UK: New Website Puts Spotlight on Women in History
More than 80,000 fascinating documents that uncover the lives led by Yorkshire women such as Charlotte Bronte in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are now only a mouse click away.
A major website launches today hosted by the University of Huddersfield, developed in partnership with West Yorkshire Archives Service and funded by JISC.
Researchers, archivists and the general public can now explore a vast online archive of diaries, letters, journals, minutes and other written material plus photographs and artworks that tell the story of women’s lives as led in the home, the workplace, the political arena and even the mental asylum.
Famous women such as author Charlotte Bronte and aviator Amy Johnson lives can be explored through original documents on the JISC-funded ‘History to Herstory’ website.
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See Also: Highlights from the Collection (via Flickr)
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