The following resources are available from our lending library:
Equality and Revolution: Women’s Rights in the Russian Empire, 1905-1917 by Rochelle Ruthchild. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.
Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar by Barbara Engel and Clifford Rosenthal. Routledge, 1992.
In addition, take a look at these online resources:
Library of Alexandra Kollantai’s Works: http://www.marxists.org/archive/kollonta/
A full library of Kollantai’s works in English translation, including a number of pieces describing the participation of women in the 1917 revolution and the philosophical foundation’s for Kollantai’s response to the “women’s question.” The site also includes a biography of Kollantai and an image gallery.
“The New Woman” at Seventeen Moments in Soviet History: http://www.soviethistory.org/index.php?page=subject&SubjectID=1917woman&Year=1917
Part of a larger collection of educational modules in Soviet history, “The New Woman” features a short subject essay about women revolutionaries in 1917, as well as images of relevant posters and documents, and a photo essay. With free registration, users can also access a number of primary source documents related to the topics.