada Women's Archives, University of Nevada, Reno
Northern depository for the archives project. Description of archival materials resulting from Nevada women's activities in political, social, cultural, religious, commercial, and economic life.
http://www.library.unr.edu/specoll/women.html

University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest Research
Search or browse "New Mexico's Digital Collections." You can also expand your search to the Rocky Mountain Online Archive.
http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr

Newcomb College Center for Research on Women
Overview of archives of 19th and 20th century documents from the Women's College of Tulane.
http://tulane.edu/nccrow

Oklahoma State University Women's Archives
Guide to records of over twenty women's organizations and individuals.
http://www.library.okstate.edu/scua/collect/women.htm

Southern Methodist University Archives of Women of the Southwest
Personal papers and organizational records documenting experience of women in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Spanish Borderlands.
http://www.smu.edu/cul/degolyer/aws.htm

Stanford University Special Collections
Finding aids by subject.
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/findaids.html

Texas Tech University Southwest Collection
Guide to personal and organizational papers concerning women in Texas
http://swco.ttu.edu/Reference/Collections/Bibliographies/women.htm

Texas Woman's University Libraries: The Woman's Collection
Description of the library's organizational archives and personal papers for the the study of women's history.
http://www.twu.edu/library/womans-research.asp

Archives for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Texas at San Antonio
Listing of collections documenting Texas women's accomplishments. Some links to finding aids. Also links to collections in many other states.
http://www.lib.utsa.edu/SpecialCollections/Manuscripts/FAbysubject.php

University of Utah
Finding aids for organizational records and personal papers of Utah women.
http://www.lib.utah.edu/portal/site/marriottlibrary/menuitem.350f2794f84fb3b29cf87354d1e916b9/?vgnextoid=0345c11eaeecc110VgnVCM1000001c9e619bRCRD&vgnextchannel=8e7bea66cab22110VgnVCM1000001c9e619bRCRD

Women in Photography International Archive
Collection holds over 8,000 works by, and biographical material about more than 500 women photographers, most with a connection to California and the American West.
http://www.sla.purdue.edu/WAAW/Palmquist/index.htm

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Northwest

University of Alaska, Anchorage
Search for archival collections relating to women in Alaska.
http://consortiumlibrary.org/archives

College of St. Catherine
Archives of this large Catholic college for women with two locations in Minnesota.
http://www.stkate.edu/library/spcoll/index.html#arch

Concordia Historical Institute
Search under Women for manuscripts relating to Lutheran women in the Department of Archives and History of the Lutheran Church --Missouri Synod.
http://www.lutheranhistory.org/collections/search.asp

University of Idaho
Use the findings to find holdings related to women. 
 http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/findingaids.html

Iowa Women's Archives
Guide to personal and organizational papers of Iowa women, especially 20th century.
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa

Kansas State University Archives and Manuscripts Department
A guide to selected women's holdings in the University Archives and Manuscripts Department. Includes information on notable women in university history, and an index.
http://www.lib.ksu.edu:80/depts/spec/women

Minnesota Historical Society
Guide to the Society's 19th and 20th century Minnesota women's personal papers and records of Minnesota women's organizations.
http://www.mnhs.org/collections/manuscripts/women.htm

Montana Historical Society
Guide to archival collections created by women living in Montana in the 19th century.
http://www.his.state.mt.us/research/library/pamphlets/women.asp

Florence Nightingale letters
Text of a small collection of Nightingale letters owned by the Clendening Medical Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
http://clendening.kumc.edu/dc/fn/

North Dakota State University Institute for Regional Studies
Use the finding aids or search for materials related to North Dakota women.
http://library.ndsu.edu/archives/collections-university-archives/records-papers

University of North Dakota
Use the finding aids to find papers of women’s organizations in North Dakota.
http://www.library.und.edu/Collections/oglmain.html

University of Oregon
Guide to manuscripts documenting women in society in the Special Collections and University Archives. Indexed by occupation.
http://libweb.uoregon.edu/speccoll/guides/women/index.html


Seattle Municipal Archives
Records of Seattle city agencies and officials. Search under Women in the subject files.
http://www.seattle.gov/CityArchives/

South Dakota State Archives
Guide to the Women's History Collection in the state archive.
http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/Women/default.aspx

Western Historical Manuscript Collection
Guide to resources on women at the State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri branches. Includes the National Women and the Media Collection, containing records of professional organizations and personal papers of journalists and editors.
http://www.umsystem.edu/whmc/tl-women.html

Wichita State University Ablah Library Special Collections and University Archives
Guides to collections of women in various walks of life, especially women in Kansas. Use subject index under Women.
http://specialcollections.wichita.edu/collections/ms/index.html

Women in Science and Engineering Archives
Iowa State University Library archives documenting the history of women in engineering and the physical, earth, life, and computational sciences.
http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/wise/wise.html

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Outside the US

Archiv der deutschen Frauenbewegung e.V.
Archives of the German women's movement, including books, manuscripts, and pictures documenting women's history in Germany, 1800-1967.
http://www.uni-kassel.de/frau-bib/welcome.html

Archives du Feminisme
French organization collecting, preserving, and making available feminists' personal and organizational papers concerning women's rights.
http://www.archivesdufeminisme.fr

Archives Network of Alberta Database
Search the index under Women for personal papers and organizational records from Alberta, Canada's archival institutions.
http://asalive.archivesalberta.org:8080/access/asa/archaa

Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives
Stored in Melbourne, this is the largest repository of materials about homosexuals and homosexuality in Australia.
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~alga

Australian Women's Archives Project
Contains links to Australian repositories with archival collections of individual women and women's organizations, and includes links to the Australian Women’s Register and AWAP Exhibitions.
http://nfaw.org/women-s-history

Gertrude Bell Papers at Newcastle University
Chiefly letters and diaries of this traveler, best known for her Middle Eastern voyages.
http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk

University of Bristol Women's Theatre Collection
Guide to this English collection dedicated to preserving a record of women's work in the theatre; holds international historical and contemporary material.
http://www.bris.ac.uk/theatrecollection/women.html

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
Guide to over 1,800 archival accessions from Canadian individuals and organizations.
http://www.clga.ca

Canadian Women's Movement Archives
Collection of the records of the contemporary Canadian women's movement, including photographs and ephemera as well as textual records.
http://www.biblio.uottawa.ca/content-page.php?g=en&s=archives&c=src-cwma-acmf

University of Cape Town
Guide to archival collections featuring South African women, including Olive Schreiner.
http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/index.php?action=showsubjects&subjid=18

Lucy Cavendish College Archive at the University of Cambridge
This archive holds institutional records of this women's college, founded in 1965 for women twenty-one and over, and personal papers of former members and associated individuals.
http://www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk/pages/the-college/library/archive.php

Centre des Archives du Féminisme
Based at the library at the University of Angers, this repository preserves papers of French feminists and feminist organizations of all periods.
http://bu.univ-angers.fr/EXTRANET/CAF/frame1.htm

University of Dundee Archives
Source lists for records in the Archives relating to Scottish women; chiefly personal correspondence, diaries, etc., from the 18th through the 20th centuries.
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/slwomentop.htm

The Feminist Archive, Bristol, England
Began in 1978. Houses national and international material including diaries, letters, photographs, posters, and ephemera, chiefly from 1960's but including records about the 1958 Women's Peace Caravan.
http://www.feministarchivenorth.org.uk/feministarchivesouth/index.htm

Frauenforschungs-, -bildungs- und -informationszentrum, Berlin (Women's Research, Education, and Information Center)
Information in German and English on collections, including German women's personal papers and records of German women's groups.
http://www.ffbiz.de/htdocs/content/offerin.htm

Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa
Established in 1997, the GALA houses personal and organizational records, artifacts, legal records, memorabilia, and life histories of South Africans.
http://web.wits.ac.za/library/gala

Genesis
Consists of a database of descriptions of women's history collections in repositories in the United Kingdom, and a guide to sources for international resources for women's history.
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/genesis

Girton College Archive at the University of Cambridge
This British women's college archive holds institutional records and personal papers documenting feminism, women's higher education and social history from the early 19th century to the present.
http://www-lib.girton.cam.ac.uk/archive/index.html

Glasgow Women's Library
Look under the Collections menu for information on The Lesbian Archive. 
http://www.womenslibrary.org.uk

Gosteli-Fondation
Archive for the history of the Swiss women's movement: records of Swiss women's organizations for the past 100 years.
http://www.gosteli-foundation.ch/html/archiv_e.html

Göteborg University Library, Sweden, Women's History Collections
Collections founded in 1958, including manuscripts of Swedish women and women's organizations from the first half of the 20th century.
https://intra.ub.gu.se/kvinn/

Hall-Carpenter Archives
Founded in 1982, a source for the study of lesbian and gay activism in Britain. Main archives now reside in the Archives Division of the London School of Economics Library.
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/library/archive/holdings/hall_carpenter_archives.aspx

University of Huddersfield (England) Sources in Women's History
Includes archives of the Huddersfield Female Educational Institute and Labour Party material.
http://wwwcls.hud.ac.uk/cls-bin/cls.pl?c=88/89

University of Hull
Guide to archival collections and individual manuscripts in the Brynmor Jones Library which relate to women's studies.
http://www.hull.ac.uk/arc/collection/womensstudies/index.html

International Homo/Lesbian Informationcenter and Archives (IHLIA)
Archive of organizational papers, periodicals, books, videos, posters, and ephemera, chiefly from Holland but also some from other countries, documenting current gay and lesbian life.
http://www.ihlia.nl

International Informationcentre and Archives for the Women's Movement
Based in the Netherlands, contains Dutch and foreign collections, including archives of women's organizations and individual women, documenting the Dutch women's movement
http://www.iiav.nl

International Institute of Social History
Based in the Netherlands, contains archives of women involved in labor or other social movements.
http://www.iisg.nl/~womhist/womarc.php

Library of Women's History, Iceland
Located at the National and University Library, Reykjavik, Iceland, holds Icelandic women's history sources such as personal and organizational papers, literary manuscripts, and photographs.
http://www.kvennasogusafn.is

Mass-Observation Archive at the University of Sussex
An archive of writings of ordinary English people, more women than men, chiefly 1937-1949, with some later additions. Search under Women in the Topic Collection Search.
http://www.massobs.org.uk/index.htm

Melbourne University Archives, the University of Melbourne
Guide to collections concerning women and women's organizations.
http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/archives/collections/women.html

Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia) University Library Special Collections
Includes records on suffrage, women's politics, and abortion law reform.
http://wwwlib.murdoch.edu.au/find/special

New Hall Archive at the University of Cambridge
This archive holds institutional records of this women's college, founded in 1954.
http://www.newhall.cam.ac.uk/exploring/archive/archive

Archive of New South Wales, Australia
Pictures and manuscripts data base from the State Library of New South Wales, Australia; chiefly about New South Wales. Search under "Women" for pictures and manuscripts concerning women.
http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx
New Zealand National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
From the search screen search under subject Women for a list of New Zealand archives (with links to locations) relating to women and women's organizations.
http://www.nram.org.nz

Newnham College Archives at the University of Cambridge
This archive holds institutional and personal records of this women's college.
http://www.internal.newn.cam.ac.uk/archive

NONA Women's Archives
Collects documentation about women's lives in Croatia, especially experiences of refugees and displaced women.
http://www.videodocument.org/nona/archiv.htm

University of Ottawa, Canada, Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française
List of finding aids by topic. Search under "Femmes" for collections concerning Canadian women.
http://www.crccf.uottawa.ca/recherche_documentaire/domlst.html

Perdita Project, from Nottingham Trent University
Catalog of about 400 manuscripts compiled by British women in the 16th and 17th centuries.
http://www.warwick.ac.uk/english/perdita/html

Presbyterian Ladies' College
Archives of this girls' school in Burwood, Victoria, Australia, founded in 1875.
http://www.plc.vic.edu.au/plc-community_plc-archives.aspx

Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts
Search for images, diaries, newspapers from a number of Australian repositories.
http://trove.nla.gov.au

Royal College of Nursing Archives
Preserves materials relating to the professional and social history of nursing in the United Kingdom. Includes organizational records, personal papers, oral histories, and photographs.
http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Historical records about the organization and its working papers on topics such as abortion, contraception, childbirth and maternity services in the United Kingdom.
http://www.rcog.org.uk/what-we-do/information-services/archives

John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Sources for women's studies in the Methodist Archives at the John Rylands University in Manchester, England.
http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/specialcollections/collections/methodist/manuscriptsandarchives

St. Hilda's College Archives, Oxford
Includes organizational records and personal papers of administrators of the last Oxford University college open only to women. In June 2006 its governing body voted to accept men.
http://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/index.php/Archives/archiveaims.html

St. Hugh's College Archives, Oxford
Includes organizational records and personal papers of this Oxford University college that was only for women, 1886-1986.
http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk/about-sthughs/college-life/library/library-archives
Stichwort
Based in Vienna, this repository houses archives of the women's and lesbians' movements in Austria since 1970.
http://www.stichwort.or.at/english/frames-e/index-e.htm

Trent University Archives, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Browse or search the collection.
http://www.trentu.ca/library/archives
Unione Femminile Nazionale
Archives of Italian women and women's groups, formed by the Unione Femminile Nazionale, based in Milan, and includes the organization's records.
http://www.unionefemminile.it
Victoria Women's Movement Archives
Archives of documents concerning women's movement groups in Victoria, Canada. A collaborative effort of feminist groups in Victoria, the University of Victoria Archives, and the Department of Women' Studies.
http://gateway.uvic.ca/archives/featured_collections/vwma/index.html

Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
Search under "women" for collections of women doctors, women researchers, and records of medical associations.
http://library.wellcome.ac.uk

University of Western Ontario Hudler Archives
Includes several collections on gays and lesbians in Ontario.
http://www.uwo.ca/pridelib/archives.html

Women's Archive, Moscow
The first archives in Russia specializing in women, founded 1993. Documents Russia's modern woman.
http://www.owl.ru/eng/women/aiwo/arhive.htm

Women's History in Ireland
Directory of over 14,000 collections in over 250 repositories for women's history in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/wh

The Women's Library, formerly the Fawcett Library, London Guildhall University
The United Kingdom's oldest research library on all aspects of women in society. Contains over 250 archival collections of individual women and women's organizations, some concerning women's suffrage.
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/

Women's Library and Information Center Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
This first women's library in Turkey contains books and articles as well as paper archives of prominent Turkish women and visual materials documenting the history of Turkish women.
http://www.kadineserleri.org

Yukon Archival Union List
Do a Word search for "women" for personal papers and organizational records about women in the Yukon.
http://www.yukoncouncilofarchives.ca/sections/yaul/yaul.html

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