Women's History Consortium
Researching Women's History
by Cassandra Hartnett
U.S. Documents & Women Studies Librarian
University of Washington
In researching women's history, we are uncovering a mostly still-to-be-told story,
that of everyday women's lives in our Evergreen State. The Women's History
Consortium attempts to bring together diverse paths to finding primary resources
about Washington women. By tapping the collections of Washington State musuems,
libraries, and historical societies, large and small, we hope to assist you in your
own effort to tell the story of women's history. We hope the following research
resources, tools and tips will aid your search.
Women's history can be found in all sorts of historical documents and sources.
This guide provides an introduction to different types of sources that
historian's use and suggestions on where to locate them.