USING THE COLLECTIONS
SELECTED TOPICS AND COLLECTIONS
|SELECTED TOPICS AND COLLECTIONS
This discussion of the division's resources centers around six areas of strength both in the Library's rare collections and
for many aspects of women's history:
If you click on the topics on your left, we will guide you through the collections, offer examples of what a reader will find
there, and point out what is unique in our holdings.
- Women's domestic and family roles, including cooking and medicine, are documented in books, magazines and newspapers published
for women, and the extensive children's book collection.
- Religion and spirituality can be studied in many early imprints, including sermons and captivity narratives.
- Reform movements, for which the Library's collections are particularly strong in abolition and suffrage.
- Women's role in popular culture is documented as both creators and subject of mass culture.
- Women as collectors of traditional rare book collections, including Americana and cookery, as well as compilers of more humble
- Literary works