Women's History | Alexander Street

Women's History

Women's History

Take patrons inside the suffragette movement with Elisabeth Freeman, the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights with Minerva Bernardino, and the modern LGBTQ movement with Jeanne Cordova. Alexander Street’s Women’s History resources include unique content about history’s most notable women and the movements they influenced, and reflect the common themes of womanhood throughout history.


Scholars of women's history will discover:

  • Rare and previously unpublished content: Resources incorporate many hard-to-find and never-before-digitized materials that would otherwise be lost to history.

  • The best mix of materials and media: Broad-ranging content includes newsreels, documentaries, video interviews, primary writings, oral histories, scholarly essays, conference proceedings, letters, diaries, and other archival documents.

  • Influential names: Collections feature works by and about the women that shaped the course of history, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Dorothy Height, Margaret Sanger, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alice Park, and Hillary Clinton.

  • Exceptional partners: Content is licensed from quality partners including the Library of Congress, the Archive Center for Women’s History in Brussels, Smith College, the League of Women Voters, the American Antiquarian Society, and hundreds more.

  • Award-winning collections: Alexander Street’s Women’s History resources have received widespread acclaim for their quality and usability. Select awards include Library Journal Best Reference Database (Women and Social Movements, International) and CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (North American Women's Letters and Diaries).


Featured Collections

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