Women's and Gender Studies

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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Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

Alternative Titles
Medieval Feminist Index
Description

Indexes over 500 journals as well as many essay collections devoted in large part to topics dealing with women, sexuality, or gender.

Coverage begins in 1996.

There are over 20,000 records in the database currently, and more than five hundred records are added every four months.

The time period covered is 450 C.E. to 1500 C.E. with Russia extending to 1613, the beginning of the Romanov dynasty, because the sixteenth century is still medieval in social and political terms. The geographic area is Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East as well as areas in which Europeans travelled.

Subject coverage for gender and sexuality means that articles on masculinity and male homosexuality are included. Publications in English, French, German, and Spanish have been indexed since the project began in 1996. Materials in Italian (published from 1990 to the present) began to be included in the database in May 2001.

Books written by a single author are not indexed.

The database uses controlled vocabulary for its thesaurus.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11465
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Bibliography of English Women Writers, 1500-1640

Description
A comprehensive record of scholarship on 738 known women writers and their texts, canonical and non-canonical. Including already familiar figures (e.g., Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart) as well as less-known and hitherto unknown English women writers--refugees such as women recusants, women in the colonies, Marrano women (Anusot), and women translators and English women writers in French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Gaelic and Welsh.
Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11395
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Vogue Archive

Alternative Titles
The Vogue Magazine Archive
Description

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 up to three months ago, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.  More than 400,000 pages are included, documenting the work from designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries.  Users can conduct searches to reveal results in all text, captions, and titles throughout the magazine, including advertisements, covers and fold-outs.  Page images are provided in both JPEG and Flash digital formats.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Images
Coverage
Every page of every issue from December 17, 1892 (Volume 1, Number 1) up to three months ago (does not include three most recent monthly issues)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11329
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ProQuest History Vault

Alternative Titles
History Vault, Southern Life and Slavery, Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History 1775-1915 Plantations Records, Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle, NAACP Papers, American Indians and the American West 1809-1971, Thomas A. Edison Papers, Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library, American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate, Struggle for Women's Rights Organizational Records 1880-1990, National Woman's Party Papers, Papers of the League of Women Voters, Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library, Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: Europe and Latin America 1960-1969, Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy 1960-1975, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service 1880-1930
Description

ProQuest History Vault is a platform that hosts several digitized primary source collections in 19th and 20th century American history. History Vault supports advanced searching across all modules and collections and is also fully browsable. All documents may be downloaded as PDFs.

The collections include:

Southern Life and Slavery: Includes plantation records, 1775-1915, and petitions on race & slavery submitted to county courts and state legislatures, to 1867.

American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971: Collections from the U.S. National Archives covering American Indians & U.S. government relations during the 19th & 20th centuries.

Thomas A. Edison Papers: Collection of lab notebooks, diaries, business records, and correspondence documenting the life and work of Thomas Alva Edison.

Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library: Set of 11 collections including papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Felix Frankfurter, Louis D. Brandeis, and others.

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1880 - 1930: Documents covering investigations made during the massive immigration wave into the United States at the turn of the 20th century.

Struggle for Women's Rights: Organizational Records, 1880-1990: Records of the National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance.

Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Collection from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College covering voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights.

Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle: Records of several organizations including the NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, & CORE, along with FBI surveillance files on MLK, Jr. & from COINTELPRO.

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: Europe and Latin America 1960-1969: Collection of State Department documents from the 1960s, not previously published.

American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate: Expansive collection of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, & Nixon administrations, including records of several federal agencies.

Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy 1960-1975: Collection of U.S foreign policy documents from the State Department, CIA, Kennedy, Johnson, & Nixon National Security files, and more.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11243
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Berg Fashion Library

Description

The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world. The Berg Fashion Library will be updated at least three times a year. For a complete list of contents, see: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/page/whatsinbergfashionlibrary/whats-in-the-berg-fashion-library Note: this product is limited to three simultaneous users. Should you be unable to log in, please check back in a few minutes.

Type
Encyclopedia
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11159
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Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online

Alternative Titles
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

A unique collaboration of over 1000 scholars from around the world, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world. No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11115
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American Masculinities

Alternative Titles
American Masculinities: A historical encyclopedia (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Sage eReference
Description

This is an encyclopedia about American masculinities. Its purpose is to provide a reference guide and an introduction to the many ways in which men have defined, imagined, and experienced male identity in the social, cultural, and political contexts of the United States. At the end of the encyclopedia, a comprehensive bibliography provides readers with a list of sources—organized according to important thematic categories in the field—that will provide additional directions for further study. An extensive index offers users an additional means of locating topics of interest. By encapsulating the current state of scholarly interpretation, American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is intended to help students and scholars advance their studies, develop new questions for research, and stimulate new ways of exploring the history of American life. Ed. by Bret E. Carroll.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10745
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Godey's Lady's Book 1830-1898

Alternative Titles
Godeys
Description
Under the editorship of Sarah Josepha Hale, Godey's Lady's Book (1830-1898) became one of the most influential U.S. women's magazines in developing the concept of the "woman's sphere." Alongside articles concerning all aspects of the domestic sphere, the magazine included patterns for handcrafts, color plates of the latest fashions, and sheet music. Godey's also came to be known as an important literary magazine and included contributions by authors such as Stowe, Hawthorne, Poe, and Longfellow. This fully searchable and browsable online archive contains the full run of Godey's Lady's Book and includes all of its color plates.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1830-1898
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10675
Access
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Gender Research Database (GReTA)

Description

Searchable database of women’s and gender studies scholarship, with bibliographic citations taken primarily from German sources and focusing on Germany (East and West) from the 1980s to present.  From the Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Type
Database
Coverage
1906-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10517
Access
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