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Women at Work - Links

This page contains link worldwide about women and work.

Central Asian Network for Gender Studies

The Center for the Advancement of Working Women: Library The CAWW library (Tokyo, Japan) specializes in "Women and Work" and has a large variety of books, government documents, periodicals, videos, CD-ROMs and other materials to meet the information needs for working women. Japanese website with some general information in English.

Research by Tanaka Sigeto on changes in the sexual division of labor, social stratification, and social research methodology at the Osaka University.

Working papers on Asian Labor. Changing labor relations in Asia.

Winning Equal Pay: the value of women's work. is part of The Union Makes Us Strong website and is a partnership initiative between London Metropolitan University and the Trades Union Congress to record the long campaign to achieve equal pay for women.

Women's Work

UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery. The university of Manchester.

Human Well-Being and the "Industrious revolution", Consumption, Gender and Social Capital in a German developing economy, 1600-1900. University of Cambridge, Faculty of Economics.

Women and Organizations. French site with statistical data concerning the participation of women in several French organizations.

Women and Work in Europe

FES-Net-Source: History and Politics is an online service of the library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Women in the German labour movement: an inventory of newspapers, journals, minutes, and reports in the Library of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (PDF)

The Netherlands
Collaboratories in Social and Economic History

History of Work Information System

Links to guides and other descriptions of source materials related to women's and gender history in archives, libraries, document centres, museums and research institutions specializing in the history and theory of the labour movement. (IALHI)

Formerly IIAV - International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement. General information in Dutch and English, online catalogue, a database with information on women's archives in the Netherlands (DAVA), a database containing c. 5,000 bibliographic records describing (mainly Dutch) titels from the IIAV collections.

ViVa Women's History. A current bibliography of women's history in historical and women's studies journals, maintained at the International Institute of Social History.

The Online Dictionary of Dutch Women provides information about the most remarkable women in the history of the Netherlands and its overseas territories from the earliest times up to around 1850.

An overview of the collection of women's political and trade union organizations in the Archivo histórico PCE, the historical archives of the Spanish communist party, at the website of the Fundación de Investigaciones Marxistas (FIM).

Worlds of Women (WoW)

Women at Work, Gothenburg University

Gender and work, Uppsala University

United States
A finding guide for research materials on the history of American women and labor at the Tamiment Institute Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, NYC. (New York)

Women Working, 1800-1930. This site provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections.

Resources for students and teachers interested in studying women's work in the United States, 1780-1920. Kennesaw State University.

"A Woman's Work Is Never Done," American Antiquarian Society

HEARTH: Home Economics Archive, Research, Tradition, History

Women, Enterprise and Society is a Guide to Resources in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library, Harvard Business School. This Web-based publication identifies materials in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library that document women's participation in American business and culture from the eighteenth through the twentieth century.

Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archives at Smith College. Labor in the U.S.

Women in the U.S. Postal System

Women in World History. This site is full of information and resources to help you learn about women's history in a global context.

Women's Work, portraits of 12 illustrators from the 17th to the 21th Century. Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology

The Archives of Women in Science and Engineering seeks to preserve the historical heritage of American women in science and engineering.

This Web site provides access to digitized versions of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to women's history, particularly women's education at the Five Colleges.

The introductory exhibition and web site include a selection from the over 2,100 images that comprise the Industrial Life Photograph Collection, featuring the work of such artists as Margaret Bourke-White and Lewis Hine. Harvard Business School's Historical collections.

International archive of women in architecture at Virginia. These documents show the history of women's involvement in architecture by archiving the professional papers of women architects.

Northwest Digital archive. An online searchable database of guides to primary sources at 13 research institutions in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The database now contains more than 2,200 guides on numerous topics in Northwest History, including: business, industry and labor, city and town life, ethnic groups, home and family, native Americans, pioneers, sexuality and more.

Sources in de U.S Women's labor History is a finding guide for research materials on the history of American women and labor at the Tamiment Institute Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, NYC.

From Domesticity to Modernity: What was Home Economic? Online exhibition devoted to the history of Home Economics at Cornell University. Texts, biographies, photographs, timeline, bibliography and a locations guide for the items shown at the local exhibition.

Women's Legal History Website is an index of pioneer women lawyers in the United States with links to biographical and other materials.

A searchable database ("library") of over 2000 citations of, or links to journal articles, books, sections of bookspapers, and grey literature. At York University, Canada.