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:

 

  • Nancy Wake: The Inspiring Story of One of the War’s Greatest Heroines by Peter Fitzsimmons (2001)
  • The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy by Judith L. Pearson (2008)
  • Manila Espionage by Claire “High Pockets” Philips (2018)
  • King Akbar’s Daughter: Stories for Everyone by Noor Inayat Khan (2005)
  • Femme Fatale: The Love, Lies and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari by Pat Shipman (2007)
  • Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan by Shrabani Basu (2007)
  • The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure and Betrayal by Howard Blum (2016)
  • Miss U: Angel of the Underground by Margaret Utinksy (2017)
  • The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight by Martha Ackmann (2004)
  • The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos by Michael D. Lemonick (2009)
  • Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist by George Moran (2013)
  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (2016)
  • Wally Funk’s Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer by Sue Nelson (2019)
  • Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Natalia Holt (2016)
  • Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr (2014)
  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson by Jo Manton (1965)
  • The Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West by Chris Enss (2006)
  • Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman’s Work by Mari Grana (2005)
  • Women Pioneers in Texas Medicine by Elizabeth Silverthorne and Geneva Fulgham (1977)
  • The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician by Julia Boyd (2005)
  • The Eternally Wounded Women: Women, Doctors and Exercise in the Late Nineteenth Century by Patricia A. Vertinsky (1994)
  • Elizabeth Blackwell: Biographical Connections (Elizabeth Garrett Anderson / Susan La Flesche PIcotte) by Lisa Klobuchar (2007)
  • Doc Susie: The True Story of a Country Physician in the Colorado Rockies by Virginia Cornell (1995)
  • Caroline Norton’s Defense by Caroline Norton (1982)
  • The Life and Writings of Amelia Bloomer by D.C. Bloomer (1975)
  • The Fight of Women’s Right to Vote in American History by Carol Rust Nash (1998)
  • The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers of Women’s Rights and Abolition by Gerda Lerner (1998)
  • Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights by Deborah Kops (2017)
  • Jailed for Freedom: The Story of Militant American Suffragist Movement by Doris Stevens (2008)
  • The Ideas of the Women’s Suffragist Movement, 1890-1920 by Aileen S. Kraditor (1981)
  • Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women’s Rights of the 1884 New Orleans World’s Fair by Miki Pfeffer (2014)
  • A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Vote by Mary Walton (2010)
  • The Woman Who Dared: The Trials of Susan B. Anthony by N.E.H. Null (2012)
  • Diva Julia: The Public Romance and the Private Agony of Julia Ward Howe by Valerie H. Zeigler (2003)
  • From Equal Suffrage to Equal Rights by Christine Lunardi (2000)
  • Susan B. Anthony: A Biography by Kathleen Barry (1988)
  • Every Woman’s Guide to Equality: How Achieving Real Equality Will Change Women’s Lives Forever by Carlynne McDonnell (2015)
  • Women’s Rights and Nothing Less: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Lisa Frederickson Bohannon (2001)
  • Valiant Friend: The Life of Lucretia Mott by Margaret Hope Backon (1980)
  • How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the Right to Vote by Tina Cassidy (2019)
  • Alice Paul: Equality for Women (Lives of American Women) by Christine Lunardini (2012)
  • Woman’s Voice, Woman’s Place: Lucy Stone and the Birth of the Woman’s Right Movement by Joelle Million (2003)
  • Louisa May Alcott: A Modern Biography by Martha Sexton (1995)
  • The Lost Stories of Louisa May Alcott: Author of Little Women by Madeleine B. Stern and Daniel Shealy (1995)
  • Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother by Eva LaPlante (2012)
  • The Feminist Alcott: Stories of a Woman’s Power by Louisa May Alcott (1996)
  • Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott (2005)
  • Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography by Susan Cheever (2010)
  • Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen (2009)
  • Louisa May Alcott: Life Letters and Journals (1995)
  • Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug by Leandra Ruth Zarnow (2019)
  • Norfolk County Registry of Deeds: Notable Land Records, Volume 2 by William P. O’Donnell (Dedham, MA) (2019)
  • Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote by Barb Rosenstock (2020)
  • Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane by Kirsten W. Larson (2020)
  • Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights by Beth Anderson (2020)

From the Archives