18 Mar Women’s History Month and Women’s Studies Materials at the Marriott Library
March is Women’s History Month and the Marriott Library holds a number of databases and collections surrounding women’s studies. The following is a short list of focused databases and online resources on the topic.
Contained in Special Collections, the archive preserves primary source materials from women who have made remarkable contributions – whether it be in the workplace or the home – to society.
The definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history. It spans more than four centuries and includes over two million pages.
Includes a collection of immediate experiences from over 1,300 women, drawn from more than 150,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning more than 300 years. The collection also includes biographies and an annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
Images from North American Women’s Letters and Diaries by Ruth Pike. She was stranded in Switzerland in Europe during the outbreak of WWI.
A full-text database of pre-Victorian women’s writing. The initial release of Women Writers Online included over 200 English texts by women written before 1830, with a broadly interdisciplinary range of subjects and genres. New content is added periodically.
Spans multiple geographic regions, providing a variety of perspectives on women’s experiences and cultural impact. Within the archive can be found historical records from Europe, North and South America, Africa, India, East Asia, and the Pacific Rim with content in English, French, German, and Dutch.
An index of the feminist press that covers nearly 3,000 sources in women’s studies areas of sociology, history, political science and economy, public policy, international relations, arts and humanities, business, and education.