Saturday, March 16, 2013

Women's History Month 2013: Women Working

Resources for Researching Your Female Ancestor, Day # 16

Women Working 1800-1930

Was your female ancestor a "housewife?" It's easy to assume they were. Even if you think she never worked you should check out  the Harvard University Library website Women Working, 1800-1930. This virtual collection includes 650,000 pages from 3,100 books, 900 archival items and 1,400 photographs. This is a place to learn how women contributed to economic life including “working conditions, workplace regulations, home life, costs of living, commerce, recreation, health and hygiene, and social issues.”

1 comment:

Cheri Hudson Passey said...

Some of my female ancestors worked at home and away from home. Looking forward to using this source to see what life may have been like for them.