Women's and Gender Studies

Politics, Social Activism, and Community Support: Selected Gay & Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters

Alternative Titles
Gay and Lesbian Periodicals, Archives Unbound
Description

This collection of periodicals focuses on newsletters issued by gay and lesbian political and social activist organizations throughout the country and on periodicals devoted to gay and lesbian political and social activist agendas—the "public" face of gay and lesbian activism. In addition, this collection includes serial literature on its "private" face, exploring the challenges and complexities of building gay and lesbian communities inside and outside of a "straight" world, the need for psychological reinforcement through support groups in an effort to combat an often hostile environment, and the yearning for spiritual confirmation of one’s identity and life choices. Carefully selected for rarity from the thousands of titles in the GLBT Historical Society archives, the collection features more than 200 newsletter and periodical titles totaling nearly 8,000 issues. This product is strong in newsletters from organizations that began their work during the formative years of the gay and lesbian movement. Most of these organizations are now defunct and their newsletters are the only record of their history and contribution to the movement.

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40921
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LGBT Studies in Video

Description

Features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage and features films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, families, AIDS, transgender issues, global experiences, and more.  Over 300 films are included, from short animations to feature films.  

Each film has a transcript; many include filmmaker biography and notes. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours from time of download.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40581
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Artemis Primary Sources

Alternative Titles
Gale Artemis: Primary Sources
Description

Artemis is a full-text primary source database that cross-searches Gale's Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth-Century Collections Online (NCCO). 

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31296
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American Jewess

Description

A digital reproduction of the 8 volumes of The American Jewess, the first English-language periodical targeted to American Jewish women, covering an evocative range of topics that ranged from women's place in the synagogue to whether women should ride bicycles.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30848
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The Women's Wear Daily Archive

Alternative Titles
WWD, Women's Wear Daily
Description

A comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing. The Women’s Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry's most prominent trade publications and influential reads. Key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers are all covered in this publication of record.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Images
Coverage
1910 - within past 12 months
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30749
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Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920

Alternative Titles
Every Day Life and Women in America ca. 1800 - 1920
Description

Periodicals, monographs and pamphlets from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University & the New York Public Library.  Includes 75 rare periodicals, such as Echoes of the South (Florida) and The Political Equality Series of the National Women's Suffrage Association.  Includes a full run of Town Topics from the New York Public Library.  Monographs cover all aspects of family life, and diverse topics from politics to farming.  Strong coverage of prescriptive and advice literature, and manuals for domestic management.

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Images
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30046
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LGBT Thought and Culture

Alternative Titles
LGBT Studies (ASP)
Description

LGBT Thought and Culture contains key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements beginning in the 20th century. The collection includes materials ranging from texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews and ephemera, and covers the political evolution of gay rights through memoirs, biographies, poetry and works of fiction. Together these texts and images illuminate the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual individuals and their communities.

Includes material from the Kinsey Institute Archive, Windy City Media Group, The National Archives (UK), and Flinders University.  This is an interdisciplinary resource, useful for cultural studies, history, women's and gender studies, political science, anthropology, religious studies, American studies, social theory, sociology, and literature.  

Special collections include: The Pat Rocco Collection; The Jeanne Cordova Papers; the Magnus Hirschfeld Collection.

Contains about 125,000 pages.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29840
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Lily

Description

Digital version, with both text and image files, of The Lily, the first newspaper for women, published from 1849 to 1856. Covers many topics important to women of the era, but especially temperance, child-bearing and education, and women’s rights.

The Lily was issued from 1849 until 1853 under the editorship of Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894).

Published in Seneca Falls, New York and priced at 50 cents a year, the newspaper began as a temperance journal for “home distribution” among members of the Seneca Falls Ladies Temperance Society, which had formed in 1848.

Bloomer felt that as women lecturers were considered unseemly, writing was the best way for women to work for reform. The paper encountered a number of early obstacles and the Society’s enthusiasm died out, but Bloomer felt a commitment to publish and assumed full responsibility for editing and publishing the paper.

Originally, the title page had the legend “Published by a committee of ladies”, but after 1850 only Bloomer’s name appeared on the masthead.

Although women’s exclusion from membership in temperance societies and other reform activities was the main force behind the initial publication of The Lily, it was not at first a radical paper, its editorial stance conforming to the emerging stereotype of women as “defenders of the home.”

In the first issue, Bloomer wrote: "It is woman that speaks through The Lily…Intemperance is the great foe to her peace and happiness. It is that above all that has made her Home desolate and beggared her offspring… Surely, she has the right to wield her pen for its Suppression. Surely, she may without throwing aside the modest refinements which so much become her sex, use her influence to lead her fellow mortals from the destroyer’s path."

The Lily always maintained its focus on temperance. Fillers often told horror stories about the effects of alcohol. For example, the May, 1849 issue noted, “A man when drunk fell into a kettle of boiling brine at Liverpool, Onondaga Co. and was scalded to death.” But gradually the newspaper began to include articles about other subjects of interest to women, many from the pen of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, writing under the pseudonym “sunflower.” Her earliest articles dealt with temperance, child-bearing and education, but she soon turned to the issue of women’s rights, writing about laws unfair to women and demanding change.

The circulation of The Lily rose from 500 per month to 4,000 per month because of the dress reform controversy. At the end of 1853, the Bloomers moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio, where Amelia Bloomer continued to edit The Lily, which by then had a national circulation of over 6,000. Bloomer sold The Lily in 1854 to Mary Birdsall because she and her husband, Dexter were moving to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where no facilities for publishing the paper were available. She remained a contributing editor for the two years The Lily survived after she sold it. The Lily published its final issue December 15, 1856.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11693
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Women and Social Movements International

Alternative Titles
WASI
Women & Social Movements International Edition
Description

When complete, Women and Social Movements International will contain about "150,000 pages of conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, publications and web pages of women's non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-nineteenth century....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

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1840-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11621
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Pages

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