The Women and Social Movements collection constitutes a resource for students and scholars of U.S./World history and U.S./World women's history. It allows users to browse and cross-search the content of three databases.
The first database in this collection, Women and Social Movements International since 1840, includes the proceedings of about 400 women’s international conferences in a database of more than 4,600 documents amounting to 150,000 pages. This database includes diaries, letters, memoirs, journal articles, government reports, and reports of international voluntary organizations.
The second database, Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820, provides rare documentation of the colonial and post-colonial worlds as seen through women's eyes. Curated by an international team of more than fifty scholars, it offers scholarly essays and primary resources focusing on the British, French, Habsburg, Ottoman, Japanese, Russian, and American Empires.
The final database, Women and Social Movements in the United States, publishes 5,000 pages annually of Primary Source Sets, as well as book reviews, news from archives, and occasional scholarly essays. It explores American women’s history since the late 17th century, with a particular focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.