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Women's History in Florida

This guide from the State Library of Florida explores women’s history in Florida.

Materials are generally available through interlibrary loan or from our circulating collection.

Links within the bibliographies take you to information in our State Library catalog or to more information on external sites.

Books and publications 


  • Carver, Joan S. “First League of Women Voters in Florida: Its Troubled History.” Florida Historical Quarterly 63.4 (1985): 383–405. 
  • Cox, Nicole C. “Selling Seduction: Women and Feminine Nature in 1920s Florida Advertising.” Florida Historical Quarterly 89.2 (2010): 186–209.
  • Ellis, Mary Carolyn, and Joanne V. Hawks. “Creating a Different Pattern: Florida’s Women Legislators, 1928-1986.” Florida Historical Quarterly 66.1 (1987): 68–83. 
  • Johnson, Kenneth R. “Florida Women Get the Vote.” Florida Historical Quarterly 48.3 (1970): 299–312. 
  • Turcotte, Florence M. “For This Is an Enchanted Land: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the Florida Environment.” Florida Historical Quarterly 90.4 (2012): 488–504. 

Digital resources 

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.