Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pooling our collective knowledge

When I started this blog, I only expected a handful of friends and family to read it. It has been exciting for me to learn that so many people out there share my passion for learning about the marvelous women in our history.

I'm really a dilettante in Mormon history. I find it fascinating, but I have only recently started exploring it. Justin B.'s resource suggestions made me realize that there are a lot of resources I'm not tapping into. I have been pleasantly surprised with the amount of information available on LDS women, but sometimes it can be a little difficult to find. So, I'm going to start a "recommended resources" sidebar for learning about the experiences of LDS women, and I want your advice on what to include. What are your favorite books/databases/journals/blogs/etc to use to find information about LDS women?

Also, I'd love to have guest posts if anyone is interested. I'm always eager to learn more about the inspiring women in our history. You can email me at "womenshistoryerin" at gmail dot com if you are interested.

4 comments:

Justin said...

I located one list of books on Mormon women here.

Worth Their Salt and Worth Their Salt Too also come to mind with some chapters on Mormon women.

BYU digital collections feature some older books with biographical information on Mormon women such as Representative Women of Deseret and Jenson's LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. The Woman's Exponent published hundreds of biographical sketches and obituaries on Mormon women.

Utah History to Go and the Utah History Encyclopedia also have information on various Mormon women.

J. Stapley said...

The list that Justin linked to is pretty good. The USU Press series is wonderful and most include biographical sketches. The early Relief Society Magazine is also a good place to look.

Besides Justin's suggestions, type in "women" at the Studies in Mormon History bibliography to find some good stuff. It includes not only books, but journal articles - most of which are accessible from UU digital collections.

The YWJ at BYU Digital Collections. If you want to pay for it, Ancestry.com includes the old DUP serials (they are abominably edited/sanitized, but there are loads of stories). Google books is chock full of stuff.

Erin said...

Wow, this is fabulous stuff. I'm really excited about this. Thanks for the tips!

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