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Women's History — Highlights

This guide is is just to give a snapshot celebrating just a few of the many momentous events in the history of women.


There are many aspects to Women's History, and we've only focused on highlighting a few areas here. Some of our obvious omissions are the history of women from other countries, women and social justice/social movements, women in medicine, and women in the arts. This page is meant to be a springboard for your continued research, and we are hopeful that you will find something interesting that will lead you on into a whole new area of investigation. The resources that we have drawn from are largely from government documents and archival collections, or through resources that SJSU owns. In future years, we hope to add to this site and make it a dynamic resource that continually changes and expands. At this time, we are only focusing on the history of women in the United States, and while we are making some forays into the earlier years of the suffrage movement, the main scope of this page will surround the last century.

Celebrating 100 Years of Women's History

Jane Addams, Reformer and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Jane Addams

For a brief overview on Jane Addams' life and work, visit the Nobel Peace Laureates site.