International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day and 1968: The Global Revolutions, an exhibition in our Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  here are some recent full-text databases for researching women in 1968-1970.

Independent Voices, a database of underground and alternative magazines and newspapers.  Includes feminist, Black American, campus underground, GI Press, Latino, LGBT, Native American, and right-wing titles.

Second issue of Notes, published by the New York Radical Feminists, from Independent Voices.

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995
Includes Black Panther (1967-1975), Soul (1966-1976) and many other titles.

Black Panther, August 9, 1969, p.23. From African American Periodicals

Women’s Magazine Archive
Includes Cosmopolitan (1926-1994) Essence (1970-2005), Seventeen (1954-2005) as well as Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Redbook, and Better Homes and Gardens.

Angela Davis: Black Woman on the Run, Essence November 1970, Women’s Magazine Archive

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940
Includes The Ladder, Daughter of Bilitis Newsletter, and other LGBTQ journals and archival collections from the Lesbian Herstory Archive, Atlanta Feminists Alliance, the One National Archives, and many other sources.

April 1968 issue of The Ladder, from Archives of Human Sexuality

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 – 1974
Includes Ramparts (1960-1975), letters, documents, oral histories, and videos.

Abortion, Association to Repeal Abortion Laws. Discusses the cost of traveling to Mexico for an abortion. From The Sixties.

Other useful resources for researching Women and Gender:

Recent Scholarship
Gender Studies Database
Contemporary Women’s Issues
Feminae: Medieval Women & Gender Index

Historical Full Text Resources
Gerritsen Collection: Women’s History Online, 1543-1945
Everyday Life and Women in America, 1820-1900
Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000
LGBT Thought and Culture
NAACP Papers

American History in Video
LGBT Studies in Video

Letters & Diaries
Epistolae: Medieval Latin Women’s Letters

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers 1500-1700
British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries, from 1500-1900
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries, 1700-1900
Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries, from the American Antiquarian Society, 1750-1950

These are just a few of the resources that might be useful to you.  If you are researching a topic related to women, gender, or sexuality,  we are here to help.  Please contact us to  Ask a Reference QuestionSchedule a Research Consultation, or to chat via Ask a Librarian