The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing archival program offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history,
The searchable-on-line Australian Women's Register covers biographical data about Australian women and their organisations. Includes hyper-links to archival repositories and libraries and to other information sources. Women and women's organisations are listed alphabetically. Searching is also available by functional classification.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The collection now includes primary materials spanning more than 300 years. Each source has been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
The study and analysis of gender, leisure and consumer culture has become vibrant areas of social, cultural and intellectual research transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries. Collection of original source material from British and European archives enriches the teaching and research experience of history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective. Manuscripts, printed works and illustrations addresses the key issues from both masculine and feminine perspectives. They are indexed to provide ready accessibility by person and subject across all five sections.
Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
Gender: Identity and Social Change offers three centuries of primary source material for the exploration of gender history. Explore records from men’s and women’s organisations, advice literature and etiquette books to reveal developing gender roles and relations. Gain an insight into changing societal expectations about gender roles through personal diaries and correspondence and explore the life and careers of key figures and pioneers in gender history.
Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch physician and feminist who, along with her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting information on women's issues in the late 1800s. By the time their successors finished their work in 1945, the Gerritsen Collection was the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and 15 languages. The collection contains more than 4,500 publications from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, and continental Europe. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country's feminist movement on other countries and their movements.
Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. Compiled and edited by Stephen Behrendt of the University of Nebraska, the database also offers numerous biographical and critical essays prepared by leading scholars specifically for the project. This database contains over 10,886 pages.
Searchable collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Includes Latin American feminists and revolutionaries essays, who address the universal concerns of women in every age and the distinctive issues of their struggles in the region. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis.
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.
LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection illuminates the lives of lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community with content including selections from The National Archives in Kew, the Kinsey Institute, and select rare works from notable LGBT publishers as well as mainstream trade and university publishers.
Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society brings together 105,000 pages of the personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts, Semantically Indexed and online for the first time. The collection is drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the American Antiquarian Society.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. NCCO unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource of over 100 types of primary source documents, including Books and monographs, Newspapers and periodicals, Diaries and personal letters, Manuscripts, Photographs, Pamphlets, Maps, Sheet music and more.
Contains plays by women playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. More than 30% of the plays in the collection have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries is a electronic collection of women’s diaries and correspondence spanning more than 300 years. Presents the personal experiences of hundreds of women. Complementing Alexander Street’s British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries, the database will be used for research in women’s studies, history, sociology, literature, genealogy, and other fields. The writings provide a detailed record of what women wore, ate, read, their working conditions and amusements, relationships with lovers, family and friends. Includes their church attendance frequency, how they viewed their connection to God, and how they prayed. We can explore their relationships.
This resource is produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. “Perdita” means “lost woman” and the quest of the Perdita Project has been to find early modern women authors who were “lost” because their writing exists only in manuscript form. This collection contains full digital facsimiles of over 230 of the manuscripts from the Perdita Project. These manuscripts were written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and they have been sourced from archives and libraries across the United Kingdom and the USA.
This collection contains women's travel diaries and correspondence from The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. From the everyday to the extraordinary, these rare diaries and the supporting correspondence describe the travel experiences, destinations and desires of nineteenth and twentieth century American women.
Rapid and drastic changes in cultural values and behaviors touched nearly every aspect of American life in the twentieth century. Conduct, behavioral, advice, and etiquette literature reveal how society grappled with these changes. Items such as How to Get Along with Black People: A Handbook for White Folks and Some Black Folks Too (1940), and Art of Living: Etiquette for the Permissive Age (1972) give students and researchers deep insights into shifting attitudes and values over time.
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires Since 1820 explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices. It includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.
Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 110 document projects and archives with almost 4,200 documents and more than 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by more than 2,200 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.
Collection of primary materials drawn from more than 300 libraries, archives and institutions. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life. Women’s international organizations have focused on issues related to peace, poverty, child labor, literacy, disease prevention, and global inequality.
Women and the Law is a collection that brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to womens roles in society and the law. This unique collection of materials provides a platform to research the progression of womens roles and rights in society over the past 200 years. Also included are more than 70 titles from Emory University Law Schools Feminism and Legal Theory Project which provide a platform to view the effect of law and culture on the female gender.
This collection consists of two distinct elements: A finding aid to women's studies resources in The U.K. National Archives, which ranges across all of the document classes TNA hold ; Original documents on the suffrage question in Britain, the Empire and colonial territories, which cover the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928 and the granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962