New Guide from the WNY Documentary Heritage Program Enhances Access to Stories of Local Women in History

The Western New York Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) announces the release of the new libguide: “Western New York Women in History” just in time for the annual celebration of Women’s History Month. The guide includes information on archival collections, websites, historic sites, exhibits, articles and more, featuring women from our region who have made an impact on history. The information includes documentation on individual women as well as women’s organizations found online and throughout the country. For example, did you know that the Library of Congress has a collection of photos in its Print & Photos Collection that includes hundreds of images of women war workers from factories around Buffalo and Niagara Falls in WWII? Or, did you know that the missionary work among the Seminole Nation of a woman from Buffalo, New York, Harriet Bedell, is preserved in the collections at Florida State Archives?

The libguide also identifies local collections about local women including materials from places like the Buffalo History Museum, the Reinstein branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and more!

And of course, what we do today becomes our history tomorrow – so feel free to contact the DHP about any additions or updates to the Women’s History libguide!

Heidi Bamford, Regional Archivist
Documentary Heritage Program
4455 Genesee Street, POB 400
Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 633-0705 ext 114
hbamford@wnylrc.org

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