Theme Studies

A theme study is a document that provides historical context on a specific topic—like women's history—that is underrepresented in the National Park System and in official recognition programs like the National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmarks program.


The World War II and the American Home Front theme study explores the role of men and women on the Home Front. The other theme studies featured below, though not specifically about women, include women's contributions. The purpose of these studies is to provide comparative analysis of properties associated with a specific area of American history. The theme studies represented below demonstrate the diversity of American women and how they shaped their communities on a local and national scale.

A woman works on the wiring in an airplane, courtesy Library of Congress

World War II and the American Home Front

Learn about the contributions of average Americans during World War II.

Last updated: August 7, 2018

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