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.
Published report (1837) from an abolitionist, interracial organization for women that advocated for the rights of enslaved people, organized a multi-state petition campaign, and sued southerners who brought enslaved individuals into Boston.
Personal and professional papers of Pollard, who became active in the Democratic Party in the 1930s, serving as executive secretary to four successive Virginia governors and National Committeewoman for Virginia 1940 to 1968. The role of women in politics and public affairs is a frequent theme throughout Pollard's papers.
Papers of Evelyn Momsen Hailey (1922-2011) of Norfolk, Virginia, who served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1974 to 1981 and as a member of the State Senate from 1981 to 1982. She was active with women's rights organizations, environmental justice groups, and an avid supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Campaign material relating to political elections in the Williamsburg area, Virginia state races, and United States Senate, Congressional, and Presidential races collected by Thomas, a delegate for the Virginia State Convention in 2012 and a volunteer for the 53rd Inaugural Presidential Ceremonies (1997).