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HIST 114J / WGSS 114 Women, Gender, and Work in U.S. History: Welcome


This course guide is intended to assist students in their research projects for the course Women, Gender, and Work in U.S. History (HIST 114J / WGSS 114), taught by Anne Lessy during Spring term 2022 at Yale University. The selection of resources included in this guide is not intended to be comprehensive.

Library Contacts

Students in this course should feel free to contact any of the following librarians as a starting point for research assistance with their projects for this course.

  • Melissa Barton: Curator for Prose and Drama, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - 
  • James Kessenides: Kaplanoff Librarian for American History -
  • Bill Landis: Associate Director for Public Services, Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library - 
  • Jennifer Snow: Program Director for Instruction, Marx Science and Social Science Library, and Librarian for Anthropology, Sociology, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - 

Yale Library Search Tools

The main search tools for finding books, articles, databases, archival collections, and more at Yale (and beyond) can all be found on the "Find, Request, and Use" page of the library's website. Here are a few quick refreshers, but be sure to visit the page for a full overview: