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New Manuscripts in Women’s Letters and Diaries

Posted by eleres on 17th July 2014

Manuscripts in Women’s Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society includes primary source materials written by women from 1750-1950. Published online by Alexander Street Press, the database indexes and provides PDF scans of the full-text documents. You can browse or search by people, place, document type, date and more. Each collection has a full description.

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Women and Social Movements International Purchased

Posted by eleres on 6th January 2012

Women and Social Movements International provides primary sources from women activists produced between 1840-present. You can browse or search by theme, subject, type of source, people, places, organizations and more. The database complements Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000.

For assistance using this resource, contact a librarian.

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Perdita Manuscripts

Posted by eleres on 4th August 2011

Through an expanded Renaissance Center subscription, UMass community members now have access to the Perdita Manuscripts. With reproductions of over 230 manuscripts written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this collection includes account books, medical writings, sermon notes, travel writing and many other types of writing. You can browse by alphabetical listing, genre, date, language and more.

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Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles

Posted by eleres on 25th March 2011

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is a new addition to the UMass Amherst Libraries databases collection. This resource provides biographical and bibliographic information of British women writers. You can search or browse by chronology, genre, place, occupation, name and more.

Contact Beth Lang, Women Studies Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-6890 for assistance with this resource.

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