Resource Library and Archives

resource library

The NWHM Resource Library is open to students, scholars, and history enthusiasts alike. In addition to a sizeable array of biographies and autobiographies, the library includes books about women in STEM, media, visual arts, military, and a wide variety of other topics. Visitors may also explore the NWHM’s institutional archives from 1996 through 2018, including early NWHM incorporation papers, web content, newsletters, and early events. The Resource Library is open between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday. Please make an appointment to visit by emailing [email protected].


New Acquisitions:


  • Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in the Age of Information by Eva Hemmings Wirten (2015)
  • Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith (2005)
  • Marie Curie: A Life by Susan Quinn (1995)
  • Radiation and Modern Life: Fulfilling Marie Curie’s Dream by Alan Waltar and Helena Langevin-Joliot (2004)
  • Grand Obsession: Madame Curie and Her World by Rosalynd Pflaum (1989)
  • Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium by Carla Killough McClafferty (2006)
  • Madame Curie: A Biography by Eve Curie (1986)
  • Without a Doubt by Marcia Clark with Teresa Carpenter (1997)
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (2013)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2016)
  • Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice by Joan Biskupic (2014)
  • Equal: A Biography of Sandra Day O’Connor by Harold and Geraldine Woods (1985)
  • Saving Grace: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers by Elizabeth Edwards (2006)
  • Sisters-in-Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman (2015)
  • Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice by Sandra Day O’Connor (2003)
  • Objection! How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants and a 24/7 Media have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System by Nancy Grace (2005)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Fire and Steel on the Supreme Court by Eleanor H. Ayer (1994)
  • Sandra Day O’Conner: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice by Joan Biskupic (2005)
  • Fight Back and Win: My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice and How You Can Win Your Own Battles by Gloria Allred (2006)
  • Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest by Sandra Day O’Connor (2003)
  • Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court by Sandra Day O’Conner (2013)
  • The Black Rose: The Dramatic Story of Madam CJ Walker, America’s First Black Female Millionaire by Tananarive Due (2000)
  • Helena Rubenstein: The Women Who Invented Beauty by Michele Fitoussi (2010)
  • War Paint: Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry by Linda Woodhead (2003)
  • Mary Kay: The Success Story of America’s Most Dynamic Businesswoman by Mary Kay Ash (1981)
  • Estee: A Success Story by Estee Lauder (1985)
  • Miss Elizabeth Arden: An Unretouched Portrait by Alfred Allan Lewis, written by Constance Woodworth (1973)
  • My Life for Beauty by Helen Rubenstein (1964)
  • Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubenstein, L’Oreal and the Blemished History of Looking Good by Ruth Brandon (2011)
  • The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America’s Greatest Entrepreneur by Mary Kay Ash (2008)

From the Archives