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Selected Internet Sites
Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online * * *
This collection is considered to be the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and 15 languages. The broad scope of Gerritsen Online allows scholars to trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of one country's movement on those of the others. Gerritsen Online consists of two segments: the Periodical Series and the Monograph Language Series.
LGBT Life (formerly GLBT Life) * * *
1945-present; LGBT Life is a resource to the world's literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual and transgender issues. GLBT Life provides comprehensive coverage of traditional academic, cultural, lifestyle, and regional publications, including The Advocate, Lesbian News, Washington Blade, Bay Area Reporter, etc. LGBT Life also indexes & abstracts the full run of many historically significant titles such as ONE, The Ladder, Mattachine Review, Christopher Street and Body Politic. In addition, grey literature including non-fiction titles, bibliographies, case studies, and dissertations is also represented. Disciplines covered by GLBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, psychology, religion, sociology and more.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries * * *
Colonial-1950; ongoing. When complete, the collection will include approximately 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries from individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950, plus 7,000 pages of previously unpublished materials. Includes materials from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings.
Women Writers Online * * *
1400-1850; full text collection of writing by women in English with currently about 200 texts and growing. Includes a wide range of subjects and genres, and all texts are transcribed in full, including front and back matter.
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Academic Search Premier * * *
Current; multidisciplinary full text database, designed for the academic community. Includes full text coverage for just under 4,700 journals, including 3,600 peer-reviewed journals.
1984-present; through an international perspective, FRANCIS provides citations to interdisciplinary materials for the humanities and social sciences. Topics include: art, psychology, information science, archaeology, ethnology, geography, business management, history of science and technology, history and science of religion, linguistics, literature, philosophy, prehistory and protohistory, sociology, education and more. Citations include journal articles, conference papers, books, reports, and doctoral dissertations.
Hispanic American Periodical Index (HAPI)
1970-present; HAPI is an online source for information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Included are complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in over 400 key scholarly social science and humanities journals published worldwide.
LexisNexis Academic * * *
Current; said to be the world's largest full-text, online database, containing more than a billion full-text articles, citation abstracts, and documents. Emphasis is on current news and legal and business information. For help in getting started, see Introduction to LexisNexis Video Tutorial.
Readers' Guide Retrospective
1890-1982; contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. See Readers Guide Abstracts for 1982 to present.
Web Of Science
1900-present; The Web of Science includes the three ISI citation indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.
Brown University Resources
The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women
The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women was established in 1981 as a research center on gender. It sponsors a range of programs and activities:
- A major research program that funds Postdoctoral Fellows in residence, Faculty Research Fellows, and Graduate Research Fellows.
- A scholarly journal differences published three times a year by Indiana University Press.
- Instructional programs, including the undergraduate concentration in Gender Studies.
- The Pembroke Associates, an alumnae/i organization of more than five hundred members that supports the work of the Center through fundraising and programming
- The Christine Dunlap Farnham Archives, housed at the John Hay Library.
- The Women's Movement in Cuba, 1898-1958: the Stoner Collection on Feminism
The collection, compiled from Cuban archives covers the period from Cuban independence following the Spanish-American War to the end of the Batista Regime providing information on Cuban women in politics, Cuban feminism, Cuban women's literature, and the legal status of Cuban women, 1898-1940.
Rock Microfilm: HQ1507 .W66x 1991 (13 reels)
- The Gerritsen Women's History
In the late 1800s, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and women's rights. 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 fifteen languages.
Rock Microfiche: HQ1121 .G47x (17555 fiches)
Rock Microfilm: HQ1121 .G47x (244 reels)
BROWN UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AT THE JOHN HAY LIBRARY
The University Archives are the repository of official records of Brown University, University publications, theses and dissertations, and printed, manuscript, graphic, and audiovisual material about Brown. You are invited to use the Archives by signing the visitor's register and providing a Brown identification card or other positive identification.
The history of women at Brown can be studied in documents concerning the admission of women in 1891 and the administration of the Women's College, named in 1928 Pembroke College, which merged with Brown in 1971. There are also copies of the "Pembroke Record", the college newspaper (1922 - 1970); the "Sepiad", a student literary and news periodical of the women students (1901 - 1932); the "Brun Mael", the women's yearbook (1909 - 1970); and the "Pembroke Alumna" (1928 - 1970). There are collections of correspondence of women students, scrapbooks kept by women students full of memorabilia of their college lives, and oral histories on cassette tapes of Pembroke alumnae. "The Research Guide to the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archives" (1989) provides detailed information about women's studies resources in the Archives and in other special collections.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT THE JOHN HAY LIBRARY
- Martha Dickinson Bianchi Collection
Consists of the papers of the family of Emily Dickinson, along with the 3,000 volume family library from "The Evergreens," the Dickinson home in Amherst Massachusetts; supplemented by gifts from Barton St. Armand and George Monteiro, of additional items from the same source.
- Gay and Lesbian Literature Collections
- Katzoff Collection
Approximately 1.500 volumes of gay and lesbian literature, primarily of recent imprint, based on the personal library of Richard Katzoff.
- Preston Archive
Personal and professional correspondence including letters from friends, other writers, and groups whose focus is gay life and rights. Original typescripts of his writings; photographs; magazines with articles he authored; clippings; books written by Preston and others.
See: Josiah Record, Bibliophile Article
- Gay Men's Pulp Fiction
A collection of over 4,500 volumes of gay men's pulp fiction. Search the database
- Scott O'Hara Papers
Literary and personal papers, 1979-1998, of Scott O'Hara (1961-1998), pornographic film actor, author, magazine publisher, also containing publications that include material by or about him.
See: Provisional inventory
- James Jackson Bequest
Approximately 1500 titles in the area of gay/lesbian literature, much of it dating from the pre-Stonewall era. The Jackson Collection contains many titles not owned my Brown andvirtually all are in very good condition and retain their dust jackets. There are a quite a few lesbian-relatedtitles which fills in a gap in our existing holdings and quite a few gay-related science fiction and fantasytitles which complement one of existing collection strengths. Quite a few of the books are signed orinscribed, this being particularly true of the post-Stonewall titles.
- Lamont Collection
Originally the working library of Brown Professor of Rhetoric Hammond Lamont. The principal focus of the collection is 18th and 19th century English literature with an emphasis on prose. Notable for its novels published between 1760-1840, particularly those by women writers and over 100 17th and 18th century tracts by Jeremy Collier and William Prynne, among others, exhorting against the pernicious moral influence of the stage.
Selected Internet Sites
American Women: a Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States
Unlike most American Memory presentations, American Women is not a collection of digital items. It is a gateway--a first stop for Library of Congress researchers working in the field of American women's history.
The site contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable version of the print publication American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2001). The guide has been redesigned for online use, with added illustrations and links to existing digitized material located throughout the Library of Congress Web site.
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library holds letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is also home to an extensive culinary collection and the Radcliffe Archives.
Black American Feminism: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography
An extensive bibliography of black American Feminist thought from across the disciplines. Compiled by Sherri Barnes, Associate Librarian, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Center for Research on Women (WCW)
WCW is the alliance of the Center for Research on Women and the Stone Center at Wellesley College.
Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement
An On-line Archival Collection Special Collections Library, Duke University.
The Feminist Archive in Bristol, England, houses national and international material of the second wave of feminism (roughly 1960-2000).
Feminist Majority Foundation Online
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is an organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially,and politically.
An activist community and consciousness-raising portal of resources and information that supports women's equality, justice, wellness and safety.
Gay and Lesbian Studies: A Guide to the Collection of The New York Public Library
Resources in this subject area may be found in nearly every division of the New York Public Research Libraries.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Archival Collections, San Francisco Public Library
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Studies at UC Berkeley Library
An encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture created by scholars and experts in the humanities.
Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)
IWPR is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.
Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists
A formal and comprehensive guide to primary source material relating to the history and culture of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered people held by repositories in North America.
Lesbian Herstory Archives
The Archives houses over 20,000 volumes, 12,000 photographs, 300 special collections, 1,600 periodical titles, 1,300 organizational and subject files, thousands of feet of film and video footage, art and artifacts, musical records and tapes, posters and T-shirts, buttons and personal memorabilia.
National Council for Research on Women
The National Council for Research on Women, founded in 1981, is a working alliance of 92 women's research and policy centers, more than 3,000 affiliates and a network of over 200 international centers. NCRW's mission is to enhance the connections among research, policy analysis, advocacy, and innovative programming on behalf of women and girls.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.
National Women's History Project (NWHP)
NWHP is an educational nonprofit organization. Its mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
NWSA is committed to support and promote feminist teaching, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels.
Queer Resources Directory
Contains links to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender resources.
Sophia Smith Collection -- Women's History Manuscripts at Smith College
The Collection consists of over 7,500 linear feet of material in manuscript, print, and audio-visual formats. The holdings document the historical experience of women in the United States and abroad from the colonial era to the present. Subject strengths include birth control, women's rights, suffrage, the contemporary women's movement, U.S. women working abroad, the arts (especially theatre), the professions (especially journalism and social work), and middle-class family life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century New England.
Suffragists Speak: 1910-1920
An online multimedia thematic archive.
ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History -- International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
ViVa: Vrouwengeschiedenis in het Vaktijdschrift is Dutch for "Women's History in Professional Journals." ViVa is a current bibliography of articles about women's and gender history. Provides a link to the ViVa Database, indexing more than 8500 bibliographic records describing articles published between 1975 and 2004.
Women of Color Web
A site dedicated to providing access to writings by and about women of color in the U.S
Women Working, 1870 - 1930
Provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. This collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.
The collection will contain more than 2,200 books and pamphlets, 1,000 photographs and 10,000 pages from manuscript collections.
A guide to Websites of archives, libraries, and other repositories that have primary source materials by or about women. Mantained by the University of Texas at San Antonio Library.
Women's History Resources
A Web guide maintained by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian.
Women's Studies Database
This University of Maryland women's studies web site serves those people interested in the women's studies profession and in general women's issues.
Women's Studies Programs, Departments, & Research Centers
Links to nearly 700 women's studies (including "gender studies") programs, departments, and research centers around the world. Created and updated by Joan Korenman.
Women's Studies Resource Sites
A frequently-updated, annotated, selective set of more than 600 links to sites offering resources and information about women's studies and/or women's issues. Created and updated by Joan Korenman.
Women's Studies Resources in Microform at the Library of Congress
Women's Studies: A Guide to the Collections of The New York Public Library
Materials are available on many women instrumental to the early movement: Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, and Catherine Beecher, to name a few. In addition, the Research Libraries' holdings include organizational papers from many early women's groups, such as the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and the YWCA.
Women, Enterprise and Society: A Guide to Resources in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library
This Web-based publication identifies materials in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library that document women's participation in American business and culture from the eighteenth through the twentieth century.
WSSLinks: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites
The purpose of WSSLinks is to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Gender Studies (though mostly Women's Studies). It was developed and is currently maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.