Women's Studies Section

Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
Women's Studies in Digital Archives
Introduction

The purpose of Women’s Studies in Digital Archives is to provide access to primary source materials for women's studies within digital archives. Although not comprehensive, it is a starting point for discovering some of the wonderful resources for women's studies that have only recently become widely available with the practice of digitizing select primary source materials from special collections.

Each archive listed below has been reviewed by a member of the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Reviews include a brief description of the archive, tips for searching, and a description of the women's studies content, including a list of subjects and a list of primary source types. One can go to the archive either from this page or from within the review.

For a list of archives with women's studies content by primary source type, go to the Primary Source Type Index

For a list of archives with women's studies content on a particular subject, go to the Subject Index

For further information, see Project Background and Scope.

For contributors, see Instructions.


Title List

African American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920
Provides an overview of the Black experience in Ohio between 1850 and 1920 in the words of the people that lived them

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
A collection from the Library of Congress Americana collections of over 7 million items that chronicle historical events, people, places and ideas

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
Treaties, statutes, speeches, and other records are found in more than fifty landmark collections in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Castro Speech Database
A component of the Latin American Network Information Center E-Text Collection, Castro Speech is a database containing the full text of English translations of speeches, interviews, and press conferences by Fidel Castro, 1956-1996, based upon the records of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS).
Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Digital Archive of Popular American Music
Digital versions of sheet music and performances of songs now in the public domain from UCLA’s Music Library’s Archive of Popular American Music

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Digital Image Collection: Colorado & the American West
Some 95,000 images of historic photographs from the collections of the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department, the Colorado Historical Society, and the Denver Art Museum

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

The Digital Scriptorium
Seventeen separate digitization projects made up of frequently used items from the collections of the Duke University Special Collections Library

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Documenting the American South
Primary source materials on Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century from the holdings of libraries at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Euro Docs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
An umbrella site for 24 European countries’ web sites that provide links to full text historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Historical Census Browser
Census data from historical volumes (1790-1960) of the U.S Census of Population and Housing

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights
Historical records from the United States Commission on Civil Rights, the agency responsible for examining and resolving issues related to race, ethnicity, religion and, more recently, sexual orientation.

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Home Economics Archives: Research, Tradition, History (HEARTH)
Core collection of books and journals and bibliographies in home economics and related disciplines published between 1850 and 1950 from Cornell University

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Images from Online Archive of California
More than 30,000 images illustrating California’s history and culture, from the collections of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley
Link to the Archive Link to the Review

JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives
Gateway to seven archival repositories of sources on the Japanese-American Relocation Experience

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Kentuckiana Digital Library
Unique digitized images and texts from Kentucky libraries, archives, museums and historical societies.

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
A digital repository of tobacco industry internal documents from top tobacco companies and two additional collections from Tobacco Control Archives at the University of California, San Francisco

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Lincoln/Net: Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
Primary source materials related to Illinois’ early years of statehood (1818-1829) and Lincoln’s Illinois years (1830-1861)

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Making of America
A digital library of primary sources (all items have a 19th century imprint) in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction hosted by Cornell University and University of Michigan

Link to the Archive: Cornell site Link to the Archive: Michigan site Link to the Review

New Deal Network
A database of primary source texts and images from the New Deal and the Great Depression of the 1930s created by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and hosted by the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University.

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

OhioPix: Picturing Ohio's History
Images from the Ohio Historical Society’s visual collections depict Ohio history, from the 1880s to the present.

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Open Video Project
A project of the Interaction Design Laboratory, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill , this collection is comprised of videos originally created by companies/research projects/universities and digitized by the contributing organizations, from 1940s to present

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Publication of Archival Library & Museum Material (PALMM)
A cooperative initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide access to important source materials on Florida’s history, heritage, people, geography, government, and natural surroundings as well as non-Florida related material

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project
A collection from various archival institutions of primary source materials from the Salem Witch Trials of 1692

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Valley of the Shadow
A project consisting of 19 separate databases that detail of the lives of individual people, both slave and free, of two communities, one Northern and one Southern, from the American Civil War era.

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Wisconsin Electronic Reader
A cooperative project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System (UW) and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin to digitize culturally significant primary sources from and about Wisconsin

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

World War II: A Digital Project
A database of materials published by the Government Printing Office as part of the war effort and of images from the Shaffer War Photography Collection

Link to the Archive Link to the Review

Women's Studies in Digital Archives Editor: Marcia Barrett
Last updated: June 21, 2007


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