Skip to main content

Women in Maryland

A guide to resources on Women in Maryland. It is intended as an introduction to Web and print resources.

Maryland Women in Politics

Maryland's first female legislator, Mary Eliza Watters Risteau, was elected in 1921, and became the first woman elected to the Maryland Senate in 1935. Since then, well over one hundred women have served in the Maryland legislature. 

The University of Maryland holds many resources related to women in politics in Maryland, including books and archival materials.

Books on Women in Politics