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History of Women in the US - HIST 250

This guide will help you complete your assignment for HIST 250.

Chicago Style for Paintings

Here is the website we found in class for citing paintings:

We don't need to put all of the information about the size or medium - we want to make sure:

  • When was this first printed?
  • Who is the artist?
  • Where is the work found?
  • If it's online, provide the URL.
  • Put the date you accessed this image.

The example we found: "A Society of Patriotic Ladies"


Dawe, Philip. A Society of Patriotic Ladies, 1775. Washington, D.C., Library of Congress. Accessed October 11, 2017. 


Dior, Christian. May, 1953. Silk, Length at CB ((a) to waist): 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) Length at CB (b): 45 1/2

         in. (115.6 cm) New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accessed January 5, 2011.

Chicago Style for Books

Here is your textbooks bibliography citation:

DuBois, Ellen Carol, and Lynn Dumenil. Through Women's Eyes: An American History. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2016.

Example from the RVCC Library handout:

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf, 2007.

Note- do not use initials unless used by the author - e.g. J.K. Rowling.

Chicago Style for Published Letters

Example from class:

Elizabeth Sprigs letter to John Sprigs, September 22, 1756, in Isabel Caldes, ed., Colonial Captivities, Marches, and Journeys (New York: Macmillan, 1935). 151-152.

Example that I found online (

A letter in a print (book) collection

2. Moses Roper to Thomas Price, June 27, 1836, in Slave Testimony, ed. John W. Blassingame (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1977), 25.


Roper, Moses. Moses Roper to Thomas Price, June 27, 1836. In Slave Testimony, edited by John W. Blassingame. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1977.


When using footnotes, you do not need a separate bibliography in a short paper. This is because you've given all the information in your footnote.