Thursday, March 29, 2007

New Web Resource: Women in Congress

Robert KC Johnson at Cliopatria has this post about a great new web resource:

Women in Congress

A pathbreaking website from the House of Representatives Office of History and Preservation on Women in Congress is now live.

The site contains a comprehensive index of women members of both chambers, plus artifacts, historical essays, and a data set about women who have served. The site complements a 1015-page book edited by OHP's Matt Wasniewski--volumes on African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians/Pacific Islanders members will follow. Both the book and the website will be invaluable assets for those of us to do congressional history, but they also serve as good examples of how the House and Senate history offices can bring congressional history to the public.