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The resources listed here are not the only ones available. Many others are in print or microform and can be found by searching library catalogs, like CMU's library catalog, or Worldcat, a database of library holding thoughout the world (though mainly U. S.), or the HathiTrust, a repository of digitized works. Use some of these terms combined with your topic:
early works to 1800
women and diaries
women and "early works"
women and autobiography
Everyday Life & Women in America c.1800-1920
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. Use the filter option in Documents to limit to books.
Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs
Books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. The Gerritsen Collection has since become the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world. With more than 2,000 English language book titles, this is the greatest single source for tracing suffragism and feminism in the English-speaking world. Also included are almost 1,000 German language titles, and almost 800 French.
Digitized books, journals, and government documents from all countries and time periods.
Text-mine (full text search)
over 10 million digitized works and create customized collections. Contact your liaison librarian
for more information.
Hearth: Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History
Search or browse books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines, between 1850 and 1950. From Mann Library, Cornell University.
National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection
A library of nearly 800 books and pamphlets documenting the suffrage campaign that were collected between 1890 and 1938 by members of NAWSA and donated to the Rare Books Division of the Library of Congress on November 1, 1938.
"Votes for Women:" Selections from the National Woman Sufferage Collection, 1848-1921
167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. (American Memory, Library of Congress)
Women Working, 1870-1930
A site in development that will eventually offer access to 2,000 digitized books and pamphlets, manuscripts (10,000 pages) and images (1,000) from the Harvard collections. Those working on this project are interested in your feedback. There is a question/comment link on the site. (Harvard University Library Open Collections Program)