Bibliography Project

An important part of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project is to create a robust bibliography of resources that will generate new ideas and help scholars publish new articles and monographs that reflect the large role that Kentuckians played in achieving women's right to vote.

There are three different types of sources that our bibliographical entries will offer - click on each source type below to generate a dynamic view of all the entries submitted to H-Kentucky at that point in time. To create your own entry, follow the directions located on this page.

  • Primary Sources 
    Primary sources are first-hand accounts or documentary records of an event or idea within a historical time period; see the Library of Congress website for directions on how to use primary sources for teaching.
  • Secondary Sources
    Secondary sources are documents or artifacts that are created after the fact to analyze events, people, works, or topics - these sources can provide background information and offer unique perspectives but they are one or more steps removed from an original event or record. See the National History Education Clearinghouse website for directions on how to identify and use secondary sources for teaching.
  • Tertiary Sources
    Tertiary sources are typically, lists, indexes, databases of primary and secondary sources that will provide an overview or summary of a topic; many compilations can be considered by some scholars to be secondary sources since the compilation itself could evidence the compiler's own synthesis or analysis of a topic, however the best of these sources are aiming for neutrality and without intentional interpretation on the part of the compilers. See the Cornell University library website for examples of the differences between primary, secondary and tertiary sources.