Drawing from the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), it focuses on civil rights, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court— topics intensely relevant to today’s curriculum and debates at both national and local levels.
Covering the years from before the ACLU’s official founding in 1920 through the 20th century, this archive offers an array of primary source materials on some of the most important issues that affected the United States.
The papers are held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.
The Archives of Sexuality & Gender 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.
Includes Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Parts I & II, and the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century
Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 is an archive comprising more than 2 million pages. It contains manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals, some of the printed matter very scarce, such as Mary Fortune's 1871 The Detective's Album, a pioneering police procedural by a woman author, of which only two hard copies survive. Other material has been held in archives, often widely dispersed, and not always readily accessible to the researcher. Now such matter is digitized and carefully curated to present unparalleled opportunities for study, available all over the world.
Provides access to a vast body of original British source material that will enrich the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, sociology and education from a gendered perspective
Contains more than 4,500 publications on women's issues from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, and continental Europe, collected by Aletta Jacobs, a Dutch physician and feminist, along with her husband C.V. Gerritsen, in the late 1800s.
The database consists of two segments:
The Periodical Series: This segment represents about 25 percent of the material in the database. It comprises 265 titles, including The Suffragist (1913-21) and The Women's Protest Against Woman Suffrage (1912-18).
Monograph Language Series: These 4,471 monographs and pamphlets make up about 75 percent of the collection. Included are 2,336 titles tracing suffragism in the English-speaking world. The collection will soon include 929 German titles that document the history of organized movements in Germany and Switzerland, and 734 French titles that cover women's issues from Gallic times through World War II. Another 472 titles representing 12 languages will also be available.
(c.1700s to the present) A collection of full-text literary works, memoirs, essays, and feminist works written by women in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Most of the texts are in Spanish and Portuguese.
(c. 1700s to 1950) Full text letters, diaries, and excerpts of diaries written by American women from the colonial era to the mid twentieth century. Includes texts that were written contemporaneously; excludes memoirs. Provides biographical information for many of the authors.
Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries, Women's Studies Archive provides a history of the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. Through a variety of documents such as diaries, letters, photographs, news clippings, organizational records, and journals, it presents a record of the issues that have affected women, societal contributions, social status, and women's movements.
(1914-1918) Digital facsimiles of over 29,000 primary sources related to women's contributions to WWI and the impact of the war on them. Includes photographs, posters, magazines, correspondence, diaries, pamphlets, cuttings from newspapers, and more.
Documents are drawn from the Women at Work Collection at the Imperial War Museum in London.
A collection of primary sources organized around more than 41 document clusters, selected by experts in the field, each of whom has written a scholarly essay that provides context and interpretation for the documents in their cluster. Documents not in English are accompanied by an English abstract.