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A significant collection of digitised primary source material, comprising:
1. LGBTQ History & Culture Since 1940 I and II - material drawn mostly from archives in the US and UK
2. Sex and Sexuality 16th to 20th century - more than 5000 digitised rare books drawn from the British Library Private Case, Alfred C. Kinsey Institute for Sex Research, and the New York Academy of Medicine
3. International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture - draws on 3 important collections: Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA), South Africa; Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives; Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York
Essential primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. This expansive collection offers sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.
Formed in 2010 from previous bodies including UNIFEM & DAW. Notable publications include Progress of the world's women (print volumes at HQ 1154.P7). See also CEDAW (the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women), and the WomenWatch information & resources on gender equality & empowerment of women.
Digitised archive of leading US, UK & Canadian women's magazines from late 19th century to 2005. Includes key titles like Good Housekeeping, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Essence, useful for looking at gender studies, social history, race & ethnicity, youth culture, advertising, media, fashion, consumer and popular culture
One of the longest-running and most influential men's magazines, GQ expanded its initial focus on fashion to cover other subjects. The digital archive from 1931- onwards provides textual & photographic insight into the history of fashion, popular culture, masculinity, and society. Provides an interesting contrast to Vogue Magazine Archive, which is also available through the Proquest platform
A broad range of thematically organised documents from 21 libraries in five sections offering c. 50,000 images of original documents linked to essays by leading scholars in the field.Section I: Conduct and Politeness; Section II: Domesticity and the Family; Section III: Consumption and Leisure; Section IV: Education and Sensibility; and Section V: The Body.
Independent quango charged with promoting human rights & equality in the UK. Includes Is Britain fairer? flagship project/publication. Notably the publications Sex and power: who rules Britain?, Inquiry into the Appointment Process of FTSE 350 Boards and Facts about women and men in Great Britain..
Campaigning organisation working for women's rights in the UK. It's long history means it has an important library with material from the late 19th century onwards. In 2013 it was re-named the Women's Library and moved to the LSE. Many publications, including Sex & Power survey every 2/3 years
Interviews with 72 African American women, conducted under the auspices of the Schlesinger Library (Harvard). Transcripts and some audio files. Participants include Rosa Parks. Civil rights is a key theme
Ebony has been a leading African-American magazine since publication commenced in 1945. It focuses on news & stories important to the Black community in the US. The fully searchable full-text archive spans 1945-2014, and covers African-American business, history & politics (including civil rights), education, entertainment, fashion and culture.
Important collection of digitised primary source open access material from the 1960s and 1970s relating to 2nd Wave feminism in the US. Made available through the JSTOR Reveal Digital project, Independent Voices
A complete searchable archive of Vogue (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. It is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day. Alongside GQ Magazine (also on the Proquest platform), these two major magazines provide a great resource for researching many issues