Rosie the Riveter Memorial
The Rosie the Riveter Memorial: Honoring American Women's Labor During WWII is the first in the nation to honor and interpret this important chapter of American history. An estimated 18 million women worked in WWII defense industries and support services including steel mills, foundries, lumber mills, aircraft factories, offices, hospitals and daycare centers. Rosie the Riveter Memorial (Richmond, CA)
Women in Construction: An Early Historical Perspective (PDF)
Women in Construction: An Early Historical Perspective. Construction is historically described as a non-traditional occupation for women. The majority of the documentation related to working women dates back to the 1950s and includes very limited information about the construction industry. It is crucial to establish a historical framework to properly describe and discuss issues related to women in construction. The purpose of this paper is to present an historical perspective of women‘s roles in construction, which in reality dates back to the medieval period, if not earlier.
Women's Labor History
The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Women’s History at AFSCME - A Part of History: Women in Unions. Explore the challenges women faced becoming union members, achieving better work hours and conditions and finding pay equity. This online program covers everything from early working women at the Lowell Mills to the recent passing of the Lilly Ledbetter Act.
National Women's History Project
This organization provides information, educational materials, and programs which celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women. Write or telephone to get a catalog of videos, posters, gifts, books, teaching materials, etc.
The history of Women Build, a department of Habitat for Humanity International
Construction Efficiency Guides.