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New Resources for Women's Studies

May 22, 2017
Travel writing

Image: Angkor Wat, French Indochina (Cambodia). From the Lillian Schoedler collection of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Women in the National Archives

Image: from The National Archives Exhibition, 1904-1914, Crown Copyright documents, reproduced by the National Archives London, UK.

We are happy to announce that the Rutgers community now has access to two new resources that will be particularly useful to students and scholars in women’s studies, history, American studies, and British studies:

Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History: Women’s Travel Diaries and Correspondence from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History includes unique manuscripts, diaries, travel journals, correspondence, photographs, postcards, and ephemera created by women travelers from circa 1835 to 1976. Their narratives offer first-hand accounts of how they witnessed major historical events and how they perceived women’s lives and cultures around the world, anticipating the rise of modern tourism and the travel industry. Topics covered range from emigration and daily life to the Boxer War in China, the two world wars, and more.

Women in the National Archives (UK)

Women in The National Archives includes a finding aid to women’s studies resources in the National Archives of the United Kingdom as well as original documents on the suffrage question in Britain, 1903–1928, and the granting of women’s suffrage in the colonial territories, 1930–1962. The database also presents a chronology of women’s rights in Britain from 1820 to 1970.

For more information on these resources, please visit their respective index pages.