Subject Guides

Books in the Libraries' Collection

Primary Souces

《列女傳 》- Lie Nü Zhuan = The biographies of Chinese women

Digital Collections

Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution
The gallery houses a world-renowned collection of art from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Near East.

Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs
Over 1,000 prints and photographs (mostly albumen, hand-colored albumen and gelatin silver prints) of East, Southeast and South Asia from the 18th century to the early 20th century, drawn from portfolios, photographic albums, photographically illustrated books and archival collections. Subjects include architecture, scenes of daily life, portraits of major political, religious and artistic figures of the time, "exotica," staged photographs for the tourist trade and travel postcards.

American Memory(Library of Congress) --Women
The Library's digital collection of historical documents includes sections on women's history.

Discovering American Women's History Online

Access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement - Special Collections Library, Duke University
Online archival collection documents the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States during the late 1960's and early 1970s.

Emma Goldman Papers - University of University of California Berkeley
Major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism (1869-1940).

Margaret Sanger Papers Project
This historical editing project located, arranged, edited, researched and published the papers of the noted birth control pioneer.

National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921
Votes for Women--Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory digital collection of historical documents; includes books, pamphlets & artifacts documenting the U. S. suffrage movement.

National Women's Hall of Fame

Provides biographical information on prominent women; & information about events celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Women's Rights to be held in Seneca Falls, New York, during the summer of 1998.

Schlesinger Library
Foremost library on the history of women in America; includes books, manuscripts, periodicals, photographs, oral histories and audiovisual materials primarily during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Sophia Smith Collection: Women's History Manuscripts at Smith College
Internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals, and other primary sources in women's history.

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Research archives devoted to collecting, preserving and making accessible, materials on non-governmental efforts towards peace.

Women, Enterprise & Society: A Guide to Resources in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library
Materials from the Harvard Business School library that document women's participation in American business and culture from the eighteenth through twentieth century.