Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Web Resources: Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, so we set out below a few of the many on-line resources available, particularly those with relevance to business and economic history:

US government sources organized and linked

The Museum of American Finance has posted on-line some materials from its "Women of Wall Street" exhibit.

One of the themes at FRASER, the Federal Reserve's historical archives, is "Women in the Economy."

Cambridge University Press is providing open access for the month to a large collection of articles related to women in history, includingwork by Sara Evans, Angel Kwolek-Folland, Ann Carlos and Larry Neal, and Margaret Walsh.

The National Women's History Museum has several on-line exhibits, including "Entrepreneurial Women" and "Women in Industry."

Wells Fargo has a web exhibit on "Women Making Financial History."

HSBC has an exhibit series on "Women in Banking," beginning with 1907-1914.

One of many websites that focus on women in early computer history, from Ada Lovelace to Grace Cooper: NPR on "The Forgotten Female Programmer."

Similarly, The Ada Project at Carnegie Mellon University supplies brief biographies of women connected to computing.

Famous Women Inventors provides biographies of a group of women inventors, as does the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center essay, "Innovative Lives."

Finally, for a long list of links to websites connected to women in business history, readers might want to check out the BHC's WiBH resource page.