September 2009

News from the Archives provides readers with news concerning U.S. Women's History from archives and repositories with collections and projects of interest. If you are affiliated with an archive or repository and would like to submit an announcement that you feel would be of interest to our readers, please contact Tanya Zanish-Belcher at tzanish@iastate.edu.

Georgia State University Women’s Collection (Atlanta, Georgia)
http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/pages/area.asp?ldID=105&guideID=544

Georgia State University’s Women’s Collection, established in 1995, is “dedicated to collecting, preserving and making available the documentary heritage of women in Georgia and the South.”

Among its collections, are the Women in Activism collection, which documents the experiences of women and men participating in women-centered activist and advocacy activities in Georgia and the Southeast throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Collections include the personal and professional papers of individual activists as well as the records of activist organizations. Also included in the Collection are 49 oral history interviews from a multi-media project, documenting efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Georgia and the second wave of the Women’s Movement. Recently received collections include Georgians for Choice/SPARK! Reproductive Justice NOW and the Refugee Women’s Network, Inc. records.

Jewish Women’s Archive
http://jwa.org/encyclopedia

The Archive recently introduced, as of March 1, 2009, the free, online version of Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. Previously available only on CD-ROM, the Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive source on the history of Jewish women and includes more than 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Special Collections Division

The Special Collections Division of Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro houses the 8,000 volume Woman's Collection. According to the Division’s web site, is “especially strong in early biography, education, labor, health and hygiene, organizations, suffrage and anti-suffrage (United States, Great Britain, France and Germany), nineteenth-century literature about women, social and moral questions (i.e., proper duties and vocations, emancipation, right to work, sex equality, sexual ethics, eugenics, psychology, women's sphere, domesticity and social condition). The majority of the material is in the English language, with a large group of French and German pamphlets, and a selection of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century works in Latin and French.”

 

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