Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)

Bibliography of Women’s Resources in ALIC

Compiled by Trish Laski
Assisted by Stephanie Kuehn
Updated Winter, 2009

This page provides a supplement to the list of bibliographic resources available at Archives Library and Information Center found on the
Pathfinder for Women’s History Research in the National Archives and Records Administration Library.

* Available in the library at Archives I.

Contents:

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African-American Women

Berry, Mary Frances. My face is black is true: Callie House and the struggle for ex-slave reparations. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. xiv, 314 p.
E185.97 H825 B47 2005*

Brinkley, Douglas. Rosa Parks. New York: Viking, 2000. ix, 246 p.
F334 M753 P373*

Gordon, Ann D. and Bettye Collier-Thomas, eds. African American women and the vote, 1837-1965. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997. 217 p.
JK1924 A47 1997

Hine, Darlene Clark and Kathleen Thompson. A shining thread of hope: the history of black women in America. New York: Broadway Books, 1998. 355 p.
E185.86 H68 1998*

Jacobs, Harriet A. The Harriet Jacobs family papers. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c2008. 2 v.
E444.J17 A4 2008*

Jones, Jacqueline. Labor of love, labor of sorrow: black women, work, and the family from slavery to the present. New York: Basic Books, 1985. xiii, 432 p.
HD6057.5 U5 J66 1985

Morgan, Jennifer. Retrieving African-American women’s history: a methodological guide to sources in the Perkins Library Manuscript Department. Durham, NC: Duke University, 1989. 30 p.
Z6611 B63 M37 1989

Powers, Georgia Davis. I shared the dream: the pride, passion, and politics of the first black woman senator from Kentucky. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press, 1995. x, 321 p.
F456.26 P68 A3 1995*

Putney, Martha S. When the nation was in need: blacks in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1992. ix, 231 p.
D810 N4 P88 1992

Scharff, Virginia. Twenty thousand roads: women, movement, and the West. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2003. xi, 239 p.
F596 S26 2003*

Shaw, Stephanie. What women ought to be and to do: black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. xvi, 347 p.
HD6054.2 U6 S53 1996

Smith, Susan Lynn. Sick and tired of being sick and tired: black women’s health activism in America, 1890-1950. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995. xi, 247 p.
RA448.5 N4 S65 1995

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Bibliographies

The history of women and science, health, and technology: a bibliographic guide to the professions and the disciplines. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin System, Women’s Studies Librarian, 1993. vi, 100 p.
HQ1397 H57 1993

"Ianfu" kankei bunken mokuroku: a bibliography of publications on the "comfort women" issue. Tokyo: Gyosei, 1997. 227 p.
Z7963 C65 I26 1997

Butler, Deborah. American women writers on Vietnam: unheard voices: a selected annotated bibliography. New York: Garland, 1989. 312 p.
Z1227 B88 1989

Cherpak, Evelyn. A guide to research source materials on women in the Naval Historical Collection. Newport, RI: Naval War College, 2005. 77 p.
Z7963 S55 C447 2005

Cox, Elizabeth. Women in modern American politics: a bibliography, 1900-1995. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1997. xvii, 414 p.
7963 P64 C69 1997

Friedl, Vicki L, compiler. Women in the United States military, 1901-1995: a research guide and annotated bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. xx, 251 p.
UB418 W65 F75 1996

Greer, Sarah. A bibliography of civil service and personnel administration. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1935. x, 143 p.
Z1764 C6 G8

Hardy, Lyda Mary. Women in U.S. history: a resource guide. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2000. xvi, 344 p.
Z7964 U49 H364 2000

Kreisel, Martha. American women photographers: a selected and annotated bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999. ix, 350 p.
Z7134 K74 1999

Lerner, Gerda. Bibliography in the history of American women. Bronxville, NY: Sarah Lawrence College, c1975. 57 p.
Z7961 L4 1975

National Archives of Canada. Women’s archives guide: manuscript sources for the history of women. Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1991. v, 110.
Z7964 C36 N37 1991

Thomas, Roy R. Women in American history, 1896-1920: their manuscripts in the Library of Congress. Bowie, MD, Bowie State College, 1972. [8] l.
Z7963 H5 T6

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Biographies and Reference

The Columbia documentary history of American women since 1941. New York: Columbia University Press, c2003. xiv, 690 p.
HQ1420 C65 2003

Emma Goldman: a documentary history of the American years. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2003-c2005. 2 v.
HX843.7 G65 E427 2003

Encyclopedia of women in American politics. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1999. xxviii, 354 p.
HQ1236.5 U6 E53 1999

Larousse dictionary of women. New York, NY: Larousse, 1996. x, 741 p.
HQ1123 L37 1996

Native American women: a biographical dictionary. New York: Routledge, 2001. xv, 396 p.
E98 W8 B38 2001*

Ordinary women, extraordinary lives: women in American history. Wilmington, DE: SR Books, 2000. xix, 282 p.
CT3260 O67 2000

Voice of America interviews with eight American women of achievement : Grace Hopper, Betty Friedan, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Mary Calderone, Helen Thomas, Julia Montgomery Walsh, Maya Angelou, Nancy Clark Reynolds. Washington, DC: Voice of America, United States Information Agency, 1985. ii, 64 p.
IA1.2 V 87/8

Who’s who of American women; a biographical dictionary of notable living American women. Chicago: Marquis-Who's Who. 3 v.
CT3260 W5

Women in Congress, 1917-2006, prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, by the Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, DC: U.S. G.P.O., 2006. v, 1008 p.
JK1030 W66 2006

Women in world history: a biographical encyclopedia. Waterford, CT: Yorkin Publications, 1999-. 12 v.
HQ1115 W6 1999

Women with a mission: personal perspectives. Canberra: Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2007. ix, 218 p.
JZ1990 A59 W66 2007

Working in women’s archives: researching women’s private literature and archival documents. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2001. v, 120 p.
PR9188 W685 2001

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. The selected papers of Jane Addams. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c2003-. v. <1- >
HV28 A35 A25

Asher, Robert, et al. Archival and manuscript resources for the study of women’s history: a beginning. Minneapolis: Social Welfare History Archives Center, University of Minnesota Libraries, 1972. 42 p.
Z7965 A7 1972

Binney, Marcus. The women who lived for danger: the agents of the Special Operations Executive. New York: William Morrow, 2002. xv, 380 p.
D810 S7 B49 2002

Blackman, Ann. Seasons of her life: a biography of Madeleine Korbel Albright. New York, NY: Scribner, c1998. 398 p.
E840.8 A37 B53 1998

Brinkley, Douglas. Rosa Parks. New York: Viking, 2000. ix, 246 p.
F334 M753 P373*

Burton, Shirley. Adelaide Johnson: to make immortal their adventurous will. Macomb, IL: Western Illinois University Press, 1986. 93 p.
NB237 J6 B8 1986

Cullen-DuPont, Kathryn. The encyclopedia of women’s history in America. New York: Da Capo Press, 1998. xi, 339 p.
HQ1410 C85 1998

Davis, Allen Freeman. American heroine: the life and legend of Jane Addams. Chicago, IL: Ivan Dee, c2000. xi, 339 p.
HV28 A35 D39 2000

Fisher, Andrea. Let us now praise famous women: women photographers for the U.S. government, 1935 to 1944. New York: Pandora Press, 1987. 160 p.
TR820.5 L48 1987

Grafton, David. The sisters: Babe Mortimer Paley, Betsey Roosevelt Whitney, Minnie Astor Fosburgh: the life and times of the fabulous Cushing sisters. New York: Villard Books, 1992. xiv, 316 p.
CT3260 G72 1992

Harper, Judith E. Women during the Civil War: an encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2004. xviii, 472 p.
E628 H37 2004*

Herr, Pamela. Jessie Benton Fremont: a biography. New York: F. Watts, 1987. xiii, 496 p.
E415.9 F79 H4*

Herr, Pamela and Mary Lee Spence, eds. The letters of Jessie Benton Frémont. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993. xxxii, 595 p.
E415.9 F74 1993*

Ireland, Norma Olin. Index to women of the world from ancient to modern times: biographies and portraits. Westwood, MA: F. W. Faxon Co., 1970. xxcviii, 573 p.
Z7963 B6 I73

Kamen, Paula. Finding Iris Chang: friendship, ambition, and the loss of an extraordinary mind. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2007. xvii, 281 p.
CT275 C463 K36 2007

Kaufman, Polly Welts. National parks and the woman’s voice: a history. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, c1996. xvi, 305 p.
SB481.5 K38 1996

Lebow, Eileen F. Before Amelia: women pilots in the early days of aviation. Washington, DC: Brassey's, Inc., c2002. xi, 315 p.
TL539 L42 2002

Martin, David G. A Molly Pitcher sourcebook. Hightstown, NJ: Longstreet House, 2003. vi, 328 p.
E241 M7 M37 2003*

Olds, Elizabeth Fagg. Women of the four winds. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. xi, 318 p.
G225 O4

Olmsted, Kathryn S. Red spy queen: a biography of Elizabeth Bentley. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c2002. xiv, 268 p.
HX84 B384 O45 2002

Schenken, Suzanne O’Dea. From suffrage to the Senate: an encyclopedia of American women in politics. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1999. 2 v.
HQ1236.5 U6 S22 1999

Sherrow, Victoria. Women and the military: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1996. xxii, 381 p.
U21.75 S54 1996

Steel, Edward M., ed. The correspondence of Mother Jones. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985. xlix, 360 p.
HD8073 J6 A4 1985

Waldrup, Carole Chandler. Presidents’ wives: the lives of 44 American women of strength. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., c1989. ix, 381 p.
E 176.2 W35 1989

Wasserman, Elga R. The door in the dream: conversations with eminent women in science. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, c2000. xiv, 254 p.
QH26 W375 2000

Weatherford, Doris. American women’s history. New York: Prentice Hall General Reference, c1994. iv, 396 p.
HQ1115 W4 1994

Willard, Frances Elizabeth. Writing out my heart: selections from the journal of Frances E. Willard, 1855-96. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1995. xxvii, 474 p.
HV5232 W6 W55 1995

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Family and Children

Life, death and sacrifice: women and family in the Holocaust. Jerusalem; New York: Gefen, 2008. 309 p.
D804.47 L54 2008

Eales, Anne Bruner. Army wives on the American frontier: living by the bugles. Boulder: Johnson Books, c1996. xiii, 210 p.
F596 E25 1996*

Schroeder, Pat. Champion of the great American family. New York: Random House, c1989. 194 p.
HQ536 S37 1989

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Guides to Women’s Resources

Haber, Barbara. Women in America: a guide to books, 1965-1975. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1978. xiii, 202 p.
Z7964 U49 H3

Henry, Linda J. and Jacqueline Goggin. Guide to the records of the National Council of Negro Women, 1935-1980. Washington, DC: National Archives for Black Women’s History, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, National Historic Site, 1999. 118 leaves.
Z6611 B63 H4 1999

Salzmann, Katharine. Guide to resources on women in the processed manuscript collections of the Moorland-Springarn Research Center. Washington DC: Moorland-Springarn Research Center, Manuscript Division, 1997?. 22 p.
Z6611 W6 S2 1997

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Revolutionary Women

Martin, David G. A Molly Pitcher sourcebook. Hightstown, NJ: Longstreet House, 2003. vi, 328 p.
E241 M7 M37 2003*

Stegeman, John F. Caty: a biography of Catharine Littlefield Greene. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1986, c1977. xxiii, 235 p.
E207 G9 S73 1986*

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Suffrage

Flexner, Eleanor. Century of struggle: the woman’s rights movement in the United States. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1975. xiii, 405 p.
HQ1410 F6 1975

Gordon, Ann D. and Bettye Collier-Thomas, eds. African American women and the vote, 1837-1965. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997. 217 p.
JK1924 A47 1997

Gordon, Ann D., ed. The selected papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997. v. <1 >
HQ1410 A2525 1997

Gurko, Miriam. The ladies of Seneca Falls: the birth of the woman’s rights movement. New York: Schocken Books, 1976, c.1974. vi, 328 p.
HQ1412 G85 1976

Hannam, June. International encyclopedia of women’s suffrage. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2000. xxvii, 380 p.
JF851 H28 2000

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Women and Labor

Calkin, Homer. Women in American foreign affairs. Washington: Department of State, 1977. 311 p.
S1.2 :W84

Calkin, Homer. Women in the Department of State: their role in American foreign affairs. Washington: Department of State, 1978. xii, 322 p.
S1.69 :166

Howes, Ruth H. Their day in the sun: women of the Manhattan Project. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1999. viii, 264 p.
Q1773.3 U5 H68 1999

Laughlin, Kathleen A. Women’s work and public policy: a history of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, 1945-1970. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000. x, 172 p.
HD6095 L35 2000

O’Sullivan, Judith. Workers and allies: female participation in the American Trade Union Movement, 1824-1976. Washington: Published for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service by the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1975. 96 p.
SI1.2 :W 89/2

Shaw, Stephanie. What women ought to be and to do: black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. xvi, 347 p.
HD6054.2 U6 S53 1996

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Women and Reform

Giesberg, Judith Ann. Civil War sisterhood: the U.S. Sanitary Commission and women’s politics in transition. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000. xiv, 239 p.
E628 G54 2000*

Laughlin, Kathleen A. Women’s work and public policy: a history of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, 1945-1970. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000. x, 172 p.
HD6095 L35 2000

Murphy, Teresa Anne. Ten hours’ labor: religion, reform, and gender in early New England. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992. xii, 231 p.
HD8083 A11 M87 1992

Swain, Martha H. Ellen S. Woodward: New Deal advocate for women. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 1995. xviii, 275 p.
HQ1413 W68 S93

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Women and Society

Our mothers before us: women and democracy, 1789-1970. Washington, DC: Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998. 1 v.
HQ1410 O9 1998

Blackwelder, Julia Kirk. Women of the Depression: caste and culture in San Antonio, 1929-1935. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1984. xviii, 279 p.
HQ1439 S2 B4

Kerber, Linda K. No constitutional right to be ladies: women and the obligations of citizenship. New York: Hill & Wang, 1998. xxiv, 405 p.
HQ1236.5 U6 K47 1998

Perdue, Theda. Cherokee women: gender and culture change, 1700-1835. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. xi, 252 p.
E99 C5 P3934 1998*

Pfau, Ann Elizabeth. Miss Yourlovin: GIs, gender and domesticity during World War II. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, c2008. 190 p.
D810.W7 P43 2008

Rowbotham, Sheila. A century of women: the history of women in Britain and the United States. London: Viking, 1997. xiv, 752 p.
HQ1593 R68 1997

Rymph, Catherine E. Republican women: feminism and conservatism from suffrage through the rise of the new right. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c2006. xi, 338 p.
JK2356 .R96 2006

Yung, Judy. Unbound feet: a social history of Chinese women in San Francisco. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. xiv, 395 p.
F869 S39 C595 1995*

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Women and War/Military

Answering the call: the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: a commemorative tribute to military nursing in World War I. Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2008. 238 p.
D629.U6 A65 2008

Women come to the front: journalists, photographers, and broadcasters during World War II. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1995. 23 p.
LC1.2 :W 84

Bellafaire, Judith. Women doctors in war. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, c2009. xii, 255 p.
UB418.W65 B45 2009

Bellafaire, Judith A. The Women’s Army Corps: a commemoration of World War II service. Washington DC: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 1993. 28 p.
D114.2 :W84

Blanton, DeAnne. They fought like demons: women soldiers in the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c2002. xiii, 277 p.
E628 B52 2002*

Brockett, L.P. Woman’s work in the Civil War: a record of heroism, patriotism, and patience. Philadelphia: Zeigler, McCurdy, 1867. p. 21-799.
E628 B854 1867*

Brooks-Pazmany, Kathleen L. United States women in aviation, 1919-1929. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. iii, 57 p.
SI1.42 :5

Butler, Deborah A. American women writers on Vietnam: unheard voices: a selected annotated bibliography. New York: Garland, 1989. 312 p.
Z1227 B88 1989

Carl, Ann B. A WASP among eagles: a woman military test pilot in World War II. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999. x, 132 p.
D790 C272 1999

Clinton, Catherine. Civil War stories. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. xi, 130 p.
E468.9 C57 1998*

Douglas, Deborah. United States women in aviation, 1940-1985. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990. viii, 142 p.
SI1.42 :7

Ebbert, Jean and Marie-Beth Hall. Crossed currents: Navy women from World War I to Tailhook. Washington: Brassey’s (US), 1993. xx, 321 p.
VB324 W65 E23 1993

Gavin, Lettie. American women in World War I: they also served. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1997. xi, 295 p.
D639 W7 G38 1997

Greenwald, Maurine Weiner. Women, war, and work: the impact of World War I on women workers in the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980. xxvii, 309 p.
HD6095 G7

Gruhzit-Hoyt, Olga. A time remembered: American women in the Vietnam War. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999. xii, 262 p.
DS559.8 W6 G78 1999.

Hall, Richard. Patriots in disguise: women warriors of the Civil War. New York: Marlowe & Co., 1994. xiv, 224 p.
E628 H35 1994*

Hancock, Joy Bright. Lady in the Navy: a personal reminiscence. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1972. xi, 289 p.
VA390 H27

Helm, Sarah. A life in secrets: Vera Atkins and the missing agents of World War II. New York: Nan A. Talese, c2005. xxviii, 493.
D810 S8 A86 2005

Hewitt, Linda. Women marines in World War I. Washington: History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 1974. vii, 80 p.
D214.13 :W84

Higonnet, Margaret Randolph, et al. Behind the lines: gender and the two World Wars. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. viii, 310 p.
D639 W7 B43 1987

Jaros, Dean. Heroes without legacy: American airwomen, 1912-1944. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1993. x, 265 p.
TL139 J37 1993

Jensen, Kimberly. Mobilizing Minerva: American women in the First World War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c2008. xvii, 244 p.
D639.W7 J36 2008

Leonard, Elizabeth D. All the daring of the soldier: women of the Civil War armies. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1999. 368 p.
E628 L45 1999*

Mangerich, Agnes Jensen. Albanian escape: the true story of U.S. Army nurses behind enemy lines. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, c1999. xiii, 220 p.
D807.U6 M357 1999

Marshall, Kathryn. In the combat zone: an oral history of American women in Vietnam, 1966-1975. Boston: Little, Brown, 1987. vii, 270 p.
DS559.8 W6 M3

McIntosh, Elizabeth P. Sisterhood of spies: the women of the OSS. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998. xiv, 282 p.
D810 S7 M375 1998

Monahan, Evelyn. A few good women: America’s military women from World War I to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. xvii, 475 p.
UB418.W65 M66 2010

Monahan, Evelyn. All this hell: U.S. nurses imprisoned by the Japanese. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c2000. xi, 228 p.
D805.P6 M66 2000

Monahan, Evelyn. And if I perish: frontline U.S. Army nurses in World War II. New York: Knopf, 2003. x, 514 p.
D807.U6 M66 2003

Moore, Frank. Women of the war: their heroism and self-sacrifice. Hartford, CT: S.S. Scranton & Co., 1866. xvi, 17-596 p.
E628 M81*

Morden, Bettie J. The Women’s Army Corps, 1945-1978. Washington, DC: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1990. xix, 543 p.
D114.19 :W84

Proctor, Tammy M. Female intelligence: women and espionage in the First World War. New York: New York University, c2003. xvi, 204 p.
D639 S7 P76 2003

Putney, Martha S. When the nation was in need: blacks in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1992. ix, 231 p.
D810 N4 P88 1992

Sherrow, Victoria. Women and the military: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1996. xxii, 381 p.
U21.75 S54 1996

Vuic, Kara Dixon. Officer, nurse, woman: the Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. xii, 271 p.
DS559.44 .V85 2010

Weiss, Elaine F. Fruits of victory: the Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, c2008. xi, 315 p.
D639.W7 W45 2008

Williams, Kathleen Broome. Improbable warriors: women scientists and the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, c2001. xvii, 280 p.
Q141 W617 2001

Zeiger, Susan. In Uncle Sam’s service: women workers with the American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999. x, 209 p.
D810 W7 Z36 1999

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