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Women's History Research in Archives : Introduction

Guide Creator

Virginia Corvid created this guide as part of a practicum at the Women's Studies Librarian's Office. 

Thank you to Women's Studies Librarian Phyllis Holman Weisbard for all of her assistance and advice.

For updates to this guide, email the current Gender & Women's Studies Librarian, Karla Strand.

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About

Beginning to do archival research can be a bit confusing and intimidating because archives use different organizational methods and have more restrictive access systems than libraries.

This guide will help you research women's history in archives by teaching how to find relevant archives and how to get the most out of archival organization.

Ways to Use This Guide

QUICK

Follow links and use search tips to find digitized archival materials available online or reproductions of archival materials in a library near you. See the Primary Sources tab

CONVENIENT

Find an archive near you and use tips to find women's and gender history related materials in their collections.

IN-DEPTH

Find the papers of a particular person, organization or institution OR find an archive devoted to your research topic.  Get tips and explanations that will help you get the most out of your research time when you visit.

COMPREHENSIVE

Read the whole guide and combine numerous strategies as appropriate to different aspects of your research project.

Gender and Women's Studies Librarian

Karla Strand
Contact:
University of Wisconsin System
430 Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
karla.strand@wisc.edu
608-263-5754
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