St. Bonaventure University

Women's Studies Links

Women's Studies and Women's History

  • Beyond the homeBeyond the Home: A History of Women's Rights, Milestones and Quotes
    Women did not get the rights they have today overnight, nor was the fight for equality an easy one. It was a fight full of passion, tears and hard times. Today we are living the dream of women who set in motion the changes we see today.
  • H-Women, the discussion group on women, is part of the Humanities Network. You can subscribe to online discussions and search the discussion logs for previous topics. This is a super site with a compilation of bibliographies, syllabi, reviews of scholarly books, and links to other sites.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000  Over 2400 primary documents on the website of the State University of New York at Binghamton.
  • Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at Binghamton, which is a continuation of the previous listing.
  • Gerri Gribi’s Site provides you with links to women’s studies programs (and to searchable lists of women’s studies programs) and women’s centers. Gribi also has material on folk music (she’s an historian and folk musician), African-American history, Appalachian studies, and curriculum plans for primary and secondary schools.
  • Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College is "an internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources in women's history."
  • Berkshire Conference on the History of Women
  • The Minerva Center Supports the Study of Women in War & Women and the Military (includes links to H-Minerva discussion group, bibliographies on women and war, and other searchable resources on women and military issues).
  • Documents from the Women’s Liberation Movement (at Duke University)
  • Chicago Women’s Liberation Union (1969-77) provides historical material, including photos, art, music, memoirs, and other archival materials.
  • Jane Addams (part of Swarthmore’s Peace Collection).
  • Margaret Sanger Papers Project (on the NYU site)
  • Women’s Health: A Guide to Legal Resources is published by American University's Washington College of Law. The guide provides an abundance of resources for women regarding their legal rights when it comes to their health, how to navigate legal challenges if they arise, and how to advocate for better care for themselves and all women. Also included in the resource is a glossary of common women's health legal terms that would be helpful for all to know. 

Women in Business and Politics

  • Women in businessPsychology Explorer Career Guides
    Psychology Explorer focuses on helping students research higher education and labor trends in the behavioral and mental health sciences sectors. Below are two career guides to help you understand the changing landscapes of these programs and their impact on careers and employment.
  • Purdue University Global Center for Women in Business 
    This resource center highlights notable educational, career support and community resources for women to gain more insight into business and entrepreneurship. The resource also offers financial aid and scholarship resources, entrepreneurial funding opportunities, and networking opportunities with professional associations and organizations for women interested in furthering their career as a business professional.
  • 42 Resources for Women in Leadership and Business
    For women, “having it all” once meant balancing the demands of family and career, motherhood and management, love and work. Today ... women in leadership roles and positions of privilege are also expected to be well read and informed about current events, financially savvy and socially aware, and healthy in every sense — physically, emotionally and mentally. The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler's Business School shares 42 reputable resources to guide and support women in navigating the demands and challenges they face as workplace leaders.
  • Glass ceiling graphicWant Better Outcomes? Take a Hammer to Your Company's Glass Ceiling.
    This resource, published by the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University, shares the difference in positions and wage earnings between men and women, common barriers that prevent women from advancing to executive positions and our nation's progression on the pay gap trend. Also discussed is the importance of public representation with regard to women in the workplace and diversifying leadership. I believe this would be a valuable resource for your readers to refer as it raises awareness about the gender pay gap and the importance of diversity in the workplace.
  • Women in National Parliaments The Inter-Parliamentary Union keeps an updated list of the number of women in national parliaments.
  • Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership has great historical records of women who have occupied such positions as heads of government, foreign ministers, ambassadors, party leaders, and chairs of parliament.
  • Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers keeps updated statistics on women in the U.S. Congress and statewide elected office as well as women running for office and historical information.
  • EMILY's List began to make waves on the U.S. electoral scene in the mid-1980s by providing much-needed campaign funding to progressive, pro-choice women candidates. It is now the country's largest political action committee and the largest funder of federal candidates since 1994.