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Women's History Resources in the Special Collections Research Center: Home

This is a guide to manuscripts, books, periodicals, and other materials in the Special Collections Research Center that may be useful for researching or teaching about girls and women in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

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Special Collections Research Center Access Tools: There are a variety of tools available to guide you in finding materials in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Don't forget that you also may come into the SCRC in person and consult with the staff member on duty for guidance.

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Introduction to the SCRC's resources for the study of women and girls in American history and life

The list of resources in this guide is not comprehensive.  The SCRC has many other collections that include some items relating to females.  Most of our collections of whatever type include women or girls in one way or another, whether as customers, members, correspondents, or in other capacities. 

Please keep in mind that the general collections of Swem Library also support research in this subject area, including newspapers, magazines, government documents, published memoirs, etc.  Among the major sources are:


If you get stuck along the way, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help. Just click the HELP tab at the top of any page in this guide to get contact information for Special Collections Research Center staff.

Swem Library has created other guides that will be of interest to researchers including a Research Paper Writing and Citation Guide, Primary Sources Guide, and Copyright Guide.

Best of luck with your research!

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