Discovering American Women's History Online
provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos,
letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in
the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo
pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from the late
Researchers can browse the database by subject (150+
entries), place (i.e., states), time period, and primary
source type. By browsing through these lists of
preconfigured searches, researchers not only gain a
quick sense of the scope of the database, but may also
discover topics (e.g., women engineers) and approaches
to research (e.g., using scrapbooks as primary sources)
that they had not considered.
Please see the
Search Tips page for help searching this database.
Women's History Online is maintained by
Ken Middleton (a reference librarian at Middle Tennessee State
This resource won the
2009 ABC-CLIO Online History Award.
Discovering American Women's
is free and may be accessed