ERIC Number: ED353203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Research on the History of Women.
Golemba, Beverly E.
This paper discusses the difficulties encountered during research on the accomplishments of lesser known women for inclusion in a biographical dictionary of such women. The dictionary includes biographical sketches of 761 women representing 50 countries and 35 fields of endeavor from 1600 to the present. The paper focuses on the difficulties of finding women who had made accomplishments during certain periods, the unevenness of the recording of women's history, the overall lack of information, and that many women's accomplishments were credited to or plagiarized by their husbands, fathers, and brothers. The work of 300 additional women had to be abandoned because of the lack of sufficient information about them. The purpose of this research was to correct the misconceptions that women accomplished nothing, that some were exceptions, and that women's history is different. Because the theme of the meeting for which this paper was prepared concerned immigrants, the biographies of five immigrant women are featured as examples of the contributions made by women. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for presentation at a Colloquia Roundtable of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society (Arlington, VA, April 3-5, 1992).