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Women's History Resources in the Special Collections Research Center

The SCRC invites you to explore manuscripts, university archives, rare books, and artifacts related to women and to engage with the achievements, struggles, and representations of women throughout history.

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Diaries, Journals, and Scrapbooks

Approaching women's history through personal diaries, journals, and scrapbooks centers a woman's voice and offers valuable insight into the daily lives and experiences of everyday women. Several resources included here are also referenced on other pages of this research guide. If you wish to learn more about a particular subject, consult one of the topic pages of this guide for more resources and subject and keyword suggestions.

Digitized Manuscripts

These resources link to digital scans available now on the W&M Digital Archive. In some cases, transcriptions are also included.

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