Primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. Sources from from the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia.
Archive of primary sources on the LGBTQ community, including historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals, publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. Documents span from 1940 to 2014, with the bulk from 1950 to 1990.
Reference work that attempts to cover the role women have played throughout world history. Includes entries on the role and status of women in various countries as well as articles on social and cultural phenomena.
Reference source covering gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies.
Archive of primary sources documenting movements for women's rights throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, including movements for suffrage and reproductive rights.
Archive containing cover-to-cover, color issues of 11 of the leading women's interest magazines from the 19th century through the 21st: Better Homes and Gardens, Chatelaine, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, Redbook, Seventeen, WIN News, and Women's Day.
Data and research reports on sexual and reproductive health issues, including abortion.
Provides digital access to a highly comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1912. Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Produced by a partnership between EBSCO and the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).
Collection of newspapers published in prisons by incarcerated persons. Still a work-in-progress, but will eventually include hundreds of prison newspapers from across the country from penal institutions of all kinds, with special attention paid to women's-only institutions.
Database of hundreds of prison newspapers from across the U.S. representing penal institutions of all kinds, with special attention paid to women's-only institutions. From Reveal Digital, a library crowdfunded open access initiative.
News, data, and research reports on women in politics from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers.
Primary source material from British archives focusing on gender, leisure, and consumer culture. Thematic areas within the collection are Conduct and Politeness, Domesticity and the Family, Consumption and Leisure, Education and Sensibility, and The Body.
Gateway to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States
Collection of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and broadsides for the study of American social, cultural and popular history. Particularly rich in conduct-of-life and domestic management literature, offering insights into the daily lives of women and men in the nineteenth century.
Index of journal articles, book reviews, and essays about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Covers Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Provided by The University of Iowa Libraries.
Encyclopedia of GLBTQ art, literature, film, music, and popular culture. The encyclopedia was closed and archived in 2015.
A database of international gender statistics. From the World Bank.
Samplings of oral histories collected by the Lesbian Herstory Archive, which seeks to preserve materials by and about lesbians and their communities.
Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Open Access collection of over 1,000 alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals from the 1960s-80s focused on the following series: Feminism; LGBTQ; Ethnicity and Race; Campus/community; GI Press; Small literary magazines; Right-wing press.
Digital facsimiles of manuscripts by early modern women writers from the UK and Ireland, covering topics ranging from daily life to religion to biography and more.
Encyclopedia covering the history of Jewish women. Includes thematic essays (e.g., abortion, Hadassah) as well as biographical entries.
Indexes journal articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Includes a substantial amount of full text
Collection of oral histories documenting the activities of leaders and participants in the women's suffrage movement in the United States. From the University of California, Berkeley.
Diaries and correspondence, plus some illustrations, describing the motivations for and experiences of travel by 19th & 20th century American women to destinations across the globe.
Resources, including laws and research, on domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
Index of articles on women's history from journals covering history and women's studies. Emphasis on social history, particularly labor history. From the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.
Index of books and articles on women's participation in political life. Produced by the IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union).
Documents on the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928 and the granting of women's suffrage in British colonial territories, 1930-1962. Also includes a detailed finding aid to women's studies resources in The British National Archives.
Digitized books, manuscripts, images, magazines, and catalogs from Harvard University libraries and museums on women in the U.S. economy from 1800-1930.
Covers international law as it relates to women's rights and women's issues. Includes references to scholarly articles, United Nations publications, reports from non-governmental organizations, and legal cases, plus annotated links to other web sites. From the law library at the University of Toronto.