Bette Midler with Phyllis Diller
Women comedians are represented in individual collections pertaining to a single individual as is seen in the Carol Burnett Papers, or the Phyllis Diller Papers. They can also be represented in as parts of larger collections such as the Hal Goodman Papers, or the Jack Benny Papers. For instances such as these, search the full name of the individual in quotation marks in the Online Archive of California.
Women comedians within other collections include:
Edie Adams, Gracie Allen, Eve Arden, Bea Arthur, Lucille Ball, Roseanne Barr, Nora Bayes, Joh Behar, Sandra Bernhard, Peggy Bernier, Elayne Boosler, Chelsea Brown, Sandra Bullock, Ruth Buzzi, Carol Channing, Charo, Cher, Kate Clinton, Imogene Coca, Cass Daley, Joan Davis, Sandy Duncan, Barbara Eden, Nanette Fabray, Totie Fields, Estelle Getty, Whoopie Goldberg, Valerie Harper, Goldie Hawn, Vicki Lawrence, Cloris Leachman, Mary Livingstone, Moms Mabley, Mary Mack, Shirley MacLaine, Andrea Martin, Elaine May, Hattie McDaniel, Bette Midler, Mary Tyler Moore, Polly Moran, Julie Newmar, LaWanda Page, Minnie Pearl, Zasu Pitts, Gilda Radner, Martha Raye, Joan Rivers, Rita Rudner, Lily Tomlin, Sophie Tucker, Marcia Wallace, Mae West, Betty White