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Learn More – Sources for Research into Texas Women's History

Note: The following list is meant to serve as a guide for researchers and not a comprehensive listing of sources.

Major Resource Websites

Josephine LedesmaAt age 24, Josephine Ledesma, who grew up in Kyle, near
Austin, worked as an airplane mechanic at Texas air fields
during World War II. Courtesy of the U.S. Latino & Latina
WWII Oral History Project, University of Texas at Austin.
Faculty members in the Bulletin of the College of Industrial Arts, Denton, Texas, ca. 1904. The Womans Collection, Texas Womans University.Faculty members in the Bulletin of the College of Industrial Arts, Denton, Texas, ca. 1904. The Womans Collection, Texas Womans University.
Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO)
Keyword search to primary sources (21 archival repositories in Texas) on topics and individuals in Texas women's history.
Handbook of Texas History Online
Browse entries on women by topic, organization, or profession. Or use keyword search for articles on particular subjects or individuals.
Portal to Texas History, University of North Texas Libraries
Digital reproductions of photographs, maps, letters, documents, books, artifacts, and more. Search by location and subject, such as education, literature, immigration, and social life and customs. Women are not a separate subject. Classroom lessons comply with TEKS standards.
Baylor University Institute for Oral History
Search collection of oral histories by individual name or by topics in women's history, such as teachers, women clergy, women's health, Woman's Missionary Union, family life, and family planning. Also links to a "workshop on the Web" on oral history methodology.
The Texas Black History Preservation Project
The Texas Black History Preservation Project is dedicated to documenting the complete history of the African American experience in Texas, spanning almost five centuries. Through print and visual media, the Project seeks to make readily accessible a wide-ranging collection of information toward the establishment of a permanent repository for all things related to the Black History of Texas.
Texas Beyond History
A public education service of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with 16 other organizations, this site's purpose is to interpret and share the results of archeological and historical research on the cultural heritage of Texas.  It has information and images relating to the cultural legacy of Texas, spanning 13,500 years. An interactive map allows visitor to select a site in a particular region of Texas.
Texas Historic Site Atlas
Texas Historical Commission site with nearly 300,000 site records, including data on properties with official Texas Historical Markers and those designated National Register of Historic Places. Also included are courthouses, museums, and sawmills across the state. Search by historic designation, keyword, county, address, or site name to access detailed descriptions, historic photographs, and interactive maps.
Resources for Teaching Texas History
University of Texas at El Paso website for teachers of social studies. Includes links to major Texas history references websites, sites for teaching resources, and lesson plans on all time periods of Texas history.
Votes for Women! The Women's Suffrage Movement in Texas
A Texas State Library and Archives Commission online exhibit that traces the history of the women's suffrage movement in Texas and includes images of primary documents.