More than 30,000 pages of text selected from a wide variety of sources, including some complete works. The full text can be searched by words and phrases, including subject terms, dates, characteristics of authors, etc.
In the late 1800's, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting 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.
Includes published memoirs, letters and diaries, drawn from more than 500 sources, plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials, searchable by words and phrases, as well as by places, battles, dates, form of material, etc. Database also includes 1000-item bibliography and 1000 biographies.
From the University of Michigan, the project is a collaborative international oral history project that examines the history of feminist activism, women's movements, and academic women's studies in sites around the world.
HistoryMakers is an American non-profit educational institution. It seeks to promote recognisition of the recognition of black African Americans to the history and culture of the USA. Its website provides information on its aims and objectives. It is building a unique online archive of materials relating to the life stories of well known African Americans and 'unsung heroes'. Currently avaibale are timelines of key events, plus transcripts of oral history interviews. All areas of social, political and economic life are covered including: civil rights movements, politics, sport, political participation.
Contains letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives, of immigrants to the United States and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Includes 342 authors and approximately 37,500 pages of material, including some audio material.
Contains diaries and letters, dating from colonial times to 1950 drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, and 7,000 pages of previously unpublished materials.
715 plays by 152 playwrights, together with information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.