Resource Library

Historical Resources and Archives

Asian Nation: Women and Gender Issues

Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Archives, Duke University

Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University Libraries

Brooklyn Museum: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Chicana por Mi Raza: Chicana Feminist Archive Project

Chicago Women’s Liberation Union

Combahee River Collective Statement

Comision Femenil Mexicana, University of California, Santa Barbara Library

Documenting the Midwestern Origins of the Twentieth-Century Women’s Movement, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections;view=reslist;subview=standard;didno=uw-whs-mss00823;focusrgn=contentslist;cc=wiarchives;byte=211280461

The Equal Rights Amendment

ERAmerica Records, Library of Congress

Freedom Summer Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society

Jo Freeman

Her Hat Was In the Ring! U.S. Women Who Ran for Political Office Before 1920

Highlander Folk School, Civil Rights Digital Library

H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online

H-Net List for Women’s History

The History of Nursing: 101 Informative Websites

International Museum of Women

Jewish Women's Archive

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Making Face, Making Soul: A Chicana Feminist Website

The Mazer Lesbian Archives at University of California, Los Angeles

Museum of Modern Art: Documenting a Feminist Past

National Black Feminist Organization Collection, University of Illinois

National Women’s History Project

National Women’s Law Center

National Woman’s Party, Sewall-Belmont House Museum

National Woman’s Party, Social Welfare History Project

National Women’s Political Caucus Records, Vassar College

Native Feminists, University of Illinois

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Pew Research Center


Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Sophia Smith Collection, Women’s History Archives at Smith College

Gloria Steinem: Agents of Social Change, The Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College

Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee 50th Anniversary

Third World Women’s Alliance Records

Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minnesota

United States Department of Labor Timeline

United States Department of Labor Women’s Bureau

Voices of Feminism, Oral History Project, Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College Libraries

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Highlights in the History of Military Women

Women of the World, Unite!

Women’s Museum of California

Women’s Sports Foundation Title IX Legislative Chronology

U.S. Women’s History Websites by State

Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame

Arkansas Women’s History Institute

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

Florida Memory, State Library and Archives of Florida: Women’s History

Georgia Women of Achievement

Chicago Area Women’s History Council (Illinois)

Maine Women’s Hall of Fame, University of Maine

Maryland Women’s Heritage Center

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

Nevada Women’s History Project

New Jersey Women’s History

1970s North Carolina Feminisms

Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame

Women’s History in Oregon, The Oregon Historical Society

Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

South Carolina’s Information Highway: Special Women in Our State’s History

Women in Texas History

Vermont Women’s History Project

Virginia Women in History

Women’s History Consortium, Washington State Historical Society

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1971 The Click! Moment

The idea of the “Click! moment” was coined by Jane O’Reilly. “The women in the group looked at her, looked at each other, and ... click! A moment of truth. The shock of recognition. Instant sisterhood... Those clicks are coming faster and faster. They were nearly audible last summer, which was a very angry summer for American women. Not redneck-angry from screaming because we are so frustrated and unfulfilled-angry, but clicking-things-into-place-angry, because we have suddenly and shockingly perceived the basic disorder in what has been believed to be the natural order of things.” Article, “The Housewife's Moment of Truth,” published in the first issue of Ms. Magazine and in New York Magazine. Republished in The Girl I Left Behind, by Jane O'Reilly (Macmillan, 1980). Jane O'Reilly papers, Schlesinger Library.