To help researchers locate resources beyond the Sophia Smith Collection, this section provides links to other archival and history Web sites. Included are sites for those less familiar with conducting archival or historical research. See also the General Women's History Resources section, featuring selected Web sites with women's history themes and online primary sources.
Smith and Five Colleges
- American Studies Program, Smith College
- Site designed to assist present and prospective Smith American Studies majors in interpreting the requirements and the discipline's relationship to the broader liberal arts curriculum. Several courses include research projects based on Sophia Smith Collection sources.
- Archives Concentration, Smith College
- An interdisciplinary program for students to gain knowledge of the theory and practice of archives and public history methods through a combination of academic coursework, practical experience, and independent research projects.
- College Archives, Smith College
- Actively documenting the history of Smith College for more than 75 years. A rich body of primary sources on women's education and many other topics. The College Archives shares space, support staff, and public services with the Sophia Smith Collection.
- History Department, Smith College
- Information about the department's major requirements, course offerings and faculty. Some course projects utilize primary source materials from the Sophia Smith Collection and Smith College Archives.
- Five College Archives and Manuscripts
- Search over 900 finding aids describing archives and manuscripts found at the Five Colleges, including the Sophia Smith Collection. Site also features the Primary Source Research Guide.
- Five College Archives Digital Access Project
- Provides access to digitized versions of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to women's history, particularly women's education, at the Five Colleges. Includes documents from the Smith College Archives and the Sophia Smith Collection.
- Five College Women's Studies Research Center
- This center was founded in 1991 to support scholarly and creative work in women's studies. The center aims to facilitate the formation of a network of feminist scholars through the development of a colloquium series, residencies for feminist scholars, and conferences on scholarship and teaching in women's studies.
- Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College
- The Mortimer Rare Book Room, a collection of nearly 40,000 volumes, covers the history of printing from the fifteenth century to the twentieth. All aspects of the book arts are represented.
- Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College
- Information about the Smith and Five College women's studies curricular offerings and faculty. Its faculty regularly base term projects on Sophia Smith Collection and Smith College Archives holdings.
Margaret Sanger and Mohandas K. Gandhi, n.d. Photographer unknown
(Margaret Sanger Papers)
- Archives for Research on Women and Gender--Women's Collections (University of Texas-San Antonio)
- Provides an extensive annotated list of internet resources for U.S. women's history archival repositories.
- Aletta, Institute for Women’s History
- Aletta - previously the International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement (IIAV) - is based in Amsterdam and is the oldest and most complete international archive of the women’s movement. Their Web site includes a database of over 400 women's information centers, libraries, and archives from around the world.
- Repositories of Primary Sources
- A list of more than 2200 U.S. and international Web sites that describe manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and related sources (at the University of Idaho Library Web site).
- Women's Archives Directory (U.S.)
- "Initiated in 2001, this directory is an ongoing effort to ‘map ’ archival repositories with collections relating to women. This directory provides both potential donors and researchers with information about repositories that collect women's history. Best of all, the directory is national in scope and is key word searchable"
Women's History Resources
- An edited electronic discussion group for historians, teachers, archivists, and others interested in women's history. Features reviews of new books, notices of events, exhibits, and collection openings and lively debates on historiography and the teaching of history.
- International Museum of Women
- “A social change museum that inspires global action, connects people across borders and transforms hearts and minds by amplifying the voices of women worldwide through global online exhibitions, history, the arts and cultural programs that educate, create dialogue and build community…”
- Margaret Sanger Papers Project
- An on-going effort to locate, collect, identify, and publish the papers of the birth control pioneer in a comprehensive microfilm and select book edition. Based at NYU, it serves as a clearing house for U.S. and international birth control history.
See also General Women's History Resources for additional Web sites on women's history, including several that feature online primary sources. These are good resources for students as well as teachers, and others doing research in primary sources for the first time.
Our linking policy: The purpose of this page is to guide researchers to additional women's history sites on the Web. We do not generally link to sites of individual manuscript or archival repositories. However, most can be found via either the Archives for Research on Women and Gender or the Repositories of Primary Resources.
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