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Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Gender Equality Data and Statistics

Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?

Woman Stats Project


Biography in Context

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Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred.  The Library maintains a list of primary sources to help you in your research.

Additional selected Gender Studies primary source websites:

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources
Reference ebook (2006). Topics are listed in table of contents.

Independent Voices:  an open-access collection of an alternative press
Digitized magazines, newspapers and journals from women's and LGBT alternative presses circa 1970's.


ACT-UP Oral History Project 
Includes oral histories from many of the original members of ACT-UP/New York.

Digital Transgender Archive 
History of the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals around the world.

Lesbian Herstory Archives: Digital Collection
Includes audio and video.

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
One of the largest repositories of LGBTQ materials in the world. A small subset (documents, photos, videos, audio) is available online.


African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
Search by author, title or genre. Includes biographical information.

Women Working, 1800-1930
Harvard's library and museum collections explore women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.

Women's Speeches from Around the World
Speeches by inspirational, influential and contemporary, women from around the world.

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