Women and Gender History


Women’s History Collection and article on Women’s History Resources, South Dakota State Archives, Pierre: Many various individual and organizational records, listed alphabetically.  Particularly the General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Pioneer Daughters Collection.

Women’s History Sources at the Center for Western Studies (1998, pdf), Augustana University, Sioux Falls.

Manuscript Collections, H.M. Briggs Library, South Dakota State University, Brookings: Includes AAUW Brookings Branch records, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn Papers, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Papers, General Federation of Women’s Clubs of South Dakota records, research files on Gladys Pyle collected by Jeanette Kinyon and Jean Walz, Gertrude Stickney Young Collection, and Women Artists in Collaboration records.


Egge, Sara. “Strewn Knee Deep in Literature”: A Material Analysis of Print Propaganda and Woman Suffrage.” Agricultural History 88(4) (Fall 2014), 591-605.

—–. Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870–1920. Ames: University of Iowa Press, 2018.

Hans, Birgit. “A Woman’s Touch: Housekeepers in the Day Schools at Pine Ridge and Rosebud, 1880-1920.” South Dakota History 46(3) (Fall 2016), 225-247.

Jennings, Mary Kay. “Lake County Woman Suffrage Campaign in 1890.” South Dakota History 5(4) (Fall 1975), 390-409.

Jones, Clifton H. “Manuscript Sources in Women’s History at the Historical Resource Center.” South Dakota History 7(1) (Winter 1976), 57-65.

Koupal, Nancy Tystad. “Marietta Bones: Personality and Politics in the South Dakota Suffrage Movement.” In Yvonne J. Johnson, Ed., Feminist Frontiers: Women Who Shaped the Midwest. Kirksville MO: Truman State University Press, 2010.

Lindell, Lisa R. “‘Awake to all the needs of our day’: Early Women Lawyers in South Dakota.” South Dakota History 42(3) (Fall 2012).

—–. “‘All calls promptly attended to, day or night’: Women Doctors in Southern Dakota Territory.” South Dakota History 45(1) (Spring 2014).

—–. “In Their Own Words: Women of Brown County, South Dakota, in World War I.” South Dakota History 48(1) (Spring 2018), 1-31.  On women who worked in nursing and other jobs during World War I.

—–. “’We Are Laying Foundations’: South Dakota’s First Ordained Women Congregational Ministers.” Great Plains Quarterly 36(1) (Winter 2016), 31-52.

Nelson, Paula M. No Place for Clinging Vines: Women Homesteaders on the South Dakota Frontier, 1900-1915. Thesis, USD-Vermillion, July 1978.

Peterson, Susan C. “From Paradise to Prairie: The Presentation Sisters in Dakota, 1880-1896.” South Dakota History 10(3)(Summer 1980), 210-222.

Sochen, June. “Frontier Women: A Model for All Women?South Dakota History 7(1) (Winter 1976), 36-56.

Young, Gertrude S. Dakota Again. 1950.
a book of biographical sketches of South Dakota women including Sarah Wood Ward (pioneer), Mary Uline Dunlap (churchwoman), Krete Kendall Miller (artist), Charlotte Elliot (scientist), Gladys Pyle (stateswoman), and Lois Thrather Clarke (journalist), followed by a few fictionalized stories