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Gender Studies

Primary Source Collections


Local collections from Mt. Holyoke


  Social Issues and Movements

  • Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources Documents and contextual focusing on leading gender and sexuality social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
  • Women and Social Movements - History of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000.
  • The Gerritsen Collection - Books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the women's rights movement. Coverage ranges from 1543-1945. Publications are from Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand. The anti-feminist case is presented as well as the pro-feminist.

North American Women and Immigrants: diaries, letters and more

Primary Sources in the Library Catalog

Search by keyword for primary sources in the 5 College catalog
You can search the catalog to find direct references to primary source material. Here are some words to include as keywords that would identify a source as primary:

  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • early works
  • interviews
  • manuscripts
  • pamphlets
  • personal narratives
  • sources
  • speeches
  • letters
  • documents

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