The contributions of female scientists, ethnologists, artists, filmmakers, archaeologists, pilots, astronomers, historians, civil right activists and more from around the world, form an integral part of Smithsonian collections. Women have played an imperative role and their influence on world history and culture is represented within the Smithsonian’s museum, library, and archival holdings.
This image gallery represents some of the many Smithsonian collections documenting the significant work of women throughout history. Browse this digitized content by topic, person, theme, region, and much more by exploring the categories and images below to learn more. To find out further information, or to explore even more related content, contact the museum or archival repository you are interested in, or search further on the main Collections Search Center page.