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  1. Biographies of Women (Information Please)
      Provides an alphabetic listing. 10-04

  2. Biographies of Women (Information Please)
      Provides an alphabetic listing. 10-04

  3. Women - Distinguished Women of Past and Present (Bois)
      Provides one of the most comprehensive sets of biographies of women available on the Net. Arranged alphabetically by last name or field.

  4. Women Heroes (Women in World History Curriculum - Reese)
      Provides biographies of influential women, by region of the world.

  5. Women in History (WWWomen)
      Provides a Directory and Search Engine related to women.

News
  1. -02-04-06 Coretta King Lies in Honor in Georgia (Fox News)
      "Cheered by hundreds of people, the body of Coretta Scott King was carried through the streets by horse-drawn carriage Saturday to Georgia's state Capitol, where she became the first woman and first black person to lie in honor."

      "Sen. Ron Wyden , D-Ore., cut Negroponte off in mid-sentence as he described the internal NSA and administration checks on the domestic spying program."

      " 'That's not good enough,' Wyden snapped. 'You're asking us to trust you. Ronald Reason put it well, "Trust but verify." And the American people and Congress can't verify.' " 02-06

Papers
  1. -Koen, Fanny Blankers (Olympics30.com)
      "Born in Holland in 1918 Francina Elsje Koen, is viewed by many experts as the greatest all-round track and field female athlete who ever lived. She was held in such high regard by her peers that she was awarded female athlete of the twentieth century in 1999 by the IAAF." 08-12

  2. -Latynina, Larisa (Wikipedia.org)
      "Larisa Semyonovna Latynina... (born December 27, 1934 in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian and former Soviet gymnast who is the only female athlete to win nine Olympic gold medals. She holds 18 total medals, second most won by a competitor in any sport at the Olympics. Latynina held the record for most Olympic medals overall for many decades before being surpassed by US swimmer Michael Phelps in 2012. She was responsible for establishing the Soviet Union as the dominant force in gymnastics.[1] She also holds the record for most individual medals (14 outside of team events) in Olympic history." 07-12

  3. 100 Best Female Athletes (Sports Illustrated)
      Provides biographies of Sports Illustrated's opinion regarding top female athletes. 12-02

  4. Alsop, Marin - Conductor (ABC News)
      "Marin Alsop is one of the world's most accomplished female conductors. This week, she was named conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra — the first woman ever to head up a major American orchestra." 7-05

  5. Barakzai, Shukria Biography (WorldPress.org)
      "In addition to her work in education and at Women's Mirror, Mrs. Barakzai was a member of Afghanistan's Constitutional Reviewing Commission. Nominated by President Hamid Karzai to this job, she worked for more than nine months reviewing each article of Afghanistan's Constitutional principles draft."

      Although her work on the Commission has ended, the 500-member grand council, or Loya Jirga, adopted the new post-conflict Afghan constitution in early January 2004. Under article 22, it states that every Afghan citizen, whether male or female, has equal rights and responsibilities before the law."

      Many women have called the constitution no less than a miracle in a country once dominated by conservative leaders and traditions. For Mrs. Barakzai, it is the first and most crucial step in gaining women's rights in the long term." 1-05

  6. Biographies of Famous Women (Gale Group)
      Provides over 100 biographies. Many include pictures 1-05

  7. Blair, Bonnie (Olympics30.com)
      "To date, she remains the most decorated woman in the history of US Winter Olympics." 08-12

  8. Collins, Eileen (NASA)
      Provides a profile of the female astronaut. "Collins was the first woman pilot of a Space Shuttle." 4-02

  9. First Ladies of the United States (Virtualology)
      Presents, in alphabetical order, a profile for each First Lady of the United States of America (USA). The First Ladies include Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Martha Jefferson, Dolley Madison, Elizabeth Monroe, Louisa Adams, Rachel Jackson, Hannah Van Buren, Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler, Julia Tyler, Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, Abigail Fillmore, Jane Pierce, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eliza Johnson, Julia Grant, Lucy Hayes, Lucretia Garfield, Ellen Arthur, Frances Cleveland, Caroline Harrison, Ida McKinley, Edith Roosevelt, Helen Taft, Ellen Wilson, Edith Wilson, Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth (Bess) Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy, Claudia Alta (Lady Bird) Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalyn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush. 5-01

  10. Garrett, Elizabeth (Spartacus)
      Provides a picture and a short biography of the social activist who became the first female physician in Britain. 11-02

  11. Height, Dorothy Dies (CNN News)
      "President Obama called her a hero and the 'godmother' of the movement, noting she 'served as the only woman at the highest level of the civil rights movement -- witnessing every march and milestone along the way.' " 04-10

  12. Hillary Clinton Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame (MSNBC News)
      "Honored with her were Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Dr. Rita Rossi Colwell, who became the first female director of the National Science Foundation in 1998, and Betty Bumpers, a crusader for childhood immunizations who was Clinton’s predecessor as Arkansas’ first lady."

      " 'I don’t think there has ever been a better time to be a woman than in the United States of America in the 21st century,' Clinton said in an interview." 10-05

  13. King, Billie Jean (Sports Illustrated)
      Provides a biography of the tennis great. Includes a picture. 12-02

  14. Men and Women of Science (University of Michigan)
      Provides biograpical information on leading contributors to science. Presents the information at three levels of difficulty and by time period.

  15. Millender-McDonald, Juanita (Wikipedia.org)
      "Juanita Millender-McDonald (September 7, 1938–April 22, 2007) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1996 until her death in 2007, representing California's 37th congressional district, which includes most of South Central Los Angeles and the city of Long Beach, California. She was a member of the Democratic Party." 04-07

  16. Patrick, Danica - Auto Racer (DaniCarRacing.com)
      "Danica patrick, this attractive 5-foot-1, 100-pound woman, battles in a man's world with amazing success, and shows the determination to become one of the nation's brightest sports stars. Patrick is one of the nation's best young auto racers." 5-05

  17. Patrick, Danica - Finishes 4th at Indy (CBS News)
      "Patrick, running out of fuel in the waning laps, held on to finish fourth, helped by a crash by fellow rookie Sebastien Bourdais one lap from the end. Wheldon ran out of fuel on his cooldown lap."

      "The best previous finish by a woman was 9th by Janet Guthrie in 1978. The story at Indy all month has been Patrick, only the fourth woman to race at Indianapolis, and Sunday was no exception."

      "After starting fourth and becoming the first woman to lead a lap at Indy on lap 57, she stalled the engine in the pits on her Honda-power Panoz on lap 79, falling to 16th, last on the lead lap." 5-05

  18. Photographers - Women (Leggat)
      Provides short biographies of women who are mentioned in the history of photography. 3-01

  19. Ride, Sally (NASA)
      Provides a short biography of the first American woman in space. 8-02

  20. Walker, Maggie (Time Magazine)
      "In 1903 she convinced those who would listen to her to bring together about $9,400 and opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, becoming the first woman of any race to preside over a savings institution at a time when only a handful of women held power in corporations. "We need a savings bank," she said. "Chartered, offered and run by the men and women of this order. Let us have a bank that will take nickels and turn them into dollars.""

      "Bank customers deposited a nickel a week into their accounts, and the assets continued to multiply. By 1913, the bank had collected $300,000 in assets. By 1920, it had helped to purchase 600 homes. In 1929 the Great Depression struck, crippling financial institutions nationwide. But St. Luke Savings had enough in holdings to absorb all the other local black-owned banks and become Consolidated Bank and Trust, holding assets of $400,000. The bank is still headquartered in Richmond today." 02-07

  21. Women - Biographies of Women Mathematicians (Riddle)
      Provides biographies in alphabetical order and by time period. 2-00

  22. Women Athletes (Sports Illustrated)
      Provides biographies of Sports Illustrated's opinion regarding the top 100 female athletes. 12-02

  23. Women Mathematicians (Association for Women in Mathematics)
      Provides brief biographies of women mathematicians of the twentieth century. 8-01

  24. Women Writers by Name, Country or Period (Ockerbloom)
      Provides biographies of women writers by name, country, or time period.

  25. Women's Biographies (National Women's Hall of Fame)
      Provides biographies of over a hundred great women.

  26. Women's Biographies (University of Maryland)
      Provides biographies of historical women of achievement. 10-09

  27. Women's History - A Timeline Starting 4000 B.C. (Gale Group)
      Provides a timeline of achievements of outstanding women. 1-05

  28. Yow, Kay (Wikipedia.org)
      "Sandra Kay Yow (March 14, 1942 – January 24, 2009) was a basketball coach. She was the head coach of the women's basketball team at North Carolina State University from 1975 to 2009. A member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, she had more than 700 career wins.[1] She also won an Olympic gold medal as coach of the 1988 U.S. women's basketball team, despite having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987.[2]" 04-07

  29. Zaharias, Babe Didrikson (Sports Illustrated)
      Provides a biography of the person recognized as the "Greatest Female Athlete of the First Half of the 20th Century." Includes a picture. 12-02

  30. Women Writers of Color (University of Minnesota)
      Provides biographies of women writers who are African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Chicana, Latina, Indigenous, or Native American.

       
       


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