Rich sources for the study of women in the United States are the publications of women themselves. Gi os Polek (The Polish women's voice) (1902-; LC has vols. 12-14, 1921-23, and vols. 72-75, 1977-80, incomplete; HQ1104.G5 fol, GenColl),
the important Polish-American women's journal that began in Chicago at the turn of the twentieth century, and Zarja (The dawn) (1928-; LC has vol. 14, 1942-vol. 59, 1987, incomplete; AP58 .S55 Z3 GenColl), the twentieth-century official
publication of the Slovenian Women's Union of America, printed in Joliet, Illinois, are two examples of this genre.
One of the most recent periodicals for newcomers is Rah-e-zendegi (The way of life) (1979-; LC has 1981 AP95.P3R34 Pers LCCN 84640679, Near East), a Farsi-language monthly published in Los
Angeles, California, home for a large group of Iranian Americans. Rah-e-zendegi, whose publisher is female, is devoted to preserving Iranian culture and identity, especially through the use of Farsi. Yet
it describes, filters, and even promotes customs of modern American women. Here, full-color advertisements bring the newest
commercial enticements of America both to recent arrivals and to more established members of the Iranian community in the