Women's Studies Section

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Primary Source Types for Women's Studies TEXT
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Description

In narrative form, describe the archive including:

  • scope
  • physical collections from which the digital archive was created
  • organization of the archive (into digital collection, subject matter, time period)
  • collection strengths
  • target audience / of interest to what type researcher

Women's Studies Content

In narrative form, describe the women's studies content within the archive including:

  • Extent of women's studies content (be specific)
  • Collections within the archive that focus on women
  • Types of primary sources of interest to women's studies and why those items are of interest, such as
    • Diaries or correspondence that reflect what life was like for women at a certain time period
    • Photographs of women in the workplace
    • Sheet music cover images depicting society's perception of women or the "ideal"woman
  • Subject matter and context of women's studies materials such as
    • Materials highlighting a woman's accomplishments and the significance within a larger context
    • Materials documenting specific issues for women
  • Interesting or unusual materials of interest to women's studies
  • How to find these materials within the archive

Searching

Discuss searching the archive and address:

  • Ease or challenge of navigating the archive
  • Tips for navigation
  • Search capabilities and limits
  • Use and type of controlled vocabulary
  • Most effective searching techniques for locating women's studies materials

Does searching permit or include the following?

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Text Source Types

Books
Corporate Internal Documents
Court Documents
Diaries / Letters / Personal Papers
Government Documents
Interviews / Press Conferences / Speeches
Oral Histories
Pamphlets
Periodicals - Journals
Periodicals - Newspapers
Record Books (associations & societies, churches, daily account books)
Sermons
Song Lyrics

Image Source Types

Art Images / Drawings / Paintings
Broadsides / Posters
Film / Moving Image
Photographs
Postcards
Prints / Other Images

Other Source Types

Maps
Musical Scores
Sound Recordings
Spoken Word Recordings
Statistical Data

Subjects

Advertising
Advise Literature
African American Women
Appalachian Women
Arizona
Art
Asian American Women
Australia
Birth Control / Reproductive Rights
California
Civil War (United States), 1861-1865
Colorado
Cuban Women
Economic Status
Education
Family Studies
Fashion
Florida
Frontier and Pioneer Life
Gender Roles
Health
Illinois
Jewish Women
Kentucky
Labor / Employment
Law / Legal Status / Public Policy
Lesbian Studies
Literature - Fiction
Literature - Plays
Literature - Poems
Massachusetts
Media Images
Middle Eastern Women
Music
Native American Women
New Mexico
Ohio
Performing Arts
Personal Narratives
Politics and Government
Religion
Social History
United States
Virgin Islands
War
Wisconsin
Women's Clubs
Women's Rights
Women's Suffrage
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945

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Last updated: June 21, 2007

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