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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.
The Margaret Sanger Papers cover every aspect of the birth control movement, including the movement's changing ideologies, its campaign for legitimacy, and its internal conflicts and organizational growth
The collection includes some 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries from U.S. and Canadian individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950. Also includes journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings. Represented are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous. It also includes some 300 biographies on contributors.
These collections from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College consist of three distinct series of collections from the Schlesinger Library: voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights
Women and Social Movements, International 1840-Present is a landmark collection of primary materials drawn from more than 300 repositories. Assembled and cross-searchable for the first time, these resources illuminate vast areas of modern history. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, Women and Social Movements, International 1840-Present lets you see how women’s social movements shaped many of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.
Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850.
See the News Sources research guide for links to the library's subscription news databases. The guide's Historic tab lists news titles with, in some cases, coverage going back as far as the 18th century.
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: