Women’s & Gender Studies

Women’s Collections at Baylor

This resource compiles descriptions of various special collections at Baylor University with the common theme of women. Collections may be found in any of the following Institutes or Libraries on campus: Institute for Oral History; Armstrong Browning Library and Museum; Central Libraries Special Collections; Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society; The Texas Collection; and W. R. Poage Legislative Library. Explore from one website Baylor’s resources on women in the United States and the world.

19th Century UK Periodicals

Provides access to full-text of British and Commonwealth magazines from the 19th century. Two series: Part I: New Readerships, explores the growing and varied magazines devoted to audiences of women, children, sports enthusiasts, and other popular audiences. Part II: Empire, charts the growing expansion of British publishing and interests across its growing empire with magazines from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, and South Africa. Also includes the publication Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, which details periodical prices, publishers, editors, printers, circulation, size, allowing for research into the extent of readership and publishing history of British journals. Primary source.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender. LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

The Baylor Libraries have acquired additional content for this resource. The updated description is provided below.

Brings together disparate collections of documents, grassroots newsletters, journals, periodicals, literature, diaries, personal papers, government documents, and ephemeral material related to the LGBTQ movement in North America and beyond. Part I covers the gay rights movement, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and gay activism. Part II extends coverage to regional communities in the US, underrepresented communities, lesbian feminist groups, and non-profit organizations working for gay rights. Issues include social, legal, medical, and historical topics. Search by keyword with limits to content type, date, language, and source library (among others). Primary sources.

Chatham House Online Archive

Full text of the reports, analysis, and debates prepared by England’s Royal Institute for International Affairs, housed at Chatham House, from 1920 – 2008. Chatham House’s mission is to “help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.” Topics include diplomacy, security, economics and trade, politics, energy, environment, development, and global health on all continents/ countries. Keyword, author, or title search with further limits once initial search is run. Limits by date/date range, region/country, speaker nationality, language, subject, publication or illustration type.

Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities

Access primary source materials from the 19th and 20th centuries on various aspects of the women’s movement in America and Europe. Information on individuals, organizations, movements, and issues. Documents include Planned Parenthood of America records, European women’s magazines, the HerStory Collection, peace movement archives, grassroots feminist materials. Topics covered include history, labor unions and employment, health, gender, religion, politics, and society. Keyword and advanced search features with limits by type of document, date, and other aspects.

Web of Science. Core Collection (Archives, 1900-1969)

Added the archives (1900-1969) for the Social Science Citation Index and the Science Citation Index.


Provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), this resource is building a comprehensive gateway to all doctoral and master-level theses and dissertations, many openly accessible, by harvesting the information from repositories throughout the world.

Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

Trace the history of women’s movements and feminism over four centuries of documents and journals and across multiple countries in Europe and North America in this one collection. Full-text of primary source documents, journals, and pamphlets, in 14 langages (primarily English, German, and French), it is possible to trace developments in a single country or across several countries. The Gerritsen Collection includes advice manuals, education and professional training, history, social conditions, social reform, legal status, women’s health, and women’s employment. Among the books are many biographies of women – full-length biographies and biographical sketch collections. Gerritsen also has an extensive section of early women’s periodicals from 1860 through the 1940’s. Quick or Advanced search features are available for the entire collection, with limits for books or periodicals only.

18th Century Drama

Focuses on role of theatre in society during the long eighteenth century. Interdisciplinary resource for research in theatre, drama, literature, entertainment, social commentary, history, politics, music, censorship, gender, and romanticism. Serves an archive of almost every play submitted for license between 1737 and 1824 (over 2500). Includes correspondence, diaries, biographical information, advertisements, and companion texts.

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Everyday Life and Women in America 1800 – 1920

Search a rich variety of historical magazines and books providing guidance to American women on how to run their homes, raise their children, be a good wife, and other domestic matters. Politics, religion, health and sex, employment, popular literature, reviews of the arts, and society news (i.e., gossip and scandal!) are among the less-domestic topics covered. The magazines, books, and other documents are full-text searchable by keyword or advanced search. Essays by scholars provide helpful context for working with and understanding the materials and there is an extensive bibliography of secondary sources for further research.

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