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; email: the Women’s Studies Librarian.
This bibliography updates and expands Wisconsin Women: A Bibliographic Checklist, compiled by Women’s Studies Librarian Linda Parker in 1981. It is divided into three sections covering general works, selected sources on individual women, and archival resources. 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, where that database is available. 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. Many of the websites included have biographical information derived from the print sources, but are listed for use by school children and others without easy access to the original material. For material specifically on the history of women at the University of Wisconsin, consult “History of Women at the University of Wisconsin” webpage, by Phyllis Holman Weisbard. “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.
Phyllis Holman Weisbard, University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Librarian.