American Women's History

Selected Reference Sources

Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971. 3 v.; 27 cm. ["Prepared under the auspices of Radcliffe College."] [Ref. CT3260.N57]

Notable American Women: The Modern Period: A Biographical Dictionary. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1980. xxii, 773 p.; 26 cm. [Prepared under the auspices of Radcliffe College. Called v. 4 in continuation of: Notable American Women, 1607-1950.] [Ref. CT3260.N573]

Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century. Susan Ware, editor; Stacy Braukman, assistant editor. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004. xxx, 729 p.; 26 cm. [Schlesinger: Ref. 920.72 N899n; Andover-Harv. Theol Ref. CT3260 .N5725 2004 ; Gutman Education: Ref. CT3260 .N574 2004; Widener: RR 1711.34.10]

[The definitive biographical resource on American women. See the "Classified List of Selected Biographies" - a list by roles and occupations - in v. 3 and v. 4.]

Harrison, Cynthia Ellen, and Anne Firor Scott. Women in American History: A Bibliography. Santa Barbara, Calif.: American Bibliographical Center--Clio Press, c1979-c1985. 2 v.; 29 cm. (Clio bibliography series; no. 5, 20) [v. 1 is chronological; v. 2 is topical - "Women and religion" begins on p. 79. Great index!] [Lamont: REF.ROOM HQ1410.Z99 H37x; Schlesinger: Ref. 016.973 H31w; Widener: WID-LC HQ1410.Z99 H37 x]

Hardy, Lyda Mary. Women in U.S. History: A Resource Guide. Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 2000. xvi, 344 p.; 25 cm. [Schlesinger: Ref. 016.973 H269w; Widener: WID-LC HQ1410 .H362 2000x]

Adamson, Lynda G. Notable Women in American History: A Guide to Recommended Biographies and Autobiographies. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999. xiv, 450 p.; 25 cm. [Schlesinger: Ref. 016.92 A221na; Widener: WID-LC CT3260.Z99 A316 1999x]

Tingley, Elizabeth, and Donald Fred Tingley. Women and Feminism in American History: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., c1981. xi, 289 p.; 22 cm. (American Government and history information guide series; v. 12) (Gale information guide library) [Schlesinger: Ref. 016.3054 T58w; Widener: WID-LC HQ1410.Z99 T56 x, 1981]

Conway, Jill K., Linda Kealey, Janet E Schulte. The Female Experience in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century America: A Guide to the History of American Women. New York: Garland Pub., 1982. xxiv, 290 p.; 23 cm. (Garland reference library of social science; v. 35) [Ref. Z7961.C64 1982]

Haber, Barbara. Women in America: A Guide to Books, 1963-1975: With an Appendix on Books Published 1976-1979. Illini book ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981. xv, 262 p.; 23 cm. (Illini books) [An updated ed. of the author's 1978 work published by G. K. Hall, Boston. Both the main work and the appendix have a section called "Religion."] [Ref. Z7964.U49 H3 1981]

Opdycke, Sandra. The Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in America. New York : Routledge, 2000. 144 p.: col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm. (Routledge atlases of American history) [Ref. HQ1410.P68 2000]

Herman, Kali. Women in Particular: An Index to American Women. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 1984. xviii, 740 p.: ill.; 29 cm. [A directory of dead and living women. See esp. the field and career index ("Religious and church work," pp. 402ff; and the Religious affiliation index, pp. 509ff.] [Ref. HQ1412.H47 1984]

Terris, Virginia R. Woman in America: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., c1980. xviii, 520 p.; 23 cm. (American studies information guide series; v. 7) (Gale information guide library) [Ref. Z7964.U49 T45]

Black Women in America : An Historical Encyclopedia. Darlene Clark Hine, editor. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Carlson Pub., 1993. 2 v. (xxvi, 1530 p.): ill.; 29 cm. [Signed articles, bibliographies, and index.] [Ref. E185.86.B542 1993

African American Women: An Annotated Bibliography. Compiled by Veronica G. Thomas, Kisha Braithwaite, and Paula Mitchell. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001. 219 p.; 25 cm. [Not a comprehensive bibliography, but most of the annotations are quite useful.] [Ref. E185.86.T426 2001]

Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Edited by Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore; sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society. New York: Routledge, 1997. 2 v.: ill.; 29 cm. [Ref. DS115.2 .J49 1998]