From Gal’s Guide beginnings as a women’s organization, we were eager to learn from women in history. It wasn’t long before we found the limiting amount of women in textbooks and credible sources. Not only has history been seen through the male point of view in publication and retrospective, but working women before the 1960s were often in their own area with their own elevator or cafeteria and with limited collaboration with their male colleagues. In other words, we are only getting half the story of our history across many fields.
Let’s change that!
Gal’s Guide is seeking to build the first independent women’s history library in the United States. Our mission is to preserve, collect, share and champion women’s achievements.
We are currently seeking donations of books and materials relating to women’s history.
- We will accept any books about women or written by women. Our focus is on female written autobiographies, research papers, letters, cookbooks, and diaries from women around the world from any time period.
- Book donations can be mailed to our temporary facility: Gal’s Guide, 1393 Wayne Street, Noblesville, IN 46060.
Our Wish List
- Full Amazon Smile Charity Wish List
- January requested books – women artists
- February requested books – women of Black history
- March requested books – women’s history collections
- May requested books – women of journalism
- June requested books – LGBTQ History
- July requested books – women in music
We are seeking funding for a small but mighty permanent facility that will be open to the public as well as an online digital database.
We are looking for volunteer staff including Book Hunters to help find material and resources for the center. You can be from any corner of the galaxy. Apply to be a volunteer here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org