Women in Philadelphia History – Resources

Philadelphia is a rich environment for women’s history. Among the many collections that feature primary sources on women’s lives are these key sources below:

  • The Historical Society of Pennsylania has an extensive collection on women in Philadelphia; key resources about collections, letters, diaries, and other written materials created by women can be found here.  (Make sure to explore the sidebars for resources that cover the 19th and 20th Century as well).
  • The Library Company of Philadelphia includes extensive print and documentary collections on women in Philadelpia.  Find a summary of their resources here.  (Be sure to look through their on-line exhibits)
  • The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia includes entries on a number of subjects that will be useful to thinking about women in Philadelphia’s history.

Here you will find a sample tour on the subject of women in Philadelphia’s design and graphic arts history