This guide is an introduction to what primary sources are in the field of history, how to use primary sources, how to read and transcribe original documents and links to on-line primary sources by historic topic.
This is a selected bibliography of primary source collections pertaining to women's history available online. Please note, the library is not responsible for the content on these sources and it is the student's responsibility to properly cite from the proper location. There may also be secondary sources included in these collections and it is up to the student to evaluate if the item qualifies as a primary or secondary source.
Large selection of links to primary and secondary source resources pertaining to women's history. Topics addressed include: abolitionists, American Revolution, birth control, businesswomen, education, health, immigrant women, marriage, medicine, religion, social reform, women;s rights, and much more.
Links to more than 700 digital collections of primary sources pertaining to women's history in America from the time of ancient Pueblo women to the 1970s. Sources include photos, letters, diaries, artifacts and more.
From George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, this is a work in progress that aims to make available both digital and print collections of the most important papers from "one of the most significant American women."
Select list of documents that hit on key points of women's history. Documents include a petition for bail from accused witches (1692), letter from Mary Todd to Abraham Lincoln, letter from Susan B. Anthony, and Amelia Earhart's palm print and analysis of her character to name a few.