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History of Women’s Higher Education Research Resources

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America History & Life
Historical literature of the United States and Canada
American National Biography
Biographical profiles of people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture.
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Historical Statistics of the United States
Online access to back issues of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
New York Times Historical
Full text of the national newspaper of record since 1851.
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries
Includes the experience of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters.

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Women’s Education, 1790-1830

Women’s Education, from 1830

Jane Addams (1860-1935)

College Girls in the 1930’s

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