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Resources for Louisiana Women's History

  • Baker, Vaughan Burdin. Louisiana Documents: Women in the Record. Very Occasional Paper 3. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Library, 1981. 21 p.

  • Manuscript Resources on Women's History in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University [online]. Baton Rouge: Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, 31 July 1998 [cited 7 August 1998]. Available from:

  • Murphree, Rachel, comp. Louisiana Leaders: Notable Women in History [online]. October 1997 [cited 20 January 1998]. Available from:

  • ------. Timeline of Louisiana Women's History [online]. 1997 [cited 28 July 1998]. Available from:

  • Simpson, Vaughan Baker. "Women in Louisiana History." In A Guide to the History of Louisiana, edited by Light Townsend Cummins and Glen Jeansonne. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1982.

  • Tucker, Susan, comp. The New Orleans Guide to Collections on Women. New Orleans: Newcomb College, Tulane University, 1989.

    Biographies of Notable Louisiana and New Orleans Women

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    Look for more biographies and information to come on this page. If you have a suggestion for a woman who belongs on this page, please email us.

    Coming in March! "The Women's Movement" in Louisiana: Remembering, Thinking With, and Honoring the Women Active in the Second Wave of Feminist Activism. This event will take place on 23-24 March 2001 at NCCROW. It will feature a day of panel discussions with Louisiana women active in the Women's Liberation movements of the 1960s-1980s. If you would like to suggest a topic or organize a panel, or if you would like to help plan this event or speak on a conference panel, please contact Crystal Kile ( or 504.895.3087)

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