Women's Studies Libraries and Print Archives



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Women's Archives and Special Collections on the WWW
Maintained by Genny Daley, Special Collections Library, Duke University

Duke Women's Archives & Special Collections
"range from plantation diaries to women's suffrage documents, from a Phyllis Wheatley letter to Anne Tyler manuscripts, from the records of local Women's Christian Temperance Union to the papers of contemporary feminist activists."
Online archival collections include 'Womens' Liberation Movement', 'African-American Women,' and 'Civil War Women.'

Iowa State University Archives of Women in Science and Engineering
They are "interested in the personal papers of individual women as well as the records of women's organizations in engineering and the sciences. It seeks not only the papers of the most notable women whose names are already in the history books, but also those of women who have labored in the background, sometimes with little or no recognition."

Jessie Street National Women's Library (Australia)
"To provide the Australian Community with a specialist library which collects, preserves and promotes awareness of the cultural heritage of Australian women, facilitating learning, research and communication."

Radcliffe College - Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Smith College Libraries - Sophia Smith Collection
"The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College is an internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources in women's history...the Collection consists of 6,000 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."




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