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Women in Media

A subject guide that features resources related to the portrayal and participation of women in media throughout the 20th century.

Women in Media

Welcome! This guide features resources related to the portrayal and participation of women in media throughout the 20th century.

  • Archival Collections feature the personal papers of women who have had broadcast careers in radio and television, as well as the records of broadcast-related organizations. They include a variety of formats and documents such as scripts, photographs, correspondence, promotional materials, clippings, meeting notes, sheet music, program guides and audiovisual materials.
  • Books encompass a wide array of topics focusing on women as contributors, subjects and consumers of mass communication. 
  • Current Media Organizations include present-day advocacy groups and clubs that support the participation and visibility of women in mass media.
  • Streaming Audio and Video consists of streaming sites where you can listen to/watch original historical broadcasts featuring women as both presenters and subjects, as well as documentaries on the portrayal of women in the media.
  • Communication and Mass Media Databases link to research sites where you can find related scholarship and journalism by searching "women in media" or any number of subtopics therein.
  • Research using primary sources offers an excellent overview on how to find, request and use materials from Special Collections & University Archives.