Before one contributes to history it is best to become familiar with what has already been written and what sources are available. This guide introduces readers to major publicly available sources.
Class F United States. British, French, Latin America
1-975 United States (by state, region)
Explore background sources like encyclopedias, dictionaries. You won't cite these, but they can help you get a picture of events, consequences, factors, and personalities involved--targets for further research
Much manuscript material from individual participants has been published in scholarly editions and is now available through library catalogues. Links to some of the major collections are listed below. Most published material can be acquired through Interlibrary Loan.
Before digital or photographic technology made it possible to duplicate images of a page, publication was the only way to disseminate primary sources. Gender is represented in articles, stories, and advertisements. Today they provide a window into the way daily life and roles were experienced and understood.
Photographs, prints, and drawings provide some of the most significant records of gender and the perceptions surrounding it