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GENERAL

National Women’s History Project
www.nwhp.org
Recognizes historical accomplishments of U.S. women through educational programs and materials.

American Women’s History Research Guide
http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-state.html
State by state guide to resources on women’s history. Also links to digital materials by state.

"A Call to American Women" an exhibit at the Schlesinger Library in Cambridge explores women's response to war. The exhibit runs until March 31,2006.
http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/index.php


 


PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Women in Pacific Northwest History – Karen J Blair
http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/BLAWOR.html
Details on Dr Blair’s anthology, including how to order.

Wartime Portland
http://www.ohs.org/education/focus_on_oregon_history/WP-Document-Women-Worker-Handbook.cfm
Images and materials from the Oregon Historical Society geared to women shipyard workers.

 

WOMEN WORKERS IN WWII

Fleeting Opportunities: Women Shipyard Workers in Portland and Vancouver During World War II and Reconversion by Amy Kesselman (Albany: SUNY Press,1990.)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/079140174X/qid=1086878486/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-0287656-7507968?v=glance&s=books
interviews conducted by the Northwest Women' History Project in conjunction with archival research analyzes the experience of women shipyard workers. Learn more about the women in Good Work Sister and other narrators as well. Kesselman contends that many women shipyard workers would have liked to use their wartime acquired skills in the peacetime labor force and were excluded from construction jobs and pushed into female dominated occupations. It includes an in depth analysis of childcare centers in the area which were models of early childhood education but were closed down soon after the war ended.

Rosie the Riveter: Women in the Factories of World War II
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/rosie
Meta-page features annotated links to articles, poster images, and more.

Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War II
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/journey/rosie.html
Webcast, transcript and other resources from Library of Congress materials.

American Women’s History Research Guide – World War II
http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-wwii.html
Links to journals, bibliographies, digital collections. Domestic and military service included.

WWII Shipyard Day Care
http://wwiishipyarddaycare.tripod.com/intro.htm
A graduate student reviews Kaiser daycare and asks for first-hand information for her dissertation.

Rosie Pictures: Select Images Relating to American Women Workers During World War II
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/126_rosi.html
Photographs from the Library of Congress.

Women Join the Work Force
http://www.nvr.org/content.php?pro=rosie_peo&sec=essay&subsec=2
Overview by Dr Susan Hartmann with links to video and other resources.

Rosie the Riveter: World War II Home Front National Historical Park
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/wwIIbayarea/ros.htm
A National Park memorial commemorating women shipyard workers, based in Richmond, California, home of the largest U.S. shipyard complex.


 

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