These archives provide "primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender (Gale)." Rice University owns access to the following modules: Part I: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940; Part II: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940; Part III: Sex and Sexuality in the 16th through 20th Centuries; Part IV: Global Diversity; and Part V: L’Enfer de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
"With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas... One highlight of the archive is the unparalleled assemblage of newsletters, newspapers, and periodicals by, for, and about gays and lesbians... In addition, the archive encompasses extensive material related to feminism, women’s rights, and women’s concerns (Gale)."
"Black Women Writers celebrates the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents, the database gives an unparalleled view of black women's struggles through time (Alexander Street Press)." This collection is part of ProQuest's Black Writing Collection. Rice University owns access to the following modules of the Black Writing Collection: 1) Black Short Fiction and Folklore; 2) Black Women Writers; and 3) Caribbean Literature.
This resource "explores the study and analysis of gender, leisure and consumer culture; one of the most vibrant areas of social, cultural and intellectual research, transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries. This exciting collection of original source material from the Britsh archives enriches the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective (Adam Matthew)." Key topics can be explored in five thematic areas: 1) Conduct and Politeness; 2) Domesticity and the Family; 3) Consumption and Leisure; 4) Education and Sensibility; and 5) The Body.
This database "is a resource for the study of American social, cultural and popular history, providing access to rare primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. It comprises thousands of fully searchable images of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes. The collection is especially rich in conduct of life and domestic management literature, offering vivid insights into the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures (Adam Matthew)."
"Explore essential primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations, and the struggle for women’s rights, from the nineteenth century to the present (Adam Matthew)."
Includes more that 4,700 books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the revolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. Materials will span four centuries (1543-1945) and 15 languages.
Published from 1830-1880 in Philadelphia, Louis Antoine Godey's publication initially included extensive fashion descriptions and plates, biographical sketches and articles about a variety of subjects. Gradually the periodical matured into an important literary magazine and contained works by significant 19th century authors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
This archive consists of "briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports, and press clippings document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome from 1983-1994 (Gale)."
Magazines serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related communities are often the principal source of documentation on LGBT+ cultures, lives, and events. Dating back to the 1950s, this collection features major periodicals devoted to LGBT+ interests, covering prominent topics like health, lifestyle, politics, social attitudes, law, activism, LGBT rights, arts and literature (ProQuest).
Currently ten titles are available on this newly launched database: The Advocate; Albatross; Erie Gay News; Gay News; Gay Times; Homosexual Counseling Journal; Just for Us; The Pink Paper; RainbowWeddingNetwork Magazine; Transgender Tapestry.
This collection includes the unpublished papers of prominent sexologists, sex researchers, societies, advocacy groups and campaigners working during the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, including correspondence between professional and private individuals, autobiographical accounts, official records and literary works (Adam Matthew). Fondren Library owns access to Module I: Research Collections from the Kinsey Institute Library & Special Collections and Module II: Self-Expression, Community and Identity
Module I focuses on sexology and the work of sex researchers, combining advice sought by members of the public with the corresponding answers, thoughts on research proposals and work sent by academics and medical professionals to the Kinsey Institute. It also includes pamphlets and flyers from various organisations and advocacy groups, discussions surrounding sexual behaviours, and the corpus of donated work from researchers looking at specific areas – for example Alice Field, who worked specifically on sex offenders in New York and young girls remanded for prostitution in the wayward minors court.
In Module II explore LGBTQI+ individual personal histories from the late-nineteenth century to the present day; discover accounts of grass-roots organisations, self-expression in the form of diaries and correspondence, and the personal stories of LGBTQI+ activism. This essential resource provides a significant insight into the complex and myriad identities of human sexuality by making available official records of pressure groups and community organisations, diaries and correspondence, photographs, objects, erotic fiction, papers of noted sexologists and more, sourced from archives in the US, UK and Australia.
This collections covers four centuries providing a multitude of perspectives on the changing roles of women in history. It includes the works of many notable and influential women as well as those by forgotten and ordinary women (Adam Matthew).
-Papers and rare printed works of important female writers and thinkers;
-Life writing and autobiographies of a range of 18th and 19th century women;
-The papers of Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette, political activist and campaigner;
-Diaries and correspondence of aristocratic women, giving insights into the social, political and cultural history of rich and powerful women of the 18th and 19th centuries; and
-Women's travel writing - manuscript and printed accounts of women travellers, missionaries, tourists and women living across the British Empire.
"This collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more.... It focuses on the social, political, and professional achievements of women (Gale)." Fondren owns access to Women's Studies Archives, Part 1: Women's Issues and Identities; Part 2: Voice and Vision; Part 3: Rare Titles from the American Antiquarian Society (1820-1922) and Part 4: Female Forerunners Worldwide.
This collection covers "important topics including: the History of Feminist Theory and Activism; domestic culture; lay and ordained church women; women in industry; women's sexuality and gender expression; women’s education; women’s movement; women’s health and mental health; women and law; women and the control of their bodies; and women’s roles and interactions within society (Gale)."
The individual collections in this database are:
● Collected Records of the Women's Peace Party: 1914-1920
● Committee of Fifteen Records,1900-1901
● European Women's Periodicals
● The Herstory Collection
● Grassroots Feminist Organizations, Part 1: Boston Area Second Wave Organizations, 1968-1998
● Grassroots Feminist Organizations, Part 2: San Francisco Women's Building / Women's Centers, 1972-1998
● Malthusian, 1879-1921 (formerly Women and the Social Control of Their Bodies)
● Planned Parenthood Federation of America Records, 1918-1974
● Records of the Women's Peace Union: 1921-1940
● Women and Health/Mental Health
● Women and Law Collection
● Women's Lives
● Women's Labour League: Conference Reports and Journals, 1906-1977
● Women's Trade Union League and Its Leaders
● Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: United States Section, 1919-1959
"The First World War had a revolutionary and permanent impact on the personal, social and professional lives of all women. Their essential contribution to the war in Europe is fully documented in this definitive collection of primary source materials (Gale)."
"Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life (Alexander Street Press)."
This archive explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices and includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand and Australia (Alexander Street).
This project combines the power of a database with a peer-reviewed journal. It includes more than 2,700 authors, primary documents, books, images, essays, book and website reviews and teaching tools (Alexander Street Press).
Fondren's access includes the Series II update, the 2021 edition and the 2022 edition.
This collection consists of: 1) a finding aid to women's studies resources in the National Archives; and 2) original documents that cover the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928, and the granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962 (Adam Matthew)."
The finding aid is the result of a five-year project by staff at The National Archives in the mid-1990s and enables researchers to quickly locate details of documents at TNA relating to women. This finding aid is far more detailed and extensive than anything available elsewhere online and has the benefit of ranging across all of the document classes TNA hold.
A collection of letters to and from women in the Middle Ages from the 4th to the 13th century. The letters are written in Latin and are linked by the names of the women involved to English translations, biographical sketches, and more.