Women’s History Sources (Web)
The Collaborative blog Women’s History Sources serves as a current awareness tool for anyone who is interested in primary sources at archives, historic sites and museums, and libraries. Although there is an emphasis on U.S. women’s history, the goal is for the blog to be international in scope. Some of the types of sources that the blog covers:
- New exhibits in archives, libraries, and museums
- New digital collections (artifacts, diaries, oral histories, photos, etc.)
- Featured objects/documents from other blogs and websites
- „In the News“ – stories that feature original documents or artifacts.
- „On this Day“ – digital resources that are related to an event on a specific date.
- Recent books that include letters, diaries, photographs, etc.
- Archivists, Librarians, and Museum curators/personnel
- College students
- K-12 Teachers
- General public with an interest in women’s history
Although the initial emphasis has been on women in United States history, the blog will become international in scope as the list of contributors grows.
The blog will include archivists, historians, librarians, and museum professionals.
There are 4 ways to contribute to the blog:
1) Become a „Contributor.“ All that you need is a Google account. The current group of 19 contributors includes a good mix of archivists, historians, curators, and librarians. However, at least a few more historians would be great. Blog posts could cover such topics as: – a particularly valuable primary source collection or item that you have used in your research
- how you use digital collections in the classroom
- a short review of an exhibit or of a book with primary sources
2) Be a „Guest Blogger.“ This option does not require a Google account.
3) Let us know of new exhibits, digital collections, books, etc.
4) Read the blog and provide comments.