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Gender Studies: Women's Issues

Women's Issues

Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association.  A broad collection of valuable online resources, with several specialized topics.  Be aware that some links are no longer current.

Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers and journals from a variety of libraries in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.  Most from the second half of the twentieth century.

WOMEN WORKING 1800-1930  Explores the impact of women on the economic life of the United States from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the Great Depression.

Sally Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture  The mission of this nicely searchable collection is “to acquire and preserve published and unpublished materials that reflect the public and private lives of women throughout history.”  Use this site to access manifestos, essays and speeches from the 1960s and 1970s, which comprise the collection

Women’s Liberation Movement Print Culture  Speeches, essays and manifestos from the 1960s and 19070s.

Because of Her Story. A significant part of the Smithsonian’s Women’s History Initiative, this digital first project documents the importance of women throughout the history of this country, in a broad spectrum of disciplines, who helped to define the United States.

Her Hat Was In The RingWomen who campaigned for elected public office before the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in August, 1920.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research.  “The leading think tank in the United States applying quantitative and qualitative analysis of public policy through a gendered lens.”

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Federal and agency initiatives serving a variety of populations with survey reports and behavioral health resources.

National Women’s Law Center. Advocates and members of the legal profession who strive to fight for gender justice in the courts, in public policy and in society.

Status of Women in the States.  Data on various aspects of women’s life are gathered for comparison by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Gateway to the Library of Congress resources for the study of women’s history and culture in the United States.

Getty Images Over 35 million photos free for imbedded use, but not downloading.  Searchable by a variety of terms.

Women's Suffrage in Sheet Music  Rally songs and works by both well-established composers ad ordinary citizens.  Contains music both in favor of and against the suffragist movement between 1838 and 1923.

Lilly Library is a founding member of PALNI, ALI, and The Oberlin Group


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