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Gender Studies

This collection includes essential, discipline-defining works in gender studies, transnational women’s studies, and feminist theory. These books take an intersectional approach to issues of gender, race, and sexual orientation, casting a critical eye on the ways these issues affect every aspect of society.

This collection includes essential, discipline-defining works in gender studies, transnational women’s studies, and feminist theory. These books take an intersectional approach to issues of gender, race, and sexual orientation, casting a critical eye on the ways these issues affect every aspect of society.

Sexuality Studies

This collection includes essential, discipline-defining works in gender studies, gay and lesbian studies, transgender studies, and queer and feminist theory. These books take an intersectional approach to issues of gender, race, and sexual orientation, casting a critical eye on the ways these issues affect every aspect of society.

This collection includes essential, discipline-defining works in gender studies, gay and lesbian studies, transgender studies, and queer and feminist theory. These books take an intersectional approach to issues of gender, race, and sexual orientation, casting a critical eye on the ways these issues affect every aspect of society.

Women's Studies Archive: Women's Issues and Identities

Presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society throughout the 19th & 20th centuries. Offers a close look at some of the pioneers of women's history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society. Spans multiple geographic regions, providing a variety of perspectives on women's experiences and cultural impact.

Presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society throughout the 19th & 20th centuries. Offers a close look at some of the pioneers of women's history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society. Spans multiple geographic regions, providing a variety of perspectives on women's experiences and cultural impact.

Women's Studies Archive: Women's Voice and Vision

Combines material focusing on the evolution of feminism throughout the 19th & 20th centuries by providing primary source materials on women’s political activism such as birth control, pacifism, civil rights and socialism. Similar to Part I, coverage spans multiple geographic regions, providing a variety of perspectives on women's experiences and impact on society. Part II is unique in that particular attention has been paid to the mediums through which women have created a voice for themselves, be it through periodicals, books, female run presses or forming social movement organizations. The archive focuses on telling Herstory and offers unique Latinx collections from powerful Latina women and the organizations they spearheaded that dedicated themselves to socio-political issues.

Combines material focusing on the evolution of feminism throughout the 19th & 20th centuries by providing primary source materials on women’s political activism such as birth control, pacifism, civil rights and socialism. Similar to Part I, coverage spans multiple geographic regions, providing a variety of perspectives on women's experiences and impact on society. Part II is unique in that particular attention has been paid to the mediums through which women have created a voice for themselves, be it through periodicals, books, female run presses or forming social movement organizations. The archive focuses on telling Herstory and offers unique Latinx collections from powerful Latina women and the organizations they spearheaded that dedicated themselves to socio-political issues.

Women’s Studies Rare Titles from the American Antiquarian Society, 1820-1922

The material found in archive includes fiction, poetry, instructional guides (domestic and professional), personal letters, recipe books, memoirs, histories, pamphlets and leaflets, biographies and autobiographies, personal papers, children’s literature, commentaries on fashion, diaries and religious tracts. What unites these titles is that they are all texts written by women, not just documents about them. It is women in their own voices. In terms of scholarly credibility, an official bibliography of American Women Writers covering more than a century of female writing does not exist. In its absence, this assembly of titles, expertly curated by the AAS is the best alternative

The material found in archive includes fiction, poetry, instructional guides (domestic and professional), personal letters, recipe books, memoirs, histories, pamphlets and leaflets, biographies and autobiographies, personal papers, children’s literature, commentaries on fashion, diaries and religious tracts. What unites these titles is that they are all texts written by women, not just documents about them. It is women in their own voices. In terms of scholarly credibility, an official bibliography of American Women Writers covering more than a century of female writing does not exist. In its absence, this assembly of titles, expertly curated by the AAS is the best alternative

Releases March 2022 - Women's Studies Archive: Female Forerunners Worldwide

This fourth installment of the Women’s Studies Archive program focuses on female forerunners (both individuals and orgnaizations) who have impacted society through social reform, popular culture, healthcare and more. The archive also highlights contributions of African American women: thanks to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Smithsonian Institution and Amistad Research Center, all of which are providing collections within the archive focusing on Black women.

This fourth installment of the Women’s Studies Archive program focuses on female forerunners (both individuals and orgnaizations) who have impacted society through social reform, popular culture, healthcare and more. The archive also highlights contributions of African American women: thanks to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Smithsonian Institution and Amistad Research Center, all of which are providing collections within the archive focusing on Black women.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Women: Transnational Networks

Issues of gender and class ignited 19th century debate in the context of suffrage movements, culture, immigration, health and many other concerns. Using a wide array of primary source documents - serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visuals – Nineteenth Century Collections Online’s Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late 18th century to the era of suffrage in the early 20th century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions. Researchers and scholars will find rare content related to: social reform movements and groups, high and "low" culture, literature and the arts, immigration, daily life, religion, and more.

Issues of gender and class ignited 19th century debate in the context of suffrage movements, culture, immigration, health and many other concerns. Using a wide array of primary source documents - serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visuals – Nineteenth Century Collections Online’s Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late 18th century to the era of suffrage in the early 20th century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions. Researchers and scholars will find rare content related to: social reform movements and groups, high and "low" culture, literature and the arts, immigration, daily life, religion, and more.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1

Brings together primary source content on the social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Includes the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.

Brings together primary source content on the social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Includes the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 2

LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II provides deeper coverage of underrepresented communities through access to key publications and records. It highlights often-excluded groups—even within the LGBTQ community—and enables users to draw new connections across the development of LGBTQ culture and activism. Periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source material make up this powerful collection. The inclusion of materials about LG student groups, Two-Spirit people, the Jewish LGBTQ community, bisexual and transgender communities, and more, offer greater perspectives for research and understanding.

LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II provides deeper coverage of underrepresented communities through access to key publications and records. It highlights often-excluded groups—even within the LGBTQ community—and enables users to draw new connections across the development of LGBTQ culture and activism. Periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source material make up this powerful collection. The inclusion of materials about LG student groups, Two-Spirit people, the Jewish LGBTQ community, bisexual and transgender communities, and more, offer greater perspectives for research and understanding.

19th Century UK Periodicals I: Women, Children’s, Humour, Leisure

A glimpse into what people were reading and their favorite pastimes during the 19th-century. Coverage includes women’s rights issues, children’s entertainment and games, as well as sports.

A glimpse into what people were reading and their favorite pastimes during the 19th-century. Coverage includes women’s rights issues, children’s entertainment and games, as well as sports.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: Sex and Sexuality from the 16th through 20th Centuries

This archive looks at gender and sexuality in the centuries leading up to the period covered in Parts I and II, providing context to the 20th century materials. It will examine patterns of fertility and sexual practice; prostitution; religion and sexuality; the medical and legal construction of sexualities; and the rise of sexology. It not only offers a reflection of the cultural and social attitudes of the past, but also a window into how sexuality and gender roles were viewed and changed over time. Much that will make up this archive has been locked away for many years – available only via restricted access. Even in this era of somewhat more open minds and ideas, some of these collections remain difficult to access. Others have been dispersed among the broader library collections, making it harder to see the collection as it was and understand why it was locked away in the first place.

This archive looks at gender and sexuality in the centuries leading up to the period covered in Parts I and II, providing context to the 20th century materials. It will examine patterns of fertility and sexual practice; prostitution; religion and sexuality; the medical and legal construction of sexualities; and the rise of sexology. It not only offers a reflection of the cultural and social attitudes of the past, but also a window into how sexuality and gender roles were viewed and changed over time. Much that will make up this archive has been locked away for many years – available only via restricted access. Even in this era of somewhat more open minds and ideas, some of these collections remain difficult to access. Others have been dispersed among the broader library collections, making it harder to see the collection as it was and understand why it was locked away in the first place.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture

Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part IV: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture examines diversity in underrepresented areas of the world such as southern Africa and Australia, highlighting cultural and social histories, struggles for rights and freedoms, explorations of sexuality, organizations and key figures in LGBTIQ history, and countering the erasure of the stories and experiences of LGBTIQ people from official histories.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part IV: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture examines diversity in underrepresented areas of the world such as southern Africa and Australia, highlighting cultural and social histories, struggles for rights and freedoms, explorations of sexuality, organizations and key figures in LGBTIQ history, and countering the erasure of the stories and experiences of LGBTIQ people from official histories.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: L'Enfer de la Bibliothèque nationale de France

Enfer ("Hell") from the Bibliothèque nationale de France is one of the most storied and sought-after private case collections of forbidden books. The name alone invokes visions of damnation and moral ruin should one delve into its scandalous volumes. The collection was created in the 1830s to protect and isolate works that were considered contrary to the morals of the time. As with later private cases, the entire collection was kept in a locked section of the library, accessible only by application to the Director-General of the Bibliothèque and approval by an advisory committee of curators.

Enfer ("Hell") from the Bibliothèque nationale de France is one of the most storied and sought-after private case collections of forbidden books. The name alone invokes visions of damnation and moral ruin should one delve into its scandalous volumes. The collection was created in the 1830s to protect and isolate works that were considered contrary to the morals of the time. As with later private cases, the entire collection was kept in a locked section of the library, accessible only by application to the Director-General of the Bibliothèque and approval by an advisory committee of curators.

The Making Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

The records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on free speech, citizenship, race, discrimination, immigration, labor, radicalism, and related topics support the study of American legal history and complement the modules in the Making of Modern Law series. Documents include newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, court files, memorandums, telegrams, minutes, and legal case records. The papers are held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.

The records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on free speech, citizenship, race, discrimination, immigration, labor, radicalism, and related topics support the study of American legal history and complement the modules in the Making of Modern Law series. Documents include newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, court files, memorandums, telegrams, minutes, and legal case records. The papers are held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.

The Making Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Southern Regional Office

This unique manuscript collection offers digital access to the papers of the Southern Regional Office of the American Civil Liberties Union, primarily in the period 1945 to 1990. The collection has never been scanned or filmed before, and covers topics including school segregation; local challenges to busing; the suppression of voting rights; student anti-war protest; and legal cases relating to women, sexism, and overtime pay. The archive consists of memos, court documents, amicus briefs, publications, testimony, administrative files, personnel records, meeting minutes, and files related to the history of the Southern Regional Office. The papers are housed at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.

This unique manuscript collection offers digital access to the papers of the Southern Regional Office of the American Civil Liberties Union, primarily in the period 1945 to 1990. The collection has never been scanned or filmed before, and covers topics including school segregation; local challenges to busing; the suppression of voting rights; student anti-war protest; and legal cases relating to women, sexism, and overtime pay. The archive consists of memos, court documents, amicus briefs, publications, testimony, administrative files, personnel records, meeting minutes, and files related to the history of the Southern Regional Office. The papers are housed at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920

The broadest and deepest collection of materials supporting the study of 19th-century history, law, literature, and criminal justice. Over 2.1 million pages of documents, including trial transcripts, police and forensic reports, detective novels, and other ephemera.

The broadest and deepest collection of materials supporting the study of 19th-century history, law, literature, and criminal justice. Over 2.1 million pages of documents, including trial transcripts, police and forensic reports, detective novels, and other ephemera.

The International Women's Movement: The Pan Pacific/Southeast Asia Women’s Association, 1950-1985

Formerly known as the Pan Pacific Women's Association of the U.S.A., the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association was founded in 1928 to strengthen international understanding and friendship among the women of Asia and the Pacific and and women of the U.S.A. The group promotes cooperation among women of these regions for the study and improvement of social, economic, and cultural conditions; engages in studies on Asian and Pacific affairs; provides hospitality to temporary residents and visitors from Pacific and Asian areas; and presents programs of educational and social interest, dealing with the customs and cultures of Asian and Pacific countries. The records of the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association consist of international conference proceedings, from the 10th, 11th, and 13th-15th conferences; correspondence; minutes of the executive board and other meetings; reports; constitution and by-laws; publications and printed material; and photographs of the national PPSEA taken between 1950-1985. The records also include two scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and records from four local chapters including New York, Chicago, Toledo (OH), and Stockton (CA).

Formerly known as the Pan Pacific Women's Association of the U.S.A., the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association was founded in 1928 to strengthen international understanding and friendship among the women of Asia and the Pacific and and women of the U.S.A. The group promotes cooperation among women of these regions for the study and improvement of social, economic, and cultural conditions; engages in studies on Asian and Pacific affairs; provides hospitality to temporary residents and visitors from Pacific and Asian areas; and presents programs of educational and social interest, dealing with the customs and cultures of Asian and Pacific countries. The records of the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association consist of international conference proceedings, from the 10th, 11th, and 13th-15th conferences; correspondence; minutes of the executive board and other meetings; reports; constitution and by-laws; publications and printed material; and photographs of the national PPSEA taken between 1950-1985. The records also include two scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and records from four local chapters including New York, Chicago, Toledo (OH), and Stockton (CA).

Women Organizing Transnationally: The Committee of Correspondence, 1952-1969

The records include extensive official correspondence (1952-69) as well as hundreds of letters to and from correspondents throughout the world documenting the work of the organization. In addition there are official records; minutes; complete files of multi- lingual publications entitled "Community Action Series" and "Meeting Community Needs;" miscellaneous publications; conferences and workshop material; and files on individual participants, filed by country. The country files also contain published materials pertaining to the status and problems of the world's women.

The records include extensive official correspondence (1952-69) as well as hundreds of letters to and from correspondents throughout the world documenting the work of the organization. In addition there are official records; minutes; complete files of multi- lingual publications entitled "Community Action Series" and "Meeting Community Needs;" miscellaneous publications; conferences and workshop material; and files on individual participants, filed by country. The country files also contain published materials pertaining to the status and problems of the world's women.

Women War and Society, 1914-1918

The First World War had a revolutionary and permanent impact on the personal, social and professional lives of all women. Their essential contribution to the war in Europe is fully documented in this definitive collection of primary source materials brought together in the Imperial War Museum, London. These unique documents - charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, press cuttings, magazines, posters, correspondence, minutes, records, diaries, memoranda, statistics, circulars, regulations and invitations - are published here for the first time in fully-searchable form, along with interpretative essays from leading scholars. Together these documents form an indispensable resource for the study of 20th-Century social, political, military and gender history.

The First World War had a revolutionary and permanent impact on the personal, social and professional lives of all women. Their essential contribution to the war in Europe is fully documented in this definitive collection of primary source materials brought together in the Imperial War Museum, London. These unique documents - charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, press cuttings, magazines, posters, correspondence, minutes, records, diaries, memoranda, statistics, circulars, regulations and invitations - are published here for the first time in fully-searchable form, along with interpretative essays from leading scholars. Together these documents form an indispensable resource for the study of 20th-Century social, political, military and gender history.

Women in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Women in Nineteenth-Century Literature presents the lives and works of over 50 authors critical to the study of women’s issues and lives during the nineteenth century. This collection includes coverage of over 35 female authors. It can be used in literature courses and to support courses in women’s studies, history, political science, and more.

Women in Nineteenth-Century Literature presents the lives and works of over 50 authors critical to the study of women’s issues and lives during the nineteenth century. This collection includes coverage of over 35 female authors. It can be used in literature courses and to support courses in women’s studies, history, political science, and more.

Feminism in Cuba, 1898-1958

This collection, compiled from Cuban sources, spans the period from Cuban independence to the end of the Batista regime. The collection sheds light on Cuban feminism, women in politics, literature by Cuban women and the legal status of Cuban women.

This collection, compiled from Cuban sources, spans the period from Cuban independence to the end of the Batista regime. The collection sheds light on Cuban feminism, women in politics, literature by Cuban women and the legal status of Cuban women.

Etiquette and Advice, 1631 - 1969

The Etiquette and Advice collection from Winterthur Museum contains British and American books on etiquette from as early as 1631 well into the 20th century and represents complete published works as well as scarce printed ephemera.

The Etiquette and Advice collection from Winterthur Museum contains British and American books on etiquette from as early as 1631 well into the 20th century and represents complete published works as well as scarce printed ephemera.

The Changing Men Collection Vertical Files

The Changing Men Collections (CMC) comprises the largest research collection of materials about the modern men’s movement in the United States and throughout the world. Over 400 vertical files document the development of the men’s movement during the last 25 years. Consisting of research materials on key issues affecting contemporary men, there is information on such topics as men’s consciousness raising, masculinity, initiation rites, men in therapy, men’s emotional healing, African American men, battered men, circumcision, anger management, ecomasculinity, teen fathers, relationships, shadow work, men’s supports networks, and the ManKind Project. The files also represent the work of a variety of diverse men’s groups from throughout the world, as well as conference proceedings from the American Men’s Studies Association, Chicago Men’s Gathering, National Conferences on Men & Masculinity, among others.

The Changing Men Collections (CMC) comprises the largest research collection of materials about the modern men’s movement in the United States and throughout the world. Over 400 vertical files document the development of the men’s movement during the last 25 years. Consisting of research materials on key issues affecting contemporary men, there is information on such topics as men’s consciousness raising, masculinity, initiation rites, men in therapy, men’s emotional healing, African American men, battered men, circumcision, anger management, ecomasculinity, teen fathers, relationships, shadow work, men’s supports networks, and the ManKind Project. The files also represent the work of a variety of diverse men’s groups from throughout the world, as well as conference proceedings from the American Men’s Studies Association, Chicago Men’s Gathering, National Conferences on Men & Masculinity, among others.

Women's Issues and Their Advocacy Within the White House, 1974-1977

This collection documents Patricia Lindh's and Jeanne Holm's liaison with women's groups and their advocacy within the White House on issues of special interest to women. Includes material accumulated by presidential Counselor Anne Armstrong and Office of Women's Programs Director Karen Keesling. Topics include liaison activities with over 300 women's organizations, agency women's groups and program units, advisory committees on women and women appointees; public policy; and legislation and regulation of women's civil rights in the government and the economy.

This collection documents Patricia Lindh's and Jeanne Holm's liaison with women's groups and their advocacy within the White House on issues of special interest to women. Includes material accumulated by presidential Counselor Anne Armstrong and Office of Women's Programs Director Karen Keesling. Topics include liaison activities with over 300 women's organizations, agency women's groups and program units, advisory committees on women and women appointees; public policy; and legislation and regulation of women's civil rights in the government and the economy.

Sexuality and Gender

From Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain, definitions of gender and sexuality come into focus and blur, while concepts of what it means to be masculine or feminine are explored for their ambiguity. This collection looks at authors and their works based on evolving personal, social, and cultural phenomena. Twenty-seven topical treatments delve into expansive topics of gay and lesbian literature and feminism, along with focused themes.

From Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain, definitions of gender and sexuality come into focus and blur, while concepts of what it means to be masculine or feminine are explored for their ambiguity. This collection looks at authors and their works based on evolving personal, social, and cultural phenomena. Twenty-seven topical treatments delve into expansive topics of gay and lesbian literature and feminism, along with focused themes.

Intesectional LGBTQ Issues Module

Offers a closer look into the history of LGBTQ people and activism in the twentieth-first century. It provides insight into both direct-action efforts such as ACT UP’s demonstration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, as well as local activism aimed at reversing problematic policies such the anti-crossdressing laws and the lack of documentation on violence against LGBTQ people. Paired with other teaching materials, including documentaries about ACT UP and coverage of their actions in mainstream news sources, these primary sources reveal what the other sources cannot—the careful planning of the activism and responses to it that reveal its impact on the cultural debates about LGBTQ issues. Importantly, the case studies can be contextualized in the history of LGBTQ activism, including the Compton Cafeteria Riots and Stonewall, both in reaction to police harassment and application of similar laws.

Offers a closer look into the history of LGBTQ people and activism in the twentieth-first century. It provides insight into both direct-action efforts such as ACT UP’s demonstration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, as well as local activism aimed at reversing problematic policies such the anti-crossdressing laws and the lack of documentation on violence against LGBTQ people. Paired with other teaching materials, including documentaries about ACT UP and coverage of their actions in mainstream news sources, these primary sources reveal what the other sources cannot—the careful planning of the activism and responses to it that reveal its impact on the cultural debates about LGBTQ issues. Importantly, the case studies can be contextualized in the history of LGBTQ activism, including the Compton Cafeteria Riots and Stonewall, both in reaction to police harassment and application of similar laws.

Releases December 2021 - Women's Studies Module

Consists of case studies devoted to the exploration of intersectional issues related to women throughout history. Each case study is backed with an accessible collection of hand-chosen primary sources, along with a bibliography, and relevant discussion questions. All curated content has been chosen by an editor-in-chief, who has also reviewed the case studies for accuracy and teachability.

Consists of case studies devoted to the exploration of intersectional issues related to women throughout history. Each case study is backed with an accessible collection of hand-chosen primary sources, along with a bibliography, and relevant discussion questions. All curated content has been chosen by an editor-in-chief, who has also reviewed the case studies for accuracy and teachability.