This bibliography is number 16 of the series WISCONSIN BIBLIOGRAPHIES IN WOMEN’S STUDIES published by the University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Librarian’s Office, 430 Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison, WI 53706; 608-263-5754. It was compiled by Phyllis Holman Weisbard, former University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Librarian.
This bibliography updates and expands Wisconsin Women: A Bibliographic Checklist, compiled by former Women’s Studies Librarian Linda Parker in 1981. Minor updating, including link checking, was done by GWS Librarian Karla Strand in the summer of 2018.
It is divided into three sections covering general works, selected sources on individual women, and archival resources. These sections can be accessed by the links on the right side of this page.
Dissertations and theses listed are available at the institution where they were submitted and sometimes may be borrowed through interlibrary loan or are accessible through Dissertations & Theses database from Proquest.
Please also see Wisconsin Women Making History for 85+ profiles of Wisconsin women. Local historical societies and other organizations may also have issued calendars, exhibition brochures, and other commemorative publications on women from their areas. Local public libraries are a good source for these materials.
For material specifically on the history of women at the University of Wisconsin, consult History of Women at the University of Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin Women’s History” incorporates with permission several citations from Wisconsin History: an Annotated Bibliography, by Barbara Dotts Paul and Justus F. Paul (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999). See their work for additional material, including privately published memoirs.
We welcome suggestions of additional citations for future updates.