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Arts and Entertainment -- General

Animated Women a few paragraphs about seven women who have contributed to art and drama of theater and movies.
http://www.itvs.org/external/AW/biographies.html

Celebhoo an entertainment site with links to fan's web sites about contemporary celebrities.
http://www.celebhoo.com/

Hollywood.com Movie People links to performers and people who make movies.
http://www.hollywood.com/celebs/

Reel Women a full service video and film production firm. We do documentaries on great women pioneers in all fields, as well as award winning travel documentaries across the globe.
http://www.reelwomen.com/

StarPulse biographical, filmography, news, pictures, trailers, awards, posters, and links about women in the acting field or otherwise part of the entertainment industry.
http://www.starpulse.com/Actresses/

TheCelebrityCafe an on-line magazine that provides alphabetically indexed interviews with people in the entertainment industry.
http://www.thecelebritycafe.com/

Arts and Entertainment -- Art

Art in the Picture a few biographies and art works of some women artists.
http://www.artinthepicture.com/artists/women.html

Artnet's Artist Biographies provides an extensive list of artists, both women and men. Most of their articles are derived from the renowned Grove Dictionary of Art, and are written by expert scholars from all over the world. Others have been specially commissioned for artnet.com.
http://www.artnet.com/library/BiosGrove.asp?LETTER=A

Iowa Women Artists information about 70 women, including short biographical information, artist statement, artist's work, and interview clips. Organized alphabetically, medium, and location. The Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project records and preserves the voices of women visual artists in Iowa reflecting on their lives and their artwork.
http://www.lucidplanet.com/iwa/Artists.htm

Life in Italy Art provides information about 15th and 16th Italian women artists.
http://www.lifeinitaly.com/art/women-artist-2.asp

National Museum of Women in the Arts artists images and biographical information including Kathe Kollwitz, Mary Cassatt, and Frida Kahlo.
http://www.nmwa.org/collection/a-z.asp

Women Artists self presentations and representations from medieval period to the present. Brief profiles and images of their art work are posted.
http://www.csupomona.edu/~plin/women/womenart.html

Women Artists highlights local, contemporary, and non-contemporary female artists.
http://www.telecity.org/womansissues/CreativeandTalent/artists.htm

Women Artists a starting point for information about artists since the Mideval era to the present day. Brief profiles and reference links are posted.
http://www.csupomona.edu/~plin/women/womenart.html

Women Artists in History seeks to showcase the work of women artists through the centuries; it is organized by time period and artist name.
http://www.wendy.com/women/artists.html

Women's Art profiles 8 artists and links to more information about women in the art field.
http://www.ibiblio.org/cheryb/women/resource/wmart.html

Arts and Entertainment -- Literature / Journalism

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century are biographies and autobiographies of their actual works that have been digitalized on-line, courtesy of the New York Library.
http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/digs-b/@Generic__CollectionView;hf=0

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century - Biographies consists of 37 short biographical entries about notable African American Women, including Hallie Q. Brown, Frances E.W. Harper, and Phillis Wheatley.
http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/biographies.html

Authors on the Web profiles women and men whose literary lives are presented in varying degrees of depth regarding their lives & works.
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~jbh/author.html

Barnes & Noble.com: Meet the Writers a commercial site, but also links to biographical and lists of women and men authors.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/writers/browse.asp?userid=2WRL99V3YI

BookBrowse offers book recommendations, hundreds of reading guides, interviews, extended author biographies, literary quizzes and more. Site is searchable by genre, interviews, titles, authors, and other useful categories.
http://www.bookbrowse.com/authors/

Books and Writers women and men writers are listed alphabetically. A list of their work is also included.
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/indeksi.htm#a

Celebration of Women Writers provides a comprehensive listing of links to biographical and bibliographical information about women writers, and complete published books written by women.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/

Domestic Goddesses describes the life, links to more biographical information, criticisms, and the literary works of eight women of the 19th Century.
http://www.womenwriters.net/domesticgoddess/

Famous Nebraska Authors lists six writers who have contributed to Nebraska's literary legacy. Authors profiled are Bess Streeter Aldrich, Willa Cather, Loren Eiseley, Wright Morris, John Neihardt, and Mari Sandoz.
http://www.neded.org/files/research/stathand/parttwo/author.html

Gale Group presents women and men whose writings have contributed to our literary consciousness.
http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/bio/index.htm

International Women in Jazz biographical, audio, and other information about contemporary women of Jazz. The organization seeks to foster greater awareness of their diverse contributions.
http://66.241.215.116/iwjazz/newlook.cfm?itemCategory=22696&siteid=11&priorId=0

Jazz Girls links to women of jazz and improvised music and their contributions in all its variations worldwide.
http://www.jazzgrrls.com/?AddInterest=1022

Kentucky Authors a site devoted to the study of both native Kentucky (women & men) writers and those who have chosen Kentucky as their home. It is a collaborative effort maintained by the English Department at Eastern Kentucky University.
http://www.english.eku.edu/SERVICES/KYLIT/default.htm

LitLovers information about women and men whose writings have inspired, influenced, and entertained readers throughout time. Access biographical information, descriptions and summaries of various books, and an assortment of ways to actively engage as a reader and fan of literature.
http://litlovers.com/litguide.html

Literary Resources: Victorian British This website serves as a portal to various websites relating to Victorian British Literature, including individual writers and the Women Writers Project.
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/victoria.html

Maine Writers Index the reader can select from a list of over 300 women and men authors of note in Maine.
http://www.waterborolibrary.org/maineaut/

Minnesota Author Biographies Project Thirty-six authors are profiled, including a list of their work and sources for additional information about these literary women and men.
http://people.mnhs.org/authors/index.cfm

Minnesota Authors and Illustrators As part of Metronet, this site is primarily a publicity site, but also provides brief biographical information about women and men who also present programs for libraries, schools, and community agencies.
http://www.metronet.lib.mn.us/present/view_awards.cfm

Mississippi Writers a comprehensive list of Mississippi women and men writers who were born or lived in the state of Mississippi. Entrees include biographical, publications, bibliography, and internet links for each writer posted.
http://www.olemiss.edu/mwp/dir/_authors/index.html

Mississippi Writer & Musicians offers biographies about women and men who are/were writers, musicians, artists, and actors who were born or lived in the state of Mississippi.
http://shs.starkville.k12.ms.us/mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/

Native American Author You'll find biography, bibliography, lesson plans, online etexts and critical reviews of selected authors whose works are taught in the public schools or at the university level.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/natauth.htm

Native American Authors part of the Internet Public Library that cites brief descriptions of contemporary women and men, their works, and their tribe.
http://ipl.si.umich.edu/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/authors

New Hampshire Authors an A-Z list of writers of significance to New Hampshire. Birth and death dates, town of residence and authors' subject are provided, additional details about the authors is sometimes also available by using the drop down alphabetical list offered.
http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/bookcenter/literary/nh_authors.html

New York State Writer's Institute a list of several women and men and their literary works.
http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/vwindex.html

Resources on Women Writers lists the authors, links to biographical, their work, and other useful sites regarding women who wrote and their literary contributions.
http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/eng384/womenbmk.htm

VG Artist Biographies allow the reader to search alphabetically, by location, by axes of affiliation, by significant date, and by date posted regarding women who are/were writers. Information is biographical, literary criticism, and links to more data.
http://voices.cla.umn.edu/vg/bios/index.html

Voices from the Gaps an instructional site focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color. It is designed to be used as a curricular project and to allow readers to learn about the vast number of women writers of color including June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Zora Neale Hurston.
http://voices.cla.umn.edu/

Washington Press Club Foundation Oral History Project on-line text from interviews with journalists. Brief biographical information is also available about these women journalists.
http://64.70.191.96/wpforal/intvwees.htm

Women and Literature 15 women authors profiles and photos are provided.
http://www.ibiblio.org/cheryb/women/wlit.html

Women Poets biographical information about local, contemporary, and non-contemporary poets.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_poets

Women Come to the Front Journalists, photographers, and broadcasters during World War II
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0001.html

Women in Jazz, by Sherrie Tucker for NPR an overview of some of the women and their contributions to Jazz. Included are brief descriptions and links to audios.
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/time/time_women.htm?AddInterest=1661

Arts and Entertainment -- Music

American blues singers: Wikipedia biographical information about hundreds of artist related to the category of Blues music. Included are biographical data, venues, and access to additional web sites.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category

American_blues_singers: Blues, The Songs, The Artist profiles information about singers of Blues era and the women and men who have contributed to the Blues genre.
http://www.pbs.org/theblues/songsartists/songsbioalpha.html

Feminist Majority, Music a listing of woman singers, songwriters, band members, or otherwise involved in the music industry. Reader can access biographical, lyric and song details, and other performance related information.
http://www.feministcampus.org/know/links/feministgateway-results.asp?category1=arts%20and%20media&category2=music

Hildegard Publishing Company's web site is designed to promote and preserve the music of women composers of the past and present. Their catalog of 450 entries is searchable by first/last name, keyword, piano, harpsichord, harp and organ, vocal and choral music, string, woodwind and brass chamber music, and orchestral music, CD's, music for young people, and a beautiful art poster with information about almost 400 women composers.
http://www.hildegard.com/

IAWM Women Musicians links to biographical information women musicians and their works. Also provideslinks to useful music relevant sites.
http://www.iawm.org/resources_educational_women.htm

Ladyslipper - Artist Information biographical, quotes, and contact information for 9 artists offered in their music catalog.
http://www.ladyslipper.org/artists.html

Mississippi Writer & Musicians offers biographies about women and men who are/were writers, musicians, artists, and actors who were born or lived in the state of Mississippi.
http://shs.starkville.k12.ms.us/mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/

New York Women Composers a list of dozens of women actively composing and performing music.
http://www.ibiblio.org/nywc/bios.phtml

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum hosts biographical, about women and men inducted into their Hall of Fame.
http://www.rockhall.com/hof/allinductees.asp

Songwriters Hall of Fame biographical and other information about songwriters since the 1600's. Over 300 inductees and their work have been given this accolade.
http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/inductees_by_era.asp

Sony Music Artists are listed by individual and group name providing information about them, their music, and news.
http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/all.html

Women Composers (Kapralova Society) an extensive list of women, who've composed music, are profiled. Many are also linked to more detailed biographical information about them.
http://www.kapralova.org/DATABASE.htm